Are you satisfied with your sex life? This is a question on our intake forms at Inspired Health and the answer can often be “No!” While there are several factors contributing to this response, low libido is a big concern for women. According to the Mayo Clinic, libido issues are important to talk about when you feel distressed, so let’s discuss!
Low libido is caused by many factors such as: physical conditions (which can affect the way you feel), psychological conditions such as depression/anxiety, relationship issues or hormonal changes. Today, we will discuss hormonal issues, focusing on testosterone. Testosterone is considered an androgen, or “sex hormone” and is the most common androgen among both men and women.
As we enter our 30’s, testosterone levels naturally begin to decrease in females. Symptoms of low testosterone include:
- Decreased sex drive
- Lack of energy and fatigue
- Loss of strength and muscle tone
- Menstrual irregularities
- Vaginal dryness
- Thinning hair
- Dry skin
- Sleep disturbances
Who knew testosterone was so important for WOMEN!
Supplements that Boost Testosterone and Promote Vitality:
Testo ReNew: a wonderful formula known to increase libido, improve exercise tolerance, and support healthy androgen production.
FemmenessencePro (Harmony, Peri and Pro): Contains organic Maca which has also been shown to naturally boost testosterone and libido. This also has the added benefit of estrogen support.
DHEA: Contains 10mg of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) which is also a hormone precursor for testosterone and DHEA in women.
Sometimes, compounded testosterone cream or oral replacement is needed. It is important to evaluate personal health history, discuss lab evaluation options, and get an individualized treatment plan going with your Functional Medicine provider.
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