By age 40, your sex hormones are half of what they were at 20-30. Even if you’re committed to making your relationship work, hormone depletion can work against you to lower your libido and erode the foundation of your union. Fortunately, you don’t have to accept low libido, depressed mood, or the other effects of low hormones. At The Riegel Center in Plano, Texas, esteemed bioidentical hormone specialist Christopher Riegel, MD, uses customized formulas that he invented himself to restore the libido you thought you’d lost. Click on the scheduling tool or call the office to arrange your consultation now.
A very long list of factors may contribute to low libido in women, including medication, chronic pain, underlying health conditions, mental health issues, relationship problems, and use of illicit substances.
But the most common reason for low libido in women, particularly women in perimenopause or menopause, is hormone depletion. Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are the hormones that influence female libido. All three decrease as you age, hitting their lowest levels after menopause.
Hormone decrease can lead to a plummet in sexual desire as well as vaginal dryness, lack of vaginal sensation, and other frustrating issues like weight gain, hot flashes, poor energy, depression, and night sweats, to name a few.
Just as with women, men may have low libido for many reasons, including chronic pain and illness. However, the primary cause of poor male libido is a decrease in testosterone.
While both men and women have testosterone, for men, it's especially crucial because it's the only sex hormone they have.
Testosterone levels peak during the late teens and then decrease steadily over time. This can lead to significantly lowered libido.
When men have low libido, it's also common to have problems like erectile dysfunction (ED). A long struggle with ED can make you feel hopeless and frustrated, which can lower libido even more.
Just like hormone depletion in women, male hormone depletion can cause not only low libido but also problems like low energy, poor sleep, weight gain, depression, and other serious issues.
When hormone loss is causing low libido, by far the most efficient way to treat the problem is hormone replacement therapy. At The Riegel Center, Dr. Riegel prescribes proprietary bioidentical hormone blends that he invented himself.
These hormones are exact duplicates of the natural sex hormones. Restoring your sex hormone levels offers many benefits, including:
Dr. Reigel personalizes every patient’s hormone formula according to their blood tests. He prescribes an individualized hormone replacement plan with the goal of restoring your sex hormones to the same levels you had in your 20s.
Hormones come in several forms, including vaginal inserts for women.
Learn more about hormone replacement for low libido by calling The Riegel Center or clicking the provided link now.