A healthy result should fall into the range 8 - 48 ng/dL.
Testosterone is a male sex hormone produced in a woman’s ovaries in small amounts as well. Combined with estrogen, the female sex hormone, testosterone helps with the growth, maintenance, and repair of a woman’s reproductive tissues, bone mass, and human behaviors.
The normal ranges of testosterone levels for females are:
|Age (in years)||Testosterone range (in nanograms per deciliter)|
Symptoms of too much testosterone in females:
An imbalance of testosterone can have damaging effects on a woman’s health and sex drive.
Increased testosterone levels can cause symptoms that effect a woman’s physical appearance, such as:
Numerous diseases or disorders can cause hormonal changes in women. The most common causes of high testosterone levels in women are hirsutism, polycystic ovary syndrome, and congenital adrenal hyperplasia.
Treatment depends on the cause, but generally includes medication or lifestyle changes.
Making certain lifestyle changes can affect testosterone levels. Starting an exercise or weight loss program can help because losing weight can improve symptoms.
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