Testosterone is the ‘hormone of vitality’

Tampa Bay Online

Published: May 23, 2009

Did you know that a 40-year-old woman has half the testosterone of a 20-year-old? Symptoms of hormone imbalance begin as early as the mid-30s and can include anxiety, depression, weight gain, fatigue, memory loss, PMS and more.

Healthy young women actually have 10 to 15 times more testosterone than they do estrogen, according to Dr. Rebecca Glaser, a Dayton, Ohio-based breast cancer surgeon who feels that testosterone, not estrogen, is the “hormone of vitality.” Most women feel better after their cycle, when estrogen levels are lowest, not before their cycle, when many experience fluid retention, weight gain, breast pain, headaches and PMS.

I met Glaser when we were presenting at a recent conference of The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine in Orlando.

She cited a study of women ages 33-74 that showed testosterone alone, delivered by a tiny “pellet” implant placed just under the skin, was able to improve:

•hot flashes and sweating

•heart discomfort

•sleep problems and insomnia

•depressive mood



•physical exhaustion

•memory loss and concentration

•sexual problems

bladder problems

•joint and muscular pain


Comment from Leslie

Interesting article – posted this because it is the girls with higher levels of testosterone that are adversely affected by Gardasil.  Testosterone aborbs heavy metals in “dirty” toxins.


Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.