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Low testosterone levels in women: Signs and symptoms

Never underestimate any symptoms that you may have. A doctor will better diagnose you than yourself so make sure you seek professional help to have early diagnosis and treat it quickly.

Testosterone is automatically associated with men, however, women also produce the hormone testosterone in their ovaries. Just like men, woman actually needs testosterone too, as part of the mix of hormones. It helps maintain sex drive and energy levels as well as body functions. When men suffer with low-testosterone levels, they have to go through complicated procedures and its considered a serious issue.

Unfortunately, the same goes for women as well. Other health consequences are found in that case, whether it’s affecting the production of women’s blood cells or decreasing the sex drive she has. It is a serious matter and you should know all about it to know which signs indicate an issue with the testosterone level.

Common Misdiagnosis

Testosterone studies and research are slightly limited compared to what can be found on other medical complications. Low testosterone can also be diagnosed as a completely different thing than what it is because its symptoms are similar to a few other medical conditions. Doctors can misdiagnose it if there aren’t many signs for it or if there is still  few signs here and there. So make sure you make a visit to a few doctors so you can gather several consultations and make sure about the diagnosis chosen.

Low Testosterone Signs & Symptoms

As we’ve mentioned earlier, the low testosterone symptoms can be very vague and misdiagnosed. So  doctors might check for issues like depression, anxiety, menopausal transition phases or thyroid disease to make sure of their diagnosis.

Studies have shown that if you’re experiencing at least seven of these major 10 symptoms, then chances are you’re probably having low testosterone levels:

  • Dry skin
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Poor memory
  • Mental numbness (no motivation or interest)
  • A change in your usual sexual desire or satisfaction
  • Muscle weakening
  • Feeling of fatigue
  • Gaining ‘love handles’
  • Poor tolerance of exercise

Common causes

Besides other rare causes and places that lead to low testosterone levels. There are 3 most common places that should produce the testosterone in a woman’s body.

  1. Ovaries: these are the major source of testosterone. When there is a decrease in hormones because of menopause. It usually means that pre menopausal women and post menopausal women can go through a phase of low testosterone levels.
  2. Peripheral tissues
  3. Adrenal glands


There are several options for treating low testosterone levels. Doctors usually prescribe medications that have estrogen and testosterone in it. Others choose to medicate through injections of testosterone. Rarely are they treated by testosterone gel formulations, especially for women because this treatment is usually prescribed to men only.

Another option for treating low testosterone levels is the testosterone booster. The natural testosterone boosting power, according to, increases your strength and stamina, sharpens your focus, decreases fatigue and gives you an energy boost.

Your health is a priority

Never underestimate any symptoms that you may have. A doctor will better diagnose you than yourself so make sure you seek professional help to have early diagnosis and treat it quickly. Usually, doctors will start with a physical examination and if there are any suspicions of you having low testosterone levels, you’ll have a blood test done. If a woman is not in her menopause, then the doctor will probably advise on what the best time is for testing the testosterone level.

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