Women experiencing low libido can benefit from testosterone replacement in Portland
The important role of testosterone in the male body has been clearly identified. Most men can directly correlate their physical and sexual wellness to testosterone simply based on their age. For instance, men going through andropause, or the natural drop in testosterone levels, are more likely to struggle with abdominal fat, decreased muscle mass, and low libido. Additionally, research has demonstrated an increased risk for depression, Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis, and heart attack in men with low-t. But what about their female counterparts?
Only in recent years have doctors and researchers begun to investigate how testosterone affects a woman’s sense of well-being. As focus has been placed on male deficiency, the need that women have for testosterone has largely been ignored. Now we are seeing that women who are experiencing low libido may be struggling with low testosterone, and there is something that can be done about it. At Thrive, women from Portland and surrounding areas can discuss their symptoms with an experienced physician, and find the solution they need to regain a healthy libido and much more.
An emerging body of proof
At the Jean Hailes Foundation in Australia, Dr. Susan Davis has spent years studying the effects of testosterone, and testosterone replacement, on women. In her research, Dr. Davis has identified the correlation between testosterone and a woman’s libido. Additionally, this androgen has been shown to help a woman maintain a healthier weight, to think more clearly, and to experience a generally better mood. Patients treated with low doses of testosterone also demonstrated a boost in motivation and energy. Newer studies are showing that optimizing testosterone in women also aids in the prevention of osteoporosis, a major concern after menopause.
Hormone replacement and breast cancer
One of the primary concerns that arose during the years in which hormone replacement therapy became intensely popular was the link between synthetic hormones and breast cancer. Research performed in 2000 demonstrated that estrogen stimulated the rapid growth of cells in breast tissue, whereas cell growth was minimal when tissue was exposed to testosterone. Additional research from 2003 confirmed these findings, suggesting that natural (non-synthetic) hormone optimization provides more benefit than risk.
Dr. Maddox has provided bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for 15 years. To learn more about treatment, call (503) 928-6505.Back to Blog Page