The variances of testosterone in Women
The production of the required amount of testosterone is very important for a female body. But a number of factors can significantly affect its synthesis. First of all, these are natural causes, such as:
- period of pregnancy, during which the production of testosterone increases 4 times. This
- is due to the additional active production of the hormone by placenta. Especially if a boy is to be born;
- the period of menopause, when for natural reasons the ovaries stop working actively and
- the production of the hormone is greatly reduced;
- androgen also increases during ovulation, which increases female attractiveness in a natural way;
- hereditary predisposition to excess in the level of testosterone.
Changes in hormone levels are strongly influenced by lifestyle and certain habits:
- a strict diet with a limited amount of rapidly digested carbohydrates significantly reduces the amount of testosterone;
- smoking and alcohol contribute to an uncontrolled increase or decrease in hormone production; avitaminosis (lack of vitamins) often causes disorders associated with insufficient hormone production;
- a sedentary standard of living and lack of systematic sports training affects changes in the hormonal balance, as well as obesity;
- long abstinence or lack of a full sexual life contribute to an increase in the level of the hormone;
- failure to produce hormones in normal amounts occurs after prolonged use of medications. In particular, the amount of testosterone is strongly affected by oral contraceptive medications that contain estrogen-progestogen.
Often, changes in the rate of testosterone are associated with diseases.
- diseases of the uterus (endometriosis);
- adrenal insufficiency;
- pituitary adenoma;
- a postoperative period when the ovary is removed, when the level of testosterone also
- decreases and in this case hormonal therapy is prescribed;
- dysfunction or hyperfunction of the adrenal cortex, in which the release of the hormone occurs
- breast cancer, cysts and ovarian tumors.