Valentine’s Day is a time for loving gestures and date night with your spouse. However, are you not feeling very romantic these days? You seem to have lost your desire for physical intimacy with your husband or wife, and aren’t quite sure how to get it back. Don’t lose hope. This can occur as you go through life, and we will share with you a very common cause of low libido that can be reversed.
Low libido refers to a lack of sexual desire, and can be caused by various factors such as fatigue, depression, illness, relationship issues, hormonal decline and imbalance, and even by prescription drug side effects.
The hormone testosterone plays a key role for a healthy libido in both men and women. Yes, that’s right, women, too. Testosterone, known as the hormone of desire, has the strongest effect on libido.
Testosterone is primarily known as the male sex hormone. A man’s testosterone and sex drive peak in his teens and twenties. As a man ages, his testosterone levels naturally decline. Low testosterone levels can lead to lack of sex drive and erectile dysfunction.
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There’s one thing that most people don’t associate with a woman’s libido, and that’s testosterone. Women actually make testosterone in their ovaries and adrenal glands. In women of reproductive age, testosterone levels peak at ovulation, stimulating a woman’s desire for sex.
Times in a Woman’s Life that Can Cause Testosterone to Decline
Aging: As women age, their testosterone levels begin to decline.
Hysterectomy: About one-half of a woman’s testosterone is produced in her ovaries. When women undergo a total hysterectomy, they immediately lose 50% percent of their circulating testosterone. Now you can see how having your ovaries removed during a hysterectomy can decrease your sex drive.
Estrogen Dominance: Women who experience estrogen dominance, an imbalance of progesterone and estrogen, suffer from low testosterone. When a woman becomes estrogen dominant, she begins to experience menstrual cycles without ovulation, which means that she misses out on the elevation in testosterone that normally comes with ovulation. To make matters worse, estrogen dominance increases the liver’s production of sex-hormone binding globulins. These sex-hormone binding goblins attach to the small amount of testosterone in circulation effectively preventing testosterone from entering the cells.
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Restore Your Romantic Moods and Inclinations
The key to improving low libido caused by hormone deficiency such as testosterone is to supplement with bioidentical hormones to restore hormone levels to those of a healthy young man or woman. Take our hormone symptom checker quiz to find out if hormone imbalance could be the cause of your low libido.
At the Hotze Health & Wellness Center, we believe that you deserve a doctor and a team of professionals to coach you onto a path of health and wellness naturally, without the use of pharmaceutical drugs, so that you can enjoy a better quality of life.
We identify the cause of your symptoms and help restore your health naturally. We specialize in bioidentical hormones that are identical to the hormones made by your body. It’s simply a matter of replacing what’s missing. Replenishing your hormones will help not only improve your libido, but restore your energy and vitality. Call our Wellness Consultants today for a complimentary wellness consultation at 281-698-8698.