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Treating a Decreased Libido

A loss of sexual desire in women is quite common. Sexual desire waxes and wanes according to life’s circumstances. One might have a high sex drive at the start of a new relationship, but a low sex drive during a period of illness, or just after you’ve had a baby. A loss of sexual desire can happen at any age, but it appears to become more common with the ageing.

If one of the partners doesn’t want sex, then the other partner can start to feel very suspicious and isolated, and that can drive a wedge between the couple.

 

If your sex drive is a concern it’s no wonder with the present lifestyle loss of desire is common in around 20% or more in women. Waking up at 5am early to prepare breakfast & lunch boxes for the children and husband and then getting ready to leave for work leaves little time for sexual relaxation.

 

Most hormones have an impact on sexual feeling and sexual behaviour, it can be one of the causes if you’ve had an unexpected loss of libido. A GP or gynaecologist can identify the root of the problem. In older women meeting a doctor will help to identify should there be a physical cause like an hormone deficiency.

 

As medicines can also interfere with your libido do tell your doctor whether you are taking other medications like tranquilizers, anti-depressants and many more which may disturb your libido.

 

Stress can affect hormone levels, putting a brake on desire and, when people are stressed and lead hectic lives, they often eat a poor diet, drink too much alcohol, smoke and don’t get enough sleep. All of these things can have a negative impact on libido. This is a particular problem for people in their thirties, a time during which women often find themselves dealing with family, careers and busy social lives.

 

Do not ignore the problem. Do pay attention as ignoring the problem can lead to anger, emotional disorders, depression, physical illness, and permanent loss of intimacy.

 

To conclude there is not much you can do to change this life stage, other than ensure that domestic chores and child care are shared fairly between you, as a couple. Where possible, try and make time to relax. Communicate your fears and desires. Take up tai chi, yoga, or mindfulness meditation. Exercise regularly. Get enough sleep. Take supplements to boost energy and libido.

 

Vivadona is one such herbal supplement that helps to boost sexual desire in women. It is natural and safe. Vivadona combines scientifically proven de-stressing herbs like Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Safed musli (Chlorophytum arundinaceum) and Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) that help combat stress, correct hormonal imbalance and improve overall sexual satisfaction in women.

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