Between the Sheets with BHRT: Can Hormone Therapy Enhance Sex Drive?
If the once-blazing flames have fizzled in the bedroom, consider BHRT to help boost your lagging libido. Move over, Little Blue Pill.
Engines down below not racing like they once used to? You’re not alone. Low libido, lack of sexual energy and interest, erectile dysfunction, and other sex-related issues plague millions of men and women each year, regardless of age. Enjoying a high-quality, vigorous sex life needn’t be a pipe dream, and everyone deserves to relish in a well-functioning, healthy, loving roll in the sack from time to time. Healthy functioning sex is a multi-faceted physiological function that requires various irons to be placed in the fire, no pun intended. Often, hormonal imbalance is the cause of sexual dysfunction. Dr. Seterah and his highly-knowledgeable, compassionate team at truMD implement a proprietary, 360-degree evaluation for each patient to determine the best plan of action to get more action. Treating sexual dysfunction, whether it be erectile dysfunction (ED), low libido, the inability to reach orgasm, vaginal dryness, or painful sex, isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach, sometimes requiring more than a perfunctory prescription of little blue pills.
Symptoms of Sexual Dysfunction
Sexual dysfunction doesn’t discriminate. Both men and women can experience an unexpected decrease in sex drive, including other sexual issues specific to each gender. Here are some of the most commonly reported symptoms of sexual dysfunction for men:
- Erectile dysfunction (ED) – difficulty obtaining/maintaining an erection to perform sustainable, penetrative sex
- Low libido/decreased interest in sex
- Premature ejaculation
The following are common symptoms of sexual dysfunction in women:
- Decreased interest in sex/low libido
- Vaginal dryness/vaginal atrophy
- Painful penetrative sex
- Inability to reach orgasm
More than Just Popping Pills
A comprehensive series of lab tests to determine any hormonal function/imbalances are meticulously conducted to help get to the root of what’s causing sexual angst. A patient’s action plan may include one, any, or all of the following to treat issues:
- Oral medications
- Injectable medications
Peptides, specifically, have been clinically proven to increase sex drive at the brain level in both men and women.
Can Hormone Therapy Restore Sexual Function?
The short answer is a resounding “yes.” Countless patients have gleefully reported experiencing renewed sexual satisfaction following custom-tailored hormone therapy. For men, excessively low levels of testosterone contribute to ED, lack of sexual interest, and other sex-related challenges. On the other hand, estrogen and progesterone are the hormones directly responsible for women achieving sexual satisfaction and an electrifying sex life. About 30% of women between the ages of 18 and 59 suffer from sexual dysfunction, which can be reversed. Estrogen is the female sex hormone responsible for lubricating the vagina, resulting in more comfortable, pleasurable intercourse while also reducing/eliminating/preventing bothersome hot flashes and other undesirable symptoms that negatively impact a woman’s sexual desires.
BHRT (Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy) rebuilds and restores the estrogen levels impacted by menopause - and other contributors. Both estrogen and progesterone levels drop during the menopausal years and can be easily replenished through BHRT.
How BHRT Works
Depending on the results of the patient’s 360-degree evaluation and lab reports, a customized combination of BHRT, supplements, oral medications, injectables, and peptides may be prescribed to get the embers burning back in the bedroom. At truMD, hormone therapy, specifically BHRT, is performed using bioidentical hormones that share a similar molecular makeup to those naturally produced by the body. These bioidentical hormones are then painlessly implanted in pellet form beneath the skin’s surface (usually at the hip area) through a tiny, virtually invisible incision performed in-office in just a few short minutes. The pellets are so tiny, that no sutures are required during the implantation process. No daily self-injecting, slathering messy creams or remembering to take an oral tablet. Depending on the patient’s individual hormone requirement/dosage, the efficacy of the implanted pellets typically lasts up to 4 months before a re-assessment is required.
If you’re experiencing any of the aforementioned symptoms discussed in this article and would like to get your once-sizzling sex life back, we encourage you to contact truMD to speak with any one of our supportive, highly-skilled team members and to set-up a discreet, one-on-one evaluation with Dr. Seterah to determine if BHRT can cure the doom and gloom in the bedroom.