Testosterone and women's well-being
Medical practitioners now suggest the use of testosterone cream, which has the potential to be a game-changer for women's intimate wellness.

IN the realm of women's wellness, the topic of sexual and reproductive health is often seen as taboo, being discussed in hushed tones if it's ever spoken about at all.

As things and times change, women are becoming more responsible with their health, and gone are the days when they have to sit in discomfort when it comes to intimacy.

Medical experts have now found a way to explore a transformative approach to restoring vitality, and that includes exploring the role of testosterone.

While this hormone is traditionally associated with men, testosterone also plays a vital role in women's well-being. Ovaries produce both oestrogen and testosterone, making it a naturally occurring hormone in a woman's body. With the help of the adrenal glands, the ovaries release small amounts of testosterone into the bloodstream helping to maintain muscle mass, bone density, energy levels and a healthy libido. However, as we age, the levels of testosterone in both men and women can gradually decline and when its levels drop, can lead to fatigue, decreased sexual desire and significant changes in mood.

In order to restore the natural order of things in the body, medical practitioners now suggest the use of testosterone cream, which has the potential to be a game-changer for women's intimate wellness. This alternative is becoming more popular than ever as a proven solution and is now readily available here in Jamaica. If used as directed by a physician, testosterone cream can replenish the levels of the hormone that may have declined over time.

Testosterone cream serves as a promising ally for women experiencing a decrease in sex drive during menopause. By delivering a controlled dose, women and their medical doctors can work to counterbalance the hormonal shifts that affect desire, arousal and satisfaction. While a low sex drive isn't always cause for concern in terms of physical health, it can have emotional and relational implications. The cream seeks to address this by potentially alleviating a range of symptoms, including reduced sexual thoughts, diminished pleasure and decreased energy contributing to a holistic improvement in a woman's intimate well-being.

Testosterone cream is typically applied directly to the skin and is best used on shoulders, upper arms or inner thighs so it can be quickly absorbed into the bloodstream.

While the use of testosterone cream offers promise, it's essential to approach it under the guidance of a health-care professional. Hormone levels need careful monitoring to ensure the treatment is tailored to each woman's unique needs and regular assessments and discussions with a medical provider can help ensure its effectiveness while minimising any potential risks. Using testosterone cream is a journey and results may vary, but with consistent use, women often report improved quality of life, both physically and emotionally.

Bodies change over time and it's time for women to feel more comfortable about exploring options that can enhance what we've already grown to know and love. If you've been feeling less vibrant or noticing changes in your energy and mood, testosterone cream could be a valuable tool in your wellness arsenal.

Dr Charles Rockhead is a consultant obstetrician gynaecologist at Amadeo Medical Group and Andrews Memorial Hospital. He can be contacted at 876-361-2355 or via email: drrockhead@gmail.com . Follow him on Instagram @amadeomedicalgroup and @oshuncosmeticservice

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