There are many signs and symptoms of testosterone deficiency in both men and women.
Abdominal weight gain
Loss of drive and ambition
Joint pains and stiffness
Dry, thin skin
Loss of libido
Decreased quality of orgasm
There are many positive effects and health improvements from testosterone therapy including:
Less irritability and depression
Increased libido and sexual function
Decreases risks for heart disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and osteoporosis
Increased sense of well-being
Improved libido and sexual function
Increased muscle mass
More decisive and mentally sharper
Improved skin quality
Decreases risks for heart disease, diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer’s, and osteoporosis
Testosterone supplementation in women is very important to improve or reverse the above issues, but also is crucial in disease prevention. Multiple scientific studies repeatedly show testosterone in women can help prevent heart disease, Alzheimer’s dementia, and osteoporosis. Testosterone is safe and effective, while quite easy to use. For most women, a simple once per day application of a testosterone cream raises blood levels to optimal ranges and safely bypasses the liver (oral testosterone or its derivatives is not safe to be taken orally for any reason).
Testosterone supplementation in men is more complex than for women. The metabolism of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and estradiol`plays important roles in the safety and efficacy of testosterone restoration therapy (TRT). In inexperienced hands, these metabolites can interfere with achieving the health benefits of TRT, while also may play a role in possible side effects. There are four ways of taking testosterone: oral, transdermal, intramuscular, and pellet therapy. Dr. Hammer almost exclusively prescribes once-weekly testosterone injections for his male patients. This method has proven to be the most reliable, least expensive, safest, and easiest. The injection is easily done by the patient himself or a loved one with minimal time and discomfort.
A quick note on the other methods:
Oral testosterone is toxic and never should be an option
Pellet therapy is in its infancy and has not panned out yet to be as convenient and efficacious as first thought
Transdermal testosterone often has inconsistent absorption patterns, can be messy, is dangerous by contact to young children and pregnant women, and very expensive
Properly done, TRT in both men and women has been repeatedly shown to be safe. There is no scientific evidence that testosterone causes prostate cancer or heart disease. To the contrary, there is overwhelming scientific evidence that testosterone protects against heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and Alzheimer’s dementia. However, if you already have prostate cancer, there is a possibility that TRT may accelerate the cancer’s growth and is, therefore, contraindicated. In women, side effects of acne, unwanted hair growth, or deepening voice, can easily be avoided with proper dosing, frequent lab monitoring, and follow-up visits as is done at the Hammer Institute.