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A 43-year-old member asked:

need sex drive back. any medications help this. are treatments different for men and for women?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Testosterone, maybe: Regardless of who lost his/her sex drive, the evaluation is similar: first evaluate your relationship. Second, consider external stressors, eg money, family, friends, work, etc. Third, consider substance use, eg tobacco, alcohol & illicit materials. Fourth, any new medications? Fifth, evaluate his/her health: depression, diabetes, high blood pressure and/or cholesterol, heart disease, low t, etc.

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