Ladies, are you “of a certain age” and disappointed to find that your sex drive has virtually disappeared? Do you experience vaginal dryness or an inability to orgasm; feel lethargic, and apathetic, or struggle with excess belly fat? If the answer is yes, worry not because you can safely and affordably reverse these unpleasant symptoms with testosterone therapy.

Testosterone — It’s Not Just For Men

Why testosterone? It’s actually a naturally occurring hormone in women. Quite a lot of testosterone is produced by the ovaries! However, it’s production begins to decline along with many other hormones, around the age of 20. As it continues to decline with age so does a woman’s desire for sex. Testosterone therapy can enhance physical and mental health, and dramatically improve sexual performance and satisfaction. Women who optimize their testosterone levels also experience longer, healthier lives, increased energy and motivation, a slimmer waistline, and a more youthful appearance.

Who Should Consider Testosterone Replacement Therapy

A balance between estrogen and testosterone is vital for health, and the ratios can easily become out of balance. Women taking estrogen following surgically induced menopause may be helped with testosterone therapy especially if they’re also experiencing depression and fatigue along with a reduced sex drive. Postmenopausal women taking estrogen who are suffering from a decreased sex drive with no other identifiable causes are also good candidates for this treatment. Some pre-menopausal women can also benefit from testosterone therapy because modern day influences (xenoestrogens) increase estrogen levels and disrupt the estrogen-testosterone balance.

It’s All About the Endocrine

The endocrine system of the body consists of the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands, pineal body, reproductive glands, and the pancreas. It is responsible for a wide array of vitally important functions in the body, including: body growth, energy production, and regulation of blood sugar. It controls all these systems by using hormones to communicate with the cells of the body. The hormones that the endocrine system use to communicate include our friend’s testosterone and estrogen. And, to reiterate, it is vitally important to have a good, healthy balance of these two hormones in the body.

Environmental Influences

Unfortunately, it is becoming more and more evident that the environment we live in is chock full of chemicals (xenoestrogens) that act as endocrine disruptors. How this presents itself in terms of disorders and diseases of the various glands and organs that make up the endocrine system is being researched by many different scientists. At this point in time is difficult to say definitively 1) how many of us are afflicted and 2) how many different diseases and disorders can be directly attributed to these disruptors. It’s hard to determine because of how large and complex the endocrine system is and scientists are still determining which chemicals are doing the most harm. For example, we know that BPA is bad and we’re working to stop its usage but now we’ve found out that a common BPA replacement (BPS) is most likely just as bad as BPA. We know that C8, part of what makes up the non-stick surfaces in some pots and pans, causes thyroid disease and cancer. How much of it has the average person been exposed to? That’s what we don’t know yet.

Traditional Healthcare vs. Anti-aging Health Care

Traditional doctors believe that the decline of hormone production and negative symptoms associated with it, is simply part of the aging process. When assessing hormone health, they refer to a standardized hormone guide, and if levels fall within that range, the patient is dismissed as healthy. Anti-aging doctors differ because they aim to support the body as a WHOLE and to maintain youthful levels of hormones in their patients so that they can experience the highest possible quality of life. Anti-aging doctors recognize that hormone levels in the low-end of normal can and often do produce negative side-effects. If you experience testosterone deficiency symptoms such as vaginal dryness, loss of libido, painful sex, fatigue, depression, and/or excess belly fat, have a holistic practitioner, hormone therapist or anti-aging specialist test your hormone levels.

How to Boost Testosterone Naturally

If low testosterone is identified, you can optimize your levels by performing high intensity and strength training exercises; consuming a whole-foods-plant-based diet with zinc-rich foods, reducing stress levels, optimizing vitamin D, and having more sex (sex naturally increases testosterone!). For enhanced testosterone support consider a supplement such as Testro-Vida (http://www.delgadonaturals.com/testro-vida-pro/). If you do not experience a dramatic improvement in sexual satisfaction and other testosterone deficiency symptoms after a few months, then consider bioidentical testosterone replacement therapy.