“Since testosterone helps us feel energy, motivation and sex drive, while supporting our bones and muscles, when it decreases we often feel that we’ve lost our vitality.”
“Since all of the hormones work together, it’s incredibly helpful to look at the whole hormonal picture.”
In Part 1 of my article How To Balance Testosterone In Women, I covered high testosterone, signs and symptoms and what you can do to lower testosterone and balance your hormones, naturally. In today’s article, I’m going to cover the opposite case – low testosterone in women. Remember that when it comes to hormones, we want to be like Goldilocks and have levels that are just right for us.
In today’s article, I will cover:
Let’s get into the details!
When we first think of low testosterone, we think low testosterone in men, but while women naturally have less of this hormone than men, low testosterone levels seriously impact how women feel (and look). As we get older, and eventually enter menopause, testosterone levels decline. Since testosterone helps us feel energetic, motivated and maintains our libido, while also supporting our bones and muscles, when it decreases we often feel that we’ve lost our vitality.
This leads us to low testosterone symptoms and signs. Here are the common symptoms in women:
Why do women have low testosterone? In addition to age-related decline, some common root causes may be:
Since each woman with low testosterone may have different symptoms and different root causes, testing and a personalized treatment plan from a functional medicine perspective can be incredibly supportive. If you’d like some guidance around your hormonal health, please reach out for an appointment.
How To Increase Testosterone And Natural Testosterone Supplement Boosters
Just as with high testosterone, those with low testosterone may benefit from certain lifestyle changes and supplements. Here are some ideas to get you started:
I love these products… they are specially formulated for where you are in the pre, peri, or post menopausal cycle.
And of course my old standby…
Other low testosterone supplements to consider are zinc, vitamin D, shatavari and more. There really are many options to achieve balance for each woman’s hormones.
Since low testosterone means low vitality, there is no time to waste in working to bring your body into balance. Since all of the hormones work together, it’s incredibly helpful to look at the whole hormonal picture. Focusing on the root cause and taking time to relax into life is going to benefit all of your hormones – cortisol, insulin, estrogen, progesterone and, yes, even testosterone.
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