It is essential that women have adequate testosterone levels.
Do you know how important testosterone is in women? Contrary to popular believe, testosterone is not just an important hormone for men. Women also need to maintain adequate testosterone too. A sudden drop in testosterone levels can affect a woman’s libido, energy levels, and attitude. Here are 5 signs that you may have low T-levels.
Always feeling fatigued
Been feeling real tired lately? It could be due to low testosterone levels. This can manifest in several ways, For instance, you may have a hard time finding the energy to get out of bed in the morning, or feeling completely drained of energy throughout the day. One surefire sign of low T-levels is you are tired despite getting an adequate amount of sleep.
Irregular sleep patterns
Women with low T-levels usually have a hard time getting quality sleep. Their sleeping patterns tend to be scattered. Affected women may suffer bouts of insomnia, sleep apnea, or just struggle with frequent waking and other sleep disturbances during the night. From a general standpoint, you should see your doctor if your normal sleeps habits is disrupted for 4 to 6 weeks, or longer.
Having issues losing weight? It could be due to low T-levels. Most women are unaware of that fact. Many researchers now believe that diminishing testosterone levels is a leading cause of midlife weight gain in women, if not the single most common culprit. In addition, low T-levels cause women to lose bone density and muscle tone. These symptoms can begin to show in a woman’s mid-30s but could occur sooner than that. However, diet and performing muscle-building exercises should reverse this issue.
Decreased sex drive
Your spouse wearing old man’s cologne isn’t the only thing that will turn you off. Low T-levels lower’s a woman libido. When testosterone is low, women experience more sudden and extreme sexual changes—including reduced libido, vaginal dryness that makes intercourse very painful, and a general disinterest in sexual intimacy. Hormone replacement therapy can help improve sex drive levels. However, never self-treat a suspected testosterone deficiency. If you improperly treat low sex drive, the following issues could occur:
- mood swings
- increased body hair
- chronic headaches
- sleep apnea
- development of male secondary sex characteristics
Feelings of depression
Being depressed could be result of low T-levels. Testosterone plays a vital role in mood stabilization and mental focus. Loss of motivation and interest in doing activities are associated with low T-levels. These symptoms lead up to depression.
Experiencing any of those 5 symptoms of signifying low testosterone. Be sure to check with your doctor to confirm what the issue is.