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Low sex drive?

15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
11 doctors agree

In brief: Lots of reasons

Regardless of your sex, eg male or female, the evaluation is similar. Consider sources of stress (relationship, money, work, family, friends, etc), substance use (tobacco, alcohol & illicit stuff), health (depression, diabetes, high blood pressure/cholesterol, heart disease, etc) & medications before looking at low testosterone.
But if all those are normal, then consider a trial of testosterone.

In brief: Lots of reasons

Regardless of your sex, eg male or female, the evaluation is similar. Consider sources of stress (relationship, money, work, family, friends, etc), substance use (tobacco, alcohol & illicit stuff), health (depression, diabetes, high blood pressure/cholesterol, heart disease, etc) & medications before looking at low testosterone.
But if all those are normal, then consider a trial of testosterone.
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin
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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
Low Testosterone does not automatically mean you will have low sex drive or difficulties with performance. Addressing low testosterone can make you feel younger and happier. One overlooked reason for low testosterone is sleep deprivation, as little as 10 nights getting only 6 hours of sleep can drop your levels 10%.
Dr. K. Olson
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Libido gone south

One of the more common causes is medication - especially antidepressants, or antihypertensives.
Diabetes and neurological problems as well as depression and anxiety can be involved too. Post-menopausal women can have low sex drive due to hormone changes. The low "t" or testosterone can cause diminished libido - saliva or blood test can confirm that.

In brief: Libido gone south

One of the more common causes is medication - especially antidepressants, or antihypertensives.
Diabetes and neurological problems as well as depression and anxiety can be involved too. Post-menopausal women can have low sex drive due to hormone changes. The low "t" or testosterone can cause diminished libido - saliva or blood test can confirm that.
Dr. K. Olson
Dr. K. Olson
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