Signs of high testosterone in men and women

Are you aware of the signs of high testosterone? If you don’t know, high testosterone levels can make you aggressive and irritable and change your sexual function. Often people ignore the signs, and as a result, their sexual functions start to decline. Some people also get heart attacks due to their heart muscles being damaged. So, noticing the signs and getting treatment from a doctor is important to lead a good life.  

Learn about those signs in this article.  

Testosterone is a hormone that is released by the testes in men and ovaries in women. It is a major sex hormone in males, but it is found in small quantities in women. This hormone production drops after 30 years of age or so. 

Testosterone plays an important role in the development of sperm in males. The other functions are as follows:  

  •  It signals the body to make new blood cells. 
  • It helps in maintaining your bone strength.  
  • It grows the size of muscles in males. 
  • It ensures the growth of certain parts in males including their height, facial structure, body, pubic hair, testes, prostate gland, and changes in sexual and overall behavior.  
  • While in women this hormone works with androgens and affects growth, maintenance, bone health, repair of reproductive organs, and behavior.  

Testosterone in normal amounts is important for good health. An abnormal rise in the levels of testosterone increases the risk of certain types of cancer. That’s why you must notice the signs of testosterone levels and get early treatment from the doctor.  

Signs of high testosterone in males  

Normally when boys hit puberty, their testosterone levels increase and these physical signs start to show up, including:  

  • Acne 
  • Physical growth of the face, height, muscles, and bones 
  • More body hair 
  • Voice gets deeper 
  • Growth of sex drive 
  • Enlargement of the chest (gynecomastia) 
  • Increased erectile functionality 
  • Increased sperm production 

Abnormally high testosterone levels can lead to these physical symptoms: 

  • Headaches 
  • Increased appetite 
  • Develop issues in the liver and heart 
  • Aggressive or irritable behavior. Can even make rash decisions. 
  • Mood swings more often 
  • High blood pressure 
  • Reduced sperm count 
  • Swollen feet and legs 
  • Weight gain 
  • Infertility 
  • Sleeping problems 
  • Prostate enlargement 

Signs of high testosterone levels in women 

Even though testosterone is present in low amounts in women, it still affects them. They develop these physical symptoms including:  

  • Increase in muscle mass 
  • Deeper voice  
  • Reduced breast size 
  • Enlargement in clitoris 
  • Irregular menstrual cycle 
  • Reduced sex drive 
  • Mood changes 
  • Balding 
  • Weight gain 

Whenever you notice some of the above-mentioned symptoms, visit the doctor to confirm.  

Testosterone is one of the main hormones of males and helps in some functions in females too. So, we must maintain normal levels for proper functioning and growth of the body. So, if you notice some of the signs in you, visit the doctor to get an early diagnosis and treatment to avoid problems.
 

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