Low Female Arousal After Menopause
Often, women come to us at North Texas Vitality with all kinds of questions about female arousal after menopause. “Dr., how can I get my sex drive back?” “Why do I take so long to arouse?” “I am afraid I will lose my partner’s interest because of my low libido. What can I do? HELP!”
It breaks our hearts to hear about some of the issues and often the associated pain due to low libido because the solution is within reach with the bioidentical hormone replacement treatments (BHRT) that we offer at North Texas Vitality.
Let’s first look at the facts about libido as we age. We will let you in on a little secret. Sex can improve during menopause!! BHRT improves libido and female arousal after menopause, and Dr. Fliedner has a wonderful treatment plan that he recommends for couples.
What Is Libido, Anyways?
Libido is simply a person’s sexual desire or sex drive. Libido is influenced by biological factors, such as testosterone and estrogen levels, as well as brain function, medications, stress, and learned behaviors. Shifts in these factors can change a person’s libido causing low arousal and tensions in a relationship.
Arousal is sexual readiness, and in a woman, her body shows many physical signs. Blood begins to flow to the genitals, causing the labia, clitoris, and upper vagina to swell. The vaginal lining becomes moist, providing lubrication. The vagina grows longer and the inner and outer labia pull apart, exposing the vaginal opening. Her breathing and heart rate speed up, her muscles tense, and her nipples grow erect. She is ready for sex.
As we age, hormonal imbalances will cause a women’s libido to drop and trigger less female arousal after menopause. Vaginal atrophy and dryness associated with low estrogen can make arousal take longer and be harder to achieve. Often, one of the first noticeable changes associated with menopause is the reduced vaginal lubrication during arousal. With less estrogen, blood circulation reduces to the vulva, the clitoris, and the vagina – really reducing sexual desire! Not a very welcome environment.
Symptoms Of Low Libido
We can’t offer you a chart to check if your libido is normal because “every person has their own sex drive that is normal to them,” according to Medical News Today. That being said, there are a few symptoms to take note of:
- Have you lost all interest in any type of sexual activity?
- Are sexual fantasies or thoughts a thing of the past?
- Are you concerned by your lack of sexual activity or fantasies?
If you answer yes to any of these, we can help. Reach out to our office at 469-455-1665 and set up a personal appointment with Dr. Fliedner.
Spice Up Your Sex Life With Couples BHRT
The first step toward improving your sex is by not being embarrassed or afraid to get some help to improve your sex life. According to the American Psychological Association, “about half of sexually active older adults report at least one troublesome sexual problem — most commonly erectile difficulties in men and low desire in women — yet less than 40 percent discuss the topic with their physicians.”
Interestingly enough, we have discovered that the best way to treat an individual’s sexual deficiency is to treat the couple together. What is happening to each of the individuals is also happening to the couple. Individuals often think that their partner has the problem! As specialists in hormone deficiency, we have discovered that treating these patients together as a couple is a much more effective approach and produces more positive results. Together, the partners cooperate in improving their relationship rather than seeing it as the other’s problem.
Dr. Fliedner consults with the couples and offers specialized treatment for each partner. He will prescribe Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy with precise, individualized dosing for both partners to safely and naturally restore hormones back to their proper levels. Seeing your partner make the change from poor to optimal health is a very powerful motivation and reinforcement.
So this Valentine’s, turn to Couples BHRT to spice up your sex life. Consider the natural option that BHRT offers you and your significant other to enhance your romance and improve your health.
Two-for-One Valentine’s Special! Contact our office today to take advantage of our Two-for-One Valentine’s Special! Mention the Two-for-One Valentine’s Special in the message field. Through the month of February 2021, book two BHRT consultations with our office and receive one consultation free. This is a limited time offer, and bookings must be made by February 28, 2021.
Can’t wait? Call our office now at 469-455-1665. Mention to the receptionist that you are booking the Two-for-One Valentine’s Special!