Testosterone therapy, or TRT, restores the levels of testosterone. Although this hormone is associated with masculine traits, it’s not exclusive to men. Our bodies contain a delicate balance of hormones including estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, among others.
Women can also benefit from TRT.
Women produce testosterone (T) at about 10 percent the rate of men. T helps women maintain bone mass, regulate sex drive, improve mood, and aids with the growth and maintenance of bone, muscle, and tissue.
As we age, our bodies naturally produce fewer hormones. By the time a woman is 40, her testosterone levels may drop by 50 percent. This drop in hormone production can lead to undesirable side effects like weight gain, lower sex drive, and memory issues.
Symptoms of Low T in Women
Hormone imbalances, including low T, can present a variety of symptoms in women:
- Muscle weakness
- Sluggishness or fatigue
- Sleep issues
- Weight gain
- Issues with fertility
- Irregular menstruation
- Loss of bone density
- Vaginal dryness
- Loss of libido
- Decreased sexual satisfaction
- Lack of motivation
- Feelings of depression
- Difficulty concentrating
- Problems with memory and cognition
When untreated, low levels of testosterone can contribute to:
- Pelvic floor insufficiency
How TRT can help
Restoring a balance of testosterone can help pave the way for a more satisfying sex life. The benefits of sex and intimacy extend beyond the physical and include lower levels of stress, improved self-esteem, and better sleep.
Improved Bone Health
As women age, the risk for osteoporosis, or brittle bones, increases. Osteoporosis is associated with the aging process and dropping levels of hormones. TRT, in conjunction with calcium, Vitamin D, and estrogen can help maintain bone health.
Increased Lean Mass
Testosterone plays a key role in muscle-building and maintenance. Increased muscle mass helps boost metabolism and helps you burn calories more efficiently. In addition to the aesthetic benefits of maintaining a higher muscle-to-fat ratio, people with increased lean body mass are less likely to develop diabetes mellitus and metabolic disorders.
Testosterone helps build muscles, strengthen bones, and repair tissue. Some of the most noticeable benefits of TRT include healthier, younger-looking skin thanks to a boost in collagen.
Increased Heart Health
Restoring levels of T can help boost HDL (good) cholesterol and decrease LDL (bad) cholesterol. Maintaining healthy cholesterol levels helps reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke.
Mood and Brain Health
Testosterone therapy can help increase verbal learning, cognition, and memory in men and women experiencing the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. In addition to increased memory and cognition, TRT can help regulate mood and lower your risk of depression and mood disorders.
What to Expect
Every person has a balance of hormones, including testosterone, estrogen, and other androgens which are produced by the pituitary glands. TRT can help restore your body’s natural balance and improve both physical and mental health.
With TRT and hormone replacement therapy, it’s vital to administer the correct amount of T at the right time. Using cutting-edge research and industry-leading technology, the Regenics staff can help balance your hormones naturally and answer any questions you may have.
Ready to live a healthier, more satisfying life? Consult with Regenics medical experts to assess your hormone levels and learn how TRT can help you.