The Marion Gluck Clinic

Testosterone Hormone Profile

Here is the second in our ‘Hormone Profile’ series…testosterone

Testosterone plays a very important role in the overall health and wellbeing of both men and women.

Testosterone is the principal male sex hormone and also an anabolic steroid. However, many people don’t know that women produce and need testosterone too. Testosterone is the forgotten female hormone and many symptoms due to a loss of testosterone may go unrecognised in women.

Andropause is the male equivalent of menopause and in recent years it has attracted more media and medical attention. Men are often hesitant to admit to symptoms of depression, low libido and sexual dysfunction. Testosterone is not the fountain of youth for middle-aged men, but the key to healthy ageing.

In both men and women testosterone is important in building strong muscles, bones and ligaments as well as increasing energy and easing depression. Bio-identical testosterone is 100% identical to the testosterone that we produce in our bodies and the doctors at the Marion Gluck Clinic prescribe testosterone in the form of a cream or a lozenge.

Testosterone can:

  • Increase libido
  • Increase self-confidence, motivation and energy
  • Boost muscle mass and strength
  • Improve memory
  • Increase bone density

Symptoms relating to a lack of testosterone:

  • Low libido
  • Muscle weakness
  • Lethargy
  • Loss of lean muscle mass
  • Aches and pains in the joints
  • Thin and dry skin

Conditions relating to a lack of testosterone:

  • Depression
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fatigue
  • Obesity
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