The decline of a woman’s sex drive during menopause is considered by many sufferers to be a normal symptom. This can promote intense feelings of sadness, frustration and guilt; all emotions that heighten existing libido problems.
While some of the physical changes that occur during menopause can attribute to the loss of sex drive, many of the real problems are actually psychological in nature, and in turn can be treated effectively.
Stress – The menopause generally occurs around the early 50’s, a time where most women experience major changes to their family life and careers. Children moving away to work or study, aging parents and issues with husbands or partners can cause elevated stress levels. Stress is a common feature associated with a lowered sex drive, but luckily stress can be reduced or completely avoided with a good support network of family and friends.
Losing Interest Is Normal? – Another feature of the menopause is the pre-conceived ideas that people often believe to be true. Simply because many people say that a low sex drive is a normal symptom of the menopause, many women actually accept it to be true, as opposed to looking at other external influences on their sex drive, such as stress, tiredness or boredom. Many women may use the menopause as an excuse to hide pre-existing relationship issues, which will eventually become obvious over time.
Couple therapy has been shown to be an effective method of bringing hidden issues to the surface. This can allow your relationship to once again flourish and reduce feelings of guilt and anxiety.
Check Your Medication – Commonly prescribed antidepressants, such as Prozac, and many blood pressure medications, all have a negative effect on a woman’s libido. If you are on any medication like this, it may be worth your time visiting your doctor to discuss your options.
Of course, the physical symptoms of the menopause can also affect sex drive, but fortunately there are now safe, herbal remedies that can alleviate these feelings. Curcuma Comosa has been shown to be incredibly effective in countering vaginal dryness, hot flashes (flushes), mood swings and returning tone to breasts and stomach.
If you are truly interested in reviving your sex life, you owe it to yourself, and your partner, to examine all possible solutions, both physical and psychological.