A Warm and Caring
Community for Women
in Menopause
     
 

19 Years Of Support

 
  Meet Dearest   |   Search The Site   |   Mailing List   |   Sitemap   |   Home

Knowledge is power. Educate your body by educating yourself.

testosterone

N e w s w o r t h y

Search this area:
Search entire site:

Be sure to visit the Educate Your Body Library featuring articles on perimenopause, menopause (post), women's midlife health issues and related midlife changes and visit the Transcript Library with hundreds of transcripts of guest experts in the area of women's health who've visited Power Surge.

 


Your Health
During Menopause


What Is Menopause?
What IS A Hot Flash?
34 Signs of Menopause
Meno Survival Tips
Recommendations
Bioidentical Hormones
Revival Soy Protein
About Your Hormones
The HRT Controversy
Phytoestrogens
Estrogen
Progesterone
Testosterone
Testosterone Benefits
Selecting A Doctor
Menopause Tests?
Vaginal Dryness / Sex
Progestins/Progesterone
Estrogen / Progestins
Menopause & The Mind
Fibroid Info
Fibroids: No Surgery
Uterine Fibroids
Low Libido
Sexual Individuality
Bioidenticals & WHI
Adrenal Fatigue
Anti-Aging
Depression
Vaginal Infections
Weaning Off HRT
Fibroids & UAE
DHEA or Testosterone
Dry Skin Tips
Migraine Headache
High Cholesterol
Hypertension FAQ
Breast Cancer & HRT
Estrogen & Memory
Heart Disease/Women
Meditation/Anxiety
Atrophic Vaginitis
Ovarian Cysts
Polycystic Ovaries
Autoimmune Disorders
Hair Loss / Thinning
Kegel Exercises
Healthy Bones
Thyroid & Hormones
Weight Loss Tips
Incontinence
Incontinence Surgery
Hypothyroidism
Endometriosis
Heavy Bleeding
Metabolic Syndrome X
Help for Men
Your Immune System
Sleep Naturally
HRT/Heart Disease
Osteoporosis FAQ
Xanax Info
Stopping Xanax
Diabetes
Abnormal Pap Smears
Vaginitis & Sexuality
Breast Cancer Support
Osteoporosis Risk Factors
Diabetes/Syndrome X
Vitamin E - Golden
HRT Brands/Doses
Healthier Breasts
Endometrial Ablation
Weight Gain
Adrenals & Stress
Sleep Disorders
Vaginal Health
Progesterone Info
Osteoarthritis
Arthritis Tips
Good Joint Decisions
Your Breasts
Good Fats / Bad Fats
Need Testosterone?
Colposcopy
Exercise Your Bones
Bone Health Naturally
Dysplasia/Cryosurgery
Mood Swings
- - - - - - - - - - - - -
Educate Your Body
- - - - - - - - - - - - -


Your Lifestyle
At Midlife




Options for
treating menopause


Chat with other women
about hormones

Every week a new guest transcript in the Power Surge Library

Join the Power Surge Mailing List
Sign Me Up!


Share your views in the
Power Surge Polls

The top medical experts answer your questions about menopause
Ask The Experts


How are you coping with menopause?




Read Dr. Susan Rako's transcripts about testosterone



'For natural, bioidentical hormones, Pete Hueseman and Bellevue Pharmacy Solutions

Why put your body through the rigors of adjusting to the "one-size-fits-all" HRT when naturally compounded, bioidentical hormones can be tailor-made to your body's needs?

Read Pete Hueseman's, most recent transcript about natural, bioidentical hormones.

Ask The Pharmacist





Search the site



Tell a friend about Power Surge

 

 


Testosterone and Its Benefits to Women

by Brock Smith, R.Ph.



Read Pete Hueseman's last transcript
Additional Reading: How Do I Know if I Have A Testosterone Deficiency?


Testosterone is referred to as the "Other Hormone," and it can add zest to menopause. Monthly surges of this androgen boost your well-being, sense of personal power and sex drive. Other benefits derived from testosterone are that it helps promote bone growth, and it can help relieve mild depression, some vasomotor symptoms, and vaginal atrophy and dryness.

Testosterone can be the "Impulsive Hormone," and there is a parallel of information about it in men and women. Those with higher levels are usually single, aggressive, and dominate and take risks, but these impulses can be channeled and controlled in order to avoid problems. In women a little bit can go a long way, as it enhances sexual desires and fantasies, helps make women more easily sexually aroused, to enjoy intercourse better and have more frequent orgasms.

If you have your ovaries removed or you are in natural menopause, your testosterone levels drop by 1/3 or more, and it is definitely advisable to replace it along with estrogen. As one author, Dr. Susan Rako, MD, stated, "It is the Hormone of Desire." Besides the bone and sexual benefits, it also acts on the brain, muscles, liver and blood vessels, as it enhances cognitive functions.

The negatives of too high a dose of testosterone include susceptibility to baldness, facial hair, acne or deepening of the voice. Dr. Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, MD in San Diego says, "Definitely, one size does not fit all and the testosterone should be tailored to each individual according to needs." In therapy the goal is to reinstate what the woman had before menopause, to bring her back to what she was and how she felt.

Testosterone can be administered in sublingual tablets, as a single testosterone dose or in combination with progesterone and estradiol. Forms and dosages of testosterone supplementation include:

  • The sublingual tablet is usually dissolved under the tongue about 2 hours prior to bedtime
  • A topical gel that gives a 24-hour even release capability is applied to clean dry skin as 2. ml. per day
  • A testosterone 2% thick gel is available to apply a small amount (lentil pea size) to vulva area about 1 hour prior to bedtime every day.

More About Testosterone:

A study to determine the effect of testosterone administration on physiological and subjective sexual arousal in sexually functional women: Time Course of Effects of Testosterone Administration on Sexual Arousal in Women from the Archives of General Psychiatry, Vol. 57 No. 2, February 2000.

A comprehensive paper, Female Sexual Dysfunction: Definition, Causes, and Potential Treatments, by Laura Berman Ph.D. and Jennifer Berman M.D., includes discussion of testosterone as a potential treatment

return to top

Read the transcripts of Susan Rako, M.D., author of The Hormone of Desire: The Truth About Testosterone, Sexuality, and Menopause


Read more questions and answers about natural hormones in the Ask The Pharmacist area of the site, or E.mail Pete Hueseman directly. A toll-free number is provided on the resources page.

Read More About Your Hormones

 

        

 

Copyright / Disclaimer© 1994-2013
by power-surge.net™

A Note About Privacy
treatments / educate your body / message boards / guests /
ask the experts / transcripts / schedule / bookstore / chat room /
search / contact us / sitemap / HOME