What is increased testosterone?
Testosterone is a sex steroid hormone of the androgen group produced by the Leydig cells in the testes, in the adrenal glands in both men and women, and partly also by the ovaries. In men, testosterone increases the production of secondary sexual characteristics, while in women it is transformed into estradiol, the most important female sex hormone, which is involved in reproductive and secondary sexual functions and influences the function of various organs. The concentration of testosterone in the blood plasma of men is 10 times higher than in that of women, while its daily production is 20 times higher in men.
Testosterone augmentation is used when testosterone levels in men or women are very low or when a woman decides to initiate a sex change transition to male.
The concentration of testosterone in the blood plasma of men is 10 times higher than that of women.
Why is it done?
Testosterone increase is performed, in a first case, if the natural testosterone levels in a man are low. These are represented by:
- Drop in sexual desire
- Erectile dysfunction
- Reduction of muscle mass
- Sleep disorders and fatigue
In the second case, testosterone augmentation can be performed as a hormone therapy when a woman wishes to undergo a sex change process. The increase in testosterone will give the woman the possibility to have a more masculine body:
- Increased hairiness
- Beard growth
- More muscular body
- Squarer face shape
- Rougher skin
- Deeper tone of voice
- Blocked menstruation
- Clitoral enlargement of a few centimeters
What does it consist of?
The increase in testosterone can be realized in different ways:
The choice of the correct modality should be entrusted to a specialist in Internal Medicine.