Older women often experience low libido and a declining interest in sex, which they assume to be a normal consequence of aging. However this is not necessarily the case. Women going through menopause often struggle with sexual dysfunction. Unfortunately, many of them are not aware that hormones are the surprising cause of low libido, and the lack of desire to be physically intimate with their partner (click here).
Hormones and Low Libido
Low libido is incredibly common in menopausal women, and is often very difficult to manage. Lack of sexual desire can also occur in pre-menopausal women, as well as women on birth control pills. The problem is often persistent, and therefore ends up affecting intimate relationships.
Hormonal imbalance is perhaps the most identifiable cause of low libido. This arises from the fact that there is usually a change in the levels of 3 primary hormones – estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, prior to and during menopause. These hormones all play a key role in female sexuality. As a result, any changes in levels can trigger a range of symptoms including low libido, fatigue, vaginal dryness, and muscle atrophy.
Hormone therapy is generally recommended for treating changes in hormone levels. Hormone treatments are designed to restore optimal hormonal balance, and relieve the associated symptoms. Synthetic hormones were once used for this purpose, but due to unwelcome side effects, more natural alternatives are now available, such as bioidentical hormone therapy.
Biomedical hormone therapy is offered at the Fountain of Youth Med Spa in Victoria, TX. Please call 361-576-9100 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nhi Le. Dr. Le will do a thorough evaluation of your hormone levels, and then design a customized solution to get them back on track, and improve your libido.