What to do if you have a low libido? About 35-40% of Canadian women have low libido, and about 20-25% of men do.
Causes of low libido
The causes of low libido can be attributed to your primarily hormonal imbalances. Hormones such as testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone are really what contributes to a libido. In men, we typically see too little testosterone whereas in women it can be too little or too much any of those hormones. They all need to be in a good balance with each other.
Other causes of low libido are things like PCOS and hypothyroidism, as well as adrenal fatigue, and other imbalance neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine.
What are the other things to look for, is birth control pills. When you are on the birth control pills that can disrupt some of the hormones and cause low libido. And then when you come off the birth control pills sometimes your hormones are imbalanced. You can take a while; sometimes a month , sometimes you need a year for your hormones to come back in balance.
Another thing is stress. If you are stressed, that is going to disrupt your hormone balance. Sleep, make sure you are getting minimal seven hours, make sure that you are practicing mindfulness like doing meditation, which helps you to be more at the moment. Make sure that you are getting exercise to help to stimulate some of the nerve transmitters like dopamine and serotonin.
Low libido treatments
The first thing you need to do is t look at your diet. You need to manage blood sugar levels; you have to make sure that you are reducing the consumption of very sugary food.
You also need to reduce any inflammatory foods. You need to get a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. So you will get a good dose of zinc, magnesium, the vitamins and vitamin A in particular. Also, you should abandon the use of soya.
Keep the romance alive, maybe dress up, make yourself feel good. Keep it interesting, make time for it.
And last but not least if you are still suffering from issues or if you know you are going through menopause, work with the practitioner to use some supplementation and herbal supplementation like FemXl.