This is also one of the main reasons people seek alternative therapies, such as topical testosterone creams, which contain natural testosterone precursors believed to stimulate the body into producing its own testosterone, naturally, and given that bioidentical hormones replicate the very molecular characteristics of the hormones produced in our own bodies, it stands to reason that the human body is better equipped to handle and utilize them safely and effectively than their synthetic counterparts. Though there are relatively few . studies on natural remedies, the few published to date have been promising and seem to affirm an overall emering consensus in people, that natural is better than artificial.
Testosterone patches are effective at treating low libido in post-menopausal women. Low libido may also occur as a symptom or outcome of hormonal contraceptive use. Women may also use testosterone therapies to treat or prevent loss of bone density, muscle mass and to treat certain kinds of depression and low energy state. Women on testosterone therapies may experience an increase in weight without an increase in body fat due to changes in bone and muscle density. Most undesired effects of testosterone therapy in women may be controlled by hair-reduction strategies, acne prevention, etc. There is a theoretical risk that testosterone therapy may increase the risk of breast or gynaecological cancers, and further research is needed to define any such risks more clearly.