WHAT CAUSES HIGH TESTOSTERONE IN WOMEN?

WHAT CAUSES HIGH TESTOSTERONE IN WOMEN?

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Testosterone is a “male” sex hormone, but females produce small amounts in the ovaries and adrenal glands. Higher testosterone levels can increase the risk of acne, body hair, and other features. They may indicate an underlying health condition.

Together with the female sex hormone estrogentestosterone plays a role in the growth and maintenance of female reproductive tissue and bone mass. These hormones also influence behavior.

In this article, learn about conditions that cause high testosterone in females, as well as about symptoms and treatment.

‘Normal’ testosterone levels

According to the American Urology Association, average blood levels of testosterone in males are at least 300 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL).

Females secrete much lower amounts, with average levels considered to be between 15 and 70 ng/dL.

The level of hormones produced in the body varies each day and throughout the day. However, testosterone levels are generally highest in the morning.

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