Women taking testosterone to lose weight

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If you suspect high testosterone, talk to your health care provider, who can perform a physical examination and laboratory tests, depending on your symptoms, for confirmation.

A woman with high testosterone may choose to treat the symptoms alone (like using an anti-acne medication or a serum to boost hair growth). There are also medical treatments—depending on the cause of the excess androgen production— which include surgery, or oral contraceptives alone or in combination with antiandrogens, or other combinations of hormone therapy .

Hi Angie (and followers)
I’ve just taken a book out of the library called Testosterone- the Secret Female Hormone by Dr Kathy C Maupin of the USA; I’ve found much of the info very useful, although she pretty much only recommends testosterone pellet implants. I’m thinking of buying a copy and lending it to my GP!
I was prescribed testosterone for exhaustion/. in South Africa – via injection – and it hugely improved my energy levels, controlled my pain, improved my skin and mood, etc. Then I came over to the UK and found it was banned for use by women. Fortunately I’d brought a few ampoules with me, but the docs were very reluctant to inject it, until I told them that if they didn’t, I would find a syringe from a druggie and use that 🙂 I was referred to an endocrinologist who said he would prescribe Testogel for me but I’d have to work out the – minimal – dosage myself as he didn’t prescribe it for women usually. I’ve found that about 2 or 3 drops works for me; I don’t measure it too carefully, and on the days I use too big a blob, I feel much better! I’ve had no side effects that I know of : no voice deepening, no hair growth. But there’s a problem – last time I needed a repeat, I was told that it is no longer licensed because ‘one woman died of a heart attack while using it’. Well, I did think that perhaps she was going to have one anyway, and that it might help thousands of women but harm just a few, so now we all have to suffer because someone was unlucky. I managed to get my GP to prescribe it ‘privately’ which means I now have to pay for it at the pharmacy. I imagine this is the same for all testosterone for women, or do you know of any that’s still licensed for our use on NHS?

Information from the Nurses' Health Study indicated that the combination of estrogen and androgen used to treat hypoandrogenism could increase breast cancer risk. However, other studies indicated androgens may decrease breast cancer risk. Follow-up studies on the Women's Health Initiative found women who received estrogen and no progestogen showed a significant decrease in cardiovascular disease (CVD) and breast cancer. This has caused a reconsideration of androgens added to estrogens. Still, the FDA requires demonstration of CVD and breast cancer safety for any product containing androgens or estrogen plus an androgen; that has not been done.

Women taking testosterone to lose weight

women taking testosterone to lose weight

Information from the Nurses' Health Study indicated that the combination of estrogen and androgen used to treat hypoandrogenism could increase breast cancer risk. However, other studies indicated androgens may decrease breast cancer risk. Follow-up studies on the Women's Health Initiative found women who received estrogen and no progestogen showed a significant decrease in cardiovascular disease (CVD) and breast cancer. This has caused a reconsideration of androgens added to estrogens. Still, the FDA requires demonstration of CVD and breast cancer safety for any product containing androgens or estrogen plus an androgen; that has not been done.

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