The effectiveness of combining hormones
Consultant gynaecologist, Mike Savvas has written an article, 'Women and Testosterone'. Here Mike explains how testosterone is often thought of as a male hormone however it is an important hormone in women too.
Unlike oestrogen which declines very sharply with the menopause, testosterone, which is produced by the ovaries and the adrenal glands, starts to decline very slowly from your twenties or thirties. The level of testosterone in women in their sixties is around half that seen in women around thirty years of age. While the value of oestrogen replacement is well established the value of testosterone is often unrecognised.
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