I recently stumbled upon a research that hcg injections be used to boost low testosterone in men. If so, how does it work in women? Will it increase testosterone in women as well even if they are on normal levels. Please explain.
Yes, there is enough research that shows that even after a single HCG injection, the testosterone levels in normal women increase by 20%. With HCG pumping in the blood from the placenta during pregnancy, the testosterone levels go double the amount that can result in acne, oily skin not to mention increased libido as well in few women. Things can get even more ugly if the placenta didn’t pump out 100 times more estrogen than the normal amount to counteract these male hormones.
So, is increase in the testosterone levels for women a matter of concern?
Yes, because apart from oily skin, the rise in sex drive, and acne, there are other side effects of testosterone which are really weird. For example, it can cause hair loss OR excess hair growth at places you really don’t want it. Testosterone can also stimulate hair growth on the face, chest, back, and abdomen….Yikesss…..!!!1 Simultaneously, it causes hair loss in the scalp, especially at the temples and crown. This is called as male pattern baldness. Other effects of testosterone in women is growth of the clitoris which is known as clitoromegaly. A clitoris that is the size of a man’s thumb has been described in a woman that happens due to excess testosterone exposure. Of course, it is seen only in extreme cases.