Low Libido

Low Libido Specialist
The female libido typically varies over time, based on relationships, pregnancy, and other life issues. Any time a woman feels that her sex drive is inadequate is a good time to discuss it with the health care providers at Gemini OBGYN in Pembroke Pines and Weston, Florida. They can help you pinpoint physical and emotional reasons for low libido and help you get your groove back.

Low Libido Q & A

How is low sex drive defined?

That’s a difficult measure, since anytime there’s a difference in desire between two people, it can raise problems, even if both opinions fall within “normal” ranges. The fact is, there’s such a wide range of normal that these differences are all but inevitable.

Changes to a woman’s sex drive may be due to physical or emotional reasons, and it’s a very personal thing. Essentially, if you feel you have a low sex drive issue, then you do, no matter how much or how little sexual activity you have.

Signs that accompany a low sex drive include a complete lack of interest in any sexual activity and no sexual thoughts or fantasies, yet the person feels bothered by these lacking conditions.

What might cause a low sex drive?

A complex interaction of factors contributes to libido and feelings of intimacy for women. Emotional well-being, personal beliefs, lifestyle, and current partnerships may all interact to suppress desire from an emotional standpoint. Relationship difficulties frequently affect the desire for intimacy.

Physical causes that may contribute to a low sex drive include:

  •         Pain or discomfort during sex
  •         Inability to reach orgasm
  •         Diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or coronary artery disease
  •         Medications, including some antidepressants and anti-seizure medications
  •         Lifestyle habits such as tobacco use and excessive alcohol intake
  •         Surgery
  •         Fatigue
  •         Hormone issues, due to menopause or pregnancy

How can low sex drive be treated?

The underlying cause of low libido ultimately drives treatment. Possible courses of action include:

  •         Counseling, if emotional or psychological factors may be at play
  •         Improved communication between couples
  •         Review of current medications, to reduce doses or substitute for another substance
  •         Hormone therapy
  •         Flibanserin, an antidepressant with Food and Drug Administration approval for treating low sex drive in premenopausal women
  •         Lifestyle improvements such as exercise and a healthy diet.


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