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how to decrease elevated testosterone level in women?

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Dr. David Geffner
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Depends: On why it is high. Have your doctor that did the test explain why it is high.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Do older women take testosterone? For what?

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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 27 years experience
Many things: Testosterone replacment after menopause can help with libido, focus, concentration, increasing muscle mass and bone mass. When you have too much it can increase acne, oily skin, result in unwanted hair, and changes in cholesterol. It is an off label use and usually integrated physicians and age management physicians use often rather than traditional medicine.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
No risk of prostate cancer; must be used transdermally or injected. - destroyed by oral administration
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A 44-year-old member asked:

What does an elevated testosterone level in a woman mean?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Depends: How high is high? Different labs use different equipment to measure. Statistics are also involved in what's considered normal. In general, elevated t can lead to unwanted facial/body hair, deepening of voice & clitoromegaly in women. In both genders. Too much t can cause 'roid rage, male pattern hair loss, oily skin/acne, increase in blood count & pressure & drop in HDL (good) cholesterol.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How much testosterone do tough women have, compared to dainty women?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
Geriatrics 30 years experience
No correlation: Testosterone doesn't make you tough or dainty, regardless of your gender. Too much t can lead to virilizing (masculinizing) side effects, such as facial/body hair, deepening of voice & clitoromegaly, but dainty vs tough isn't a result.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What's testosterone used for in women?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Same as in men: Low testosterone levels in men and women can be returned to normal by testosterone supplementation in order to improve mood, thinking/memory, bone strength, sex drive plus erectile function in men. Testosterone supplementation can help increase muscle & decrease fat in those who also exercise & eat properly. Testosterone has similar risks in both men & women including heart attack & stroke, etc.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Can testosterone help treat sexual desire in women?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Yes: Testosterone drives libido in both men and women.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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Wish you good health!
Feb 18, 2018

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