Many physical and emotional factors interplay when it comes to female sexuality. Our team at Walnut Hill wants you to know talking about sexual dysfunction is always a welcome conversation.
Causes of Low Libido
Most low libido issues have a cause somewhere. Medical conditions, lifestyle choices, hormonal imbalances, and mood disorders can all be factors. By looking at and addressing these issues, we may help you regain your libido.
Medical Physical Causes
- Diseases such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, and high blood pressure.
- Certain medications, especially antidepressants.
- Surgeries related to breasts or genital tract.
- Sexual difficulties such as pain during sex or inability to orgasm.
Lifestyle Physical Causes
- Too much alcohol, also street drugs and smoking.
- Fatigue from taking care of young children or aging parents.
Hormonal factors are usually linked to physiological or life stage changes. Hormone levels change after pregnancy and during breast-feeding, but fatigue and body image issues can factors as well. Estrogen levels will drop during the transition to menopause, which causes low libido and vaginal dryness issues.
There are many psychological factors that affect low libido.
- Mental health issues: anxiety, depression, and severe stress.
- Low self-esteem or poor body image.
- Being victim of physical or sexual abuse.
- Past negative sexual experiences.
How to Determine When You Have a Low Libido
Most any libido issue has its cause somewhere. A diagnostic evaluation including a detailed history and blood work lays the groundwork for effective treatment of any libido issue or low sex drive. Stress, depression or other mood disorders, low testosterone or other hormonal imbalances, even nutritional and lifestyle choices can be factors. However, there may be an underlying medical condition that is causing sexual dysfunction. Looking and addressing these issues may help you regain your libido.
Low libido symptoms are not limited to having a low or non-existent sex drive. Other symptoms include: having the desire for sex but difficulty maintaining arousal, the inability to become aroused or have an orgasm, or experiencing pain during sex.
Solutions and treatment for low sex drive
We start with a diagnostic evaluation, including a detailed history and blood work, which lays the groundwork for effective treatment of low sex drive. Once we have identified what may cause the problem, we’ll address your libido issues through a variety of pharmacologic and hormonal treatments. Also, if you need a counseling referral, we have a network of excellent specialists in this field.
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