As you age, it’s natural for your body to experience a decrease in estrogen and progesterone, as well as testosterone levels. But you don’t have to let the number of candles on your cake determine how you live. If you’re struggling with low sex drive, we have several tips to help you boost your libido, find balance and bring vitality back into your life.
Understand the symptoms
For both men and women, hormones play a key role in sexual health. As part of the endocrine system, hormones regulate our sexual functioning, among other things. When these levels are imbalanced, low libido is often one of the symptoms. But it’s not the only one. Oftentimes, when our libido is low, we may also feel moody, have difficulty sleeping, and experience low energy.
Find a solution
Over-the-counter medications are helpful, but there are several ways to naturally improve your libido. For instance, herbs and minerals like Maca, Korean Red Ginseng and Zinc are believed to be natural supplements to boost libido for men. For women experiencing sexual dysfunction, pelvic floor physical therapy may be helpful. While these options may not replace over-the-counter medications, they can certainly enhance them. Combined with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), you can be on your way to a better sex life. As always, consult your doctor to ensure the correct supplement dosage.
Everyone is different, so your health plan should be too. But there are a few things we can all do to work towards balance and vitality on our own. Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet is the first place to start. Swap caffeine and processed foods for whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats, and healthy fats. Getting enough exercise is also key to maintaining healthy hormone levels. Whether you take your workout outdoors or inside the gym, aim for 30 minutes of movement a day. Lastly, practice healthy sleep habits. Missing out on a good night’s sleep can dramatically impact hormone levels and you’ll see that reflected in your mood, appetite, stress levels, and more.
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