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Mental Health And Hormones: Exploring The Role Of Testosterone

26 February, 2024

When it comes to mental health and hormones, it's complicated. While your mental state can’t be put down to ‘just your hormones’ (although this is debatable come that time of the month) they do in fact play a very big part in your overall mental health. One hormone for particular consideration is testosterone. Thought of as strictly a male hormone it’s found in us women too and is essential to both our mental and physical wellbeing. Here are all the ways that testosterone impacts your mental health. Some of them may just surprise you…

Feeling like a grouch? 

Depression, anxiety, irritability and mood swings. Yes you guessed it, testosterone has an impact on them all. If you have noticed that you are feeling a bit off then it could well be down to a lack of testosterone in your system. The sex hormone plays an important role in regulating your mood and so keeping it at the right levels will help keep you feeling your best. 

But of course it goes deeper than that, as when it comes to mental health and hormones, testosterone can have a bigger impact than you might think. A study found that low testosterone can cause depression in women and anxiety has also been linked to low levels of the hormone too. While mental health is a complex matter it is important to understand the role hormone imbalances play in contributing to poor mental health, especially considering women are twice as likely to experience anxiety and depression than men. 

No Monday morning motivation? 

Higher levels of testosterone are known to boost your energy levels, motivation and drive. This is true for both men and women. If you are constantly hitting that snooze button on your alarm or putting off important matters then it may be to do with your hormones. Having an off day (or week) is nothing to feel bad about. Taking time for yourself with a day spent in bed binge watching Netflix can in fact be a great form of self care. 

But a constant lack of motivation is not good for your mental health. It can lead to feelings of guilt and anxiety when things you usually enjoy doing just aren't hitting the spot. This lack of ambition can affect both your personal and professional life which in turn can make your mental health worse. 

Lacking confidence? 

Low-self esteem is a sensation many women will be familiar with at some point in their lives. The constant pressure to look and be perfect can lead us to feeling a little bad about ourselves and cause our mental health to plummet. But did you know that testosterone is a natural confidence booster? 

Yes, that’s right, the sex hormone is linked to increased confidence, assertiveness, and sense of wellbeing. So next time you are feeling like you can take on the world it may be down to your higher testosterone levels. 

Tossing and turning at night? 

There is a very close connection between the amount of sleep you are getting and your mental health. If you are burning the candles at both ends or just unable to switch off then your mental health is likely to be impacted. Again, like with all the issues we are talking about, sleep is also linked to your testosterone. Both too high and low levels of testosterone are thought to interfere with your sleep.  

If you are finding it hard to get some shut eye then along with keeping your testosterone in check, increasing your melatonin levels can also be an effective sleep regular. Our bioidentical melatonin supplements help you to fall asleep and stay asleep so you can wake up feeling refreshed as you should. 

Getting stressed out? 

Stress is extremely bad for your mental health. We all know this. When we are stressed out the body triggers our fight or flight mode flooding our system with the stress hormone cortisol. 

Being in a state of constant stress puts a real strain on both our body and mind which can lead to mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. But what you may not know is that testosterone boosts the effect of serotonin on the brain, improving your mood and helping you to feel cool, calm and collected. 

Not looking to get lucky?

We know that failing to get your freak on may not be directly related to your mental health. But it can cause a lot of worry, stress and anxiety particularly if it’s causing friction in your relationship

Also let's face it, great sex is an excellent stress reliever and when your hormones aren't getting you horny, your mental health can often be impacted.

While it is well known the effect of testosterone on a man's libido what about us women? 

Just like with men, testosterone has a direct link to a women's sex drive. Not only does low testosterone decrease your sexual desire but your sexual fulfillment too. Making it harder for you to reach the big O when you are finally in the mood. 

So if you are looking to add some fuel to your fire you need to make sure you have enough testosterone running through your veins. 

Your mental health and hormones 

So just in case you have missed our ever so subtle point, what we are saying is that balanced testosterone = better mental health. 

While we are not suggesting that it's the answer to all your mental health problems, topping up your testosterone can certainly be an option to consider if you aren't feeling at your best.

So if you are feeling the effects of low testosterone, be it a loss of libido, lack of energy, or simply not feeling like yourself then our bioidentical testosterone cream may be just what you need. 

Our low dose testosterone cream works to rebalance your hormones by restoring your testosterone to their optimum levels, improving your mood, sex drive and overall wellbeing, so you can be the very best version of yourself. 

If your hormones are in need of a boost then start your consultation with us today and get your personalised treatment delivered straight to your door. 

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