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Androgen Supplementation in Older Women: Too Much Hype, Not Enough Data: Part 5

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It is unclear whether these effects were direct effects of DHEA on the brain or indirect effects due to the conversion of DHEA to testosterone. In contrast, a cross-sectional study did not show correlation between sexual function and gonadal steroids.

Thus, it appears likely that supraphysiologic doses of testosterone that increase serum testosterone levels above the physiologic range for healthy, young women may improve some aspects of sexual function in a subset of women with low androgen levels. However, we do not know whether physiologic replacement doses that increase serum testosterone levels into the midrange for young, menstruating women would produce meaningful improvements in sexual function and activity in healthy, older women with low testosterone levels.

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I had hormone pellets inserted about 3 wks ago in Boca Raton by Dr Mitch Matez (www.smacboca.com). I had both estradiol and testosterone inserted. I take Pregnenalone and DHEA in one pill at night and progesterone in another pill at night. Not only am I sleeping through the night for the first time since menopause (10 years!!) but I am having ALOT more sex, amazing orgasms (the best ever!) and multiple ones too. Don't know if I'm a standard case or not, but I can tell ya, the testosterone sure works for me!

August 7, 2009 - 2:32pm
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