It may surprise you to know that men don't have a monopoly on testosterone. Testosterone belongs to a class of male hormones called androgens. But women also have testosterone.
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Estrogen is a hormone that’s naturally produced by your body. It’s found in both men and women.
Testosterone is a hormone known as an androgen. It’s often thought of as a “male” hormone. However, women also have testosterone in their bodies.
While the number of men seeking testosterone treatment has tripled over the past decade, many patients who need hormone replacement for a testosterone deficiency are not receiving it. When low T occurs because of poor functioning testes or a tumor on the pituitary gland, for example, the result may be hypogonadism.
Andropause, also known as male menopause, is attributed to a decrease in testosterone levels in men. The signs of andropause start appearing from the age of 40-55. Let’s look at some common ones.
TRT is not something that I purposely chose, rather it chose me. I thought it was a fun topic to read about but I didn’t expect to take it seriously until at least my mid-30s. Life often has a different way of throwing us curveballs.
What is andropause? Many people are unfamiliar with this term, but you may be familiar with the phrase male menopause. So the easy answer to the question, what is andropause? is to say it’s male menopause. However, you also will hear male menopause referred to as “low T,” with “T” meaning testosterone.
At the follow-up appointments, all of these women reacted the same way, Povar recalls. “They walked in beaming, absolutely beaming, saying, ‘I can’t believe I didn’t do this a year ago. My life! I’ve got my life back.’ ”
What's the current wisdom on treating menopause and its symptoms with hormones?
The hormone testosterone is the foundation of what makes a man, a man. Produced naturally within the body, testosterone affects a man’s physical appearance, their sex drive, sexual development, and muscle and bone growth.