High Testosterone: Symptoms & Treatments

Whether you are a male or female, producing too much testosterone can result in unwanted symptoms. These symptoms vary based on gender, but they have a very significant effect on the emotional and physical health of an individual.


Too much testosterone in women can cause irregular or absent menstrual cycles, more body hair than normal, or the risk of developing frontal balding. Acne, enlarged clitoris, increased muscle mass, and deepening of voice can be a result. Other symptoms may include…

  • Obesity

  • Infertility

  • Low libido

  • Mood swings

  • Abnormal facial hair

  • Excessive or thinning of hair

  • Irregular menstrual cycles

There are many diseases and hormonal disorders that can cause testosterone levels to rise in women. The most common being…

  • Hirsutism is a hormonal condition that causes excess hair growth on the back, face, and chest.

  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), is a hormonal disorder that is caused by high levels of androgen hormones in women.

  • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), is a disorder that affects the adrenal glands and the production of hormones.

Men with high testosterone however can lead to…

  • Infertility

  • Aggressive and irritable behavior

  • Acne and oily skin

  • Increase muscle mass

  • Low sperm count

In extreme cases, men with excess testosterone can develop noncancerous testicular or adrenal tumors. Also, if high testosterone is not addressed it can raise “bad” cholesterol levels which can lead to cardiovascular disease.


The most common cause of high testosterone in men can be hormone therapy or taking too many testosterone supplements.

Ideally, medication is not the best approach to treating concerns like high testosterone. The reason being is that it is not treating the root cause. The best way to manage testosterone levels is to get lab work done annually. Doing so can also help you create healthier habits that will support all of your hormone levels. This is actually how I help people in my online practice. All of my new patients always get their labs drawn so I can create a personalized wellness plan for happy, healthy hormones and overall well-being. Click here to get started today!