Getting Your Sexy Back – A Woman’s Look at Low Libido
Could it be that the women of the “free love” generation have lost their mojo? Many baby boomer ladies say, yes, their sex drive is minimal to none. Millions of women entering peri-menopause and moving forward into menopause may find that they are not as interested in sex. The female sex drive is truly multifaceted.
The decade between age 50 and age 60 is often a woman’s most difficult in terms of dealing with the physical symptoms and hormonal fluctuations that create health issues. But woman are also notably more sensitive emotionally during that time. As they are entering their “crone” years, it is a time to let go of their grown children, take better care of themselves, perhaps rekindle their relationship with their partner and on a whole, consider what they’d like to do with the rest of their lives.
Emotions are frequently behind the loss of desire but so are the changes in the ovulation phenomena. It is not coincidental that the only time of the month when conception is possible, a Mother Nature timed increase in libido in women comes just prior to ovulating. When they stop ovulating, the sexual urge they’ve had since puberty is gone and it is hard not to notice that. Moving forward then into menopause, the lessening of estrogen, also creates a lack of desire.
A key component is testosterone which can be easily tested. Researchers say women with higher levels of testosterone climax more often than those with lower hormone levels. And while a good testosterone level is commonly thought to be a big part of an increase in libido for women, estrogen and progesterone can also affect those levels. An imbalance of estrogen or progesterone can interfere with how the body uses that testosterone. Inadequate estrogen levels in women can reduce the effectiveness and efficiency of testosterone.
Another thing to look at is whether or not an undiagnosed thyroid hormone problem could be wreaking havoc on libido. One of the symptoms of the underactive thyroid condition known as hypothyroidism—along with weight gain, hair loss, dry skin and fatigue—is a faltering sex drive. A simple blood test can diagnose hypothyroidism, which is usually easy to treat.
A change in diet may also be necessary to increase libido. A correlation between high cholesterol and women who have issues with sexual arousal has been found. Reducing the amount of dairy products and animal fats while upping the intake of fruits, vegetables and other fiber-rich foods, could help block the absorption of cholesterol in the bloodstream and improve sexual health.
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At The Healthy Choice Compounding Pharmacy, we specialize in bio identical hormone therapy that can help women find that perfect balance to bring back the joy of intimate relationships in their lives. Call or stop by to speak with us about how we work with you and your physician to prescribe a solution that is uniquely yours.