Sex… Before, During and After Menopause: Good for the Mind and Body!

Low sex drive in menopauseWhen you enter menopause, either surgically or naturally, your hormones go haywire. We’ve known for a long time that this hormonal imbalance causes the unpleasant symptoms associated with menopause and post menopause including hot flashes, mood swings, weight gain, low libido (sexual desire) and more. Now a new study shows a strong link between low sexual desire caused by menopause and overall wellness.

Performed by researchers at Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the study shows that women with a continual low sexual drive, also known as hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), have more health problems and a lower quality of life. The study looked at over 1,100 postmenopausal women and revealed that back pain, fatigue, depression and memory problems are more than twice as likely among the women with low libido. The researchers say that these health issues are similar to those found in women with hypertension, asthma, diabetes, osteoarthritis and other chronic health conditions.

Interestingly, the study shows that women who enter menopause surgically, through a partial or complete hysterectomy are somewhat more likely to have HSDD and these other health conditions. This presumably is due to the immediate hormonal cut-off as oppose to the slightly more gradual natural menopause.

This study helps confirm what our expert anti-aging physicians have known for years: maintaining hormonal balance throughout menopause and post menopause not only provides relief to the common menopause symptoms, but also improves overall wellness and quality of life.

So, it seems that the fountain of youth may have been hiding in your bedroom the entire time! If you think you may need some help to ‘get your sexy back’ consider getting your hormones tested by a qualified physician specializing in natural bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. We’ll be glad to help!

9% to 26% of women in America (the greater percentage being menopausal women) are suffering from HSDD. Don’t be a percentage!

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