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What Are The Effects Of Women Having Low Testosterone
What would cause high androsterone and high androstanediol but low testosterone in a woman in her thirties?
Laboratory definition of low testosterone is a result below lower limit of normal reference range for that person's age & gender. Blood should be drawn in early morning (before 10am) w/2 abnormal results to support clinical definition of low t (hypogonadism) which may include low energy, loss of or inability to gain muscle, increase in abdominal fat, depression, cognitive ...Read more
Similar to men: Aside from erectile dysfunction, women can experience the same symptoms of low testosterone as men, eg loss of sex drive (libido), loss of muscle, increase in fat, loss of bone strength (density), depression, cognitive dysfunction, etc. Currently, we don't have fda approved treatments although off-label use of testosterone has demonstrated remarkable benefits in individuals under close supervision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low libido: But this is reversible with low dose testosterone supplementation ...Read more
Do men have depression less frequently than women because of higher testosterone levels? I've read low testosterone can cause depression?
Am i showing signs of low testosterone? I've lost my feelings of arousal towards women.I have hard erections but less feeling and no to little orgasm
Hypogonadism: Hypogonadism (or andropause) is a clinical manifestation of low testosterone. One of the symptoms is loss of libido or sex drive. Low t may (not) affect your ability to reach orgasm although some medications, especially ssri-class of antidepressants are linked to anorgasmia. Of course, depression can also lower one's sex drive. Rather than focus on low t, go see your family doc for a complete eval. ...Read more
See answer: While doctors are increasingly aware of the benefits of testosterone (t) therapy for t-deficient men, evidence that women also become testosterone deficient is largely ignored. More and more evidence is coming forth suggesting that t is an important hormone as well for women, especially in terms of staying fit, lean, and sexually active. Lack of knowledge and concerns over safety likely 2 continue. ...Read more
Sensitive subject: Testosterone, when in normal levels plays an important role by helping women to feel and look smarter, younger, stronger, and improve female sexual function. Low testosterone in women often misdiagnosed with anxiety and/or depression. You also should know that replacing testosterone in women is controversial and it's not approved by the fda. ...Read more
Low testosterone in a 25 year old female (pellets suggested). Random lactating but prolactin levels normal. Other symptoms suggest cushings.
See and endocrinolog: Testosterone is not normally replaced in women, especially young women as no one knows the best dose to give w/o significant side effects. Cushings could be possible but some symptoms are vague, if concerned, see endocrinologist for testing for cushings and although pellets are available, they are not the most common form of hrt, requires a minor surgery and can be hard to remove. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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