Today, I’d like to talk about low libido. If you are experiencing this chances are it’s affecting several aspects of your life, including your relationship with your partner. You still feel like you have a connection with your partner, but you are lacking that level of intimacy. As a result, you find yourself looking for answers as to why this is happening and how you can fix this situation.
Often, women will do some reach online and think it’s related to low sex hormones. Although this could be the reason, it’s important to actually find out if you do have low hormone levels and what might be causing this. Quite commonly, these low levels have to do with reasons that aren’t often thought of. For example, if there is inflammation present in the gut or if the hormones are just utilized down the wrong pathway the result can be an inability to maintain libido.
Causes For Low Libido
Stress can also cause a woman to have low libido. When you are under stress your body releases the stress hormone cortisol. If this level is high in order to keep up, the body will steal other hormones which can alter your libido. If you are experiencing chronic stress – either acute or low grade – the body does not know how to distinguish between this. Any stress that is ongoing the body will start to change how it is utilizing the hormonal systems.
Could you be predisposed to having low libido due to your genetics? Yes, this is a possibility. Some women are considered estrogen dominant, which is a condition that can cause hormone levels to become out of balance. Even if the hormone levels are not low, when they are out of balance relative to each other low libido can result.
Another cause of low libido could be due to your neurotransmitters. Those are the chemical messengers that are produced that give you emotional sensations in your brain and some of these are specific to libido. These neurotransmitters are primarily produced in the gut. If any of the following is going on in the stomach libido can be affected:
- Damage to the gut lining
- Use of antibiotics
As you can see there are a variety of reasons why you might be experiencing low libido. In some cases, it can actually be a combination of things. For this reason, it is important that you figure out the root cause so that you can correct it. If left untreated further down the road this can have a real effect on your life. Particularly, if you go through menopause with low sex hormones you might be more susceptible to certain conditions or diseases, such as osteoporosis or heart conditions.
To learn more take a look at my full video on Low Libido:
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