Has your sex drive gone from exhilarating to nothing to write home about? You're not alone. Millions of women struggle with sexual difficulties. Unfortunately, it's a hard subject to bring up. So, many women go through life suffering in silence.
Our team at Marina OB/GYN has years of experience helping women like you get through the most challenging stages of your sex life. We listen with compassion and understanding and work closely with you to create a customized treatment plan. Often, that includes hormone replacement therapy.
Here's everything you should know about how it can work for you.
It's easy to think of sex drive as a men's health issue, but most don't realize that while men typically have a healthier appetite for sex than women, women can be just as into sex as their male counterparts. They can also suffer the same consequences of waning sex drive.
But first, let's look at what's happening behind the scenes.
Psychological, social, and physical factors all play a role in your sex drive, but it's mainly fueled by the complex orchestration of a few different hormones, including estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.
Because your hormones fluctuate every month before, during, and after menstruation, you're likely to be "in the mood" just before ovulation, which is conveniently your fertile window.
Many believe that your 30s and early 40s are when your sex drive is its strongest. One study showed that women between the ages of 27-45 had more frequent and more intense sexual fantasies than younger or older women. These women were also having more sex, and having it earlier in their relationships.
Many things can contribute to a lower sex drive, but most of the time, it's a problem with your hormones.
Your whole life, you likely enjoyed a steady appetite for sex — then entered menopause. Right around age 50, you hit that notorious phase of life marked with hot flashes, night sweats, physical changes, and numerous threats to your sexual functioning.
And you can thank your hormones (or lack thereof) for all of it.
As you age, your body stops producing hormones like it used to, which causes you to change literally from the inside out and can also take a toll on your sex drive. The good news is that there's hope in hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
At Marina OB/GYN, we offer one of the industry's leading hormone replacement therapies: Pellecome®. Pellecome balances your hormone levels gently, minimizing the unpleasant symptoms associated with HRT.
We carefully insert the tiny Pellecome pellets just below your skin to release a steady stream of hormones into your bloodstream over time. Pellecome is easy to insert and offers much more reliable results than other HRT options.
Pellecome is derived from yams, which may sound strange, but it actually means that the hormones in your treatment almost match the hormones your body makes naturally. With your hormones back in balance, you start to feel like yourself again — especially your sex life.
Opting for Pellecome treatments comes with many other benefits, including:
In addition to HRT, we offer other services to boost your sexual functioning, such as vaginal rejuvenation, CO2 vaginal laser, and vaginoplasty. Talk to us about which combination of treatments is best for you.
Your sex life can take a hit when you get older — hit back with the help of HRT. Call our friendly staff or use our online booking tool to schedule an appointment at our Marina Del Rey or Hawthorne, Caliifornia office and start on your journey toward a more satisfying life today.