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

Joe Cohen flipped the script on conventional and alternative medicine…and it worked. Growing up, he suffered from inflammation, brain fog, fatigue, digestive problems, insomnia, anxiety, and other issues that were poorly understood in traditional healthcare. Frustrated by the lack of good information and tools, Joe decided to embark on a learning journey to decode his DNA and track his biomarkers in search of better health. Through this personalized approach, he discovered his genetic weaknesses and was able to optimize his health 10X better than he ever thought was possible. Based on his own health success, he went on to found SelfDecode, the world’s first direct-to-consumer DNA analyzer & precision health tool that utilizes AI-driven polygenic risk scoring to produce accurate insights and health recommendations. Today, SelfDecode has helped over 100,000 people understand how to get healthier using their DNA and labs.
Joe is a thriving entrepreneur, with a mission of empowering people to take advantage of the precision health revolution and uncover insights from their DNA and biomarkers so that we can all feel great all of the time.


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