It’s perfectly normal to experience a reduction of interest in sex during times of increased stress or anxiety. So says Dr. Sarah Melancon, Ph.D., sociologist and clinical sexologist at The Sex Toy Collective. Her experience in the field has shown that the majority of people undergo some level of a drop-off in their libido, rather than the reverse.
The stress associated with the coronavirus is often financial stress, and that equates to survival stress, which is the most intense version. It is therefore the most potent killer of sexual desire because it places the body in a ‘fight or flight’ mode, and no other issues seem to matter. Hormone levels will actually drop, and sexual interest simply isn’t there, or it’s only there as a minor interest.
If this sounds like something you’ve been going through as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, there are some things that can be done to reverse the situation and restore your normal interest in sex. We can help you get back to normal at EzCare Clinic, where our specialists and medical personnel can evaluate your situation, and recommend some changes that will have you smiling again.
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Anxiety Disorder Treatment
One of the most popular services we offer at EZCare Clinic is Anxiety Disorder Treatment, and we provide this service in response to our patients’ frequent needs in this area. With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, more people than ever before are experiencing severe stress and anxiety as a result of the way of living we’ve all been forced to endure.
It has been estimated that 75% of this nation’s people are currently under lockdown conditions, and the unemployment rate has soared higher than at any other point in recent memory. Then there’s the stress of worrying about whether or not you might touch some surface which still contains bacteria from an infected person’s touch so that you contract the disease yourself.
All these things can cause people to be stressed out on a daily basis, and wondering when and if things will ever get back to normal. All this stress and anxiety naturally leads to a reduction in the hormone production that generates interest in sex, and your sex life naturally slips by the wayside. This is where we can help you at our clinic.
Our Stress Treatment Approach
Generally speaking, the soundest medical approach to any problem is to cure the cause of the issue. In this case, no one can really make coronavirus go away, nor can anyone other than the government relax the restrictions imposed on individuals under lockdown or quarantine. However, at our Clinic we can do the next best thing, which is to provide some expert help at managing your stress levels, so you are physically and emotionally able to function normally.
Here are some of the components of our holistic approach to stress and anxiety relief:
- Anxiety medications – the traditional solution for anxiety does have some merit, and there are several medications that we use that have been shown to be very effective, for instance, alprazolam, lorazepam, diazepam, Benzodiazepines, and clonazepam.
- Lifestyle changes – in line with the holistic approach, we recommend lifestyle changes such as getting more exercise (great for stress relief), possibly dietary changes, and getting more sleep.
- Counseling program – our expert medical personnel is available to counsel you about the type of stress and anxiety you’re going through, and to help you cope with whatever is causing you to become stressed.
This combination treatment approach has been very effective in the past, and it might be exactly what you need in this time of anxiety due to the pandemic. Attacking stress on multiple fronts like this gives you a much better chance of overcoming it, and returning to a more normal lifestyle.
In a poll of over 9,000 people recently conducted by NBC News, 47% of respondents said their sex lives had been negatively impacted, as opposed to just 24% who thought it had improved. That means it’s perfectly normal for you to have less desire during the stressful period of the coronavirus pandemic.
But you don’t have to live with that – there are some things you can do to cope with the anxiety and beat it. At EZCare Clinic, we are here to help you do just that, and we can provide a program of treatment that will help you restore your interest without having to wait for the end of the pandemic.
At EZCare Clinic, we offer a number of services that are all designed to improve your health and well-being. Our unique approach involves the practice of holistic medicine, which includes the best of conventional medicine, as well as hormone-balancing and modifications to lifestyle, nutrition, and behaviors. Contact us today to set up an appointment for an initial consultation, so you can begin taking control of your future health.