Low sex drive or ‘low libido’ is a common issue. It affects men and women of all ages, and, in particular, women who are middle aged or those going through menopause.
Low sex drive is caused by a number of factors;
- changes in hormone levels
- relationship issues
- medical issues (e.g. vaginal dryness, pain during intercourse, diabetes),
- cultural and psychological challenges.
Women typically experience a decrease in sexual desire as they age and, in particular, as they go through menopause. Sex drive deceases gradually with age in both men and women, however, women are more likely to be affected.
The hormone testosterone plays an important role in women’s sex drive and sensation and decreasing levels of the hormone is believed to be a cause in the decline of sexual interest among midlife women.
In the years around menopause, women may become particularly concerned about their sex life. Changes in oestrogen hormone levels create physical and psychological stress and can also cause vaginal tissues to become thinner and drier, which, in turn, can make sexual intercourse difficult and painful.
So what can I do? Are there good treatments?
Although general wellbeing and a healthy and positive relationship with your partner are the foundations for maintaining a healthy sex life, there are a number of things you can do to help:
Maintaining a healthy body is the first step
- Be active
- Avoid smoking, drugs and alcohol
- Maintain a healthy vagina
To help maintain healthy vagina, it is recommended to practice pelvic floor exercise. Avoid products that irritate the vagina, and, if necessary, consider using products to protect vaginal tissue. There are many natural ingredient-based products that help restore healthy vagina including Palomacare
and Idracare, which help to restore vaginal tissue, add moisture and rebalance microbiome.
Then, doctors recommend that you maintain a healthy connection with your partner. Work on improving the connection you have and allow more time to become aroused during sex.
Although there is no approved prescription drug in Europe to treat women’s low sex drive, there are natural ingredient-based products such as Libicare, which is scientifically proven to be effective in increasing sex drive in women.
Libicare is a blend of three natural herbs to promote sexual desire, arousal and orgasm among women with low libido. These herbs have been historically used in the Chinese and Arabic cultures, namely:
- Trigonella (Trigonella foenum-graecum): positive effect on sexual function. Improves desire and arousal, increases free testosterone concentration
- Tribulus (Tribulus terrestris): Improves desire in women with female sexual interest/ arousal disorder
- Damiana (Turnera aphorodisiaca): Used as an aphrodisiaic, it has an aromatase inhibitor effect which can lead to an increase in free testosterone
- Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba): Facilitates blood flow and has a relaxing effect on smooth musle, an important process for the sexual response in women
A recent clinical study has shown that 86% of women who took Libicare felt improvement in sexual performance after taking Libicare for two months. Improvements were statistically significant in desire, pleasure, lubrication, orgasm and satisfaction. A new clinical study has been initiated as of March 2019.
Another study found that the product increases the level of testosterone available in the blood. As you know, testosterone hormone is an important enhancer of female sexual drive and some doctors prescribe the hormone to women with severe loss of libido.
Finally, Libicare’s ingredients (Trigonella and Tribulus) have clinical evidence for improving sexual desire, arousal and orgasm.
Libicare was mentioned in the mainstream media Daily Mail and the Sun in the UK, so you might be familiar with the product.
Livbio is the only official distributor of Libicare in the UK and unlike other distributors in Europe, the company provides packages in English language. Libicare can be purchased from Livbio’s website.
As you can see, there are a number of actions, you can take to tackle the low sex drive challenge: healthy lifestyle, good relationship with your partner, supplements and health products and exercise. You should also talk to doctors who you connect with.
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