What Is Sexual Dysfunction?
Many medical conditions, chronic stress, and even certain medications can significantly impact the quality of your sex life. There are several phases of the love-making encounter: desire, arousal, the build-up, and the climax. Sexual dysfunction is characterized by problems during any stage of the sexual response cycle that prevents a person from experiencing satisfaction from sexual activity. There are a variety of natural treatments for low libido.
The Causes of Low Libido
There is usually more than one underlying contributing factor to low libido. Understanding which underlying causes are contributing is key to successful treatment. Many medical conditions can lead to reduced libido. Here are some of the most common:
- diabetes or insulin resistance (pre-diabetes)
- heart disease or hypertension
- neurological disorders
- menopause or dyspareunia (painful sex due to low estrogen)
- prolonged or severe stress
- anxiety and depression
- medications such as antidepressants, birth control pills, antihistamines, beta-blockers, benzodiazepines, seizure medications, and pain killers
Naturopathic Treatments for Low Libido
Treatments for low libido vary depending on the causes contributing to the low sex drive. For example, if there are hormonal deficiencies, then Dr. Turner will support hormonal balance with herbs and nutrition, and, if needed, she will replace deficient hormones with Hormone Replacement Therapy. Depending on the individual’s personal and family history, the treatment approaches can vary. Other treatments for low libido might include a mental and emotional approach using constitutional homeopathy. There are also some new treatments specifically for when there is painful intercourse (dyspareunia) or decreased vaginal or clitoral sensations. Check out the Female Rejuvenation V-Shot. Remember, treatment will depend on the cause.
Do You Have Low Libido? See If Excess or Deficient Hormones Might Be Affecting It With Our Hormone Symptom Guide.