Testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) may be added to a woman’s hormone program to help fight osteoporosis, loss of immune function, obesity, diabetes, improve cholesterol, regenerate endothelium, improve memory, increase lean muscle and increase quality of sleep.
Men frequently experience declines in testosterone levels that correlate with the hormonal changes that women experience at menopause; however, men typically have a slower and more subtle hormonal decline, and develop symptoms over a period of time. When hormones are replaced or restored back to physiologic levels considered normal for younger males, men may experience a dramatic reversal of many of these changes.
Testosterone has similar effects on males as females as well as decreasing the incidence of prostate cancer.
Natural testosterone must not be confused with synthetic derivatives or “anabolic steroids,’ which when used by athletes and body builders can cause disastrous effects. Hormone balancing for men may also include DHEA, zinc, saw palmetto, and other supplements as well as aromatase inhibitors such as chrysin, anastrozole, and tamoxifen.