Androgen, known as the male hormone, occurs in women in small quantities. Androgen stimulates sexual libido, raises energy levels and enhances your mood. Elevated levels in females cause facial hair, a deepened voice and fat cells to form around the midsection. Although androgen levels decrease during menopause, estrogen levels drop at a higher rate, making androgen higher in ratio. Prior to menopause, you may carry more weight in the hip and thigh area. Overweight men tend to accumulate weight around the stomach and waist area, and during menopause, you may also notice a shift in the way fat is deposited. Adipose fat collects around your midriff area and decreases in your legs and arms.
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Jenn - The range for a 5'4" person is 131-148, so your guess of 140 hits right in the middle.
Am considering asking Dr for blood tests to make sure my hormones are not completely effed. What would I ask for exactly? Any specific one? You would think he would know when I explain stuff, but sometimes they are pretty clueless.
Just thought that I would report in.
I have been trucking along since the start of the year, with absolutely nothing significant to report. Until this week. The only change has been dropping my calories. I am still keeping high fat, moderate protein and low carbs within that count, and all of a sudden BANG – 2kg so far this week.
So not sure if this will continue to work for me, but will plug on with my little experiment.
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For the thyroid: T3, Free T3, T4, Free T4, Reverse T3, and TSH.
Check your vitamin D3 levels.
Try to get him to do a saliva test for adrenal function.
No clue on the female hormones.
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