Sex: It’s Something to Talk About

Many of us got “the sex talk” when we were barely ready to digest such adult information. What our parents may have known about sex, or been comfortable discussing, seems to cover only the very tip of the iceberg. True sex talk could continue over a lifetime. One of the reasons why is that, as we age, sex takes on a different meaning. Life situations also change the way we approach sex. Hormones, as well, are going to dictate immediate and long-term sexual wellness.

Let’s be honest about sex. It’s something that most people are interested in. When sex drive takes a nosedive, there is at least a small part of us that wants to know why. There are several potential reasons, including:

  • Side effects of birth control
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Stress
  • Postpartum issues
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Lack of confidence in physical appearance
  • Sexual dysfunction issues such as painful intercourse or erectile dysfunction

Sex drive is important. It’s important to a relationship and also to your personal sense of wellness. If you could use a boost, consider strategies that address deeper factors in sexual health such as:

  • Support healthy testosterone production with a daily dose of zinc. There are several forms of zinc. Studies indicate that zinc picolinate is more readily absorbed than other common types. Testosterone is not only important for men. Though women have a much lower level of this sex hormone, depletion of it can cause a host of issues, including low libido.
  • Look at the effects of hormonal birth control. Birth control pills prevent pregnancy by inhibiting progesterone. When there is a lack of progesterone (or testosterone), estrogen levels increase. Estrogen dominance is a common factor in low libido as well as other unpleasant symptoms. If birth control is causing low sex drive, a woman may consider switching to a non-hormonal contraceptive.
  • Get a clear picture of overall hormone balance. Patients of our Reno office can gain an in-depth understanding of their sexual and general wellness by undergoing comprehensive hormone testing. We conduct blood work prior to prescribing bioidentical hormone treatment for men and women interested in restoring optimal balance between primary sex hormones.

Hormonal imbalance can lead to numerous issues, from mood swings to sleep difficulties to erectile dysfunction and vaginal dryness. Bioidentical hormones are a plant-based solution that mimics the body’s chemical formation of natural hormones. This means fewer risks, little to no side effects, and an organic boost in all areas of wellness.

Learn more about bioidentical hormone therapy. Call our Reno office at (775) 826-4477 to schedule your consultation.

Posted in: Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

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