When it comes to getting older, many people focus on the fact that men start to lose their libido (after all, there’s an entire pharmacological industry based around it). But very little spotlight is shed on a woman’s libido, particularly in her golden years. No matter what the reasons why this might be, it’s important for women of all ages to know that a low libido doesn’t always have to be an inevitable consequence of getting older…
In fact, it can often be boiled down to hormonal fluctuations.
Low libido and sex drive are often seen in premenopausal, menopausal, and postmenopausal women; even younger women complain about having a low sex drive. This complaint can usually be attributed to hormones changing during the menopausal process (or, in cases of younger women, changing hormones due to birth control).
For women going through menopause, three hormones begin to drastically change: progesterone, testosterone, and estrogen. Progesterone takes a nosedive during this time, which allows estrogen to dominate hormonal levels. Excessively high levels of estrogen have been shown to cause low libido in women, as well as muscle atrophy, increased lethargy, and other symptoms.
Unfortunately, testosterone is no help here. During menopause, the body tells the ovaries to start reducing the amount of testosterone being produced. Since testosterone is the hormone responsible for regulating and promoting a person’s sex drive, women often experience lower sexual drive.
If you’ve been suffering from a low libido, it might be time to consider hormone therapy at the Fountain of Youth Medical Spa in Victoria, Texas. Owner and operator Dr. Nhi Le is a certified anti-aging expert, which means she has the experience and know-how necessary to create and implement highly successful hormone treatments.
What’s more, Dr. Le offers pellet hormone therapy, which is a unique approach to administering hormones. With pellet hormone therapy, hormones are delivered right into the bloodstream, allowing for greater efficacy and faster results. Dr. Le is one of the few providers in the greater Victoria, Texas area who offers this innovative approach to hormone therapy.
To learn more about correcting a low libido – not to mention feeling refreshed, energetic, and alert again!
Call Fountain of Youth Medical Spa today to schedule an appointment at (361) 576-9100.