Hair loss, acne, weight gain, are just a few of the symptoms that detect high testosterone levels in women. If you do have high T levels you do know that it is critical for your health. But if not it is important to keep track of it if you even see one of the symptoms. But what can cause this sudden elevation of T?
It is important to know the reasons so that you can approach the problem using the right treatment. In some cases, you might be lucky and regulate it with changing of lifestyle but in some (if the levels are really high) you might need a specific treatment that your doctor will prescribe.
The link between testosterone and insulin resistance is very strong. Elevated levels of insulin can be the causes of elevated testosterone levels in females, both high and low. The difference is in the gender. In men, it will cause low T and in females, it can cause low and high T.
However, if you are suffering from both high insulin and testosterone levels then it is certainly connected with a hormone imbalance.
Think it like a spider web; all hormones interact with each other. If one is imbalanced the other will too. This is true for the female sex hormones, progesterone, and estrogen. It is simply if a change happens in the levels of progesterone/estrogen it affects the levels of the testosterone.
Leptin Levels – Leptin Resistance
Leptin is a hormone that might be a reason why you are not able to lose weight and also keep it off. This hormone is secreted from the fat cells and it should control the metabolism and appetite and signals the brain to burn fat. When the levels of this hormone are high, in other work leptin resistance the brain won’t get the information and it will do the opposite effect.
So, your metabolism will start to slow down and your brain will send you signals that you are hungry all the time. Plus it will refuse to burn all the excess fat. Connecting it with testosterone, high leptin levels will increase the T levels too.
2 Main Causes of sudden increase in Testosterone
It is in nature way after the 30th birthday the testosterone levels in females to start dropping approximately 1% each year but this process is stable. This tells us that the symptoms that come will testosterone deficiency won’t be seen right away, and if so it means there is something else that made the sudden drop (Weiterlesen).
The body cannot stand a dramatic change and this condition can bring serious health issues. If you are starting to experience the symptoms that low levels of this hormone bring you should find out what is the cause before it damages your body. Luckily you will find out now where to find the cause.
There are medications can easily cause a sudden drop in testosterone. These are the most common medications:
Anabolic steroids that are used for muscle growth and also improving the athletic performance;
Prednisone and other types of glucocorticoid drugs;
Opioid drugs like OxyContin, MS Contin, and fentanyl.
However, you should never stop taking these medications without approval from your doctor. If you think that one of these medications is the cause discuss it with your doctor and let him determine if they are the problem. If yes, then he will change the dosage or change the type of medicine.
Stress has been known to bring many health issues and sudden drop of T too. Emotional stress and/or physical stress from a surgery or illness can cause a temporarily shut down of the reproductive system. So, the testis won’t be creating the testosterone that you need. If you find yourself here then you should take action right away, start a therapy, and change your diet and lifestyle.
You can ask your doctor to give you supplements or any advice on dieting to help you boost your testosterone levels or help you activate them.