Testosterone for libido in women

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Avatar f tn Libido in both men and women is related closely to the level of testosterone in the blood (yes women have testosterone produced largely by the adrenal glands and men have so-called female hormones in their system). Testosterone level in the blood can be increased by a number of medications (androgel applied to the skin of the stomach, shots in the buttocks, etc.) all of which require a doctor's prescription.
Avatar f tn I asked my doctor about it once, and she said it didn't increase women's libido very much, something like having to take a major amount of testosterone for a tiny (like 2%) increase in women's libido, according to research. I'd take the research over Redbook magazine.
Avatar n tn I have been on Arimidex for seven months and experienced an increase in libido, I am 72. The Oncologist checked for an increase in testosterone. Result: normal. The Doctor checked with an endocrinologist. The Arimidex is blocking the estrogen production and the body recognizes the testosterone more readily and reacts. Are there other women with this reaction?
1453770 tn?1285176419 Both my period & libido is missing this month! I'm not grieving the lack of period, just the libido I've had for about 44 years now! The doctor's prescribed a topical testosterone cream for me, that I have yet to use, because the pharmacy is waiting for a shipment. I've tried Zestra & Excite, but they did nothing.Help!
Avatar m tn There can be several causes of lack of libido in women which can be physical and psychological. Psychological causes are Depression, stress, anxiety, overwork etc.Physical causes are anemia, medical conditions like diabetes, asthma, hormonal imbalances, menopause etc.Have a frank discussion with your wife about your feelings and emotions. A visit to family clinic may help. Involve her in good foreplay that might help. Take care and regards!
Avatar m tn Hi, I had been on Propecia for one year exactely, when I stopped taking it 5 months ago. I stopped when I started feeling a serious lack of apetite for sex (and life in general in a way). Then around January I googled my problems a little and stumble upon the pretty gloomy website propeciasideeffects.com. Like I feared, I figured my problems could have something to do with my intake of finasteride, and stopped immediately.
Avatar f tn First of all, yes I have all the hyperthyroid symptoms (trouble sleeping, high energy, high appetite, sometimes nervousness.) But my hyperthyroidism is a clinical treatment to suppress TSH because I've had thyroid cancer (papillary carcinoma.) So the bottom line is that I've learned to deal with all of the symptoms except this one. Second, I wanted to talk about birth control.
Avatar f tn What are the causes of high testosterone level without any effect on the body ???? the problem in testosterone receptor or in what ??
Avatar m tn Hi Everyone, I'm 41 male with history of hypertension. My BP stays around 170/100. Highest was recorded 176/110. I have been on Telmisartan 40mg for few weeks but it killed my sex drive entirely. I stopped taking it & gradually recovered from low libido. Also i've noticed a general decline in libido & an onset of ED after i crossed age 40. Now my libido is not that strong as it used to be 4 years back even without medicine.
Avatar m tn Hello, Changes in testosterone levels occur naturally during sleep, both in men and women. Testosterone levels rise during sleep and decrease during waking hours. Studies have shown that low testosterone levels frequently occur in men with obstructive sleep apnea. Treating obstructive sleep apnea should improve the levels of testosterone but other causes of low testosterone also need to e ruled out.
Avatar m tn I have prostate cancer and can not use testoserone for better libido . I am also diabetic(type 2 ) .Would ginseng help with these issues .
Avatar m tn It could be from all the weight I have gained taking it.
Avatar m tn Body fat contains aromatase, an enzyme that converts testosterone into estrogens, the female sex hormone in women. Having extra estrogens triggers your body to slow its production of testosterone. And the less testosterone you make, the more belly fat you accumulate and the more estrogens you have. Researchers have also targeted midriff weight as the strongest predictor of a condition called symptomatic androgen deficiency, or AD.
Avatar m tn Testosterone replacement is a complex thing about which the vast majority of health practitioners are not adequately informed. Frankly, T replacement for the issues you specifically report usually has minimal effect, often just temporary. Overly aggressive T replacement without adequate co-medications (such as HCG) can result in painful testicles and permanent testicular atrophy. There are very few practitioners who are adept at T replacement, which, honestly, is still in its infancy.
Avatar f tn After trying every anti-depressant that you could name with 0 results, I had my testosterone checked. (3 times) I found that I am at the very low range for "normal" in my age group. This Sunday 6-7-09 I started testosterone injections. Too early to tell any results, but I felt like I was at the end of my rope. You may want to have your testosterone checked. I hope this is my answer.
401095 tn?1351391770 boosts levels of testosterone in men and estrogen and testosterone in women...I do know that if you have a reproductive gland tumor like prostate cance u r not supposed to take it...anyway i have been taking 10 mg for years but have never been diligent with it everyday...then my friend went to the doctor and she is worn out and he told her to take it....she is also a recovering addict...I was always scared it would make me grow hair on my chest so i took it in small doses...
Avatar f tn t need to be worried about the blood test, as women with more testosterone tend to have a slightly higher libido anyway. How long have you and your fiance been together for? Could there be external factors in your relationship that are affecting you on a subconscious level? What is your mood like in general? Are there any problem areas in your life atm, especially arising around the time your libido went down?
Avatar n tn ve been off it for two years, but my libido and energy level have not returned. Are these levels normal for a 28 year old male in good shape because I have no libido and I used to be extremely horny: Total Testosterone - 531 ng/DL (reference range 250 -1100) Free Testosterone - 60.8 pg/mL (reference range 35 -155) % Free Testosterone - 1.14 L (reference range 1.5 - 2.2) DHT - 42 ng/dL (reference range 25 -75) DHEA SULFATE - 273 (reference range 110 -510 mcg/dL) LH - 5.
Avatar f tn Any hunch what could be reason if male has low libido and ed in mornings? Things gets better the more day advances. The highest libido in evenings before getting too sleepy. What i've read men should have highest testosterone in morning thus doesn't it mean also highest libido? Why it is up-side-down?
Avatar m tn I was on androgel for several years with good libido results before discontinuing due to prostate cancer. After brachytherapy for my cancer, I am in remission, and after 2+ years resumed taking androgel. I am on androgel again, and have high Testosterone levels (about 1000), but my libido has never recovered. I also have had hypothyroidism, but have been taking synthroid for it for many years with no adverse impact on my libido. Does anyone have a suggestion for what to do?
Avatar n tn I took Anavar (Oxandrolone) twice for 3-4 day increments and it destroyed my libido. It has not come back in over a year. My testosterone is normal. My SHBG is a little low, but that's normal for me. It is not psychological or psychosomatic. I barely enjoy sex. This is not normal. Please somebody help. Please.
Avatar n tn In my opinion this is your normal not every has a highly charged libido. As for the anxiety/panic attacks, I suggest taking a trip by yourself to recharge. Also maybe doing some meditation might help. From a medical standpoint I have no idea. But this just seems like your normal, my suggestion try to not worry about it much and just find something to relax you everyday and distract you from this issue. Hobbies are great for this kind of thing. Hope this helps.
Avatar m tn Iam looking for any way possible to DECREASE my libido or testosterone. Please don't ask why that is not the matter. I have been on a few anti depressants and also a few ADD med's, I have tried the mental ways too. I am looking for a possible herbal, or medical solution for this mostly, but i am openy suggestions. Please do not criticize or try and explain why i shouldn't try this.