Low libido, also known as a low sex drive, is a common problem for both men and women.
Women can develop low libido for a number of reasons. Birth control pills and medication, menopause, the stress of daily life, anxiety and/or depression can all play a role. Many women who once had strong sex drives suddenly find they no longer feel desire, even though they are in healthy and happy relationships.
Men typically develop lowered sex drive as they age, when testosterone levels decline. Erectile dysfunction, which becomes more common in men after the age of 40, is also tied to declining testosterone levels.
Natural Treatment Options for Low Libido
The Naturopathic physicians at Desert Wellness Center are well-versed in using safe, effective, natural treatments. They will facilitate a comprehensive evaluation including an hour long interview, exam and specialty testing. Then they will work with you to create a customized treatment plan that might include:
- Hormonal testing using a combination of blood, saliva and urinary tests to identify any hormonal imbalance
- Bio-identical hormone replacement to help correct any hormonal imbalances
- Nutritional counseling to identify any foods in the diet that may be contributing to hormonal imbalance
- Herbal medicine