Low Sex Drive
There are numerous factors both externally and internally that trigger sexual desire, arousal, and the physical responses of your body. If your lack of sexual feelings is having a significant, negative impact on your life, call or request an appointment online now at Pasadena Pellet Therapy.
What is decreased libido?
Decreased libido is the lessening of your desire to engage in sexual activity. For men, libido commonly decreases with age. For women, libido fluctuates throughout their adult lives.
How does decreased libido affect women?
Decreased libido can result from:
- Pain during sex or an inability to orgasm
- Medical conditions and the medications taken to treat them (such as antidepressants)
- Lifestyle choices — overindulging on alcohol, drugs, or tobacco
- Exhaustion — due to caring for kids or relatives, illness or recent surgery, lack of sleep
- Hormonal changes — attributed to menopause, pregnancy and breastfeeding, or PMS
- Psychological — chronic anxiety, depression, stress
- Relationship issues — such as lack of emotional closeness, trust issues
How does decreased libido affect men?
- Depression and stress
- Endocrine disorder that decreases testosterone
- Medical conditions including obstructive sleep apnea, low thyroid, high blood pressure
- Medication side effects
- Low testosterone due to aging
How does Bioidentical Hormone Therapy treat decreased libido?
Bioidentical hormone therapy is the use of synthetic hormones that are “identical” to those produced by your body as treatment for low or out-of-balance issues. The most common hormones used are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.
Small, rice-sized pellets of these hormones get placed just beneath the skin of your hip or flank, allowing for direct absorption into your bloodstream. They release the hormones slowly, continuously, 24 hours a day. Once your levels return to normal, your libido returns, along with many other potential benefits.