by Taetske | 1:16 pm
(Last Updated On: February 25, 2021)

 

What is anti-aging?

 

Old couple

Old Couple image Monica Volpin

 

The first known use of the word antiaging seems to be from 1943. The definition of antiaging is: tending to prevent or lessen the effects of aging. An anti-aging doctor does just that. He or she will help you reach old age in the healthiest way possible.

Your hormones have to be in balance and you probably will take some supplements too. Overall, your lifestyle has to be fine-tuned, eating healthy foods and sleeping enough hours.

 

Testosterone is for men and women

When one talks about Testosterone one normally thinks it is a hormone men have, but women also need this hormone. Even if the female body synthesizes it in lesser quality still, women also need this hormone. There are many myths out there, therefore it is good to be well informed about this hormone.

 

People enjoying nature

People enjoying nature image Marjon Besteman

 

My own experience with an anti-aging doctor

When I had my total hysterectomy in 2008. I was very lucky to find an anti-aging doctor who put me back on track. To suddenly have no hormones left can cause the acceleration of the aging process considerably. That is why you need an anti-aging doctor.

You might ask if a visit to a regular doctor will do, but I personally think that not to be a good idea. A “normal” doctor will probably start you on a hormone replacement protocol which is not compatible with your body. An anti-aging doctor will prescribe bioidentical hormones.

 

A book full of information

This is the third edition where the authors present the ten key body systems. Those places where the decline caused by aging first appears. You will hear how to weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of hormone therapy, replenish your nutrient stores, strengthen your immune system and much more.

 

 

I found my anti-aging doctor in Marbella, in the south of Spain. His name is Dr. Jean Garant Mendoza, and I have been his patient since February 2009.

We find testosterone in the ovaries and as you can imagine, after having a total hysterectomy, it leaves you without this important hormone. All hormones play an important part in your well-being, and that is why a balance is needed.

Women need between 20 and 50 ng/dl. When these levels decline, it will cause a hormonal dis-balance and that has consequences for your health.

 

Home made Smoothies

Home made Smoothies image Silviarita

 

How do you know if you have too little testosterone?

You must monitor the following symptoms. During puberty and pregnancy, you will have the highest levels of testosterone in your body. One day menopause will arrive in your life and that will be the time to think about taking a supplement. But there will be some women who will experience symptoms of too little of this hormone outside of these times.

You might experience an energy slump and or having difficulty getting up in the morning. Feeling tired after a good night’s sleep might show a lack of testosterone.

There are many women who have sleeping problems. They cannot fall asleep and perhaps wake up various times during the night not really knowing what is causing it.

Another telltale sign could be weight gain. No woman really likes that. Your clothes do not fit anymore and besides not feeling well, you will also have an issue with the aesthetics of this problem. You are having the same eating habits, but somehow fat will start to accumulate on your hips and belly, not funny. When your testosterone levels go down, your cholesterol levels will go up.

Testosterone also has an influence on your sex life. Too little of this hormone will make you lose your libido. It can cause chronic vaginal dryness ruining the pleasant experience when having sex.

Your mood could also suffer. From being ever so happy to fall in a deep depression just like that. This is not because you are a female and do not have your feelings under control. It is that your testosterone levels are low.

This hormone is important in body processes related to mental concentration and also emotional regulation. So, ladies, next time your husband complains about your temper, you now know how to answer him.

It is not funny to get your period every month and during so many years of your life. When you get out of rhythm, it might be because of a lack of this hormone. Your period could stay away during some months or you might experience menopause-like symptoms. Too much sweating and hot flashes, especially during the night.

The following YouTube video is very informative. You will hear how testosterone can help with so many things like depression, weight loss, and it helps to build bone density.

 


 

Well, after hearing about the symptoms lets look at preventing them

There are medical treatments as well as supplements which are available. Still, you could start by doing some simple things at home.

How about some weight lifting? It seems that this type of exercise helps to increase and regulate your hormones. Exercising is always beneficial as our lives have become too sedentary anyhow.

Food is an important factor we should not forget. Too much-saturated fats and sugar are not good for us. Switch to lean proteins and healthy fats, such as nuts and seeds, avocados, and healthy oils like extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil. Add lots of vegetables and some fruits and you will be on your way to a healthier you, including a good level of this hormone.

Modern life is full of stress. Anything that helps you detox while under stress is welcome. Stress will increase your cortisol at the same time your testosterone will decrease. Cortisol handles the metabolism of fats and maintaining a healthy immune system.

The modern human normally is deficient in vitamin D. We sit in cars, work in offices and then go home, day after day. If possible, try to catch 15 minutes of sunshine as often as you can. Of course, do not use sunscreen as those chemicals are not good for your skin. Your face, décolleté, arms and legs should be exposed. If you also include some supplements in your diet, it can increase your testosterone levels by 25%.

We do not get enough quality sleep anymore. You need between 7 to 10 hours of good sleep a night. Your bedroom should be dark and do not take your computer and/or mobile to bed. For every extra hour we sleep, it will increase this hormone by up to 10%

 

Finding your balance

Finding your balance image NatureFriend

 

An afterthought

I am thrilled to have found Dr. Jean Garant Mendoza. I got this information from his newsletter, which I receive on a regular basis.

I have made a special page for you. It holds a collection of things you might find interesting. Before you leave, please have a look at Recommendations.

 

Source: Dr. Jean Garant Mendoza

Photo Source: Pixabay

 

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Comments

Nate

I think more women should be aware of the signs of low testosterone. I think when a lot of people hear “testosterone,” they automatically associate it with men. And you’re right, these days people don’t get enough sleep. Both men and women need to prioritize sleep if they want to keep their health, and hormones, in check. 

Apr 23.2019 | 03:31 pm

    Taetske

    Good evening Nate,

    Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    I am happy I am now aware of how important hormonal balance is for my wellbeing. I should sleep a bit more but having 2 websites keeps me busy.

    Regards, Taetske

    Apr 23.2019 | 06:29 pm

Josie

Thank you so much for this post! I knew women were supposed to have some testosterone in their system but I have never known, or even thought about, what would happen if you don’t have enough testosterone – and after reading this, I am almost certain that I don’t have enough! Will have to look into it a little more. 

Apr 23.2019 | 03:33 pm

    Taetske

    Good evening Josie,

    I am happy you found this post helpful. I can tell you that without my antiaging doctor I do not know where I would be health wise. It is always good to check your hormones, especially when one gets older. I will be 69 soon and am happy I can say I am in decent shape. 

    Thank you for your comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    Regards, Taetske

    Apr 23.2019 | 07:03 pm

darrickramos

Wow! This is a very informative and insightful post. Firstly, I must agree with you that having an anti aging  doctor could be the game changer during the battle to keep fit and healthy while growing old. My dad as at 82 still go on long distance hiking with me. He has his doctor who ensures he keeps fit.

Having used him as a goal for myself, I learnt a lot from this post as I’m enlightened on the pluses of exercises as a backbone to maintaining the testosterone and hormones in the body while ensuring healthy food is consumed to maintain healthiness. This is very great post and thanks for sharing

Apr 23.2019 | 03:45 pm

    Taetske

    Good evening Darrick,

    Thank you for your comment on my website. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    How nice you still have your Father with you. Enjoy all you can. My Father died in 1986 and my Mother in 1997 and I still miss them. We are what we eat and a little exercise is always good. I am happy to have good health and plan to keep it like this till I am really very old.

    Regards, Taetske

    Apr 23.2019 | 07:18 pm

Ruth

I did not know this. This article is very helpful thank you for the read. It is very important to keep your hormones in balance to feel your best. Having a doctor to check up on you every now and then is good to make sure your hormones are staying at the levels they should be at. Im going to check this doctor out for myself. Thank you for the advice.

Jun 22.2019 | 06:43 am

    Taetske

    Good afternoon Ruth,

    I am sure you will be able to find an anti-aging doctor in your neighborhood. Depending on your age and your general condition it might not be necessary as often with a change in lifestyle/food you can achieve this balance. If you do not feel well and your house doctor does not know what is the problem instead of trying out all kind of pills the better solution might be an antiaging doctor. With best wishes for your health.

    Thank you for your comment. I hope you have downloaded your free PDF?

    Regards, Taetske

    Jun 22.2019 | 02:20 pm

Stella

Whao! This is an interesting topic I love to read. I got a tip from  this review and it is fascinating. I am just knowing there is a relationship between cholesterol and testesterone. No wonder many oldies at menopause and post menopause find it difficult to control their weight. Nothing is more fufiling for a woman than to wake up very healthy in the morning and see herself still in good shape. This can boost self esteem and relieve depression. There are some ladies at their early twenties who find it difficult to maintain reasonable libido during sex. I think they have problem with their testosterone level and they need to visit their doctor. What can cause this early scarcity of testosterone? I think I will have to find out. Thanks for this interesting review.

Jun 22.2019 | 06:57 am

    Taetske

    Good afternoon Stella,

    Thank you for your visit and leaving a comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    I agree with you that to wake up in the morning feeling good is great. I am happy to say that I do feel good but I have one little problem. Having 2 websites makes me sit too much. I really should work a bit more in the garden.

    Our modern life causes a lot of imbalance, be it due to food, the environmental influences and also our personal care products. I am writing a post on that which I will publish on Monday. It is getting more and more difficult to keep everything in balance. Be as informed as possible is all I can say. One is never too old to learn, I am doing that every day.

    Regards, Taetske

    Jun 22.2019 | 02:15 pm

Happier At Home

Hello, Taetske!

Wow! I have to admit that I never have considered testosterone levels in women. As you suggest, I’ve just always thought of it being a hormone in men. I’ve learned something new today!

It is extremely important for this information to reach the masses! I think it’s wonderful that you were able to share with us some things to look for that might indicate lower levels of testosterone in women. Also, you’ve covered great ways to prevent such low levels. Great advice!

I’m very happy that you’ve been working with a doctor on keeping your levels in the normal range. I can appreciate your honesty and thank you for sharing it with us!

Dec 04.2019 | 05:36 pm

    Taetske

    Good Morning Heidi,

    Our hormone setup being for men or women is a complicated and delicate system. Modern life does not promote having balanced hormones. Fast-food, pollution of air and water, radiation, pesticides all of this has a negative and unbalancing effect on humans.

    Please have a look at the About Me, under my photo. There you will get the whole story and new information.

    Thank you for leaving a comment on my website. I hope you have downloaded your free PDF? Tulip widget.

    Regards, Taetske

    Dec 05.2019 | 08:19 am

Feochadan

I’m so glad I came across this!  I’m 53 and had NO IDEA that testosterone mattered a whit for women.  Now that I’ve read your article, I can see that I am having a lot of the problems you described. 

I went through a hysterectomy about 4 years ago but I am not sure if it was total or partial (leaving the ovaries behind). 

Are there tests that your doctor can give you to check for this?  I would SO love to get a decent night’s sleep again!

Dec 04.2019 | 05:42 pm

    Taetske

    Good Morning Darlene,

    To answer your question I would go and talk to my gynecologist as he has your whole story on file. In my case, it was my own gynecologist who performed the operation. 

    Please have a look at the About Me, under my photo, as there you can read the whole story and will get extra information.

    On this website my latest post is on sleeping, you might like to check that out too. 

    Let me know how it is going.

    Regards, Taetske

    Dec 05.2019 | 08:13 am

Anthony Hu

Thank you for your post. It is useful information for me and nice to know that testosterone is also important for women.

My wife is approaching 60 years old. She is often having mood issues and easily gets angry. She lose his libido. We thought these are due to her estrogen and related hormone reductions. She has the estrogen replacement treatments, which provide no improvement for her conditions. Based on your article, the reduction of testosterone could be the cause for her conditions.

I definitely advice my wife to do a test on her level of testosterone. I sense this could be the reason for her conditions. It is kind of you sharing this useful information with us. I will inform you the outcome of her test results.

Dec 04.2019 | 05:52 pm

    Taetske

    Good Morning Anthony,

    Thank you for visiting my website and for leaving a comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF? Tulip widget. 

    I am 69 now and fit, of course, I do not work for hours on end in the garden as I did 30 years ago. I now sit long hours at the computer because of my 2 websites. I have put on weight but that is my own fault, I should move more.

    Please have a look at the About Me, under my photo. There you will find more information which might be helpful for your wife. I hope you will find the right solution for her condition. Yes, please keep me informed how she is doing.

    Regards, Taetske

    Dec 05.2019 | 08:05 am

Dave Sweney

This was the first article that I have seen on the importance of testosterone for a woman. I have always been under the impression that it only was important for the male, not the female. You have opened my eyes and I appreciate that. Your personal story is also telling and adds a complete picture for me of just how much impact testosterone has on women.

Thanks for sharing that, and I am sad to hear that you had to go through that radical surgery. I am sure that must have been a very tough time for you and your family too. You took some good steps after the surgery and having the right doctor to guide you obviously helped (we are glad this is the case)…

I have bookmarked this post as it contains so much great advice. My wife had some problems through menopause with the hormone imbalances, but I have a much clearer picture from reading your article on just what was going on. I do think that unless you have the right doctor, you can be led astray. It sounds like you have the right one… 

Dec 04.2019 | 06:01 pm

    Taetske

    Good Morning Dave,

    I appreciate you stopping by again and for leaving a comment.

    The difference between a normal doctor and an anti-aging doctor is huge. To put it in a simple way, chemicals or natural/nearly natural. To hear from a doctor, oh well, you are old and those ailments are normal is nonsense. 

    With the right lifestyle, food and some supplements no need to get Dementia, Alzheimer’s, or Diabetes and Arthritis.

    Please have a look at the About Me, under my photo. There you will find additional information on the hows and the whys.

    Regards, Taetske 

    Dec 05.2019 | 07:55 am

Deborah

Wow, some blog posts just tick all the right boxes. This one ticks all the right boxes for me. I never knew about testosterone for woman. I am certainly not getting any younger. I really should look into an anti aging Doctor as well. This post is awesome and I found it just at the right time. Thank you so much. What an awesome eye opening read.
Brilliant thank you.
Thank you Taetske!
Debs 🙂

Dec 06.2019 | 05:28 pm

    Taetske

    Good evening Debs,

    What a nice surprise you visit my website and leave a comment. Thank you, it is appreciated. I hope you downloaded your free PDF? Tulip widget.

    I am pleased you found my article useful. The latest at menopause it would be a good idea to visit an anti-aging doctor.

    Please also read the About Me page you will find more important information there. You can click under my photo.

    Regards, Taetske

    Dec 06.2019 | 09:32 pm

Linda Frankson

Hi, there, I am very intrigued by this post Taetske, useful information. These are the type of posts that I love.
I especially like Dr. Tami’s talk, she is my type of person. This also adds to another link that I will be looking into.
This is why I love this site so much. I get information that is not common to the mainstream. Linda

Dec 10.2019 | 09:57 pm

    Taetske

    Good Morning Linda,

    Thank you for your comment and visit.
    Good to hear you find this post on Testosterone helpful. I am very happy I found my anti-aging doctor after my surgery as he put me back on track. That book of Suzanne Somers is a must-read as it is full of vital information. It literally saved my neck.
    Till next time Linda, all the best.

    Regards, Taetske

    Dec 11.2019 | 07:49 am

Chris

Very informative post.  I knew women had testosterone but didn’t realize how important it is.  I know a lot of women who have insomnia or can’t fall asleep.  I think most women blame it on low estrogen, not thinking about the testosterone aspect of it all.  Because we all grew up thinking that is the man hormone.  I am post menopausal and currently don’t take any supplements for it.  I don’t really have any symptoms but an occasional hot flash, they were worse a few years ago.

Feb 25.2021 | 08:18 pm

    Taetske

    Good Morning Chris,

    Thank you for your visit and for your comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF? Tulip widget.

    Good to hear you are feeling ok as there are a lot of women who do have nasty side effects when going through menopause. I think the principal thing is living a healthy lifestyle, clean food and stay away from chemical pills. 

    Regards, Taetske

    Feb 26.2021 | 07:40 am

Andy

Hi, You hit on some very pertinent points here. We tend not to think of low testosterone as an issue that women face after menopause or after a full hysterectomy. 

My mother had a hysterectomy and a number of my women friends have also gone through that procedure. I think we all know that hormonal imbalance after a hysterectomy is essential to address, but few of us would think that low testosterone could be a problem for other women after menopause.

My wife is troubled by extensive sleep issues and frequent headaches and general feelings of lack of energy and irritability. She has tried many supplements and herbal teas. She is quite convinced that the weather is a major factor, particularly when there is a drop in pressure.

Having read this article clearly there could be other issues involved here, so I think this merits a broader search. Finding a good doctor specialized in this area would also be a good first move. Thanks much for this and best regards, Andy

Feb 25.2021 | 09:07 pm

    Taetske

    Good Morning Andy,

    Good to hear you found my article useful. That is why I started my websites. I write about things I find interesting and hope it will help somebody. Did you read the About Me page? There you have my personal story. On that page, I recommend a book that helped me a lot in the beginning time. Actually, that book made me realize I needed an anti aging doctor after my surgery.

    I am 70 years old now and I can tell you I sleep like a rose. I take 10 mg of Melatonin before going to bed and I unplug everything in the house and no gadgets allowed in the bedroom. On this website, you will find an article on all of that. Your wife might need a good detox and perhaps a change in diet/habits. 

    I hope you will find a good doctor where you live. Go the natural way so there will be no nasty side effects is in my eyes the best.

    Thank you for your comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF? Tulip widget.

    Regards, Taetske

    Feb 26.2021 | 07:33 am

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