Perhaps her husband should get some testing to rule out low testosterone. Maybe he is gay but in the closet. Who knows?
A gynecologist scolded: “Do you really think that the best answer is to tamp down her libido? She’s not the one with the problem.” Like you, he suggested that the husband might have low testosterone, or he might be struggling with his sexuality or having an affair.
The woman in question is 34. We agree that desiring sex two or three times a week does not represent an overactive libido. Her husband may indeed have a hormonal imbalance or some other problem that needs to be addressed in counseling.
Some people truly wish to suppress their sex drive, but there are no Food and Drug Administration-approved treatments for this purpose. Many medications, including antidepressants and progesterone, can cause sexual dysfunction or lowered libido as a side effect. We don’t think that is an appropriate solution, however. Some readers report that spearmint tea may calm an overactive libido.
Sun and vitamin D
I am 59 and do not take vitamins. I eat well, ride a bike about 50 miles a week and lift weights. Is it possible that the sun exposure has really made a difference in my mental ability?
Prebiotics vs. probiotics
The proliferation of products can indeed be confusing, particularly since they contain different strains and amounts of bacteria. ConsumerLab.com recently analyzed 41 probiotic supplements for both humans and their pets. There is a charge for the information, which you will find at www.ConsumerLab.com.
Reach Joe and Terry Graedon at PeoplesPharmacy.com.