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Low Libido: Common Causes And When To See A Doctor

Find answers to commonly asked questions about Low Libido.

What is Low Libido?

Loss of libido (sex drive) is a common problem that affects many women at some point in their life.

It's often linked to relationship issues, stress or tiredness, but can be a sign of an underlying medical problem, such as reduced hormone levels.

Everyone's sex drive is different – there's no such thing as a "normal" libido. But if you find your lack of desire for sex distressing or it's affecting your relationship, it's a good idea to get help.

Low Libido Facts – 

A decrease in sex drive can develop both due to medical conditions as well as to psychological or emotional issues. Inhibited sexual desire is a type of sexual dysfunction that affects both men and women. A reduction in sexual desire has been associated with low testosterone levels in men. Likewise, women in the menopausal transition sometimes report a decrease in sex drive.

 

Multiple types of chronic illnesses and chronic pain can also lead to a decrease in sex drive, likely through a combination of physical effects of the disease as well as the psychological stress associated with a chronic illness. Painful intercourse can lead to loss of libido in women. Psychological factors that may be associated with low libido include poor body image, anxiety, low self-esteem, stress, poor communication, lack of or breach of trust, and unresolved conflicts.

 

Certain medications, such as some antidepressants, can also cause a reduction in sex drive. Other cause of Low Libido include:

  • Aging

  • Chronic Illness, such as Cancer

  • Medications

  • Relationship or Social problems

Doctor Matters recommends HERS for treatment of Low Libido:

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