Since our focus this week is women’s sexual health, I thought it necessary to bring up the fact that countless women deal with chronic low sex drive. Though we actually want to engage in sexual activities, sometimes the body just won’t cooperate.
Not Tonight, Honey, I Have a Headache
I ran across an interesting research article that detailed findings from a study on the relationship of migraine and tension headaches to sexual desire. One notable theory stated that migraineurs had significantly low levels of serotonin or (5-HT), an important hormone in the body that helps one feel happy, fall asleep, and even desire sex. So, if this is true, does this mean that many women are actually suffering from an inactive libido due to low serotonin? Possibly.
Because I suffer from migraine and chronic daily headache (CDH), I understand how the body can shun anything sexual while dealing with chronic pain. The cavalry has no time and energy for a party when they are engaged in a gruesome battle. It may not even be the headache; it could be the mental and emotional stress associated with chronic pain that keeps you from engaging in the psychological connection required for a woman to want sex. And if this scenario becomes habitual, it can lead to emotional trauma that would further deter relations. Not good for you or your partner.
Get Some Help
It’s important that you discuss any sexual hindrances with your healthcare provider. They can help you to get to the bottom of chronic dysfunction in this area, especially if you suspect any hormone imbalances. Many women get out of whack from childbirth, menopause, trauma, and even fatigue. Keep in mind that medications can hinder your libido as well. Anti-depressents, pain medicine, and even OTC meds like Benadryl can leave you without an ounce of desire or a condition called anorgasmia (inability to orgasm). We will talk more about that later this week.
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