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Does Menopause Affect Your Sex Drive?

    With age and menopause, a woman’s sex hormones are declining, mainly estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Hormone decline equals fading sexual desire amongst many other physiological changes. If you’re in a relationship, sex is such an important connecting piece.

    So, other problems with declining hormones are a woman may experience dryness and painful intercourse. She may not have the same sensation and pleasure as she once did, and it will take longer and be more difficult to achieve orgasm, and many women will no longer have sex as they cannot relax, anticipating the discomfort and the pain.

    For many, it’s a natural end to their partnership. Many men seek out younger partners that can give them their fulfilling sex. And some women I know basically live separate lives from their partners. These women are basically sexually inactive. These physiological changes after menopause are inevitable.
    It’s nature. Menopause happens in our fifties and for some even sooner, and then it still leaves like 30 plus years that to live and enjoy life. So how should we do? So I’m gonna talk about things that can help you go through this transition easily and can help you get your desire and drive back.

    First of all, both men and women need to understand these physiological changes a woman is going through at this life’s transition.

    Second, hormone replacement. For me, what worked was using bioidentical hormones.

    Third, herbal supplements like maca for testosterone and soy isoflavones for estrogen amongst others.

    Fourth, other important things to do include eating a clean diet and making sure you’re doing the right kind of exercise that’s building muscle mass and helping support your bones and a good sleep.

    Back to aging in hormones. Now check your hormone balance. Even though women produce less testosterone than men, production declines at this time in life, and testosterone is such an important piece needed for sexuality. It’s associated with libido and pleasure. Testosterone may help some women come back from zero feeling on the clitoris not being to orgasm, to feeling pleasure again and participating, connecting, and feeling desired, and maybe feeling alive again.

    With the decline in estrogen, every major system in the body is affected. Deficiency means dry skin. hair, dry mucus membranes, brittle bones, and hot flashes. Progesterone deficiency can affect your sleep. A good night’s sleep is critical for me. More importantly, progesterone helps thin the uterine lining, helping to prevent endometrial cancer. Did you know it’s important to have a good ratio of estrogen and progesterone for your health? The balance is key.

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