Losing your interest in sex can make you feel frustrated and embarrassed. Fortunately, there are treatments for low libido.
At The Well for Health in Davidson, North Carolina, Diane Parks, NP, and our team look at the root cause of your low sex drive before treating it. Though your sex drive can decrease over time due to the change in your hormone levels, there are other reasons, too. In this article, we can address possible causes and talk about solutions.
Causes of a low libido
Can you guess one of the main causes of a low sex drive? It’s stress — and it can happen to anyone. Whether instigated by work, home life, or relationships, learning how to manage your stress can play a significant role in improving your sex drive.
Other causes include:
- Drinking too much alcohol
- Lack of sleep
- Certain medications like antidepressants and blood pressure medicine
- Body image issues
- Erectile dysfunction
- Weight challenges
- Low testosterone
Having children and focusing your attention on them all day can zap your energy as well, making the thought of sex the last thing on your mind.
Treatments for a low libido
We understand the causes, but before treating your condition, we have an initial consultation to learn about your lifestyle, symptoms, and overall health. We don’t just want to treat your symptoms. Instead, we want to address the source of your challenge so you can experience lasting improvements.
You can also improve your sex drive with lifestyle changes. Start making healthy choices that can lead to overall better health, which can play a role in boosting your libido.
For your mental health, take the following steps:
- Practice good sleep hygiene
- Establish a daily exercise routine to manage stress levels
- Work on having healthy relationships
- Stay invested in a few favorite hobbies
- Seek counsel if anxiety, stress, or depression are ruling your life
Your nutrition also has a significant influence on your libido. Eating a nutrient-rich diet promotes good circulation and a healthy heart.
Add vegetables and lean proteins to your diet while eliminating as much sugar as possible. A well-balanced diet can improve your metabolism, heart, and hormone levels.
During your consultation, we also learn about any medications you might be taking that may be linked to low libido. If so, we can determine if other alternatives are right for you, including bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for both men and women.
Our team provides a personalized plan to help you get your lifestyle on track, guiding and monitoring your journey so you can experience a healthy sex life.
If you are experiencing low libido, there are solutions. Reach out to our team today. Contact us by phone or request an appointment online.