It doesn’t really matter if you have a solid sex life, right? Wrong. Sex has numerous health benefits, such as lower blood pressure, reduced risk of heart problems, and less pain — it even counts as exercise.
But all too often, your hormones get in the way of a normal, satisfying sex life.
That’s why our team at Serrano OBGYN makes hormone optimization a key part of our comprehensive services. Here’s what you should know about your hormones and your sex life.
The link between sex and your hormones
If you think your brain is the only thing calling the shots in your body, you’d be wrong. Your central command center needs a lot of help from various factors like electrical signals traveling through your nerves and from chemical messengers found in hormones.
You have eight major glands scattered throughout your body that secrete hormones to help you do everything from metabolizing your food to regulating your body temperature.
Sex hormones are in charge of specific functions. The two main female sex hormones are estrogen and progesterone. Women also have small amounts of testosterone, and these hormones work together to help you:
- Get to and through puberty
- Grow hair
- Distribute body fat
- Regulate cholesterol levels
- Promote bone and muscle growth
- Control inflammatory response
They’re also in charge of your sexual desire.
When your hormones are balanced and at proper levels, your sex drive is stable and your sex life is satisfying. When an imbalance occurs, many areas of your life, including your sex life, suffer. Without a steady supply of hormones, you experience vaginal dryness and signifcantly lower sex drive.
Some things that can cause your hormones to fluctuate include:
Perhaps the most aggressive threat against your hormones is menopause, a phase of a woman’s life that sees a drastic decrease in estrogen levels.
How we can help
A hormone imbalance impacts everything from your mood to your sleeping patterns. And when it means you can’t even enjoy sex, it becomes a burden on your mental health as well as your physical health.
The good news is that we offer the most advanced hormone optimization system: BioTE®. This system delivers hormones through small pellets we implant just below the surface of your skin. We customized the pellets to meet your exact needs.
The implantation process is simple and painless — we only need to make a small incision, and it doesn’t require extensive preparation or downtime.
It may take a week or two for your body to fully adjust to the hormone therapy, but many of our patients notice an improvement in as little as seven days. Once we know how your body responds to the hormones, we can make adjustments to your dosage.
Bonus, the hormones we use are bioidentical, which means that they exactly match the chemical makeup of the hormones that are already in your body.
If you’re ready to see how simple it is to revive your sex life and your overall physical and mental health, don’t hesitate to request an appointment online or over the phone at our San Antonio, Texas, office today.