Testosterone may improve women’s sex lives after menopause

Reseachers have discovered that testosterone may have profound positive effects on sexual function and well-being in postmenopausal women.

This results of this research was published in the The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, included blinded randomized controlled trials of testosterone treatment that had lasted for at least 12 weeks.In total, the research team analyzed 46 reports of 36 trials that had collectively included 8,480 participants.

The authors of the review found that the sexual health of postmenopausal women could greatly benefit from testosterone treatment.

People usually think of testosterone as a hormone that only males benefit from, but it has its place and function in the female body.

It helps women’s libido and orgasms, for example, and it has other functions that contribute to muscle strength, mood, metabolic function, and the ability to think, remember, and reason.

Past research has also explored this topic, but the dosage and formulations are targeted toward men, and not much is known about testosterone’s safety profile or side effects in women.

The authors looked at how the treatments affected sexual function, as well as a number of other physical health markers, including cardiovascular, cognitive, and musculoskeletal health. In addition, they looked at how testosterone treatment impacted mood, breast density, lipid profiles, and excess hair growth.

The authors noted that there were consistent benefits to the participants’ sexual function, which went beyond increasing the number of satisfactory sexual encounters.

They also observed that participants had increased libido and heightened orgasms while taking the treatment, as well as improved self-image. In addition, the participants reported fewer sexual concerns and less sex-related distress.

The researchers conclude that consdierng the benefits of testoterone  for women’s sex lives and personal well-being, new guidelines and new formulations are urgently needed. Surely ,it is an area worthy of further exploration.

(Medical news today)

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