Many women AND doctors do not understand the important role that testosterone plays in women. Most women don’t realize that they even produce testosterone. 99% of doctors ignore testosterone levels in women and never check them. Let me explain why, if you are a women, that you must request that your doctor checks your testosterone levels. Testosterone is also a female sex hormone produced in the ovaries and adrenal glands. When women are in their late teens and twenties their testosterone levels are at their highest. This is when they look the best, feel the best and have the
Time and time again I here patients tell me that they had their testosterone levels (or any hormone level) checked and their doctor told them they were “normal”. Despite the fact that the patient is symptomatic (decreased energy, sex drive and libido) they leave without treatment thinking that they are “just getting old” because that is what their doctors tell them. The point of this blog is to let you know that “normal” is not optimal and that the majority of doctors miss this point. In addition, because the patients labs are “normal” they do not get treated.