The human body was designed for sex — not only for reproduction and pleasure, but a host of other fringe benefits as well. Unfortunately, some people don’t reap the benefits of sex because of a low libido. No one feels like being intimate all the time, but if you’re never in the mood, there are ways to regain your natural sex drive and your confidence.
Our team of expert providers and specialists at Balanced Medical Solutions in Hayward, California, offers you a safe, discreet, and compassionate place to talk about your sexual issues and find lasting solutions.
Low sex drive can stem from multiple causes, from fairly simple lifestyle choices to serious medical issues. We help you discover why you have a lack of interest in sex and, more importantly, how to get it back.
Benefits of a healthy sex life
It’s important to understand that having a low libido may have a ripple effect on your life. If you think that not having sex is no big deal, as some do, then take a look at the benefits of regular sexual activity.
Engaging in sex increases your heart rate and burns about five calories per minute.
Increases happiness and decreases pain
During sex, your body produces endorphins, often called the “feel good” hormone, that reduces stress and makes you happier. Endorphins can also lessen pain, so sex may be a good solution for those achy muscles.
Helps you sleep better
After a good bout of sex, your body releases prolactin, a hormone that helps you relax and sleep more thoroughly.
Lowers risk of health conditions
Regular sexual intercourse has been shown to lower blood pressure, decrease the risk of heart disease, stimulate your immune system, reduce the likelihood of prostate cancer (in men), and strengthen bladder control (in women).
Sex begets sex
Having sex makes you want to have sex. Especially for women, intercourse increases blood flow, along with the natural lubrication that makes sex pleasurable and, therefore, desirable.
What causes sex drive to take a dive?
Your level of interest in sex can be affected by many things ranging from mental and emotional, to medical and physical, to environmental. When you come in for a consultation, we can help get to the root cause of your low libido and develop a personalized treatment plan that will increase your desire for sex and help you gain all the benefits it has to offer.
Here are some of the common culprits and how we address them:
Hormones play an important role in your sex drive. Women with low estrogen and men with low testosterone often lack an interest in sex. Hormone levels go up and down for many reasons, including puberty, childbirth, menstruation, menopause, and age.
One of our hormone treatments is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which can help get your levels back to normal. These plant-based hormones match your body’s natural chemicals, and the effects of the treatment last for 2-4 months (depending on your gender and body type).
Sometimes, low libido can be attributed to physical conditions in the penis and vagina. Anti-aging medicine helps to restore tissue health and sexual function.
Although low sex drive and erectile dysfunction (ED) are two separate issues, they can go hand in hand. If your ED is causing your low libido and making it difficult to get and maintain an erection, research has shown that specialty therapy may be able to help.
Such cells are blank and can morph into whatever cells are needed. In the case of ED, they can replicate the tissues in your penis and regenerate them, helping nearly 40% of those who opt for this treatment to enjoy spontaneous sex again.
Although low libido is not inevitable as you age, it is very common. Just as hormones fluctuate with age, so do little proteins called peptides. These small chains of amino acids can boost the communication between your cells and tell them what to do. Sometimes, all your libido needs is a kick in the peptides.
We offer peptide therapy in either pill or injection form, which has a much more targeted impact than general HRT. And because we can formulate it for very specific functions, peptide therapy can also help you lose weight, increase your energy and concentration, decrease inflammation, build muscle, and sleep better.
Whatever is causing your lost libido, you can trust our team of medical experts to help you find it and reap the benefits of a happy, healthy sex life. Call us at 510-679-3300 to schedule a consultation today!