Low sex Drive in Women

Low sex Drive in Women

Naturally women’s sexual desire have highs and lows over the year and commonly coincide with the beginning or end of a relationship or with major life changes, such as pregnancy, menopause or illness. Sexual interest/arousal disorder is when women’s lack of sex desire continues or returns and cause personal distress.


Generally symptoms of this condition presents as:Adjustment Disorders

  • No interest in any type of sexual activity including masturbation
  • Never or less often have sexual fantasies or thoughts
  • Having concern on one’s lack of sexual activity

As desire of sex is based on a interaction of complex things. Any problem in any of those things can lead to low sex drive. Some causes are:

  • Physical cause like sexual problems, medical non-sexual but debilitating disease like arthritis, certain medications mainly antidepressant, lifestyle habits, surgeries related to breast and genital tract, fatigue
  • Hormonal changes like menopause pregnancy and breast feeding
  • Psychological causes like depression, stress, low self esteem, history of physical and sexual abuse, poor body image, trust issue or conflicts or lack of connection with partner.

Diagnosis of hypoactive sexual desire in women is done by having a detailed medical history and complete general physical examination of the patient. Other tests include:

  • Pelvic examination
  • Blood test for checking hormonal levels and any problem related to thyroid, high cholesterol and liver disease.
  • Refer the patient to sex therapist or specialist if needed

Treatment options include:

  • Sex education and counseling by therapist
  • Medications can be prescribed like Flibanserin (Addyi),Bremelanotide (Vyleesi).
  • Hormonal therapy
Home Remedies
  • regular aerobics exercise can help increasing stamina and libido
  • Find a way to stress less
  • Communication with the partner about likes and dislikes and conflicts
  • Try different position and location for sex
  • Quit smoking and illegal drug consumption
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