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While the adrenal glands still help out with testosterone and progesterone production in later years, the amount supplied is extremely small. The biggest issue that we see is an end to normal estrogen levels when the body converts excess testosterone into estradiol. This causes an imbalance that leads to a condition called estrogen dominance – where estrogen is now unopposed by progesterone and testosterone because their levels have declined. Estrogen dominance leads to weight gain, which further increases testosterone to estrogen conversion.
Women suffering from testosterone deficiency can benefit from choosing bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Since bio-identical hormones have the same molecular structure as the hormones a woman’s body naturally produces, hormones can be properly used and naturally metabolized and excreted by the body. When compared to traditional hormone replacement therapy, BHRT offers a much lower risk of side effects. BHRT is tailor made to meet each woman’s specific needs, ensuring that hormone levels are increased safely to prevent negative side effects. Women who are aging or who have undergone a hysterectomy or oophorectomy are at risk for declining testosterone levels. Aging women who experience low libido, poor concentration, symptoms of menopause, or other symptoms related to low levels of testosterone can benefit from testosterone therapy. 10 Choosing bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can benefit women by reducing the symptoms of menopause, preventing osteoporosis, protecting the heart, increasing lean muscle mass, and improving overall quality of life. 11 For more information contact us at to take the hormone health test, and find out where your nearest office is.