Yes, you will require treatment because abnormal levels of testosterone are an indication an underlying medical condition is present. I have learned this condition can throw off your levels off androgens.
When you are experiencing higher levels of testosterone, the issue may be a tumor on either your adrenal glands or ovaries. You should have your underlying medical condition treated to balance your production of both androgens and testosterone.
Unfortunately, there is always a possibility your condition will not normalize once your underlying medical issues have been treated. In some instances, the production of hormones does not normalize.
If your testosterone levels are high, I recommend considering treatment to decrease the amount of testosterone naturally produced by your body. This will help decrease your associated symptoms including the development of masculine traits.
The most common treatments for women experiencing high levels of testosterone include:
• Oral contraceptives
You may be considering treatment for lower levels of testosterone resulting from surgery including having your ovaries removed, or from a different health condition. There is a reason there might not be an underlying medical condition.
This is because your levels of testosterone will decrease naturally with the progression of the aging process. Research has been conducted in the past. This research is both short-term and older.
The research suggested the female libido can be increased with testosterone therapy provided the levels of this hormone are low. The effects and safety of testosterone therapy for increasing libido in females are still not completely understood.
The effect of using testosterone to level mood, or improve the strength of muscles or bone is also not entirely understood. These are the reasons many physicians do not recommend a woman receiving testosterone treatment.
Testosterone therapy can result in a woman experiencing certain side effects. Even if the woman is naturally producing lower testosterone levels, this remains true. Studies are currently being conducted regarding women and testosterone therapy.
The studies are determining if there is a link between heart disease, and breast cancer for women receiving testosterone therapy. Testosterone therapy can result in numerous side effects including:
• Deeper voice
• Decreased levels of good cholesterol or HDL
• Male pattern baldness
• Hair growth on your chest and face
The typical treatment for men suffering from low testosterone is using testosterone gels or creams manufactured specifically for the male body. Currently there are no testosterone products available specifically for use by women.