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Official Transcript: Understanding the connection between Dizziness and Menopause.

Hey guys, it’s Derek Lambert. I am one of the nurse practitioners here at the U.S. Women’s Medical Center. Today I am going to talk about testosterone in women. Yes, women do have a very small amount of testosterone in their bodies and they need it. 

The biggest cause for testosterone issues in women is something called polycystic ovarian syndrome and it’s kind of the opposite of what I am really going to get into today but that actually makes testosterone higher in women and the next biggest factor in testosterone issues in women is actually perimenopause.

So today we are going to talk a little about how perimenopause can affect testosterone in women and what you need to know about it. 

So as women age they go through menopause and perimenopause symptoms. It’s a very stressful time in a woman’s life and when that stress increases the cortisol by your adrenal glands increases and the testosterone decreases. 

Why is that important? Because testosterone in women is one of the biggest sex drive indicators and it also is one of the best indicators for bone density decline as well. 

So here at U.S. Women’s Medical Center, we do tests for testosterone. Most of our patients are on a small amount of testosterone. To get you at the optimal level for increased sex drive and specifically bone density as women age. We want that bone density to be the best it can be. 

So at the U.S. Women’s Medical Center, we will test all hormones specifically estrogen testosterone and progesterone and if you’re a candidate we will get you set up. 

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