Testosterone is an important hormone and plays an integral part in female health and sexual function. Testosterone levels naturally decline with age and menopause but are also impacted by surgical removal of the ovaries, chemotherapy, certain medical conditions, and some medications.
Testosterone is an androgen hormone important for physical, mental, and emotional well-being in both sexes. It is well known that androgen receptors are present in many parts of the body including the bones, brain, and genitourinary tract. When administered properly, testosterone therapy for postmenopausal women can improve energy levels, restore a healthy libido and improve sexual health and wellness.
Low testosterone is treatable at The Center for Women’s Sexual in Miami, where we offer customized hormone replacement therapy for women.
What is testosterone replacement therapy for women?
Testosterone therapy for women is designed to restore levels of this essential hormone to normal levels. A “healthy” level of testosterone varies among patients, so this will be determined by blood work and corresponding symptoms.
In the female body, testosterone helps to support:
- Sexual desire/ libido
- Arousal and sexual response
- Memory and mood
- Healthy energy levels
- Genital health
Testosterone treatment for women can produce positive effects within a few days. Within a month of commencing treatment, many patients report improvements in sexual desire, mood, and overall well-being.
What are the signs of low testosterone in women?
Some of the possible signs of low testosterone in women may include:
- Loss of interest in sex
- Decreased sexual arousal
- Unexplainable fatigue
- Sleep disturbances
- Mood swings and increased irritability
Scientific research and anecdotal evidence have shown that testosterone hormone therapy can alleviate many of the above symptoms.
What are the benefits of testosterone hormone therapy for women?
Key benefits of testosterone therapy for menopause include:
- Improved sex drive
- Improved sexual arousal and response
- Improved sexual function
- Stabilized metabolism
- Enhanced mood and cognitive function
- Better Sleep
Female testosterone replacement treatment options
There are several delivery methods of testosterone for women. The most common include:
- Topical gels and creams
- Pellets under the skin
- Oral Troches
Who is a good candidate for testosterone HRT?
Testosterone therapy for women may be highly effective, but it isn’t suitable for everyone. Postmenopausal women with decreased sexual desire, arousal, or sexual response that is significantly impacting their sexual function, relationship, and quality of life are excellent candidates for this treatment. Exact dosages and treatment methods will be determined by the results of your blood work, age, weight, and medical history. Patients will be monitored closely during their treatment and T levels are rechecked after 3 months.
Testosterone HRT Specialist in Miami
Find out if postmenopausal testosterone therapy is right for you by consulting with a testosterone HRT specialist at The Center for Women’s Sexual Health & Medicine. Book your appointment by calling (305) 534-2926.