Hormone Replacement Therapy for Low Libido in North Charleston, SC
A decrease in sex drive (low libido) is a condition that occurs in many men and women throughout their lives. The solution to sexual desire, or better yet, the lack thereof, may be simple, as in the case where the culprit is a side effect from a prescription medication or from temporary physical and mental anguish.
However, in many cases, the cause of your low libido may be tied to a hormonal imbalance. As you age, the likelihood of experiencing low libido increases as hormone levels change. Testosterone levels in men and estrogen levels in women often decrease as we reach middle age. Affecting intimate relationships and your overall wellbeing, low libido, as a result of a hormonal imbalance, can wreak havoc in your life.
Restoring hormones to adequate levels through bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can help you achieve an increased sex drive for a better overall quality of life.
Hormonal Changes in Men & Women
Some people think that men should have no problem with their sex drive, and because of this, many men suffering from a diminished libido may keep the problem to themselves. The reality is that many men are suffering from the condition but may be too embarrassed to ask for help.
There is a strong correlation between low testosterone and lack of sex drive in men. Testosterone is responsible for sperm production and is a leading factor in a man’s sex drive. Testosterone levels gradually decline as a man ages and may be the culprit behind your reduced libido and the reduced ability to achieve an erection.
Natural phases in a woman’s life such as perimenopause, menopause or breast feeding can contribute to a hormonal imbalance. In particular, low estrogen, progesterone and testosterone levels are often responsible for a lack of sexual desire in women. All three of these hormone are known to decline in women as they reach middle age and levels can be exacerbated when combined with stress, toxins and various health conditions. Inadequate levels of these hormone can create painful sex, vaginal discomfort and a significant drop in energy levels – making sex not only undesirable but often agonizing.
What are Bioidentical Hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are hormones synthesized from natural plant sources—including yam and soy—and are molecularly identical to human hormones. Because the molecular structure of bioidentical hormones is recognized by the body, these hormones are better metabolized and are safer than traditional hormones from synthetic, animal-derived sources.
What to Expect from Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bioidentical hormone therapy is administered by an experienced healthcare professional after first evaluating your current medical condition. This will often include lab testing conducted with blood, saliva and/or urine samples in order to pinpoint specific hormone imbalances. Based on these lab test results, a treatment plan is created, personalized to your specific needs.
Bioidentical hormones can then be administered via injection, pellets, patches, pills or creams to deliver the dosing your healthcare determined to be most effective.
During and after BHRT treatment, hormone levels are monitored to ensure safety and efficacy.
Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
In addition to helping to balance testosterone, estrogen and progesterone levels to restore sexual desire, BHRT can also help correct other issues affecting your sex life. In women, BHRT can help correct vaginal dryness and painful intercourse from thinning vaginal walls. In men, BHRT can help improve the quality of erections and increase bone density and muscle mass.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may provide a solution to your diminished sex drive. If you're interested in sparking your sex life once again, please call (843) 571-0200 or contact Coastal Gynecology & Obstetrics online.
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