- The daily production of Testosterone in young healthy men is 7 mg and in young healthy women is 250 mcg.
- Testosterone production is greatly stimulated by the pituitary hormone LH.
- In men, the testosterone is produced mainly by Testicles; however, a small amount is produced by adrenal glands and in other tissues such as fat cells by conversion from adrenal androgens such as DHEA.
- In women, half of the testosterone comes from the conversion of DHEA and androstenedione in fat and skin tissues, one-fourth is made by ovaries and the one fourth by the adrenals.
- Testosterone production declines with aging, Stress and intense physical activities.
- Positive emotions such as happiness and sexual pleasure may temporarily increase testosterone production.
- Foods high in protein and/or saturated fat increase Testosterone production.
- Sugar and sweets decrease Testosterone production.
- High fibre diets decrease Testosterone absorption in the entero-hepatic circulation.
- Testosterone converts into Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which produces the male sexual characteristics: the virile body with moustache, beard, body hair, pubic and armpit hair, penis, erections, deep voice etc.
- Testosterone also converts to Estradiol, which generates the female body appearance, enlarging the breasts, widening the pelvis, reducing the body hairs, increasing the sex drive, producing the female voice etc.
- Testosterone improves mood, memory and decrease anxiety.
- Testosterone sustains the bone and muscle strength.
- In men, Testosterone safeguards the cardiovascular system. It reduces serum cholesterol and minimizes atherosclerosis.
- Testosterone increases the lean body mass and reduces fat mass.
- Testosterone improves Insulin sensitivity in men.
- Testosterone develops and maintains the reproductive health in men and women.
- Testosterone enhances the sex drive and sexual sensitivity, including orgasm in both sexes.
Indications For Testosterone Replacement Therapy
- Testosterone deficiency states.
- Andropause Hormone Replacement Therapy.
- Testicular failure.
- Male hypogonadism.
- Component of Menopause HRT.
- Component of Somatopause HRT.
- Sexual Dysfunction in both men and women.
- Low Libido.
- Erectile dysfunction.
- Improvement of body composition and muscle strength.
- Supportive therapy in Obesity.
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