When it comes to discussing testosterone, most people think it’s just a male hormone, but this is not true.
In fact, women produce approximately 250 micrograms of testosterone daily. While the male production is 20-30 times higher, testosterone is nearly as important to women as it is to men.
The emotional and physical signs of a testosterone deficiency can appear as the following:
Nervous, irritable behavior
Depression the whole day long
Poor memory or concentration
Poor or reduced muscle volume, tone or strength
Cellulite on the thighs
Testosterone performs important roles in women, such as:
Improvement of mood
Reduction of depression and anxiety
Improvement of bone density
Improvement of muscle size and strength
Improved sex drive
Improvement in skin
It is important to check your hormone levels through blood or saliva samples. It is likely long-term deficiency of testosterone in women can predispose us to depression, anxiety disorders, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis and atherosclerosis.