A person’s loss of libido is caused by various things and something which is more common in women experiencing perimenopause due to varying hormones: estrogen and testosterone. These hormones gradually decrease during perimenopause and causes the loss of sex drive. Most women will begin experiencing symptoms of perimenopause in their 40s, but some may even experience symptoms as early as 35.
How to Deal with Loss of Libido?
There is no denial that our hormones are playing their own game during the perimenopausal time period, but there are natural ways to help improve loss of libido:
- Reduce anxiety and stress in life
- Focusing on improving intimate relationships with your partner
- Seed cycling to balance hormonal levels.
- Try consuming Ashwagandha (withania somnifera) – an ayurvedic herb which is also available in the form of gummies
- Focus on your body and start exercising, as exercise helps generate endorphins
These tips can help you get started with managing symptoms of loss of libido. However, your best bet is to reach out to your doctor.
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-Written by Sushmita Majumdar