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A low libido is sometimes referred to as having a low sex drive. The loss of libido is something that affects up to one in five men, and even more women, at some point in their life. It is nothing to be ashamed of, but if left untreated, it can cause immense distress and relationship difficulties. So it is important to get to the root of what is causing a low sex drive.
There are many things that cause a person to experience a low libido, including stress, anxiety, pregnancy and childbirth and certain medications. In some people a low libido may have more than one cause.
A sudden loss of libidio, particularly if it lasts for a long period of time or keeps recurring, may indicate an underlying problem and is something that should be looked at more closely.
The good news is that there are a various treatments available for low libido, ranging from medication to counselling to dietary changes, but first it is important to identify what is causing your low sex drive.
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There are a number of things that may be causing a low libido:
Some of the causes of low libido affect both men and women, for example drinking excessive amounts of alcohol, suffering from depression, anxiety or stress, and obesity.
However women can also be affected by hormonal contraception, such as the combined pill, implant or contraceptive injections.
The menopause often causes a drop in libido as oestrogen levels fall, and this can be compounded if there is also a simultaneous drop in testosterone levels. Vaginal dryness is a common symptom of menopause and this can make penatrative sex painful, which in turn can make a woman reluctant to have sex and impact on libido.
Hormone levels also change during pregnancy and breastfeeding, which can often result in a low sex drive. And of course tiredness, changes in body image, the pressures of pregnancy and caring for a new baby and injuries sustained during childbirth can lead to an understandable reluctance to have sex. A woman who has given birth should only return to sexual activity when she feels ready.
Low libido treatment depends on what is causing the problem. Some treatments for low sex drive include:
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What are the symptoms of low libido?
The symptoms of a low libido are being disinterested in sex and initiating any sexual activity, and finding it difficult to gain any pleasure if sexual activity does take place. A person with a low sex drive may have few, if any, sexual fantasies.
Can vitamin deficiencies cause a low libido?
Vitamin deficiencies can contribute to a low libido. Men who do not get enough vitamin D may experience decreased sexual desire as well as erectile dysfunction. Women with low iron levels can also find this negatively affects their libido. Low iron levels can be caused by heavy periods and breastfeeding.
What over the counter products can help with a low sex drive?
If vaginal dryness caused by menopause is a problem, then lubricants can help to make sexual intercourse more comfortable and enjoyable. This can help to boost libido.
If you are deficient in iron or vitamin D, which may be contributing to your low libido, over the counter supplements can help to bring your levels up to where they should be.
But you should go to a doctor who will help to pinpoint what is causing your low sex drive and treat you accordingly.
What is a healthy libido?
There is no such thing as ‘normal’ when it comes to sex. Some people may have, or want to have, sex every day. Other people may only want it a couple of times a week, a month, or less. Some people may not want to have sex at all and are perfectly happy and comfortable with that. If you have experienced a noticeable drop in your libido and this is causing you upset, distress or friction with your partner, then it is important to see a doctor.
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