When we first think of testosterone, libido or performance may come to mind.
However, testosterone levels have an impact on many facets of well-being — from energy levels to metabolism, muscle mass to mood. The influence that testosterone has on the body really runs the gamut.
The brain has various testosterone receptors, so low levels can have a significant effect on your mood. Low testosterone can cause mood swings, negatively impact sleep quality, and decrease your energy levels throughout the day.
These factors, combined with more muscle aches and pains, foggier thinking, and a decreased passion or hunger for your day-to-day activities can lead to feeling muted or depressed.
Symptoms of low testosterone can create a vicious cycle causing the effects to compound on each other, having a more significant impact on your day-to-day life and overall feeling of well-being.