Here's How Changes in Your Hormones Affect Your Sexual Health

Hormonal imbalances can cause serious issues, because hormones are the substances that your body produces to regulate everything from your sleep cycle to your sexual health. And when it comes to sexual health, fluctuations in your hormones can lead to a drastic drop in sexual desire, functioning, and satisfaction.

Here at Taylor Family Practice, Dr Jill Taylor and her team are well experienced in treating hormonal imbalances. They’re here to help you understand the changes that your body may be undergoing and to help you find the best treatment options for hormonal fluctuations and your sexual health.

Signs of affected sexual health caused by hormone imbalance

How do you even know if you’re experiencing effects on your sexual health, before you can even suspect a hormone imbalance? Here are some symptoms of affected sexual health:

Decrease in libido

Hormonal imbalances can lead to decreased libido, or sexual desire and drive. If you’re experiencing lower-than-normal levels of arousal and interest in sexual activities, this could be a sign of hormonal imbalance.

Becoming non-orgasmic

If you consistently notice that you can’t achieve orgasm, you may be non-orgasmic. This can be a sign of effects on your sexual health caused by a hormonal imbalance.

Vaginal dryness

When your estrogen and progesterone levels dip, as they do during menopause, your vaginal walls become thinner, drier, and less elastic. A dip in these hormones also results in less lubricant produced, which is called vaginal dryness. The combination of these two factors can lead to decreased sexual desire and uncomfortable intercourse.

Some causes of hormonal imbalance

You may have already gone through many stages of your life that have caused your hormones to rise and fall, such as puberty. And if you’re a woman, you regularly experience fluctuations in your hormone levels every month during your menstrual cycle.

A hormonal imbalance, however, is different and involves several types of conditions that can have your hormones completely off the charts, leading to such annoying problems like weight gain, fatigue, and problems with your sexual health. Some of these conditions are normal life changes, and some are serious disorders, including:

Whether you’re going through a normal life change or experiencing a more chronic condition, you could benefit from treatment for your hormonal imbalance and a look at why your desire is affected.

Take control of your sexual health today

At Taylor Family Practice, Dr Jill Taylor and her team understand just how frustrating it can be to experience a decrease in your sexual desire and overall satisfaction. That’s why they’re dedicated to providing you with the best in hormone monitoring and replacement therapy. Call or book an appointment online today.

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