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093 TESTOSTERONE IS NOT JUST FOR BOYS

Inside My Wardrobe

Release Date: 10/25/2021

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In this episode we wrap up Menopause Awareness Month by talking with Dr Zoe Hodson about testosterone and alcohol. It’s not just about libido, we talk about the benefits to mental health, our mood, energy and mental agility. A decrease in testosterone can have a detrimental knock on effect to women’s lives. Zoe talks about women being misdiagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, ME, fibromyalgia, POTS, even women being investigated for an early onset of dementia – all because of the dip in testosterone, a hormone that our ovaries already produces, hence, it’s not just for boys.

We also talk about the effect of alcohol and how during this stage of our lives, it has an effect on our heart health, sleep, anxiety and bone density.

If you would like to follow Zoe, she’s on Instagram and Twitter

You can access the FRAX tool here

You can order the Testosterone T-shirt here

You can order the Make Menopause Matter T-shirt here

Zoe works closely with Dr Louise Newson and there are heaps of wonderful resources on the Newson Clinic website too.

Other episodes on Inside My Wardrobe dealing with hormone change and peri-menopause/menopause are episodes 72 78 79 91 and 92

Thank you for listening, please do share this episode with your friends and family and keep talking about these things, there is absolutely no shame in hormone change.

If you would like to get in touch with me, please do so via my website, and if you would like to join our Facebook group page, click here.