Estrogen and Sexual Function

When estrogen levels decline, both men and women may experience reduced libido which can ultimately affect their self-confidence as well as quality of life. In women, estrogen deficiency can cause changes to the structures and pH of the vagina, which in turn leads to vaginal health issues such as vaginal dryness, inflammation of vaginal tissues, irritation, and painful sexual intercourse (dyspareunia). In men, low estrogen levels can cause erectile dysfunction and reduced sexual desire. Studies show that undergoing ERT can help treat a wide array of sexual health issues associated with age-related decline in estrogen levels:
1. In castrated men, elevations in estrogen help maintain some sexual function and do not appear to be harmful. [89]
2. In male rats, estrogen is considered essential for normal intromission and ejaculatory function. [90]
3. In postmenopausal women with dyspareunia due to vaginal dryness, ERT restores vaginal cells, pH, lubrication, and blood flow, which in turn improves sexual function. [91-95]
4. In pre-menopausal women with estrogen deficiency on hemodialysis, transdermal estradiol treatment is associated with restoration of regular menses and a marked improvement in their sexual function. [96]
5. In postmenopausal women with decreased libido, ERT improves female sexual functioning by acting on the central nervous system to increase sexual desire. [97-101]
6. In women who had hysterectomy, ERT is associated with significant improvements in lubrication, orgasm, sexual satisfaction, and general well-being. [102-110]
7. In postmenopausal women, ERT is associated with higher frequency of sexual activity and improvements in various sexual parameters such as satisfaction, interest, enjoyment, desire, thoughts and fantasies, arousal, responsiveness, and pleasure. [111-113]

before after

At the age of 60, I look and feel better than I ever have in my entire life! Switching my health program and hormone replacement therapy regimen over to Genemedics was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life! Genemedics and Dr George have significantly improved my quality of life and also dramatically improved my overall health. I hav...

- Nick Cassavetes, 60 yrs old

Call 800-277-4041 for a Free Consultation

What to expect during your consultation:
  • Usually takes 15-30 minutes
  • Completely confidential
  • No obligation to purchase anything
  • We will discuss your symptoms along with your health and fitness goals
  • Free post-consult access for any additional questions you may have
Contact Us Page

Genemedics® Health Institute is a global premier institute dedicated to revolutionizing health and medicine through healthy lifestyle education, guidance and accountability in harmony with functional medicine. Our physician-supervised health programs are personally customized to help you reach your health and fitness goals while looking and feeling better than ever.