Low Libido

Causes of Low Libido and Treatment Options

Low libido, or a lack of interest in sex, is a common issue that affects both men and women at some point in their life. There are several things that can affect libido linked to physical, medical, emotional, hormonal or relationship related factors.

For example, it can be linked to the emotional strain of relationship issues, stress or tiredness. Medications can impact your libido, as can lifestyle factors such as smoking or consumption of alcohol. Low libido can also be a sign of an underlying medical condition, such as reduced hormone levels and is a common symptom of menopause.

Causes of Low Libido and Treatment Options

Endemetriosis-symptoms

Low libido, or a lack of interest in sex, is a common issue that affects both men and women at some point in their life. There are several things that can affect libido linked to physical, medical, emotional, hormonal or relationship related factors.

For example, it can be linked to the emotional strain of relationship issues, stress or tiredness. Medications can impact your libido, as can lifestyle factors such as smoking or consumption of alcohol. Low libido can also be a sign of an underlying medical condition, such as reduced hormone levels and is a common symptom of menopause.

The Impact of Low Libido

Dealing with the impact of low libido can be challenging for many women. It can impact your relationship with your partner, as well as impacting self-esteem and overall well being. In some cases it can lead to anxiety or depression.

 

Treatment for Low Libido


The good news is there are steps that can be taken to help improve your libido. Speak to your doctor initially about what the underlying causes may be. And if the issue is linked to factors such as your relationship with your partner, stress, fatigue, medications or lifestyle, there may be changes you can make, wellbeing practices or counselling options you can consider.

 

Medications for Low Libido

In addition, there are a number of effective medications that have recently become available here in Australia. This includes a testosterone-based cream, which uses testosterone that is identical to what’s produced naturally by your body. 

 

If you would like to discuss any concerns, I would encourage you to discuss your specific circumstances with your health care professional so they can recommend the best approach for you.

 

If you’d like to discuss any gynaecological concerns or endometriosis symptoms specifically, please feel free to contact Dr Kieren Wilson’s rooms for more information and to arrange a consultation. Email us on info@drkierenwilson.com.au or call 02 9923 4222.

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