The Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) advising against the use of testosterone therapy in healthy girls. Although the FDA approved testosterone therapy for the treatment of ailments involving the testes, pituitary and hypothalamus, it has not been approved for treating age-related decrease in testosterone levels. The U.S. National Institute on Aging is also expected to release the results of research on the security of testosterone. The study included about 800 elderly men with low testosterone and symptoms associated with this illness, like http://tinyurl.com/jdmk5rh
sexual and physical dysfunction. The research is expected
to shed more light on the security of testosterone treatment, since the men's heart health was carefully monitored.
Studies have shown that testosterone deficiency is related to several important health issues including diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, and bone fractures Guys who meet medical standards for treatment should receive therapy. The truth is, your testosterone levels have likely been slowly decreasing for quite some time, a downfall that typically begins around age 30.
No clear lower limit of testosterone was established; nevertheless 15 ng per dL (0.5 nmol per L) generally is used. One study 38 found that women with 0 to 10 ng per dL (0 to 0.3 nmol per L) had markedly decreased sexual desire in all scenarios and absent or markedly reduced orgasms. Because of studies such as this, supplemented with anecdotal evidence, many girls have been started on testosterone treatment. Most girls can expect to spend one third of their lives in the postmenopausal stage
. Depression, anger, moodiness, insomnia, and lack of well-being are common complaints of postmenopausal women.