Testosterone therapy in women: Myths and misconceptions.

I frequently give my women patients testosterone as part of their hormonal therapy. It is great for energy, libido, memory , muscle strength and many other benfits. Many women query why they are getting a “male” hormone. This medical journal article may help to explain it.
Maturitas. 2013 Feb 1. pii: S0378-5122(13)00012-1. doi: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2013.01.003. [Epub ahead of print]

Testosterone therapy in women: Myths and misconceptions.

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Millennium Wellness Center, 228 E. Spring Valley Road, Dayton, OH 45458, USA; Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, 3460 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 45435, USA. Electronic address: rglaser@woh.rr.com.

Abstract

Although testosterone therapy is being increasingly prescribed for men, there remain many questions and concerns about testosterone (T) and in particular, T therapy in women. A literature search was performed to elucidate the origin of, and scientific basis behind many of the concerns and assumptions about T and T therapy in women. This paper refutes 10 common myths and misconceptions, and provides evidence to support what is physiologically plausible and scientifically evident: T is the most abundant biologically active female hormone, T is essential for physical and mental health in women, T is not masculinizing, T does not cause hoarseness, T increases scalp hair growth, T is cardiac protective, parenteral T does not adversely affect the liver or increase clotting factors, T is mood stabilizing and does not increase aggression, T is breast protective, and the safety of T therapy in women is under research and being established. Abandoning myths, misconceptions and unfounded concerns about T and T therapy in women will enable physicians to provide evidenced based recommendations and appropriate therapy.

Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

PMID:
23380529
[PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

About Dr Colin Holloway

Gp interested in natural hormone treatment for men and women of all ages

Posted on March 3, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I believe this is a proper zealous article line.Thanks Again. Real Large.

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