Testosterone is a naturally occurring hormone present in both men and women. It is produced in the testes, ovaries, and adrenal glands and is responsible for normal growth and development . The level of testosterone produced by the body is regulated by the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland. Generally speaking, people tend to associate testosterone with characteristics of “maleness” when, in fact, testosterone impacts many organs and tissues in your body.

Testosterone and your brain.

  • Your thinking abilities and general sense of well-being, including your mood, energy level and sense of vitality, and sexual drive or libido are all affected by testosterone.

Testosterone and your muscle.

  • Testosterone creates muscle cells and causes them to grow in size and strength.

Testosterone and your fat stores.

  • Testosterone has been shown to reduce body fat, particularly in the midsection and chest. The result is an improvement in lean body mass.

Testosterone and your bones.

  • Testosterone helps prevent the normal bone destruction of aging and actually improves bone density. This reduces the risk of osteoporosis and fractures.

Testosterone and your heart.

  • Testosterone influences cardiovascular risk factors indirectly through its effect on the amount of fat in your body, and there is evidence it benefits the heart directly. It may help open the coronary arteries, and possibly improve cardiac function in people with heart disease and heart failure.

Testosterone and sexual organs.

  • Testosterone is important for proper erectile function, and it can improve the quality of arousal in men and women. These physiological aspects are separate from the effects testosterone has on the brain and your libido, but are related and are important for the normal enjoyment of life.

 

 

 

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