Sexual Health Female
Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) and menop
ause are by far the most common health complaints for a woman today…PMS affects many women
and there is a good chance that you…at some point in your life…have also experienced the aches, pains and
emotional stresses of this condition…30-40% of all
women have reported to their GPs with the following
irritability, mood swings, cramps, breast tenderness,
headaches, lethargy, bloating, and bad skin.
As a woman, with age your hormonal production diminishes. Your care the lining of your vaginal wall
thins and may become more rigid, and the production of vaginal lubrication drops significantly. This latter
change can contribute to pain during and after intercourse in many senior women.Sexual health refers to sexual function, reproduction, desire, ability and
enjoyment. It involves relevance in and effect on your overall life and health status.
“Experts in the field of sexual medicine agree that sexual function can be related to overall
health, especially heart health.”
Your sexual health is an integral part of your life. Feelings and experiences of a healthy sexual relationship are
important factors to develop and maintain social and interactive skills, as well as contributing toward a healthy
heart and circulation.
Factors affecting sexual health may include one or many physical, psychological and emotional issues. Health
conditions that affect these areas can impact your sexual health as well as your relationships and
If you are not feeling happy with your life, are constantly ill, tired, or suffer from chronic
illness or disease it is unlikely that you will be able to fulfil a satisfying and stimulating sexual
Estrogens and testosterone are the major sex hormones
essential in sexual functioning.
Both classes of hormones are present in males and females alike, but in different amounts.
Men generally produce around 6-8 mg of testosterone per day, compared to most women who generally produce around
Estrogens are also present in both sexes, but of course in larger amounts for women.
Premature aging, illness, certain medications and chronic illness all affect your body's hormonal balance,
sometimes causing drastic changes in sexual interest and ability.
More awareness has been gained regarding the importance of sexual health since the World Health Organization (WHO)
stated over 25 years ago that "There exist fundamental rights for the individual, including…freedom from
organic disorders, diseases and deficiencies that interfere with sexual and reproductive function."
However, even today there are still many obstacles that prevent this from becoming a reality. This is a general
lack of understanding of the relationship between your general health and your sexual function and abilities.
Various factors limit your sexual interest and capacity as you age. Heart disease, diabetes, depression, obesity,
hormonal and nervous system disorders can all seriously lower your abilities and confidence in the sexual
The American Association of Retired Persons has done numerous studies and surveys to find out how non-prevention of
such problems in early years has effected lives latterly (in both general health and sexual function and
As well as producing many individual facts and figures, their overall findings can be summarised in one
“Sexual health is not only an important part, but an essential element of the quality
of life of adults over the age of 45.”
Revelations regarding the effects of prescriptive treatments are also continuously brought to our attention.
Preventative measures, general nutritional health, lifestyle and exercise continually prove to be the way ahead to
maintain your level of sexual health throughout life.
* Calcium and magnesium – to support bone health – bone mineral
density tends to decline after menopause
* Tribulus extract – helps to restore hormone balance, enhances sex drive
and may improve muscle strength in combination with exercise
* 5-HTP – a natural mood stabilizer and anti-depressant – similar in
effectiveness to common SSRI antidepressants – may also provide insomnia relief and improve
* Damiana extract – enhances sex drive and reduces
* Red clover extract – reduces hot flashes and counteracts other effects
related to low estrogen levels – contains estrogen-like compounds that provide the benefits – helps to lower
cholesterol and supports healthy bones
* Chasteberry, dong quai and sarsaparilla extract – similar properties and
benefits to those of red clover SEXUAL HEALTH FEMALE