I bet many of you thought “Whaaaat? Testosterone? That is for men not women. Right? Hummm well wrong. Testosterone is a very important hormone for women and so commonly ignored, hence the reason why I decided to post about it.
What is Testosterone?
Testosterone is an androgen hormone from the steroid group and as all sex hormones it derives from cholesterol (YES! The so called villain and with which you cannot literally live, but let’s leave that for another time).
Steroid hormones are produced both in the gonads (ovaries in women, testes in men) and adrenal glands (as well as by the placenta during pregnancy) and are fat soluble hormones that bind to the steroid receptors that exist in the cells; depending on the type of the receptor, the classification of the steroids (androgens, oestrogens, progestogens, mineralocorticoids and glucocorticoids – the last two in the adrenal gland cortex, hence the…
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