Testosterone: 3 Myths

Updated: Jun 18, 2020

During menopause, your body is going through a lot of changes. Your hormone levels are fluctuating and you may be experiencing a variety of menopause symptoms, like vaginal dryness, hair loss, difficulty concentrating, decreased libido, memory lapses, and others.

On top of that, you have to deal with the reality that you are aging, while also having to face up to the reality of infertility. The last thing you should have to worry about is the debunking of menopause myths. Keep reading to discover three myths about testosterone, one of the key hormones during menopause, to put your mind at ease.


Only men need testosterone

Women need testosterone in their bodies just as men do

This is a very common myth; however, it is entirely false. It probably became popular because testosterone has always been portrayed as a uniquely male hormone. It's the hormone that helps men get stronger muscles and can also cause them lose their hair. However, women need testosterone in their bodies just as men do. Although men produce on average 20 times more testosterone a day than women, it is still a very important hormone for women. Testosterone helps to keep women's libido at a regulated level and it helps to maintain the body's muscle tone. Testosterone also helps to energize brain tissue, and an absence of it has been known to cause short-term memory loss.

The only way to get testosterone from using illegal steroids

Adrenal glands

Many people believe that the only place you can get testosterone from is from illegal steroids; however, your body actually naturally creates testosterone for itself. Testosterone is produced in the ovaries and adrenal glands. The testosterone found in illegal steroids is actually synthetic. This means that it is not natural and can cause permanent damage to your body. If you do attempt to boost your testosterone levels from the use of illegal steroids you should be use caution in doing so, as they are illegal and use of them can incur a custodial jail sentence.  

There are no known testosterone tests

Although it may seem unlikely, scientists have actually been able to develop some ways to discern levels of testosterone. One of these ways is to look out for symptoms of abnormal testosterone levels. Symptoms may include mood swings, osteoporosis, and low libido. Or you can go to your doctor who can perform a blood test on. Another way is to buy a home testing kit. These are easy to use and only require a sample of your saliva.

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