Low Libido Solutions for Women: From Herbs to Testosterone
Both physical and emotional factors can affect a women’s libido including hormonal imbalances caused by perimenopause. Symptoms of perimenopause include hot flashes, insomnia, fatigue, mood swings and weight gain. The good news is if you can get your hormones back in balance, your libido will often return as well.
However, perimenopause can also indicate a drop in estrogen which can create thinning, tightening and dryness in the vulva and vagina. These changes can lead to discomfort and pain during sex. In these cases, Dr. Maurice Leibman can work with you on a treatment plan that may include a change in your diet, nutritional supplements or herbs.
In some case, Dr. Leibman may also prescribe vaginal estrogen. Vaginal estrogen is available as a table or cream form and contains a low dosage of estrogen. The cream is applied in vaginal area (or inserted if the tablet form is used).
Vaginal estrogen is generally used to treat vaginal dryness, itching and burning.