Testosterone is an important sex hormone for men. It is produced in the testicles. It regulates their sex drive, bone mass, appearance, fat distribution, muscle mass and strength, and the production of sperm and red blood cells. Testosterone in men often decreases with age. The decrease of testosterone in men can cause a variety of physical and emotional issues such as: low sex drive, erectile dysfunctions, hair loss, fatigue, increased body fat, mood changes, decreased bone mass, and low semen volume.
Discussion about testosterone as related to men’s health is common, however women also have testosterone. A woman’s ovaries produce both testosterone and estrogen. Testosterone plays an important role in women’s health regulation. Just like in men, if you have low or high testosterone levels, it may have negative consequences for you.
Low Testosterone in Women
- A weakened libido
- Inability to orgasm
- Weight loss
High Testosterone In Women
- Menstrual irregularity
- Excessive body hair or frontal balding patches
- Increased muscle mass
- Enlarged clitoris
- Deepening voice
If you’re wondering if you have an abnormal level of testosterone levels, it’s time to book an appointment with Marietta OB-GYN Affiliate, P.A. to schedule your appointment. Both estrogen and testosterone hormones play an integral role in your health. We can help evaluate whether or not abnormal hormone levels are affecting your health and overall wellness.
Call and book your appointment with us today. Our doctors look forward to providing you with high quality women’s care.