There is no doubt in the fact that testosterone is primarily a male hormone, but it is also found in lesser quantities in women, just like men have lesser amount of estrogen which is primarily a female hormone. But nature has not given us anything for nothing.
Testosterone’s role in sexual function and libido is only a small fraction of the physiologic effect of testosterone in women. Testosterone and the pro-androgens decline gradually with aging in both sexes.
Pre-and post-menopausal women, may experience symptoms of androgen deficiency including dysphoric mood (anxiety, irritability, depression), lack of wellbeing, physical fatigue, bone loss, muscle loss, changes in cognition, memory loss, insomnia, hot flashes, rheumatoid complaints, pain, breast pain, urinary complaints, incontinence as well as sexual dysfunction. These symptoms of androgen deficiency are becoming increasingly recognized in women, and treated with testosterone therapy.
Read on to know the vital importance of the hormone testosterone in a woman’s body…