Sexual health is an important topic that deserves attention all year long. For this reason, the month of September is nationally recognized as #SexualHealthMonth and gives more focus to the subject and promoting awareness. And we're glad about it because there are so many things about sexual health —which also impact overall wellbeing — that are worth knowing. In this blog, we'll discuss the three things our pharmacist want you to know.
Issues in the Bedroom May Begin in the Kitchen
Nerves, hormones, and blood flow are all necessary for sexual function. It is important to maintain healthy habits that involve exercise and a nutritious diet to keep these systems running smoothly. A poor diet can lead to vitamin and mineral deficiencies, negatively affecting energy levels, mood, stress response, or hormone balance. Keeping this in mind when making dietary choices is a choice that your partner will appreciate!
For a Good Time In Bed, Manage Stress and Rest
One thing that is especially worth looking into is the relationship between stress, insufficient rest, and the impact on sexual health. Getting enough sleep ensures you have the energy and stamina to have sex, while sufficient sleep also allows your body to regulate its hormones to be ready for sexual activity.
While the exact amount of sleep needed each night varies from individual to individual, clinical sleep studies have found that sleeping less than eight hours a night can lead to anxiety and depression. When you focus on the behaviors that affect your sleep, you increase the chances of experiencing better quality and quantity of fulfillment in your intimate life.
Hormone Health Doesn't Have to Go Unchecked
If you regularly notice changes in your energy, sensitivity, or responsiveness, it might be a sign that hormone levels aren't what they used to be. Fluctuations in estrogen, deficiencies in testosterone, and declining DHEA levels can each play a part in causing unwanted symptoms that impact sexual desire, function, and performance.
Signs of Sex Hormone Imbalance May Include:
- Bone Loss
- Depressed Mood
- Foggy Thinking
- Heart Palpitations
- Heavy Menses
- Hot Flashes / Night Sweats
- Increased Body or Facial Hair
- Low Libido / Declining Sexual Function
- Irritability / Mood Swings
- Urinary Incontinence
- Vaginal Dryness
- Weight Gain
Thankfully, modern technology has made it incredibly easy for you or your medical provider to check and monitor hormone levels to address these issues.
Talk with a member of our pharmacy team about ways to access and improve hormone levels so that you can feel your best in all aspects of health — and especially in the bedroom.
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