It’s safe to say that when most people hear the word “testosterone” they almost never associate it with women. Indeed, in today’s society testosterone has effectively become synonymous with rowdy groups of aggressive males pounding their chests and yelling about something sports-related. Still, you might be surprised to learn that in addition to producing estrogen, the ovaries release small quantities of testosterone into the bloodstream that play an important role in women’s overall health.
Now, maybe you’re thinking “Wow, that explains the time I got into it with that mom from the other team at Timmy’s soccer game and had to be escorted off the field…” and honestly, you might be right! But, all jokes aside, hormonal issues are a serious matter that can have real impacts on your quality of life. Testosterone is important for creating blood cells, sexual health, and bone mass, but testosterone production in most women decreases significantly by the time they reach the age of 40. This means that having low testosterone levels is not just a male problem – women can experience symptoms as well.
Symptoms of low testosterone in women can include: decreased sexual desire, decreased sexual satisfaction, dampened mood, low energy, and muscular weakness. Because these symptoms can indicate many different potential conditions, low testosterone often goes undiagnosed. The good news is that in recent years, effective treatments have been developed that can restore hormonal balance to women and address many of these issues.
At ALVR, we offer a form of testosterone replacement therapy that is both natural and effective: SottoPelle. With SottoPelle, a steady stream of bioidentical hormones are released into the bloodstream by inserting small pellets into a patient’s skin (usually the hip), which means fewer of the side effects typically seen with synthetic hormones and other forms of hormone delivery.
If you think you might be suffering from hormone imbalance or low testosterone, schedule a free consultation with ALVR today. Our staff can help determine the best treatment options for you based on your specific needs.
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