20% discount on the initial consultation
offer for all first responders and military

Decreased Libido

Low libido, also known as decreased or low sex drive, is a common sexual health concern that many experience at some point in their lives. It is natural to lose interest in sexual activity from time to time. However, persistent disinterest and a prolonged decline in your libido may be a cause for concern. It may indicate underlying health issues and impact the physical and emotional aspects of your life.

At Forever Young, we recognize the importance of a healthy sex drive in your life and relationships. We take a comprehensive approach to understanding the causes and nature of your condition. Our team provides personalized treatment and care to address the decline in your libido and restore it.

Understanding Libido

Libido refers to the natural sexual drive and desire to participate in sexual activities. It is a dynamic aspect of human sexuality and changes through different stages of your life.  

With age, there is a fall in your sex hormone, leading to a decline in your sex drive. 

Decreased libido is a reduction in the intensity and frequency of your desire to engage in sexual activities. This decline can be a result of various factors, including hormonal shifts, emotional and physiological influences, as well as other underlying physical conditions. 

Understanding these dynamics is crucial for understanding the complexities of libido fluctuations.

Symptoms of Decreased Libido

A low libido can lead to different symptoms in men and women. 

Although low sex drive can manifest in different ways in men and women, there are some common symptoms of decreased libido. These include:

Symptoms of decreased libido in men include:

Symptoms of decreased libido in women:

  • Difficulty getting aroused
  • Lack of pleasure during sex
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Pain during sex

Causes of Decreased Libido

Several factors, such as your physical health, hormonal changes, and psychological or emotional issues, can influence your sex drive.

Physical Factors

Factors that can influence your physical health and libido include:

  • Medical conditions, such as diabetes, thyroid disorder, and chronic illness, can influence your body's physiological functions, thus affecting your libido. 
  • Substance abuse, such as excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, and drugs, can negatively impact your overall sexual function. 
  • Sleep disorder or insomnia can lead to fatigue and low energy levels that can impact your sex drive and your sexual performance as well. 
  • Certain medications, such as those for high blood pressure or antidepressants, may cause low libido as a side effect.

Hormonal Changes

Hormonal imbalance refers to a disturbance in the normal functioning of the endocrine system, responsible for producing sex hormones in the body.

A disruption in the levels of testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone can influence your sexual functioning. While a natural decline in these hormones may occur with age, other conditions can also lead to this decline.

In men, hormonal changes often involve an imbalance in testosterone levels, which is a crucial hormone for male sexual health. A reduction in testosterone levels can lead to decreased sex drive and erectile dysfunction

In women, hormonal changes involve fluctuations in estrogen and progesterone levels. Variations in estrogen levels can lead to a decline in libido, vaginal dryness, and discomfort during sexual activity. An imbalance in progesterone levels can also impact mood and contribute to changes in sexual desire.

Emotional and Psychological Factors

Various psychological and emotional issues may also affect your sex drive negatively. These include:

  • High levels of stress
  • Anxiety and depression 
  • Relationship issues and conflicts 
  • Body image concerns 
  • Past trauma 
  • Lack of emotional intimacy

Managing Decreased Libido

At Forever Young, we provide a comprehensive approach for the management of decreased libido that aims to improve your overall sexual health. 

Our process begins with a comprehensive assessment of your health. We identify any medical conditions or hormonal imbalances that may be contributing to low libido. Our team creates personalized treatment plans to address your specific needs and conditions. 

For cases related to hormonal imbalances, we provide hormone replacement therapy as a treatment option. This involves using hormone supplements (injections or other means) to restore your body's hormonal levels. This can help improve symptoms of low libido and your overall health. Our goal is to enhance your sexual health and improve your quality of life through comprehensive and individualized care.

For Men

For men seeking hormone replacement therapy, our focus lies on restoring testosterone levels to address the symptoms of low libido. 

We specialize in Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT), a form of hormone therapy designed to boost testosterone levels in men specifically. 

For Women

Hormone replacement therapy for women focuses on balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone levels.

Our specialization lies in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy or BHRT for women. BHRT involves using hormones that closely mimic the structure of the naturally produced hormones in your body.

Treating Decreased Libido in Gulfport, MS

Low sex drive can be a challenging issue that can impact not only your physical health and sexual performance but also potentially strain your relationships. At Forever Young, we offer hormone replacement therapy for both men and women to address libido issues. Our goal is to provide comprehensive care to improve your sexual health. 

To schedule an appointment with our providers, reach out to us at 228-363-6623 or request a consultation online.

2024 All Rights Reserved.
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram