The modern day woman has a lot of challenges. Managing a career and at the same time being expected to handle numerous other tasks which include taking care of the family can sometimes get to someone’s nerve and with all these responsibilities, pursuing various health activities and taking care of your body or sticking to a strict healthy diet will only add a load to your already heavy burden. After a hard day’s work and at that moment when you are fatigued, it is very difficult to put a natural smile on your face let alone get into the mood for sex. This might be one of the main reasons why more women are developing problems that are associated with libido, and some of them have lost the interest in sex completely. A decrease in libido is very common at the onset of menopause, but at this stage, it is caused by hormonal imbalance which is genetically induced.
The lack of emotional connections and sexual intimacy between two people is enough to jeopardize a rather healthy relationship. This can greatly compromise your happiness and the comfort that you deserve in your life. Unfortunately, the loss of libido is one of the most widespread conditions that affects millions of women in the world, but a majority prefer suffering in silence. The loss of sexual libido does not depend on age, so, any woman can experience this condition at any particular phase in her life. Young women might experience a decrease in their libido after a child delivery or due to general medical conditions, peri-menopausal women might experience this condition in their late 30’s and early 40’s and both menopausal and post-menopausal women can experience this condition from its development to a permanent loss of libido for the rest of their lives.
The loss of libido in women is a multidimensional phenomenon that is very complex to relate to and understand. It is psychologically oriented but it also has physical, relational and hormonal dimensions, which are further, very unique in every individual. The term libido is used to refer to the feeling of sexual desire and sexual attraction. The loss of libido is clinically termed as the hypoactive sexual desire disorder and it is a condition that is defined and characterized by the lack of desire for sexual intercourse and lack of interest in sexual activities. Women with this condition find it abnormally difficult to stay in touch with their sexuality, and their sexual feelings occur less frequently. Their energy for sexual activities is greatly diminished and sometimes, their desire for sex can disappear completely.
What are the Causes of a Low Libido
A lot of factors play major roles in contributing to a reduced libido in women. These factors generally revolve around hormonal changes, physical stress, psychological problems and problems with relationships. More specifically, a woman’s sex drive can be greatly influenced by vaginal dryness, decreased levels of estrogen in their bodies, side effects from other medications, the loss of a partner or spouse, chronic health conditions, the lack of emotional intimacy, conflict, stress and mood changes.
Low sexual libido can affect both men and women in the same way. In aging men, a reduction in the desire for sex is usually associated with decreased levels of the testosterone hormone in the body and in women, it is usually prevalent during menopause due to diminishing levels of estrogen in their body system. Some women are sensitive to the absence of testosterone in their bodies which might further worsen this condition. Chronic pain and illnesses can contribute to a decreased libido but this is majorly attributed to the combination of physical and psychological effects that are associated with these conditions.
The Symptoms of a Decreased Libido
The symptoms of diminishing libido in women are characterized by symptoms that are similar to those that are experienced during menopause. Some of the most common symptoms of menopause include insomnia, hot flushes, emotional instability characterized by mood swings and irritability, changes in sexual response, headaches and problems with concentration, memory loss, and tachycardia.
After a woman stops having her menstrual periods, she may experience numerous other post menopausal symptoms that can include: thinning and drying of the skin due to a low collagen production, urinary tract and vaginal changes, vaginal dryness, itching and irritation, increased risks of acquiring a urinary tract infection and pain during sexual intercourse.
Treatment for Low Libido
Most medications that are used for the treatment of low libido in women work by relaxing the muscles of the vagina and improving lubrication between its walls. Other medications contain estrogen which is a female sex hormone that functions to improve sexual interest, lubrication, and sensation. Others also contain testosterone which increases sex drive. Sometimes, just a simple balancing of these hormones can work like magic and topical cream enhancers are the most preferred formulations over the orally administered capsules. With topical creams, you can avoid inconsistent dosing and you will also get to eliminate a lot of side effects that are associated with the administration of oral capsules.
Products we commonly prescribe to treat Low Libido
Our pharmacy manufactures a special medical product that is known as the Scream Cream. This topical solution is a combination of both nonprescription and prescription components that can be categorized into vasodilators, blood flow enhancers and sexual stimulators and enhancing hormones. Our pharmacy has all the equipment that is required to compound this solution as per a patient’s specific needs. But typically, a 0.25ml dosage of this solution will contain.
· 7.5mg of Aminophylline. This is a vasodilator that is responsible for several functions in the human body. It primarily functions to relax the muscles of the chest which facilitates a better and greater airflow into the lungs and it decreases the sensitivity of the lungs to allergens and others substances that can cause inflammation. It also increases the contractions of the diaphragm so that more air is drawn into the lungs for more intense breathing. This medication is mainly used to manage the symptoms of asthma, emphysema, and bronchitis.
15mg of L-Arginine. This is a non-essential amino acid which has some anti-ischemic,anti-atherogenic, and anti-platelet properties which can play a very important role in the management of cardiovascular diseases. This drug is commonly distributed as a health supplement that is meant to treat erectile dysfunction in men and to improve vascular health but it is also presumed to have the same effects of libido enhancing in women.
· 12.5mg of Pentoxifylline. This medication has some effects on the human blood which enables it to transport more oxygen into the tissues and organs of the body. It improves the flow of blood throughout the body. Pentoxifylline is used to reduce the symptoms of a condition known as intermittent claudication but it is also presumed to have some libido enhancing effects on women.
· 2.5mg of Sildenafil citrate. This compound relaxes the muscles of the body and it increases the flow of blood to specified regions in the body. Sildenafil is a medication that has been used for a long time in the management of impotence/erectile dysfunction and it is presumed to have the same effects on women and substantial vasodilation effects that work to improve the flow of blood around the clitoral artery.
· 0.25mg of Testosterone. Testosterone is produced in both men and women, but in women, it is produced in very minute amounts which is equally as important as any other hormone. Testosterone is indicated for the treatment of testosterone deficiency in men which is a condition that is associated with impotence, delayed puberty, and hormonal imbalances. It is also used in a Hormonal Replacement Therapy to improve libido in pre-menopausal and post-menopausal women.
The ingredients that are used to manufacture this solution are dissolved in a water-based hypoallergenic transdermal vehicle which is designed to increase its rates of absorption. It also facilitates the retention of this medication in the system so that its effects and metabolism can be maximized. This concurrently minimizes any potential risks of suffering from the adverse side effects of this medication.
Sex and sexual intimacy not only makes up an integral part of a relationship, but numerous studies have proved that it also has numerous notable benefits on an individual’s health status. A healthier sex life will decrease your risks of developing heart diseases and it will minimize your stress as it increases your happiness and your sense of well-being. You can readily obtain the Scream cream from our pharmacy but this medication can only be purchased when backed up by a valid prescription from a qualified health service provider. For more information on this medication and its administration, feel free to contact us.