Testosterone is a powerful hormone in both men and women. It is an androgen hormone produced by the adrenal cortex, the testes (in men), and the ovaries (in women). It is often considered the primary male sex hormone.
Testosterone stimulates the development of male secondary sex characteristics (like body hair and muscle growth) and is essential in the production of sperm.
In women, among other things, testosterone helps keep bones and the reproductive system healthy and contributes to the sex drive.
As you grow older, the level of testosterone production in your body slowly decreases, leading to a variety of changes such as reduced sex drive. While lower testosterone levels may be concerning, it’s a natural part of aging. Imbalances can cause infertility in men and women. Low levels of testosterone in men can cause male infertility. High testosterone levels in women are associated with female infertility.
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Interventional Pain Management Specialists: Ernesto Padron MD
3213 South 24th St., Suite 101B
Omaha, NE 68108
Phone: (402) 933-8375