Testosterone Therapy: Can Women Boost Sex Drive, Energy, and Brain Function?

Monitored hormone supplementation helps some feel younger again

Dr Jeff Livingston
BeingWell
Published in
4 min readMar 5, 2023

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Everyone wants to feel fantastic all of the time! But as we age, our bodies sometimes work against us. The natural decrease in hormone levels, like testosterone, can lead to some distressing symptoms. Boosting testosterone is not for men only. Some women benefit from restoring this hormone level to normal.

Female patients often ask Obgyn providers about testosterone therapy. People struggling with fatigue, weight challenges, anxiety, sleep problems, and low sex drive discover by searching the Google Machine that testosterone supplementation may be a potential tool to help improve their lives.

Testosterone supplementation can help women with low testosterone levels to improve their energy levels, lose weight, and increase their libido. Getting testosterone levels back to normal may also improve their cognitive function, reduce brain fog and improve mental clarity.

What is Testosterone?

Testosterone, a hormone primarily produced in men’s testicles and women’s ovaries, is crucial in maintaining bone density, muscle mass, and sex drive. Testosterone levels naturally fall as we age. During the Perimenopause and menopause years, symptoms of low testosterone arise, causing distressing or problematic symptoms.

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Benefits of testosterone supplementation

  1. Increased sexual desire: Testosterone plays a vital role in women’s sexual health, and low levels of this hormone can cause a decrease in libido. Testosterone supplementation can increase sexual desire and improve sexual function in women.
  2. Improved bone density: Testosterone helps maintain bone density, and low levels of this hormone can lead to osteoporosis, a condition in which bones become weak and brittle. Testosterone supplementation can help improve bone density and reduce the risk of fractures.
  3. Increased muscle mass and strength

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Dr Jeff Livingston
BeingWell

Obgyn, Husband, Father, & Entrepreneur. Writing about Women’s Health, Parenting, and Self-improvement. CEO of MacArthurmc.com & founder of Medika.life