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While a person may have had a healthy libido when they were younger, their drive may have decreased over the years. If you experience these issues, Long Island hormone therapy for decreased libido could help revive and improve the quality of your sex life. An accomplished medical professional may be able to help you explore whether such a treatment right for you.

Hormones and Decreased Libido

As men and women age, their hormone levels decrease and a corresponding decrease in libido may follow. Certain medications may also contribute to decreased libido.

Since people in their 40s and 50s may not necessarily want their libido to return to the way it was in their late teens or early 20s, Long Island hormone therapy for decreased libido could boost a person’s sex driver while balancing hormones. The sex drive could be normal—neither too low or so strong it becomes problematic.

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for Women

When women go through menopause, their ovaries stop producing estrogen. While the average woman completes menopause at age 51, there are those who go through “the change of life” several years earlier or later than this mean figure.

While there are many well-known side effects of menopause—hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety, and insomnia—decreased libido is also high on the list. Menopausal women may also experience vaginal dryness which could lead to issues with lubrication and intercourse that may result in pain even if they do have a desire for sex.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy could help resolve issues with libido, vaginal dryness, and many other unpleasant side effects of menopause. Some women may feel reluctant to start bioidentical hormone replacement therapy because they confuse it with standard hormone replacement therapy.

While standard hormone therapy could increase the risk of breast cancer and heart disease, this may not be the case with bioidentical hormones. Synthetic replacement hormones are derived from pregnant mare’s urine, while bioidentical hormones for women are derived from natural plant extracts that may include wild yam and soy. These more natural hormones typically do not pose an increased risk of breast cancer or heart disease since they are the same on the molecular level as those produced by a woman’s own body.

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for Decreased Libido in Men

While men do not go through menopause, they do go through a somewhat less dramatic change called andropause. Testosterone levels peak in males in the 20s, and by age 30 most men are losing about one percent of testosterone annually. Erectile dysfunction may also plague men with low testosterone levels.

Decreased libido hormone therapy in Long Island could restore sex drive and may improve erectile issues. They may also increase muscle mass, improve sleep, help men lose weight, and could make them feel younger and more attractive overall.

Speaking to a Long Island Physician about Hormone Therapy for Decreased Libido

If you are suffering from low libido and want to know if bioidentical hormone therapy can help, schedule a consultation today by calling the Greenwich, Connecticut office of Dr. Edward Jacobson. After taking a medical history, Dr. Jacobson you know whether you are a candidate for Long Island hormone therapy for decreased libido and suggest an appropriate course of action to take in your situation.