FEMALE LOW LIBIDO
PHYSICIAN SUPERVISED HORMONE THERAPY
Female Low Libido Program
While each sex functions optimally with higher levels of each respective hormone, both hormones play a role in the physiology of both sexes.
In both men and women, testosterone plays a significant role in sexual health. Testosterone is the hormone of desire – it is the key component to a healthy sex drive, including sexual desire, sexual responsiveness, and sensitivity.
Testosterone also impacts other components of a woman’s health:
– Increases thickness of vaginal tissues
– Increases energy
– Sharpens memory
– Stabilizes mood – acts as an “emotional shield”
– Improves self-confidence, self-esteem
– Maintain lean muscle mass, reduces fat
Even though this level is lower in your body, it still needs to be in balance for you to feel well. If you’re a woman and you haven’t felt like yourself in ages, you may be suffering from low testosterone. Testosterone therapy for women is quite safe and effective, and it can help treat many different symptoms. Most importantly, it can help you feel like yourself again.
What is Progesterone?
Progesterone is typically thought of as a female hormone though it does have a function is both men and women.
Progesterone is the dominant female hormone, produced primarily by the ovaries and in a smaller amount by the adrenal glands. As the dominant hormone, it’s necessary for the production of many other hormones, Two of the noteworthy ones are, estrogen and testosterone.
Testosterone has many benefits, but is responsible for libido in both men and women.
What is Progesterone?
Keep in mind that women who are premenopausal and women who are post-menopausal can experience symptoms very similar in nature with varying degrees of severity.
- Premenstrual breast tenderness
- Premenstrual mood swing
- Premenstrual fluid retention and weight gain
- Premenstrual headaches
- Migraine headache
- Severe menstrual cramps
- Heavy periods and clotting
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- Uterine fibroids
- Fibrocystic breast disease
- Difficulties with infertility
- More then one miscarriage
- Joint pain
- Muscle pain
- Low libido
- Anxiety and panic attacks
Myths of Progesterone Therapy
There is lots of research showing the benefits of Progesterone therapy, however, we do have clear up a few misconceptions. You have been prescribed a progesterone-based birth control pill. Is this the same kind of progesterone that is used by our office? The short answer is no.
Progesterone therapy originates in two different forms, progestins/Progestogens, and progesterone. Synthesized progesterone looks a lot like the bodies own progesterone but are synthetically manufactured, known as a progestin or progestogens. The molecular structure of the molecule modified slightly compared to bioidentical progesterone. While Bio-identical is structurally identical to biological progesterone produced by the body. Progestins can have significant health risks
The fact is progestins behave in the body in radically different ways to progesterone itself. The only similarity between progestins and the natural hormone is their ability to maintain the endometrium (the lining of the uterus).
The natural progesterone has very little side effects especially when dosed appropriately. However, the progestins and progestogens are potentially highly toxic because of their altered molecular structure.
What exactly does Progesterone do in the body?
During the reproductive years, progesterone prepares the uterine lining (or womb) for pregnancy. Each month, progesterone levels rise following ovulation. Unless you become pregnant, the progesterone levels drop and trigger a monthly menstrual period. Progesterone can also play an important role in balancing out the effects of estrogen and other hormones. If you have too much estrogen and not enough progesterone, your body may be thrown out of balance. During menopause hormone imbalance can lead to symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, vaginal dryness, irritability, or decreased sex drive. During the reproductive years, hormone imbalance may cause premenstrual complaints such as water retention, breast tenderness, migraines or mood swings.
Progesterone replacement therapy is perhaps one of the most effective methods of restoring progesterone levels in the body. Progesterone therapy boosts low progesterone levels by supplementing progesterone naturally. Women choose natural bioidentical progesterone a safer alternative to synthetic progesterone to minimize the risk of side effects: breast cancer and heart disease. Progesterone therapy is administered using bioidentical oral capsules which can only be acquired through pharmacies specializing in bioidentical hormone replacement. If you are non-menopausal your progesterone administration will be ramped up as you move through your monthly cycle. If you are menopausal your dose will be monitored and changed based on your symptoms but your levels will remain consistent. We will be provided with a log to keep track of your cycle and symptoms.
Aside from progesterone replacement therapy, there is a larger picture to achieving balanced hormone levels. Many other factors that as patients we can control. Diet and lifestyle are variables few doctors take the time to address concerning your health and wellness. Diet is important to achieve the greatest improvements possible. We will always recommend consuming lean meat, dark leafy vegetables and avoid sugary beverages. The Standard American Diet (SAD) is full of Carbohydrates, Refined, Artificial and Processed (CRAP) foods that do not help you to be the best you possible
Growth Hormone and Libido
Sexual Dysfunction Leads to Rocky Relationships. For thousands upon thousands of couples, lack of romance and sexual dissatisfaction have led to needless complications, which often lead to divorce. Even perfectly happy couples can find sexual desire lacking.
The sad fact is that too many couples blame their problems in the bedroom on each other’s minds and hearts when the issue is the result of Hormone Imbalance. One major contributor to lack of libido and inhibited sexual function in both sexes is Human Growth Hormone Deficiency.
For most people, elevations in Human Growth Hormone levels cause a noticeable difference and increase in sex drive.. There have been several studies on growth hormone’s effects on libido.
The reason why Healthy HGH Levels are so intrinsically connected to a healthy libido is primarily the result of the impact of circulation and exercise capacity. In both sexes, the sex organs require unimpeded blood flow to support and sustain sexual desire and ability. It also inhibits the pleasure associated with sexual activity, making it more problematic to achieve orgasm, and causing the resulting physical satisfaction to be lackluster.
In females, HGH promotes lubrication, making the vagina ready for sex. Blood flow also makes the clitoris and the millions of nerves throughout the vagina significantly more sensitive, increasing the pleasure and increasing the likelihood of satisfaction. HGH Deficiency not only reduces the desire for sex and the pleasure associated with the romantic activity, but it also creates discomfort, inhibiting an enjoyable love life.
AT Fountain of You MD, we specialize in returning your HGH levels to that of a 20-30-year-old. Specific blood tests and monitoring can help guide our team in promoting HGH secretion, in a safe and effective manner. We pride ourselves on educating our patients.
How Do I Become a Patient?
The initial visit will include a physician consultation and examination. We attempt to make the process as educational and as transparent as possible. We have provided educational material on our website to benefit all individuals. We ask that you study the available materials to get the most out of your visit and understand why and how we administer therapy. Your lab appointment is already completed and if you meet the screening requirements, you may begin immediately if the physician believes you would benefit from treatment.
Your test will be performed by a local lab at a special low rate. The test will supply the physician with a Progesterone reference level needed to calculate a safe and effective treatment program designed exclusively for you. Progesterone treatment may not begin until you have completed your lab appointment.
To maintain the optimum levels of progesterone you will be required to return every 8 weeks for the monitoring of symptom improvement and progesterone levels. We’ll quickly, easily and safely adjust your Progesterone dose to where they should be so that you get the most possible benefit.