If you’re feeling fatigued, sluggish, and lacking energy, it’s possible that your sex hormones could be to blame. Specifically, low levels of testosterone in men and women can lead to a decrease in energy levels.
Testosterone and energy levels
Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone, although it is also produced in smaller amounts in women. It plays a crucial role in the development and maintenance of male reproductive tissues, as well as other important functions throughout the body.
Testosterone functions in the body
One of these functions is the regulation of energy. Testosterone helps to maintain muscle mass and strength, bone density, and overall energy levels. When testosterone levels are low, it can lead to a decrease in energy levels. Other symptoms include fatigue, decreased sex drive, and depressed mood.
In men, testosterone levels typically start to decline gradually after the age of 30. This decline can be accelerated by a variety of factors, including certain medical conditions, medications, and lifestyle factors such as poor diet and lack of exercise.
In women, testosterone levels are much lower than in men, but they still play an important role in maintaining energy levels and overall health. Women with low testosterone levels may experience symptoms such as fatigue, decreased sex drive, and mood changes.
Thyroid and cortisol are important too
It’s worth noting that low energy levels can be caused by a variety of factors, and testosterone is just one of many hormones that can influence energy levels. Other hormones, such as cortisol and thyroid hormones, also play important roles in regulating energy levels and metabolism.
Concerning energy levels?
If you’re concerned about your energy levels, let the Wellthy Soul Care Team help! Our Functional Doctor, Dr. Tenesha Wards, or Nurse Practitioner, Julie Bennett, can help diagnose any underlying medical conditions or hormonal imbalances. Our first line of defense against deficiencies is transforming your nutrition with the help of supplementation. Additionally, you always have the choice of hormone replacement therapy if that is right for you.
In summary, low levels of testosterone can lead to a decrease in energy levels and other symptoms in both men and women. If you’re experiencing these symptoms, it may be time to put yourself first and seek medical advice to determine the underlying cause and explore treatment options.