While most people typically think of testosterone as a masculine hormone, it is also an essential part of women’s overall health. Low levels of testosterone in women can make it more difficult to concentrate, and lead to fluctuates in mood, desire, and weight. Bio-identical hormone therapy is a safe and effective way to replenish low testosterone levels and help women with low testosterone levels live happier, healthier lives.
At Medical Aesthetics of New England, we believe in the power of balance. That’s why we’re proud to offer both our male and female patients bio-identical therapy to normalize hormone levels and help them feel like the best versions of themselves. Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment.
What are Bio-Identical Hormones?
As women age, their normal hormone levels naturally begin to decline. While most people think of estrogen when they think of declining female hormones, testosterone also starts to decrease with age. Bio-identical hormones are chemically identical to hormones produced in the body, making them the best and safest way to correct testosterone imbalances. While traditional hormone replacement therapy has been linked to increased risk of breast cancer, bio-identical therapy is connected to a decreased risk of disease and illness.
Testosterone Levels in Women
Contrary to popular belief, the hormone testosterone plays a crucial role in the overall health and well-being of women. It is essential for bone strength and the development of lean muscle mass. Testosterone is also an important part of having a stable energy level and mood.
A woman’s testosterone levels can begin to plummet for many different reasons. While menopause can decrease production by nearly 50%, undergoing a hysterectomy or taking certain prescription drugs can also cause testosterone levels to fall.
Low testosterone in women can manifest itself in some common side effects, including:
- Weight gain
- Trouble losing weight
- Decreased libido
- Difficulty concentrating
- Hair loss
Bringing testosterone levels back to normal can help alleviate these symptoms and help patients look and feel like their old selves again. Before beginning bio-identical hormone therapy, each patient has her current hormone levels tested. A member of our professional medical staff will then input these results into a sophisticated software that helps us determine exactly how much testosterone the patient’s body is lacking. We can then begin to administer her the appropriate amount of testosterone through an oral medication, a topical cream, or a slow release pellet.
Throughout the course of hormone therapy, we take special care to periodically monitor each patient’s hormone levels to account for hormone fluctuations that call for either more or less testosterone.
Do you suspect that you may have low testosterone levels? Don’t hesitate — contact Medical Aesthetics of New England today to schedule a consultation appointment.