Low Libido Cure for Women
Natural treatment for low libido that works
Low libido is an issue that affects women of all ages. For many women there are often very good reasons why their desire may be low, including underlying neurotransmitter weakness, hormone imbalance, relationship disturbance, physical and emotional issues and stressful life circumstances. All of these factors contribute to low libido, and directly affect your metabolism making weight gain easy and weight loss difficult.
Low Libido Statistics - According to clinical research
- More than 72% of women suffer from neuro transmitter imbalance causing a low libido and making weight loss slow
- As many as 75% percent of women have a hormone disturbances contributing to low libido directly affecting their metabolism making weight loss difficult
- Up to 62% of women may have emotional issues contributing to lowered sexual desire, cravings, binge and emotional eating. These sabotage weight loss efforts.
- 89% of women find their life far too stressful and stress causes weight gain.
The number of women with low sex drive is staggering. Hormone imbalance caused by Menopause, Fibroids, Endometriosis, PCOS and Thyroid imbalance can lead to problems with libido and cause weight gain.
Some women never experience much sexual desire from puberty onwards. This may be caused by neurotransmitter weakness, hormonal imbalance or a combination of both. So let's take a quick glance at what these two areas are and how they impact your libido.
Low Libido - Neuro transmitter weakness affects libido
Even though this sounds complicated in its basic form, it simply means you are exhausted and just too darn tired to engage in anything remotely energetic.
Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers released from nerve cells that communicate to other nerve cells to control major body functions including movement, emotional response and libido.
The most commonly known neurotransmitters are serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine, acetylcholine, and GABA and histamine.
Great you say, I'll pop down to the pharmacy and ask for a kilo of it on the way to the grocery store ... it is a little more involved than that!
First of all let's establish if this is where your libido's lagging ...
Typical signs and symptoms of neuro transmitter weakness are:
It's uncommon for a woman to have all of these symptoms. But two or more symptoms suggest that a lab test for blood histamine is in order.
So what can cause low levels?
- Binge drinking
- Dried fruits
- High copper levels - foods such as smoked fish, Soy flour, refined flour, dried.
Most importantly high levels of stress and the daily responsibilities and demands of juggling work and family, financial worries will deplete these important brain chemicals and make it hard enough to smile happily, much less to get in the mood for sex.
So now let's explore the second major influence ...
What hormones affect your libido and cause weight gain?
Hormones carry messages from glands to cells to maintain chemical levels in the bloodstream that achieve balance or "homeostasis". Testosterone is an hormone and is one of the key players in your sex drive: it affects interest, arousal, sexual response, lubrication and orgasm. And many women just don't have enough testosterone.
So why is this so ...?
Firstly, before menopause, our testosterone comes primarily from our ovaries, via their production of progesterone. If your body levels of oestrogen (another hormone) are too high, your body's production of progresterone will slow down causing testosterone levels to drop.
According to research, high levels of oestrogen may be caused from genetics diet and environmental pollutants. Many common prescription medications, including birth control pills can alter oestrogen levels and influence sexual desire.
Secondly, after menopause testosterone is sourced from the adrenals via the production of a hormone called DHEA.
If we're under too much stress, though, the adrenals work overtime, favoring cortisol instead of DHEA production. This can lead to low testosterone levels and resultant low libido. Unfortunately to make things a little more depressing, elevated cortisol levels contribute to weight gain around the middle... something we can all do without!
Major contributors to hormonal imbalance are:
Low libido Cure - Functional Pathology Testing to Improve a Low Libido
When you complete my detailed online health and metabolic screening questionnaire, it will enable me to piece together your symptoms and really pinpoint what's causing your low libido.
A range of functional pathology tests are available to help ensure we establish an effective treatment strategy to improve libido and provide a baseline to monitor progress. Often I will recommend further testing if necessary and establish what's causing your lowered libido and tailor a treatment strategy to address the underlying causes.
If I feel that further testing is required, I will make those recommendations and provide you with a referral.