Testosterone Production and How it Affects Men and Women
Testosterone is a natural hormone excreted by both men and women that is responsible for the development of sex organs in men and the maintenance of bone and muscle mass, as well as sex drive, or libido, in women.
Testosterone plays a major part in overall health, including:
- Energy levels
- Immune function
- Protection against osteoporosis
- Hair growth patterns
- Muscle mass formation
- Voice tone and pitch
As we age, our testosterone levels begin to decline. Men produce an average of eight to ten times more testosterone than women, and the average levels fall somewhere between 350 and 1200 nanograms. Women’s testosterone levels can drop by half following the removal of their ovaries, during menopause, and as the result of other hormonal changes in their bodies. The main symptom of low testosterone for women is a markedly decreased sex drive.
Men develop low testosterone as they age, and the symptoms of low testosterone can include: fatigue, weight gain, increased risk for osteoporosis, increased risk of cardiovascular disease, loss of muscle, and decreased sex drive or impotence. For both men and women, testosterone replacement therapy can have many positive benefits. With a natural hormone replacement program, you can greatly enhance your energy levels, sexual functioning, and your health overall.
Contact Pharmacy Rx Solutions today to find out more information on testosterone, low testosterone, and natural hormone replacement therapies.