Although testosterone is usually thought of as a male sexual hormone, it also plays a vital role within the female libido. Women who are experiencing low sexual desire may need to take testosterone to return their libido to normal. Testosterone, however, is not as effective when taken orally as a supplement. A more successful way to increase female testosterone levels is through Intrinsa Patches.
When an Intrinsa patch is applied to the surface of your skin, the testosterone is gradually absorbed into the circulatory system.
Most of us know testosterone as the famed 'anabolic steroid' that's used by athletes to bulk up their body tissues and to promote protein retention. Produced in the gonads, testosterone is primarily derived from cholesterol. If testosterone is produced in less than the required quantities, it can lead to certain health conditions like hypogonadism.
Testosterone is a primary androgen that encourages body growth, an increase in body hair, gives the skin and hair a more oily texture, and it regulates the sexual function. Testosterone is present in both genders, but in varying degrees. Higher levels of testosterone in women can cause excessive body hair growth and a deepening of the voice. But a less than normal range of testosterone, the prime regulator of sexual desire, is responsible for causing female sexual dysfunction.
Low testosterone levels can also cause:
Testosterone patches, better known as Intrinsa patches, are adhesive patches that deliver testosterone transdermally. This patch works by giving the body a constant and steady dose of testosterone, which absorbs straight into the bloodstream. A single testosterone patch is effective for up to 3-4 days after application. These testosterone patches work as hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for women who suffer from sexual dysfunction problems.
A testosterone Instrinsa patch is a prescription medication and a valid prescription is required before you can buy it. Testosterone patches have been designed to help women who need some form of outside help when they are looking to recover from low testosterone levels. This is one of the reason why Intrinsa is also called female Viagra by many people.
Testosterone patches can be conveniently used and applied. The patch must be applied to a clean, dry area on the abdomen. A single Intrinsa patch contains 8.4mg of testosterone, of which 300 micrograms of testosterone is released into the body over a 24 hour period. A single patch works for 3-4 days which should then replaced at the same time every 3-4 days. It's necessary that testosterone patches be applied to alternate areas on the abdomen when changing the Intrinsa Patches to avoid skin irritation; the treatment can be continued for up to a period of 24 weeks. However, if you suffer from skin irritation or any other side effects, you must consult a doctor immediately.
Testosterone patches must be applied immediately upon opening the pouch and pressed firmly in place by applying pressure for about 20 seconds so that the edges are firmly in place. It is best that you do not apply these testosterone patches to the bony areas on the abdomen, broken or damaged skin, or close to the vaginal area. The patch has been designed to deliver an active hormone transdermally, it is imperative that its use be monitored by a doctor. This will keep you safe from both short and long-term side effects.