Decreased libido

Have you lost interest in sex?

Many women will experience a loss in libido at some point in their life, even though they are still very much in love with their partner. Its often linked to vaginal dryness, fatigue, body changes or relationship issues. During the menopause, reduced hormone levels contribute to a lack of sexual desire and arousal, and make it more difficult to reach orgasm.

Making time to nurture your relationship is vital. Being creative and shaking things up a bit in the bedroom can renew your interest. Over the counter lubricants and moisturisers can help with the physical side. Most women find topical estrogens and HRT reduce discomfort, and testosterone can improve the libido.