What are the emotional effects of low testosterone levels?

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There are key differences between how low testosterone affects men versus women and while many of the effects of low testosterone are physical, these issues in and of themselves can end up impacting an existing mental health issue or as a result of these issues, create one.

Men presenting with low levels of testosterone will usually exhibit these symptoms.

  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Lethargy and lack of motivation
  • Lack of self-confidence

In addition to these men with low levels of T, will often exhibit signs of mental distress that is brought about by the physical effects of low-level testosterone. Issues like the inability to achieve a strong erection, lack of libido and overall “malaise” can all cause complications in relationships and lead to mental health issues on their own.

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The importance of healthy and consistent sleep in stabilising your overall health and wellbeing cannot be overstated and as difficulties sleeping are a serious symptom of low-level testosterone, this on its own could lead to further complications too.

Cells in the brain have testosterone receptors that are triggered when they receive hits of testosterone. These cells serve various functions through the body and when they don’t get their required dose of testosterone, they’re not “firing up” the way they should. This, in turn, causes stress and anxiety in the brain which can lead to an increased impact on overall mental wellbeing.

What about the effects of low testosterone on the mental health of women?

Testosterone is often thought of as something that only affects men, and this is not true. Women also need certain amounts of T to function at their peak and when this is not the case, often in times of menopause, for example, the effects can be just as damaging as they are for men.

Some of the mental effects that low testosterone can have on the mental health of women include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • High levels of stress and the “inability” to manage them correctly
  • Mood swings
  • Lack of ambition and confidence


Just like their male counterparts, women can also experience a decreased sex drive or low libido and this, in turn, can create relationship issues and lead to a decrease in stable, mental health.

Testosterone is a major sex hormone that regulates and influences many functions in both men and women, although low levels of testosterone tend to have much more predominant impacts in men.

The hormone is what gives men their “manliness” and governs their ability to navigate the spheres of their lives, especially active, fit and healthy men who are working hard to achieve personal performance goals.

As men age and the levels of testosterone decrease naturally, this can have a major impact on how men see themselves and interact with the world around them and if this is you, you don’t have to suffer in silence. Call our expert team, now.

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