Your body produces hormones to regulate all of your bodily functions from your sleep cycle to your sexual health. And when your hormones are off, your sexual functioning and health are thrown off as well. You may experience less sexual satisfaction, functioning, and even desire.
Here at Ovation Women’s Wellness in Flowood, Mississippi, our doctors are dedicated to creating a female-centered health care environment. And because hormonal fluctuation and sexual side effects often affect women, we’ve compiled this helpful guide on how your hormones influence your sexual health.
Signs you have a hormone imbalance that is affecting your sexual health
You can tell that you have hormone imbalance when you’ve been experiencing certain symptoms of affected sexual health, including:
A decrease in your libido
One of the first indicators of a hormone imbalance is a decrease in your libido. This is characterized by lowered levels of arousal and a general disinterest in sexual activities, as well as a lowered sex drive.
An inability to orgasm
In addition to having trouble with arousal, you may also find it difficult to achieve orgasm. Becoming non-orgasmic is an effect on your sexual health that’s caused by a hormone imbalance.
Menopause is a major time for hormonal changes. During menopause, your vaginal walls become thinner, dryer, and less elastic. You also produce less lubricant because of vaginal dryness. This often makes intercourse uncomfortable.
What causes a hormonal imbalance?
It’s likely that you’ve already gone through a period of hormonal imbalance and fluctuation. The first period that you usually go through is puberty. And, if you’re a woman, you’ve regularly experienced hormonal fluctuations every month during your menstrual period.
When you have a hormonal imbalance you may regularly experience things like fatigue, weight gain, and problems with your sexual health. While many of these conditions are merely normal life changes, some are serious disorders. Here are some of the conditions responsible for hormonal fluctuations:
- Chronic stress
- PCOS, polycystic ovary syndrome
- Ovarian cancer
- Adrenal removal
- Ovary removal
Regardless of whether you’re going through a normal life change or a serious illness, you could significantly benefit from treatment for your hormonal imbalance.
Treating your hormonal imbalance
At our office, we understand how frustrating it is to experience a decrease in sexual desire. That’s why we’re proud to offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, which balances your imbalanced hormones.
We also offer testosterone replacement therapy, which our patients find is helpful in restoring their sexual desire and drive. You may also want to try the MonaLisa TouchLaser, a treatment that helps to restore your sexual and bladder functioning.
Or, you may like the O-shot, a shot of your blood that’s run through a centrifuge then injected into your clitoris. The O-shot helps to improve sexual functioning, vaginal functioning, clitoral stimulation, and your ability to achieve an orgasm.
If you are concerned about hormonal imbalance, or any other female health issues, call us or schedule an appointment on our website today.