Many women have problems with libido or lose interest in sex entirely, especially at the onset and into menopause. A
lack of intimacy can sometimes be enough to jeopardize relationships, or compromise the happiness you deserve in
Loss of libido is an unfortunate condition that affects millions of women on a daily basis. Women from young to old
can experience low sex drive at various stages of life: younger woman may experience it after the birth of a child
in their 20’s and 30’s; peri-menopausal woman usually during their late 30’s and 40’s; and both menopausal and
postmenopausal woman throughout the rest of their lives can all experience low libido.
Loss of libido is a complex phenomenon with psychological, relational, physical, and hormonal dimensions as unique
as the women who experience them. The term libido has long been used to describe a person's sexual drive and their
desire for sex. Loss of libido, medically termed "hypoactive sexual desire disorder," is a reduction or lack of
interest and desire in sexual activity. Loss of libido is chiefly characterized by a lack of interest or desire for
sexual activity and many women with loss of libido find that they are less in touch with their sexuality--sexual
feelings come less frequently and energy for sex drastically dwindles or disappears from a woman's life.
Causes of Low Libido
Many factors can play a role in a woman’s drop in sex drive, which may be primarily caused by changes that are
hormonal, physical, psychological, or relational. More specifically, some of the contributors to low female libido
include: decreased estrogen levels; vaginal dryness; medication side effects; chronic health conditions; loss of a
spouse or partner; lack of emotional intimacy; conflict; stress; and mood concerns.
A decrease in sex drive can develop due to medical conditions or as the result of psychological or emotional issues.
Inhibited sexual desire is a type of sexual dysfunction that affects both men and women. A reduction in sexual
desire is most often associated with diminishing levels of testosterone in aging men, and menopausal transitions
(reduced estrogen levels) in women who may also be sensitive to reduced testosterone levels. Chronic illnesses and
chronic pain can also lead to a decrease in sex drive, likely through a combination of physical and psychological
stressors. Additionally, certain medications such as some antidepressants can also reduce libido.
Symptoms of Low Libido
The symptoms of low libido often mimic those experienced during menopause and afterwards, and can range from
non-existent, to mild, to severe. Common menopausal symptoms include:
- Hot flashes
- Sleep disturbances (insomnia)
- Emotional changes, such as mood swings or irritability
- A change in sexual interest or response
- Problems with concentration and memory that may be linked to sleep loss and/or fluctuating hormones
- Rapid, or irregular heartbeat (tachycardia)
After you stop having menstruation, you may get other post-menopausal symptoms:
- Drying and thinning of the skin, caused by lower collagen production
- Vaginal and urinary tract changes
- Vaginal dryness, irritation, and itching
- An increased risk of vaginal and urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Pain during sexual activity
Treatment of Low Libido
Some medications work to increase vaginal lubrication and relax vaginal muscles, where as others contain
testosterone to increase sex drive or estrogen to improve sensation, lubrication, and sexual interest. A simple
balancing of different hormones can also be the solution. Topical libido enhancers are an appealing alternative to
oral medications. Inconsistent dosing and possible side effects can be eliminated with topical creams that are
applied locally to increase sensitivity and blood flow.
Wellness & Aesthetics Medical Center provides a potent libido and vaginal enhancement cream. This topical solution
contains a combination of prescription and non-prescription components described as blood flow enhancers,
vasodilators, and sexual stimulation enhancing hormones. Although the formulation can be custom tailored to each
individual’s needs upon request, one 0.25 mL dose generally contains the following ingredients:
- Aminophylline - a bronchodilator that works in several ways: relaxes the muscles in your lungs
chest to allow greater airflow; decreases the sensitivity of your lungs to allergens and other substances that
inflammation; and increases the contractions of your diaphragm to draw more air into the lungs for intense
breathing. It is primarily used to treat the symptoms of asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema.
- Ergoloid Mesylate - is used to improve cognitive (mental) and self-care functioning in people
symptoms of dementia related to aging or presumed to be related to conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, and
used in treating symptoms of declined mental capacity wherein it impacts memory, behavioral, and especially mood
- L-Arginine - is a nonessential amino acid which: may play an important role in the treatment of
cardiovascular disease due to its antiatherogenic, anti-ischemic, antiplatelet, and antithrombotic properties;
commonly sold as a health supplement claiming to improve vascular health and treat erectile dysfunction in men;
is purported to have similar libido enhancing effects on women.
- Pentoxifylline - causes changes in your blood that help improve blood flow, which helps your
carry oxygen to your tissues and organs. It is used to improve blood flow and reduce certain symptoms of a
called intermittent claudication. It is also purported to have similar libido enhancing effects on women.
- Sildenafil Citrate (Viagra) - relaxes muscles and increases blood flow to particular areas of
body. Sildenafil under the trade name Viagra is used to treat erectile dysfunction (impotence) in men, and is
purported to have similar vasodialation effects on clitoral artery blood flow.
- Testosterone – is a sex hormone secreted by the ovaries, adrenal glands and testicles. It helps
improve energy, mood, libido, sleep, stress, cognition, memory, work productivity, exercise, blood pressure,
function, bone density, muscles, skin and hair texture and decreases or delays alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Testosterone is essential for both men and women.
- DHEA - is the most abundant hormone in the body. It helps with sexual desire, bone density,
skin texture, collagen, weight, wound healing, sleep, mental and cognitive function, cancer, and growth hormone.
is considered the “anti-aging hormone” because of its profound effect on skin optimization, conversion into
testosterone and estrogen and stimulation of growth hormone.
- Oxytocin - acts as a neuromodulator in the brain and promotes a feeling of happiness, love, and
sexual bonding. It improves sexual arousal and orgasm. It curbs your appetite and is called “the cuddle or
These ingredients are dissolved in a water based, hypoallergenic, transdermal vehicle. The vehicle is designed to
enhance the rate of absorption, and to cause the medication to be retained locally in order to maximize local
effects and metabolism, while minimizing the potential for systemic side effects.
Sex is not only an integral part of any relationship, but studies have proven it is beneficial to your health. A
healthy sex life decreases stress and heart disease, while increasing happiness and sense of wellbeing. This cream
can only be obtained with a prescription from a licensed practitioner.