As men and women age and their bodies produce less hormones, a number of symptoms can interfere with their lives. If a low sex drive is impacting your relationship and causing you emotional stress, Orlandis Wells, MD, can help. At the Hormone Therapy Institute, Dr. Wells offers comprehensive diagnostics to determine if a hormone imbalance is decreasing your desire for sex. To find out more about holistic hormone therapy options for increasing your libido, call the Henderson, Nevada, office today or use the online booking feature to schedule an appointment.
If you aren’t interested in sexual activity, rarely think about intimacy, or want sex less frequently than your partner, you may have a low sex drive due to a hormone imbalance.
When a low sex drive is interfering with your relationship or causing you distress, you should seek a consultation with Dr. Wells for treatment options.
There are a lot of factors that influence your desire to have sex. These factors include your:
When changes in your body due to hormonal fluctuations, especially during pregnancy and menopause, lower your libido, you can become uninterested in sex. You may also suffer related symptoms, such as vaginal dryness or vaginal atrophy, that makes sex painful.
Men can also experience low levels of testosterone, which can cause a loss of interest in sex.
Certain medications, including hormonal birth control, can also cause a hormone imbalance that influences your sex drive.
Dr. Wells can determine if low levels of hormones are affecting your desire for sex. He performs a comprehensive blood test to evaluate your hormone levels and determines which hormones your body lacks.
If he discovers low hormone levels are causing a low libido, Dr. Wells creates a custom treatment plan using hormone supplements to replenish what your body needs. Often, it’s the hormone estrogen in women and testosterone in men that controls sexual function.
Dr. Wells may recommend additional lifestyle changes to improve your sexual and overall health in combination with hormone therapy.
If pain is keeping you away from sex, you can try using lubricants to increase your comfort. You may also need to open an honest line of communication with your partner to discuss your needs and help improve your intimacy.
Avoid smoking and consuming alcohol as both habits can reduce your sex drive. Work on improving your diet and getting plenty of high-quality sleep every night to boost your sexual health and overall wellness.
To learn more about improving your sex drive with customized hormone therapy, call the Hormone Therapy Institute or use the online booking feature.