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Sexuality after the age of 55 is not a myth.


Being of mature age does not imply that sexual dissatisfaction is normal.

Falta de deseo sexual - Dra. Gabriela Br

Upon reaching perimenopause or menopause, a woman's body begins to undergo hormonal changes. The decrease in estrogen, psychological and emotional factors, other pathologies and some of the most common medical treatments at these ages can cause a woman's sexuality to suffer alterations.

It is a moment in which the sum of these factors can lead to diminishing or interrupting sexual relations.


Intense hot flashes, especially at night, which are accompanied by insomnia and emotional changes, such as irritability or a tendency to depression, are the main symptoms. 

Also, the hormonal production of estrogens and androgens is reduced, which directly influence sexual desire. The result of all these changes can decrease sexual appetite.


Subsequently, the reduction of estrogens can lead to the appearance of problems in the urinary and genital systems, which cause discomfort and pain during sexual intercourse.

Some pharmacological treatments, such as antihypertensives or antidepressants, also affect sexual relations.


However, today,  most of these problems that lead to decreased sexual intercourse can be treated. 

In each case, the problem must be approached in different ways, but the result is satisfactory in most cases.

No woman should accept that by reaching this stage in her life, her sexuality is over.

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