Low libido can lead to an unfulfilling or even non-existent sex life. However, a low sex drive doesn’t necessarily mean that you don’t desire intimacy with your partner.
More often than not, low libido is a result of a variety of physical and mental health issues. Hormonal changes related to menopause, childbirth, or thyroid problems can all have an effect on arousal. Chronic stress, especially if it’s related to your relationship, can also reduce your desire to engage in sexual activity. Additionally, depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues may prevent you from “getting in the mood”. Certain prescription drugs may also affect libido, including types of antidepressants, birth control pills, anti-anxiety drugs, and blood pressure medications. It is important to consult a physician if you suspect your lack of sexual drive may be connected to medication.
Many women with low libido experience vaginal dryness, atrophy, painful sex, and the inability to orgasm. All of these symptoms can rob women of their sense of confidence, happiness, and sexual function.
If your low libido is affecting your sex life, well-being, or relationships, you may want to speak with a women’s health professional to develop a solution and take back your sexual health. Continue reading to learn how to boost female sex drive, including the four treatments doctors may prescribe.
When estrogen levels fall after menopause or during breastfeeding, sex can become painful instead of pleasurable. In fact, roughly one fourth of all post-menopausal women experience painful sex according to surveys. This is because, as hormone levels drop, the vagina becomes dry and the vaginal tissues lose their elasticity. Fortunately, estrogen replacement is available to help reverse these symptoms.
Estrogen comes in many forms, including topical cream, oral tablets, and skin patches. Once the cream or patch is applied to your skin, the estrogen is absorbed into your body. Some women prefer to take their medications in pill form as they are easier to take on-the-go. In order to safely improve sex drive, low doses of estrogen are typically used to prevent any negative side effects.
As women age, the body’s production of testosterone and other androgens declines. Although you may associate testosterone with being a male hormone, it is also produced in the ovaries. In fact, testosterone plays an important role in sexual function and desire in women, just like it does in men. As testosterone levels decrease due to age, so does clitoral and vaginal sensitivity, leading to difficulty orgasming and unsatisfying sex.
Testosterone treatment can increase blood flow to the vagina, allowing for more satisfying orgasms. The hormone can also increase sexual function in the brain, leading to greater desire to engage in intimacy.
According to medical professionals, testosterone treatment is most effective in women whose low libido begins occurring just before, during, or after menopause, or in women who’ve had surgery to remove their ovaries. Testosterone therapy also comes in a variety of forms for your convenience including patches, creams, and tablets.
If you’re looking for a natural way to boost sex drive without added hormones, you may want to consider an Orgasm Shot. The O-Shot is a non-surgical and minimally invasive procedure that involves injecting your own platelet-rich plasma into the clitoris and vaginal wall. The growth factors in the PRP activate localized stem cells, which in turn stimulate and rejuvenate the clitoris. This ultimately results in the repair of the vaginal wall.
Some amazing benefits of the O-shot include more frequent and longer orgasms, increased natural lubrication, more arousal from G-spot stimulation, and decreased pain during intercourse. A smoother, younger-looking vulva is an added benefit of the procedure.
Here at Aqua Vitality, the O-Shot procedure typically takes between 45-60 minutes from start to finish. There is no downtime and you can be sexually active the same day.
Juliet Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation is a minimally-invasive treatment that uses an Erbium laser to penetrate the epithelium, the first layer of the vaginal wall. Once the Juliet laser penetrates the epithelium layer, it begins to heat the lamina propria, or the sub-mucosa area of the vaginal wall. The laser beam is then split into several hundred partial rays that gently penetrate the tissue triggering skin renewal and collagen formation. This new collagen formation restores the thickness and lubrication of the vaginal wall.
A few benefits of the procedure include reduced pain during intercourse, increased natural lubrication, enhanced orgasms, and tightened vaginal opening.
The Juliet Laser Vaginal Revitalization treatment can be conveniently completed in approximately 15 minutes and does not require anesthesia. You will start to experience results after the very first treatment session, which will continue to develop over time.
Now that you know that treatment for low libido in women is available, its time to take re-ignite sex drive for the satisfying sex life you deserve. We at Aqua Vitality are committed to revitalizing intimacy and restoring confidence in the lives of our patients. Our team of medical professionals will take a comprehensive look at your health to discover any factors that may be affecting your sex life and overall wellness. We will then prescribe an individualized plan designed to treat your specific symptoms. After treatment, we will monitor your progress and adjust the plan if necessary.
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