February 09, 2007 13:27 ET

Sex, Love, Libido and Hormones

Lack of Sex Drive Could Be a Result of Low Hormone Levels

JACKSONVILLE, FL and WEST PALM BEACH, FL and FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 9, 2007 --With Valentine's Day this month thoughts of love and romance are in the air. Many men might find it the perfect time to buy some sexy lingerie for their loved one; but some women might be searching for their libido.

Women suffering from no or low libido are trying to figure out why? No gift of lingerie will be appreciated if a woman is feeling unattractive, undesirable, and not interested in sex.

"Hormonal imbalance can be the cause for low libido and general disinterest in sex for women," said BodyLogicMD's Dr. Gary Bernard, a Jacksonville physician who is working with a network of doctors across the country to fight hormone imbalance. "Using bioidentical hormone therapy can help women regain their sexual desires and feel alive again."

Experts say that loss of desire and sex drive may be directly related to a woman's lower estrogen, progesterone, or testosterone levels, which often happens during menopause. A low sex drive is the most common sexual complaint made by women -- up to 30% to 40% of them, according to experts in hormonal imbalance.

Even younger women not yet experiencing the clinical 'menopause' can feel the effect of a hormonal imbalance as it relates to their sex life. Brought on by stress, women are losing hormones long before actual menopause.

Besides biology, the following factors can affect female libido:

--  Quality of the relationship
--  Attitudes of upbringing
--  Support of peer group
--  Quality of touch and sex
--  Understanding of partners
--  Age
--  Illness
--  Use of medications
Dr. Mikhail Berman, whose BodyLogicMD practice is located on Clematis Street in West Palm Beach, Florida, feels strongly that no one should have to suffer through the unpleasant symptoms related to hormonal imbalances. "At BodyLogicMD, we treat each patient's situation uniquely. Hormone levels are evaluated using comprehensive saliva and blood testing," said Dr. Berman. "We then use bioidentical hormone therapy coupled with proper nutrition and fitness to correct any imbalance. By using these therapies and programs, our patients feel younger and revitalized," said Berman.

"I wasn't ready to give up my sex life," said one BodyLogicMD patient. "Once starting the bioidentical hormone therapy, my libido was back and I was enjoying my sexuality again like I did when I was younger!"

BodyLogicMD physicians use bioidentical, or natural hormones, to treat their patients. Unlike synthetic hormones, more commonly used by physicians today, bioidentical hormones replicate the body's own natural hormones. They make women feel normal again without any adverse side effects.

About BodyLogicMD

Founded in 2003, BodyLogicMD is a nationally recognized network of anti-aging physicians specializing in natural bioidentical hormone therapy integrated with fitness and nutrition programs for men and women suffering from the effects of hormonal imbalance, menopause and andropause. BodyLogicMD has been featured in Suzanne Somers' latest book "Ageless, The Naked Truth About Bioidentical Hormones," as one of the key experts, as well in Business Week's March 2006 cover story and major media including NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX News.

BodyLogicMD Florida Locations:

BodyLogicMD of Jacksonville
Dr. Gary Bernard
1996 Kingsley Avenue
Orange Park, FL 32073

BodyLogicMD of the West Palm Beaches
Dr. Mikhail Berman
330 Clematis Street
Suite 214
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

BodyLogicMD of Fort Lauderdale
Dr. Jeffrey Thackrey
Galleria Professional Building
915 Middle River Drive Suite 416
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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