10 Days of Testosterone!

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Day 5

Depression

Depression, mood swings, and other unexplained emotional symptoms can be caused by decreased testosterone levels. These symptoms occur because the hormone helps regulate more than just energy levels and libido; it also plays an important role in mood stabilization and mental focus. Other neuropsychiatric symptoms of low androgen levels in women include a generalized lack of motivation and a loss of interest in activities the patient once enjoyed. Patients also frequently complain of a pervasively “low mood,” which may not descend into full-blown depression but is nonetheless constantly present.

The mood-based symptoms of reduced testosterone levels in women are often misdiagnosed and treated with antidepressants and other drugs, when hormone therapy holds the potential to yield similar results with a lower risk of complications and side effects. While these symptoms may be among the most noticeable, you should evaluate yourself carefully for the presence of others to reduce your risk of a root-cause misdiagnosis. At Complete Hormone Solutions, we treat many symptoms with all natural bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.  We would love the opportunity to help you start living again with BHRT! Call today to schedule your appointment! 256-350-9880 or take our ONLINE TEST for your FREE CONSULTATION!

10 Days Of Testosterone!

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DAY 4

Decreased Libido

As we age, many of us tend to be less sexually active. However, when testosterone is low, women experience more sudden and extreme sexual changes—including reduced libido, vaginal dryness that makes intercourse very painful, and a general disinterest in sexual intimacy. This happens because testosterone plays an extremely important role in sexual arousal in both men and women, and people of both genders who are suffering from deficiencies will naturally have a decreased interest in sex.

Hormone replacement therapies and other treatments can restore your sex drive to normal levels, but you should proceed with caution, and you should never self-treat a suspected testosterone deficiency. Mood swings, the development of male secondary sex characteristics, increased body hair, chronic headaches and sleep apnea can all result from the improper treatment of reduced androgen levels in women.  We at Complete Hormone Solutions have had the privilege of watching many of our patients experience a drastic change in there libido! We would love the opportunity to help you Start Living Again with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy! Call today at 256-350-9880 or take our online test for your FREE CONSULTATION!

10 Days of Testosterone!

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Day 3

Weight Gain

Weight gain commonly shows itself in women affected by low testosterone. For instance, a loss of muscle tissue may be followed by a sudden unexplained increase in body fat, particularly around the area of the abdomen. In fact, many researchers now believe that diminishing testosterone levels is a leading cause of midlife weight gain in women, if not the single most common culprit.

The weight gain associated with reduced levels of testosterone in women may also present alongside other noticeable changes in physiology. In particular, women with diminishing testosterone levels also experience changes in muscle tone and bone density, which can have a significant impact on the appearance and character of the body. These symptoms usually start to appear when women are in their mid-30s, but all too often, they’re chalked up to simply being a part of getting older when, in fact, they are treatable and, in many cases, reversible. We would love the opportunity to help you cross this symptom out!

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DAY TWO:

Disrupted Sleep

Low levels of testosterone in women can also interrupt healthy sleep patterns.

For instance, affected women may suffer bouts of insomnia, sleep apnea, or just struggle with frequent waking and other sleep disturbances during the night. Of these symptoms, sleep apnea is the most serious and troublesome. Over extended periods of time, sleep apnea increases your risk for heart problems. It needs to be diagnosed and treated to reduce your risk of these types of serious effects.

Researchers aren’t quite sure why reduced testosterone levels in women cause sleep disturbances, but the prevailing theory is that they may cause other imbalances in important regulatory hormones and brain chemicals that promote healthy, restful sleep. However, disrupted sleep patterns may result from any number of medical problems, or they might not signal an underlying problem at all. From a general standpoint, you should seek medical attention if your normal sleep habits are disrupted for four to six weeks, or longer. We would love to help you knock this symptom OUT!! Call us today 256-350-9880 or take our 10 question online test to see if you are a candidate for bio-identical hormone replacement therapy!

 

10 Days of TESTOSTERONE!

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DAY ONE:

FATIGUE

Many of us might not consider testosterone, a hormone in the androgen (or male) category, as vital for women. However, a woman’s sexual health can be extremely affected by decreased testosterone levels (or low T).
Testosterone hormone in women is emitted from the ovaries and adrenal glands, with levels of the hormone naturally increasing during puberty and pregnancy and decreasing with age and the onset of menopause. However, a sudden drop in testosterone can affect a woman’s libido, energy levels, and mood.
Here are ten common signs of low testosterone in women…

1. Fatigue
Women with decreased testosterone levels often notice a sudden drop in their energy levels. This can manifest in several ways; you may have a hard time finding the energy to get out of bed in the morning, or you just may feel drained of energy throughout the day. Physical activities which don’t normally cause fatigue may leave you feeling spent or exhausted, and you may struggle to get through what would otherwise be a normal day or work or leisure.
One of the telltale signs that your chronic fatigue may have an underlying cause (and could therefore be related to low testosterone levels) is that is is unrelieved by sleep. In other words, if you’re finding yourself chronically tired even though you’re getting lots of sleep at night or supplementing with naps throughout the day, a hormone deficiency could be the underlying problem.

We would love the opportunity to help you! Start Living Again with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy! Call us today at 256-350-9880 or take our 10 question online test to see if you are a candidate for BHRT!