Weight Loss

Navigating Changes In Your Wegovy Sex Drive – Tips For Women

Your day-to-day life is busy. You’ve got a full-time job, a home to keep organized, and maybe even kids to raise. It’s hard enough to carve out time to relax for a few minutes, let alone really take care of your physical health. That’s why you’ve turned to a weight loss program to help you get control over your health. Wegovy is a form of the medication called semaglutide. This medicine activates a digestive hormone known as GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1). When you eat, your body naturally produces GLP-1 to let your brain know you’re full. By mimicking this hormone, Wegovy encourages your body to slow digestion and make you feel fuller for longer. This will ultimately lead to you eating less. A calorie deficit is the quickest and most effective way to lose weight.

Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Honestly, most people see good results from weight loss medication like Wegovy. There can be some side effects, though. We’re still waiting to learn about all the possible effects–including the rising number of users claiming they see an impact on sex drive.

How Does Wegovy Impact Your Sex Drive?

Why would Wegovy reduce your sex drive? Rapidly losing weight can change your hormones. This–paired with the fact that Wegovy alters your digestive hormones–could decrease your sexual hormones and leave you feeling less inclined to be sexually active. Hormone imbalance can also lead to anxiety and depression, which can greatly affect your sex drive.

The common digestive side effects of Wegovy can also make you less interested in sex. When you have bloating, stomach pains, and nausea, it can be difficult to think about anything else, especially sexual activity.

Since Wegovy helps you eat less, you may notice an overall energy decrease. You probably won’t feel very interested in sex if you’re more exhausted than usual from your daily routines.

Tips To Improve Your Sex Drive

What can you do to get your sex drive back? Some vitamins and herbal supplements can help you get your libido back to normal. We’ve got a list of a few you can try if you’re interested in a more natural approach.

Vitamins

  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin B3
  • Zinc
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Iron
  • Omega-3
  • L-carnitine
  • L-arginine

Herbal Supplements

Since it’s possible to have allergic or adverse reactions to supplements, research more information about each herbal supplement before you try it. If you have any doubts or concerns, discuss them with your healthcare provider.
  • Rhodiola
  • Ashwagandha
  • Ginkgo
  • Maca Root
  • Dong Quai
  • Ginseng
  • Safed Musli
  • Shatavari

Exercise

If you start a weight loss program, you’ll likely get a customized exercise plan. Increasing your blood flow and sticking to an active lifestyle can help you feel more interested in sexual activities, too.

Diet

A specialized diet plan is also part of weight loss programs. The most important thing to remember when you’re trying to boost your libido is to avoid fatty and greasy foods.

Let The Gallery Help You With Your Weight Loss Journey

Does the idea of dealing with side effects make you hesitant to try weight loss medication? The Gallery Of Cosmetic Surgery is here for you! Let our providers help you formulate a weight loss plan and give you tips on managing changes in your sex drive.

   

Call The Gallery at (425) 775- 3561 to schedule your free consultation.

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ABOUT DR. JONOV
ABOUT DR. JONOV
Dr. Craig Jonov specializes in plastic surgery of the face, breast, and body and has decades of experience providing the top surgical and non-surgical cosmetic services.