Some things you can’t just turn on and off – and for many, that includes their sex drive.
In fact, according to the Mayo Clinic, “Sexual dysfunction is a common problem. About 40 percent of women in the U.S. report that they have had some kind of problem with sexual function.”
But why does low sex drive in women and low sex drive in men occur? And if you are struggling, how do you boost your sex drive? Read on to learn more.
Why Low Sex Drive in Women and Low Sex Drive in Men Occurs
Firstly, as with any physical issue, it’s important to understand why this is happening. Unfortunately, when it comes to a low sex drive in men or women, it’s not always that simplistic.
Just a quick internet search will result in a number of answers for why you aren’t experiencing a high sex drive. Everything from your physical health to your mental health to medications can impact your sex drive. As the Mayo Clinic states, “Desire for sex is based on a complex interaction of many things affecting intimacy, including physical and emotional well-being, experiences, beliefs, lifestyle, and your current relationship.”
For women in particular, there are hormonal changes related to menopause that can also spur a low sex drive. According to a study in HHS Public Access, “The gradual and age-related cessation of ovarian function associated with natural menopause decreases levels of ovarian steroids, accompanied by diminished sexual desire in a significant portion of postmenopausal women.”
And if none of this seems to fit for you, you are not alone. Oftentimes, low sex drive in men and low sex drive in women can occur for no obvious reason, an issue dubbed Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD).
So with all of these possible reasons your sex drive needs boosting, what do you next?
How to Treat Low Sex Drive in Women and Low Sex Drive in Men
Based on the many causes of low sex drive, proper treatment will always be determined based on the cause of low sex drive or the most likely cause of low sex drive. Most treatment options today work by treating the underlying cause, not just the symptoms.
And even though low sex drive may not be life-threatening, it is important to address it as it can severely hinder quality of life. Luckily, there are several treatments available today that you can try based on the reason for your sexual issues.
A study in CNS drugs stated the popular treatments for low sex drive include, but are not limited to “lifestyle changes, treatment of coexisting medical or psychiatric disorders, switching or discontinuing medications that could impact on sexual desire, hormone therapy and marital therapy.”.
No matter what, however, always meet with your doctor first to discuss treatment options. The best way to treat low sex drive in both men and women is to explain your lifestyle and medical history so they can tailor a treatment plan that is best for you.
About Our Low Sex Drive Services
Whether you are a man with a low sex drive or a woman with a low sex drive, we have a number of treatments available at ChristiMD Medical Group to boost your libido. Understanding that you must address low sex drive on a case-by-case basis, we will first meet with you one-on-one and discuss your condition. Then we will see which of our treatment plans (including, but not limited to hormone replacement therapy and non-invasive procedures) will work best for you.
If you are ready for a better sex drive, schedule an appointment with us today.
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