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4 Ideas to Restore Desire During Menopause

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Restoring desire after hysterectomyHow can I restore desire during menopause?

You had your hysterectomy to improve your health and quality of life. So what happened to your sex drive since your hysterectomy? Why is it missing?

Wherever your libido has gone, you don't have to settle for a sub-par sex life. You can restore some spice to your sex life if you are willing to put forth a bit of effort. Menopause symptoms, body image, and exhaustion can all wreak havoc on your desire. So recognizing which of these is the culprit let's you take actions to restore your lagging libido.

1. Hormones

If you are experiencing physical menopause symptoms like hot flashes and vaginal dryness, that can zap your appetite for sex. Menopause-related depression, anxiety, and mood swings can also be mood killers. Using a bit of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help ease menopause symptoms and restore your loss of libido.

2. Make Time

If life has simply gotten too busy and sex feels like one more thing to cram into your schedule, you aren't going to feel very frisky. Intimacy with your partner is important, so plan date nights and time alone so you can connect with each other outside the bedroom. Once you rekindle the fire, your desire for intimacy can return so that making time for it is a pleasure, not a chore.

3. Check your Medications

Many medications and supplements can have a negative effect on intimacy, whether they directly decrease your libido or cause physical side effects that affect sex. Your pharmacist and doctor can help you review your list of medications to see if any of them have known interactions. They can include antidepressants, blood pressure medications, antihistamines, and more.

4. Diet and Physical Health

How you look and feel can affect your libido. If you don't feel good about your body, it can be a turnoff in the bedroom. If you don't feel well, have no energy, or are in pain, you also may not feel like having sex. Exercising regularly, eating well, and managing chronic health conditions can go a long way toward increasing your sexual desires.

You can kindle your desire so you can enjoy sex during menopause. It might take some extra effort on your part, but it's worth it!

This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

04-08-2016 - 03:01 PM


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