As you age, the level of your sex hormones decreases. According to research, at the age of 40, your sex hormones are half of what they were during your twenties. Even if you are determined to make your relationship work, lower sex hormone levels can lower your libido, eroding the foundation of your union. Fortunately, you don’t have to live with low libido, depressed mood, and other side effects of low hormone levels. Christopher Riegel, MD, an experienced bioidentical hormone specialist at the Riegel Center, offers Plano low libido treatment using customized formulas to restore your libido. For more consultations, call or book an appointment online today.
What Are the Common Causes of Low Libido in Men?
The main cause of low libido in men is a low testosterone level. However, men might also experience low libido for other reasons, such as chronic illness and pain. Both men and women have testosterone, which is essential since it is the only sex hormone they have. Testosterone levels are highest during the late teens and then reduce gradually over time which might lead to significantly low libido levels. Men with low libido often have erectile dysfunction, which might leave you frustrated and hopeless, and even worsen your low libido problem. Other side effects of low testosterone levels include; weight gain, poor sleep, low energy, depression, and other severe problems.
What Are the Common Causes of Low Libido in Women?
Low libido is not just a problem in men. Women also get low libido due to several factors. These include; chronic pain, medication, mental health problems, underlying health problems, the use of illicit substances, and relationship issues.
However, hormone depletion is the primary reason for low libido in women, especially in menopause and perimenopause. Progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone hormones are the ones that influence female libido. These hormones decrease as you age, reaching their lowest after menopause. The low hormone levels cause a drop in sexual desire, lack of vaginal sensation, and vaginal dryness. It also causes other exasperating symptoms such as hot flashes, weight gain, depression, poor energy, night sweats, etc.
Which Is the Effective Treatment for Low Libido?
The best treatment is hormone replacement therapy if your low libido results from low hormone levels. Dr. Riegel uses patented bioidentical hormone blends that he invented to treat low libido effectively. These hormones are duplicates of natural sex hormones and are effective in restoring the right levels of your sex hormone. The doctor customizes each patient’s hormone formula based on their blood tests. He prescribes a customized hormone replacement plan to restore your sex hormones to high levels, like during your twenties. These hormonal blends are administered in various forms, such as vaginal inserts for women. The benefits of this hormonal treatment include; more energy, higher libido, more restful sleep, better mood, and enhanced weight maintenance.
Do not struggle with low libido any longer. The bioidentical hormone replacement plan at The Riegel Center effectively restores your libido and ensures you get back your happy relationship. Call or book an appointment online for more consultations.