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Did you know that low libido in women is frequently due to a hormonal imbalance? During the perimenopause and menopause, an imbalance of hormones can lead to many unwanted symptoms. These can include a loss of libido and a range of other symptoms that can make sex feel unpleasant, such as vaginal dryness and night sweats. However, advances in hormone replacement therapy (HRT) mean that women who are experiencing a hormonal imbalance no longer need to suffer with these symptoms.  

Which hormones affect libido?

An imbalance of progesterone or oestrogen can cause a range of symptoms, from decreased clitoral sensitivity through to mood swings, all of which can negatively affect libido. Low levels of testosterone in women can also lead to decreased sex drive. A customised bioidentical hormone treatment plan can combat these causes of low libido, bringing the spark back to your relationship and improving your mental health overall.  

HRT for low libido

Many people only associate HRT with women who are post-menopausal, no longer having periods and suffering from hot flushes. And whilst it is undoubtedly beneficial for these women, there are so many more individuals, and so many more symptoms, that HRT can be used to treat. If you’d like to experience a return to the levels of energy and libido that you had in your 20s, at the peak of your vitality, then bioidentical hormone treatment for low libido could be the answer.  

Types of HRT for low libido

The majority of women suffering with symptoms of the perimenopause or menopause, such as low libido, tend to visit their GP as the first port of call. The first problem with this is that if your GP performs a blood test, your hormone levels will be compared with those of the general population. This includes the hormone levels of women aged between 18 and 90. Your GP may tell you that your hormones are ‘within a normal range’. But this doesn’t mean that they’re normal for you. You could still be suffering from a hormonal imbalance that is causing your low libido. If your GP does decide to prescribe hormone treatment, this will be standard HRT. This is a one-size-fits-all dose, and is designed to bring your hormones to a level that falls within the ‘normal range’ mentioned above. As the dose isn’t tailored to your body’s unique needs, this can cause a range of side effects, including breast tenderness, headaches, nausea, and vaginal bleeding. Needless to say, these side effects certainly aren’t going to do much for your libido!  

Why are bioidentical hormones the best HRT for low libido?

Bioidentical hormones are tailored to the exact needs of your body, and not those of the general population. The dose you are prescribed will be unique to you, and will contain precise amounts of any hormones or vitamins that you are deficient in. This bespoke dose means that there are far fewer side effects associated with bioidentical HRT. The second reason why bioidentical hormones are the best HRT for loss of libido, or any other symptom of hormonal imbalance, is that they are manmade. Bioidentical hormones are derived from the Mexican yam plant. They are then scientifically engineered to be indistinguishable from the hormones your body produces naturally. Since your body can’t tell the difference, there are fewer side effects of using bioidentical HRT for low libido. The standard HRT prescribed by most GPs, on the other hand, is manufactured using a range of synthetic chemicals. These frequently include the urine of pregnant horses. If that’s not enough to kill your libido for good, we don’t know what is! The synthetic substances used to create standard HRT are recognised as foreign by your body. This can lead to even more libido-thwarting side effects. To summarise, you’re much likely to experience side effects when using bioidentical HRT for low libido. And with less side effects to contend with, you stand a much better chance of getting your sex life back on track!  

Contact us today

You may be unsure if your low libido is due to a hormone imbalance. If this is the case, there’s only one way to find out! When you get in touch with the doctor-led team at BioID Health, we’ll perform a comprehensive hormone blood test to determine whether you’re suffering from any imbalances or deficiencies. We’ll then put together a bespoke treatment plan to treat your symptoms. Give us a call on 0330 460 9999 or send us a message using our online contact form to get started on your journey to a better sex life.
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