The Connection Between ‘The Pill’ And Lowered Libido

Birth control pills are an incredibly effective method of contraception that allows women to be in charge of their reproductive systems. But like most pharmaceutical medicines, these pills too come with some side effects that more and more doctors are becoming aware of. According to many doctors, they have started receiving the same complaint of lowered or lack of sex drive from an increasing number of young women. Generally, doctors ignore this claim when it comes from young women as their lower sex drive often stems from their job stress, relationship issues and other problems. But a lot of young women have started coming up with many other symptoms like depression, fatigue, weight gain in addition to having lower sex drive. These symptoms are identical to menopausal symptoms. Doctors have found a connection that young women who have menopausal symptoms are the ones on the pill. And a lot of doctors have found out that the estrogen levels in these women are just as low as their menopausal counterparts. So, now doctors and women have started seeing a much clearer connection between the loss of libido and the pill. But still more needs to be done to clearly know about the physical repercussions that occur from taking the pill.

The Connection

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Doctors have started finding out a clearer resemblance between women who are on the pill and women who are going through menopause. The similarities between their symptoms are astounding. So, many doctors have started connecting the dots. They believe that the pill can put young women in a ‘pseudo-menopause’ mode by suppressing the secretion of their hormones like estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. All these hormones are very important for healthy functioning of our sex drive and reproductive systems. Thus, when we try to externally influence them and suppress their productions; negative effects are bound to show up.

An increasing number of doctors are becoming aware of the side-effects of the pill that are responsible for shockingly low levels of sex hormones in young women. Hence, doctors are now recommending women to come off the pills. Thankfully, the effects of the pill are reversible. So, once women come off the pill, their hormones can go back to being normal in sometime. Also, doctors are suggesting women to try and use non-hormonal contraceptive methods. There are many benefits to switching to non-hormonal contraception. Women can have better and balanced hormone levels. Also, women will gain back their sex drive, apart from gaining other health benefits. Many doctors have revealed success stories of their patients who have come off the pill and regained their good health and hormones back in no time. So, there are certain things that people can do to get their natural sex drive back.

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Things To Do To Get Your Libido Back

1. Dump The Pill

Birth control pills are the biggest libido killers. It is ironic that the pills that are meant to give us power over our reproductive systems are responsible for taking away our sex drive. You can switch to other ways of contraception like diaphragms, condoms, IUDs etc. Consult with your doctor to find the correct mode of contraception that works for you.

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2. Bioidentical Hormones Might Help

You can consult with your doctor about switching to bioidentical hormones to help you ease your way through the transition.

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3. Patience Is A Virtue

Don’t expect miraculous changes to happen in one day. It will take some time for you to gain your sex drive back. Hormones will take some time to come back to its natural state. So, you need to have patience through it all. Be kind to yourself and listen to your body to help you out.

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4. Take Care Of Yourself

It is important that you take care of yourself. You need to provide yourself with all the required nutrition to help you gain back your natural libido. Get enough sleep to allow your body to recover.

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Take good care of your body and mind. And have faith in your body to take care of itself.

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