Low Testosterone in Women
Liz Earle Wellbeing October 2023
Dr Elise Dallas, private GP and women’s health specialist, provides insight into the symptoms and possible treatment options for issues caused by low testosterone. Important for both men and women testosterone plays a role in bone density, muscle mass, libido and also cognitive function. Low testosterone in women is primarily the result of aging and the reduction of hormone production.
“By the time a woman reaches menopause, blood testosterone levels are about one-quarter of their peak levels.”
The effects of testosterone deficiency varies from one woman to another but if you are experiencing symptoms or are concerned then Dr Dallas advises informing your GP. In addition to treatment options from your GP there are also lifestyle tips that can help with the effects of low testosterone. Sleep, diet, stress management and exercise all play a part, with exercise shown to stimulate testosterone production. B vitamins and Zinc, health fats and protein can increase testosterone production and help with hormonal balance.
To find out more read the full article in the link below. If you are worried that you may be suffering from low testosterone and would like to know more about private menopause treatment options available then please get in touch here.