Sexual Health and Functional Medicine

Low libido, or decreased sex drive, can have a negative impact on your quality of life. It can be caused by numerous factors from stress, diet, and weight, to hormonal imbalances. Fortunately there are treatment options available to improve sexual function.  Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), hormone replacement medications, nutritional supplements, and libido enhancement solutions to promote improved sexual function.

Did you know that regular sexual activity (at least twice per week) can boost your overall health as well as appearance? You should treat your sexual health with the same amount of care you would your skin or body. Don’t let low libido, poor lubrication, or painful intercourse keep you from being active and romantic with your partner. When your physician has ruled out hormone deficiencies, illness, infection, or depression, there are other options available.

Women’s Sexual Health Needs

As women age, perimenopause, menopause, postmenopause, child birth, and other life changes can affect their libido. This can put a strain on relationships and quality of life. In addition to diet and lifestyle changes, customized compounds such as BHRT and vitamin supplements can enhance sex drive. Creams, gels, pellets, and patches are just a few of the delivery method options available. Medications include:

  • Libido Cream
  • Oxytocin
  • Vitamin E

Men’s Sexual Health Needs

For men, erectile dysfunction (ED) can take a toll on their sex drive. Low testosterone, prostate problems, certain medications, stress, and anxiety can all affect ED. While traditional medications are beneficial for some men, they are not as effective for others. Customized medications can be adjusted to meet your individual needs. Both oral medications and injectables are available for ED, along with complementary treatments. These include:

  • Trimix
  • Bimix
  • Oxytocin/Sildenafil
  • Oxytocin/Tadalafil

 

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