Sexual desire is an instinctual force. While sexual intercourse is necessary for procreation, it is also a vital and pleasurable part of adult human relationships. Each person’s desire for sex is influenced by three main factors:
A problem with any or all of those factors can lower one’s libido or sex drive. A fourth factor concerns the physical aspect: being overweight or obese can also lead to low libido.
Low libido decreases the desire for sex, but it does not have to sound the death knell on intimate relationships. Hormone replacement therapy — in the form of estrogen and/or progestin for women, and testosterone for men — can remedy the situation. The drugs are available on prescription from your doctor.
Replacement Therapy for Women
A great many peri-menopausal, menopausal and post-menopausal women suffer from low libido that is caused by the changes in hormonal levels at/or around the time of menopause. Younger women who have had hysterectomies/removal of the ovaries will oftentimes experience menopausal symptoms and the attendant waning of sexual desire too.
In such cases, doctors may prescribe HRT to compensate for the lower levels of estrogen and progesterone. The drug is available in many forms, to include pills, transdermal patches, and creams. HRT helps to decrease vaginal dryness, and it also increases sexual desire.
Furthermore, increased estrogen levels help to return muscle mass to pre-menopausal levels, and that should help with weight loss if you follow a weight-loss plan and exercise program.
Replacement Therapy for Men
There is not a male version of menopause but, after age 30, a man’s testosterone levels decrease by one percent each year. A low level of testosterone is known as hypogonadism, and symptoms typically include:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Low libido
- Muscle loss
- Weight gain: typically around the abdomen
If your testosterone levels are not at optimal levels, you do not have to suffer in silence with any of the above symptoms. You can undertake Testosterone Therapy for Libido. Your doctor can prescribe testosterone supplements to augment the amount in your body.
Testosterone is not available in pill form, but can be administered via:
Many men on Testosterone Therapy for Libido claim to have regained their lost youth. You, too, can once again enjoy lasting and fulfilling sexual relationships.
You will see improvements in your body’s muscle mass, and your abdomen will certainly shrink. Along with a renewed sense of vitality, your mood will improve and anxiety will be diminished.
As a final thought, hormonal therapy may not be advisable for certain individuals. However, for most adult male and female patients, replacement hormones are viable treatment options that can lead to feelings of improved sexual well-being and a more positive body image.