Do I need testosterone treatment?
If you are either perimenopausal or postmenopausal and experiencing a reduced sex drive, you might want to speak to your doctor about starting testosterone. We can provide testosterone therapy, but you will need to take a test to make sure it’s safe and suitable for you beforehand.
We can provide testosterone treatment to improve your sex drive if you:
- are a woman
- are over 40 years old
- are either perimenopausal or postmenopausal, which means you’ve not had a period for 12 months in a row
- are currently using a Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) gel or patch, and have done so for at least 3 months
- have a low sex drive not caused by other factors
Hypoactive sexual desire disorder
Women can develop hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), which is also known as sexual interest arousal disorder (SIAD). This is a fairly common sexual health problem, occurring in 1 in 10 women. Its symptoms include a lack of desire or activity, but it can also cause depression, fatigue and a reduced sense of self-confidence and self-worth.
It’s currently not certain what causes HSDD, but it is thought that testosterone levels do play a part.
Do I need to take testosterone if my levels are low?
If you have low testosterone, you don't always need medication to boost your levels. It's normal for women's testosterone levels to decline as they get older, and having lower levels may not cause uncomfortable symptoms.
If you're not getting symptoms that are affecting you, you may not want to seek treatment. In summary, you don’t need to take testosterone treatment if your levels are low. But if you’re having problems with your sex life, and you want to start treatment, we can help.
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