Testosterone therapy for menopausal women


Testosterone therapy for menopausal women is approached with caution due to the lack of extensive data supporting its use. When testosterone is prescribed, it is typically for women who exhibit significantly low levels, leading to issues such as difficulty in muscle mass development or reduced libido. In such cases, topical testosterone may be used to bring testosterone levels to a physiologically normal range without crossing into the superphysiological, which could induce negative effects like clitoral enlargement and other symptoms. However, the overall intervention remains conservative due to the limited supporting data for its efficacy and safety in women 1.

Hormone Replacement Therapy

Peter and Andrew discuss the benefits and risks of hormone replacement therapy for women, including the importance of working with a GYN and monitoring endometrial thickness. They also touch on the use of testosterone therapy in women with low levels and caution against prescribing without sufficient data.

Huberman Lab

Dr. Peter Attia: Exercise, Nutrition, Hormones for Vitality & Longevity | Huberman Lab Podcast #85