Too much testosterone? Everyone is accustomed to consider testosterone as a male hormone, but it is normal in the female body, and it should also be produced in a certain amount.
The rate of testosterone in women
In order to determine the level of testosterone in the body, you need to pass the analysis.
The hormone level is measured in nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL). If in the form with the results of the analysis you see other units of measurement, convert them to ng/dl here.
• 0-5 months: 20-80 ng/dl;
• 6 months -9 years: <7-20 ng/dl;
• 12-16 years: <7-75 ng/dl;
• 17–18 years old: 20–75 ng/dL;
This hormone is synthesized in the ovaries of women, testicles of men, and adrenal glands.
It is responsible for carbohydrate-fat metabolism, sebaceous glands, libido (to a much greater extent than men), regulation of the menstrual cycle, bone growth during physical development, muscle tone maintenance, as well as our mood, a sense of well-being, and self-confidence.
According to statistics, an elevated testosterone level is observed in 30% of women. “Bleeding” of this hormone can lead to acne, irregular menstruation, increased body hair growth, headache loss, and infertility.
- Polycystic ovary syndrome, infertility.
- Acne, inflammatory rash.
- Excessive hair on the chest, face, and hands.
- Oily skin and hair.
- Hair loss on the head.
- Change the color of your armpit: they become darker and thicker than your normal skin.
- Papillomas, especially on the neck and upper part of the trunk.
- Hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia, or unstable blood sugar levels.
- Inflammation or irritability, excessively aggressive behavior.
- Irregularity and extension of the menstrual cycle.
Why do testosterone levels increase?
This is a genetic disease in which testosterone is produced intensively. Hair appears on the chin, upper chest (in the sternum region), upper back, and abdomen.
2. Polycystic ovary syndrome
This is a disease of the endocrine system, a side effect is to double the production of the hormone testosterone.
3. Adrenogenital syndrome
People with this disease have an excessive release of testosterone by the adrenal cortex.
What to do with elevated testosterone?
If you have passed the analysis and you have found a high level of the hormone, then you need to consult with your doctor. In case of serious deviations, hormonal preparations may be prescribed.
In case of serious problems, physicians can predict hormonal preparations.
In case of serious deviations, doctors may prescribe hormonal drugs.
If the imbalance is small, it is necessary:
- Normalize weight.
- Stick to a low-fat diet.