One of the many possible side effects of menopause is decreased libido. MedicalNewsToday’s (MNT) newsletter showcases possible remedies.
If we find ourselves with a reduced desire for sex there are a myriad of avenues to pursue. Medical treatments such as hormone replacement therapies can provide some help. However, if you are reluctant to turn to pharmaceuticals, there are lifestyle and sexual habit changes that can be tried. As always, increased physical activity can boost your desire for sex. So can spending longer on foreplay or mixing it up in the bedroom.
If supplements are in your repertoire, black cohosh, red clover, and soy are suggested. Since the FDA does not regulate herbs or supplements, make sure to do your homework and choose a reputable brand.
Lastly, none of these ideas replace the notion that you might need to see a medical professional.
“Speaking with a doctor can also rule out any other underlying medical conditions that may cause a reduced libido. These conditions include urinary tract infections, uterine prolapse, endometriosis, or pelvic floor dysfunction.”