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The findings suggest that testosterone treatment plays an important role in female-to-male transitions, by enabling patients to not only look more masculine, but also think in a more masculine manner. Hormones are regulatory substances produced by the body to help stimulate specific body functions. Among its many uses , the sex hormone testosterone is often given to transgender men in an effort to help their body take on more masculine features. The most obvious effects of testosterone treatment are those that can be easily observed , such as a deeper voice, increased body hair, rearrangement of body fat distribution, and an increase in acne. However, testosterone also causes subtle but equally significant body changes. For example, testosterone treatment can also cause psychological changes , such as mood swings, anxiety, and agitation.
Striant (testosterone buccal system) mucoadhesive CIII is a hormone-replacement treatment that delivers testosterone twice daily through a tablet-like buccal system that adheres to the gum or cheek. It is placed in the mouth where the gum meets the upper lip and dissolves into a gel that remains in place for 12 hours. As the product absorbs moisture, it gradually releases testosterone directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the gastrointestinal tract and the liver. In clinical trials, approximately 87% of patients obtained normal testosterone levels using Striant.