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Suggest treatment for low libido in women

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Posted on Tue, 12 May 2015
Question: What is the reason and solution for a low libido in women?
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Answered by Dr. Chintan Solanki (39 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
reasons are many, treatment depnds on reason

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX

Thanks for writing to us.

There are many reasons for low libido in women.I would like to give general idea to you about the same.

Physical causes

A wide range of illnesses, physical changes and medications can cause a low sex drive, including:

-Sexual problems. If you experience pain during sex or an inability to orgasm

- Medical diseases. Numerous nonsexual diseases can also affect desire for sex, including arthritis, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease and neurological diseases.

- Medications. Many prescription medicationsincluding some antidepressants and anti-seizure medications


Hormone changes

Changes in your hormone levels may alter your desire for sex. This can occur during:

Menopause. however it will not be case in you

- At the same time, women may also experience a decrease in testosterone

- Pregnancy and breast-feeding.


Psychological causes

Your problems don't have to be physical or biological to be real. There are many psychological causes of low sex drive, including:

Mental health problems, such as anxiety or depression
Stress, such as financial stress or work stress
Poor body image
Low self-esteem
History of physical or sexual abuse
Previous negative sexual experiences

Relationship issues

For many women, emotional closeness is an essential prelude to sexual intimacy. So problems in your relationship can be a major factor in low sex drive. Decreased interest in sex is often a result of ongoing issues, such as

-Lack of connection with your partner

- Unresolved conflicts or fights

- Poor communication of sexual needs and preferences

- Infidelity or breach of trust

Treatment depends on cause.

From above answer please give more detail about your problem.

Since when do you have problem? Are you married or not? And other relevant information which you feel are important.


I will be happy to help further.

Regards,
Dr.Chintan Solanki
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Chintan Solanki (10 minutes later)
thanks a lot for sharing all this info.
I am engaged and soon to be married in 2 months.
I am very happy with my partner, we do not have any issues or had any issues.
I am also happy with life and work, and do not have financial issues.
From all the list you provided, the only one that may apply is that i might be pre-diabetic. I am working with an endicronologist to resolve that.
The first 3 years into the relationship, everything was great, but then i started feeling that my libido is becoming low and this kept worsening especially the last 2 months. My partner is my best friend and we talk about this so i am certain it has nothing to do with him or how i feel towards him, i just feel my body isnt reacting like how i want it to. I feel its easier to always tell myself that i am tired and thats the reason my libido is low, but to be honest, all is good so there is no reason for me to be tired all the time.
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Answered by Dr. Chintan Solanki (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
possibilities of hormonal problem or sugar problem should be ruled out

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX

Thanks for information.

From your narration it seems that there is possibility of either hormonal problem or diabetes.

I need to know about your menstrual cycles. Are they regular? How many days menstruation lasts? Is there any change in last 6 months in duration of cycle?

You mentioned that you are working with endocrinologist for diabetes.

I think you should undergo following investigations.(If you have any of them upload the reports)

- Fasting blood sugar(FBS) and Post prandial blood sugar (PPBS) level

- Hb1ac(hemoglobin that gives idea about diabetes control in last 6 months)

- Serum FSH, LH and prolactin level

- Serum TSH, T3, T4 level.

You are feeling tiredness without reason.

This may be due to some nutritional deficiency.

- Go for Serum Vitamin B12 level and Vitamin D level also.

Revert back to me with reports so I can throw light on solution of your problem.

Take care.




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Suggest treatment for low libido in women

Brief Answer: reasons are many, treatment depnds on reason Detailed Answer: Hello XXXXXXX Thanks for writing to us. There are many reasons for low libido in women.I would like to give general idea to you about the same. Physical causes A wide range of illnesses, physical changes and medications can cause a low sex drive, including: -Sexual problems. If you experience pain during sex or an inability to orgasm - Medical diseases. Numerous nonsexual diseases can also affect desire for sex, including arthritis, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease and neurological diseases. - Medications. Many prescription medicationsincluding some antidepressants and anti-seizure medications Hormone changes Changes in your hormone levels may alter your desire for sex. This can occur during: Menopause. however it will not be case in you - At the same time, women may also experience a decrease in testosterone - Pregnancy and breast-feeding. Psychological causes Your problems don't have to be physical or biological to be real. There are many psychological causes of low sex drive, including: Mental health problems, such as anxiety or depression Stress, such as financial stress or work stress Poor body image Low self-esteem History of physical or sexual abuse Previous negative sexual experiences Relationship issues For many women, emotional closeness is an essential prelude to sexual intimacy. So problems in your relationship can be a major factor in low sex drive. Decreased interest in sex is often a result of ongoing issues, such as -Lack of connection with your partner - Unresolved conflicts or fights - Poor communication of sexual needs and preferences - Infidelity or breach of trust Treatment depends on cause. From above answer please give more detail about your problem. Since when do you have problem? Are you married or not? And other relevant information which you feel are important. I will be happy to help further. Regards, Dr.Chintan Solanki