Hey There Testosterone (aka WTAF is Going on in Perimenopause?) post 3 of 4
Hey There Testosterone!
A pivotal point in my own perimenopause journey was getting to know the function of
each of the sex hormones through my Yoga for the Stages of Menopause training with
Niamh from Yinstinct and the “personification” of each of these hormones.
All of a sudden, this huge array of symptoms and shifts during this transition all made
sense. Im featuring one of these sex hormones each week.
Today, we get up close and personal with testosterone!
Testosterone plays a role in vitality, energy, cognitive function, sexual desire and
-> Shifting testosterone can be associated with decreased energy and vitality,
decreased or absent libido, mood changes, decreased concentration and cognitive
brain function, lowered sense of wellbeing, challenges developing and maintaining
lean muscle tissue.
Check out all the systems impacted and you kind of get a feel for why
we can feel so out of whack!
-> If we attempted to personify the effects of testosterone (which of course we can’t
but is helpful to understand the changes which can occur from a rollercoaster of
progesterone in the body) we might describe her as:
"The Energiser Bunny"
* interested & motivated
* switched on
* feel-good factor
* strong & vital
Doesn’t that make it way more to understand if/when your bedroom mojo goes AWOL,
or you find it more difficult to stay motivated or to concentrate and your get up and go,
got and went!?
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