Hormone Replacement Therapy for Sex Drive in San Francisco, CA
A decrease in sex drive is a condition that is unique in the fact that there is no definitive way to monitor it. Doctors have no gauge for what a "normal" sex drive should be, so it is defined differently with each and every patient, whether they're a man or a woman.
If you've noticed a decrease in your libido, it could be due to a number of factors. The solution may be simple, such as a side effect from a medication you were prescribed. It could be the result of the physical and mental anguish resulting from an unrelated chronic pain, or it may be hormonal imbalance.
Causes of Low Libido in Women
It may be difficult for a woman to determine what is causing her loss of libido, because it is difficult to monitor when a loss actually occurs. Simply not wanting sex as often as your partner doesn't necessarily mean your sex drive is lacking, although if your desire is less than you think it should be, it may be time to contact someone for help.
A diminished sex drive is often caused by a drop in hormone levels. This can be due to natural phases of life such as menopause or breast feeding, or an unexpected hormonal imbalance. In particular, low estrogen (oestrogen) and low progesterone levels are often responsible for a low libido in women.
In the case of hormonal imbalance, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) may be considered as a treatment option.
Some other physical and psychological causes for a diminished libido in women include:
- Painful sex
- Side effects from medication
- Issues with your self-esteem
Causes of Low Libido in Men
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 a lack of sex drive in men. Low-Testosterone (Low-T) may be the culprit behind your reduced libido, and may even lead directly to depression and fatigue.
There are a number of other factors that can lower a man's sex drive. Some of these include:
- Poor sleep habits
- Issues with your self-esteem
- Erectile dysfunction
- Drug or alcohol abuse
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Low Libido
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) may provide a solution to your diminished sex drive. Hormone replacement therapy—particularly with bioidentical hormones, which are exactly like those produced in your body—can be a lifesaver as we age.
Proper levels of testosterone and estrogen (oestrogen) help to restore men's and women's libidos, as well as promote intimacy and a general sense of wellbeing. Getting the hormones in balance can restore desire and the ability for men and women to enjoy healthy sex lives again.
If you're interested in rebuilding your sex drive, please call (707) 604-3600 or contact Dr. Michele Zormeier online.
Zormeier Cosmetic Surgery and Longevity Center
Address431 East Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448