Lack of Libido in Menopause Women
Doctors and sexual therapists often diagnose a lack of libido in menopausal women. A lack of libido can obviously place a great strain on relationships along with overall healthy sexual functioning, and for this reason women going through menopause should keep abreast of its symptoms and causes. The following page outlines the causes for the lack of libido in menopausal women.
What is a lack of libido? Why is it suffered in menopausal
The word libido simply refers to a person’s sex drive. A lack of libido therefore describes an absence of sexual desire. Because of the delicate nature of the subject, many women are not properly educated on the causes resulting in a lack of libido and may often feel that something is wrong or that what they are going through is natural for them. In fact, a lack of libido and a failure to start or respond to a partner’s desire for sexual activity may be a symptom of menopause that can be totally reversed.
Keep it simple:
Menopause is when lots of women first experience fatigue, insomnia, hot flashes, weight gain and digestive issues (common symptoms of fluctuating hormones). These sensations can make women feel like a stranger in their own body, which affects their sexual self. This is because when you don't feel well, your interest in sex dwindles. That's why, for many women, feeling better physically is the first step to improving libido.
What causes a lack of libido in menopausal women?
A lack of libido in menopausal women can be the result of both physical and psychological factors, each with their own treatment options.
Does menopause signal the end of my sexual life? Definitely not!
There is even evidence that suggest:
. Women who are interested in sex are more likely to be orgasmic after the menopause than younger females.
. Women after menopause are also more likely to be multi-orgasmic!
Psychological Causes - Some symptoms of menopause such as mood swings, depression and anxiety can be responsible for a lack of libido. These symptoms can disrupt healthy mental health and be irritating, thus affecting any desire for romance. Stress as a result of these symptoms is another obvious strain on the female libido. Fortunately, the stresses associated with menopause symptoms are temporary and libido should return to full strength once the symptoms go away.
Whilst not necessarily related to menopause, relationship conflicts, in which there is a lack of trust, communication or intimacy can also be responsible for a woman’s lack of sexual interest.
Physical Causes - Normally the main cause for a lack of libido is a result of a hormonal imbalance experienced during menopause. This is because in men and women testosterone is the key hormone in sexual drive, and when a women’s level of testosterone drops during menopause, so does her desire for sexual stimulation.
Night sweats and hot flashes are also physical manifestations of menopause symptoms that disrupt sleep and therefore healthy libido. These symptoms are uncomfortable and are hardly likely to inspire any feelings of romance.
Estrogen deficiency during menopause also contributes to the lack of female libido. This is because the decline in estrogen causes vaginal dryness, a condition that leads to pain during intercourse.
How can I reverse a lack of female libido?
In order to properly treat a lack of female libido it is first important to diagnose whether the problem is being caused by physical or psychological factors.
Psychological - If stress and fatigue is responsible for the lack of libido, a lack of libido can often be restored with a healthy rest and exercise cycle (and it definitely can’t hurt either). If however, the cause is to do with the individual relationship, couples have a range of options including couples or even sexual therapy.
Physical - Since a lack of libido is usually associated with lowered hormonal levels during menopause, a hormone balancing program is often the most effective solution. This can often be done through natural herbs or alternative medicines, supplemented of course with healthy a healthy lifestyle. In the most drastic of cases surgery can be used.
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