Plasma donation=loss of sexual desire
I've been told that among other information, our plasma's chief components of is water (90 to 92 percent) and proteins (6 to 8 percent). It also containes various dissolved substances...including hormones.
Question: What hormones of the body does plasma transport?
If an individual donates plasma, I'm assuming those hormones also leave the body, forcing it to work harder to produce more of those hormones,
does the body protect itself against this twice weekly "assault" and saves it's renewing energy for other "important stuff" the body really needs, neglecting to produce, in equal quantity, the hormones being drawn out?
Basis of question (purely hypothetical of course):
If an individual female (38 years) donates plasma twice a week (because the Rh negative factor with antibodies is in market demand), and given that plasma contains hormones, could that possibly be a cause for the (markedly so) decrease in libido?
As a test, hypothetical female stopped donating plasma for approximately 4 weeks (after donating consistently for 2 years) - no difference noted.
The family physician was asked; response: clueless.
However, in reading these postings, I will also be going to my physician and requesting checking of my testosterone levels. Has anybody experimented with adding testosterone and had to find a balance with the (undesirable) hair growth? 13 years of marriage....something needs to be done!!