Can Low Thyroid Affect Libido?

By: Our Team


When a person has a thyroid issue, it can lead to many different health problems. Commonly, people report weight gain, depression, foggy thinking, sensitivity to cold, and more. But one of the most frustrating problems caused by low thyroid is loss of libido. When the thyroid is not functioning properly, it can lead to problems that can cause issues in even the strongest of relationships. 

If you have suddenly experienced a loss of libido and can’t understand why... 

...have your thyroid checked for any potential problems. Thyroid hormones are responsible for many systems in the body. They are responsible for metabolizing food and keeping the body healthy with the energy it needs to function. When this energy is not there, it leads to many problems including loss of libido. Since many people don’t connect the thyroid to the libido, it can lead to patients trying therapies that don’t really address the root of the problem. This leads to frustration and worry that the problem will never be corrected.

Fortunately, a functional wellness practitioner can help with loss of libido and recommend all-natural therapies that can correct these problems. A wellness practitioner understands that loss of libido is often a symptom of a larger problem, so they will take the time to learn about your individual body, your symptoms, and your lifestyle choices that may be contributing to health issues within your body. Instead of isolating systems in your body, they will provide holistic therapy that seeks to get the body back in harmony with itself. 

This approach can correct libido issues, problems with the thyroid, and other health problems in the body.

A functional wellness practitioner will sit down for an extensive face-to-face interview to learn about you as a person and how your symptoms have impacted your life. They will then recommend therapies based on your health needs to ensure you are getting proper nutrition, proper exercise, and that you’re getting the vitamins and nutrients your body needs. There are certain foods, for instance, that may inhibit the thyroid and lead to libido issues. These care providers will develop a diet, based around your health needs to help your body heal itself. Also, they will help you develop an exercise routine that will get you active and give you the energy you need to maintain your libido.

Some people attribute loss of libido to aging, they assume that it’s just a part of life. 

Many people are embarrassed about it, so they don’t seek help. This is a very bad idea. In most cases, libido problems can be managed, especially if they are caused by thyroid problems. You do not have to accept loss of libido as a new normal. Instead, you can get your body healthy and feel like your old self again. To learn more about how an all-natural therapy routine can help with your thyroid and libido, contact a functional wellness practitioner right away.

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