low libido + hashimotos
Let’s talk about sex baby!
Except that when you have an under performing thyroid, it’s the last thing you want to talk about, let alone do.
Whether it’s a combination of poor sleep, depression, low energy, weight gain and not being happy in your own skin, or because your hormones are all messed up, it’s common to not ‘feel like it’. Whilst women are more likely to have underactive thyroid issues, men can too and their libido can also be affected.
In general your hormone levels impact your sex drive – think pregnancy, menopause and even different stages of your monthly cycle. I know my (lack of) desire for sex is a definite sign that my thyroid function is out of whack.
What can you do?
🩸Get your thyroid levels tested – it’s so important to know if this is an underlying cause. Linked to this is getting our medication levels right too.
🌀 Address other symptoms that are impacting your sex-drive – acknowledging that this can take time.
🔵 Remember that Hashimoto’s is complex and takes time to dig into the root causes and requires a lifestyle approach.
⭐️ Work on your self-esteem – try affirmations, changing your thinking, be kind to yourself.
🥤 Add a little Maca to your smoothie.
💦 Essential oils such as Ylang Ylang, Neroli, Clary Sage, Sandalwood & Rose are sensual essential oil options – you can make room sprays, diffuser blends, mix with a carrier oil as a sensual massage oil…. doTERRA also make a blend called PASSION. There are lots of recipes to try in The Essential Oil Hormone Revolution by Dr Mariza Snyder.
🗣Talk about it with your partner – help them to understand your thyroid health issues and the impact that has on your sexual desire and relationship.
💆♂️ Relax! Reducing stress impacts on our adrenals which impacts on our sex hormones.
📚 Want to dig deeper – check out these very thorough articles. One and another.
✅ Join the discussion in the group, Let’s Talk Thyroid.
To purchase essential oils head here or message me for help.
Common Hashimoto's Symptoms Ebook
A practical & positive look at 30 of the most common Hashimoto’s symptoms and what you can do about them.
Symptoms covered include weight gain, fatigue, hair loss, constipation, skin, fertility, mood and so much more.
Whilst Hashimoto’s is complex and must be dealt with from a number of angles, this ebook gives you some ideas and strategies to manage common symptoms so you can feel better whilst working with your health practitioner on root causes and getting your hormone levels under control.
This is a great companion to the Let’s Talk Thyroid book.
Suspect you have a thyroid issue? PLEASE trust your instincts and get it thoroughly checked out with your health practitioner. This thyroid basics page has an overview of what tests to ask for and an affiliate link to use a private lab if your doctor won't order them.
Disclaimer: This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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