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What is the cause and treatment for decreased libido?

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Posted on Mon, 14 Jul 2014
Question: my name XXXXXXX am 37 year old i have not be in the mood for sex and my boyfriend get mad at me he think it him and i know it not you it me i need some answera picz

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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
different possible causes

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

Decreased libido in women can be due to different factors. It is sometimes due to a combination of physical, social and psychological issues. It can actually affect 1 out of 10 women.

The most common causes are:(1) side effect of medication- there are a number of different medications that can have this effect

(2)low levels of testosterone

(3)depression

(4)relationship issues or other sources of stress/anxiety

(5)other chronic medical illnesses- thyroid disease, diabetes, heart disease, other hormonal disorders can all cause low sex drive

Treatment:(1) if there are any stressful areas that may be impacting on your libido these may need to be addressed
(2)testosterone replacement with patches, gels, subcutaneous implants have shown to be helpful in women with low drive. Your doctor may need to refer you to an endocrinologist who may be able to help

There are other medications such as tibolone, that are used to help in this condition.

(3) doctor may want to take blood tests if there are any symptoms or signs that point to the other medical conditions mentioned

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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What is the cause and treatment for decreased libido?

Brief Answer: different possible causes Detailed Answer: Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic Decreased libido in women can be due to different factors. It is sometimes due to a combination of physical, social and psychological issues. It can actually affect 1 out of 10 women. The most common causes are:(1) side effect of medication- there are a number of different medications that can have this effect (2)low levels of testosterone (3)depression (4)relationship issues or other sources of stress/anxiety (5)other chronic medical illnesses- thyroid disease, diabetes, heart disease, other hormonal disorders can all cause low sex drive Treatment:(1) if there are any stressful areas that may be impacting on your libido these may need to be addressed (2)testosterone replacement with patches, gels, subcutaneous implants have shown to be helpful in women with low drive. Your doctor may need to refer you to an endocrinologist who may be able to help There are other medications such as tibolone, that are used to help in this condition. (3) doctor may want to take blood tests if there are any symptoms or signs that point to the other medical conditions mentioned I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions