Many people think of testosterone in terms of men, but rarely do we hear it discussed regarding women. But testosterone is an important hormone for all people, and it performs a similar function in every body, affecting mood, metabolism, and muscle growth.
Testosterone can be an issue for young women, often associated with PCOS. When testosterone levels are high there can be hair loss, acne, period issues, and increased body hair. When levels are low – very common during perimenopause – there can be a lack of confidence, libido, and energy. Once you’re familiar with these symptoms it’s easy to spot.
We’re going to talk about testosterone, its effects, how to test for it, and how to naturally change your levels.