An androgen (hormone) deficiency is often difficult to identify, as many women will think the symptoms result from psychological or lifestyle issues rather than a biological disorder. A low level of androgens can also result in reduced bone density that can predispose to osteoporosis.
Signs and symptoms of low testosterone in women may include:
- Fatigue or loss of energy
- Low sex drive (reduced desire to be intimate)
- Depressed mood
- Decreased sense of well-being
- Increased body fat
- Loss of muscle mass
- Decreased bone strength
To confirm that a woman is suffering from androgen deficiency, the levels of testosterone and sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) need to be evaluated. Research has shown that if a woman's level of "free" testosterone (calculated from the total testosterone level and the SHBG) is low, this produces symptoms of androgen deficiency even if levels of total testosterone alone appear "normal."
Learn more about testosterone replacement therapy for women.
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Hormone levels can be checked with a simple blood test that is covered by most insurances. This test is then evaluated by Dr. Bird to confirm the levels of the testosterone and the need for testosterone replacement therapy. Call 480-839-4131 or fill out the web form located throughout the site to schedule your free consultation. We look forward to meeting you and working with you in the future.
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