While we tend to think of testosterone in relation to sexual function and muscular development, this hormone actually affects the entire body – in both men and women.
Testosterone is produced in the testes, ovaries, adrenal glands, and via precursor hormones; those that the body converts into testosterone.
As we age, testosterone levels decrease. However, aging itself isn’t always the culprit. Measuring testosterone levels can help diagnose a variety of maladies, including sexual dysfunction. These measurements assess total and/or free testosterone levels.