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Hormones, Low Libido, & Finding Balance

Written by Joe Cohen, BS | Last updated:

Weight gain, insomnia, hot flashes, moodiness…

Sounds a bit like menopause, right?

But what if you’re a man in your 30s or a 25 year old woman? What’s really going on here?

It could be that your hormones are all out of whack, particularly your testosterone levels.

Although it is known as the “male” hormone, women’s bodies also produce it – and if your testosterone levels are off (no matter your gender), it can be the source of a lot of not-so-fun symptoms.

Here are some of the telltale signs of low testosterone levels in both men and women:

Signs of low testosterone in men

Hormones and Health

Hormone imbalance doesn’t only strike in your 50’s, and it doesn’t only affect females. It’s particularly common for hormone imbalances in men to go undiagnosed and unaddressed.

This might have something to do with the fact that men are known for avoiding doctors, even though they die an average of 5 years sooner than women (But that’s a whole other issue)!

If you’re experiencing symptoms like these, it could mean that your testosterone levels are too low:

  • Low libido
  • Mood swings & irritability
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Fatigue
  • Brain fog
  • Increase in body fat
  • Erectile dysfunction

But it doesn’t stop at low testosterone. High levels of testosterone can also have some unfavorable symptoms. If you’re interested in learning more, keep reading our article about signs of testosterone imbalances in men!

Signs of low testosterone in women

Hormones keep things operating smoothly in our bodies. Even if just one system stops functioning properly, it can have a BIG impact on our health. Although women especially might be taught how to “deal with it” when it comes to our constantly fluctuating hormones, listening to your body is more important than you might think.

If you’re experiencing these symptoms, the answer could lie in your low testosterone levels:

  • Hair loss or hair thinning
  • Dry skin
  • Unintentional weight gain (increase in body fat)
  • Inability to get good quality sleep
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Low libido

But testosterone imbalance is not only about low testosterone levels. High levels of testosterone in women can also have unfavorable, but completely different, symptoms along with it. Keep reading if you’re interested in learning more about whether you might be experiencing the signs of low testosterone!

Fortunately, when it comes to hormone levels, finding out if imbalances are the source of your problems is very easy.

It’s just a simple health test that you can do from the comfort of your own home.

At SelfDecode, we make it easy – use our Hormone Home Test Kit to find out if your hormone levels are too high or too low.

PLUS, receive targeted health recommendations based on your results to help get your hormones at the right levels.

Life’s too short to settle for anything less!

About the Author

Joe Cohen, BS

Joe Cohen, BS

As a kid, Joe suffered from inflammation, brain fog, fatigue, digestive problems, mood and other issues that were poorly understood in both conventional and alternative medicine.Frustrated by the lack of good information and tools, Joe decided to embark on a journey of self-experimentation and self-learning to improve his health--something that has since become known as “biohacking”. With thousands of experiments and pubmed articles under his belt, Joe founded SelfHacked, the resource that was missing when he needed it. SelfHacked now gets millions of monthly readers.Joe is a thriving entrepreneur, author and speaker. He is the CEO of SelfHacked, SelfDecode and LabTestAnalyzer.His mission is to help people gain access to the most up-to-date, unbiased, and science-based ways to optimize their health.

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