Low libido, also known as hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), is a common sexual health condition that can affect both men and women. It is characterized by a decreased interest in sexual activity, which can lead to problems in relationships and overall quality of life.
Causes of Low Libido
There are many potential causes of low libido, including:
- Hormonal: Hormone imbalances may contribute to low libido.
- Medical conditions: Some medical conditions, such as depression, anxiety, and thyroid problems, can cause low libido.
- Medications: Some medications, such as antidepressants and blood pressure medications, can also cause low libido.
- Lifestyle factors: Stress, fatigue, and poor diet can all contribute to low libido.
- Psychological factors: Psychological factors, such as low self-esteem and body image issues, can also play a role in low libido.
The symptoms of low libido can vary from person to person, but may include:
- Decreased interest in sexual activity
- Difficulty becoming aroused
- Difficulty reaching orgasm
- Decreased sexual satisfaction
- Relationship problems
At VITALIZE, we understand that low libido can be a sensitive topic. Our skilled practitioners provide compassionate care and take the time to listen to your concerns. While there is no single test that can diagnose low libido we may recommend lab testing to evaluate hormonal imbalances or other underlying medical conditions. We may also evaluate your lifestyle and relationship factors to determine if there are any contributing factors that need to be addressed.
Our naturopathic and functional medicine approach to low libido involves identifying and treating the underlying causes of the issue. We work with our patients to develop personalized treatment plans that may include lifestyle modifications, nutritional supplements, herbal remedies, and hormone balancing therapies.
If you are concerned about low libido, please talk to your doctor. There are many effective treatments available that can help to improve your libido and your overall quality of life.