The Importance of Testosterone
Testosterone is the most important androgenic-anabolic steroid in our bodies. Testosterone is not just for men, and is produced in both male and female bodies. Testosterone is converted into two other very important hormones in the male and female sex organs: dihydrotestosterone and estradiol. Together, these two hormones are responsible for pushing a young man through puberty, namely by increasing muscle mass and facial and body hair, beginning production of sperm, and later in life, baldness.
When testosterone levels drop to below normal, one may begin to experience negative symptoms. In both males and females, testosterone is used to regulate many functions of the body. The symptoms of low testosterone in men may include a loss of muscle mass and strength, mood swings, increased body fat, and hypogonadism.
Contrastingly, high levels of testosterone in women can lead to potentially problematic symptoms, including male pattern baldness, menstrual irregularities, and acne. Women with high testosterone may also experience their voice deepening, body changes, breast reduction, and an increase in facial and body hair.
Doctors have reported an increase in the cases of low testosterone in men since 2012, however solutions are available. If you are male or female and experiencing problems that you think may be related to a hormone imbalance, speak to your health care professional today.