Low Sexual Desire

Urologists & Sexual Medicine Experts located in Beverly Grove, Los Angeles, CA
Low Sexual Desire

Low Sexual Desire services offered in Beverly Grove, Los Angeles, CA

Some people live happily without needing sex in their lives. But for others, low sexual desire causes significant distress. If you’re unhappy with your lack of interest in sex, visit Kiarash Michel, MD, and his board-certified doctors at Comprehensive Urology in the Beverly Grove neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. They have considerable experience helping men and women improve their sex drive. Call Comprehensive Urology today or book an appointment online to find a solution to your low sexual desire.


Low Sexual Desire Q&A


What is low sexual desire?

Low sexual desire (also called low sex drive or low libido) means you have little interest in sexual activities.

Some people never have much interest in sex and don’t feel like they’re missing out. If you have low sexual desire and it doesn’t worry you, there’s nothing wrong. But if your lack of sexual desire is causing you distress, seek help from Comprehensive Urology.

What causes low sexual desire?

Men and women can go through periods where their libido ebbs. The causes can be physical, psychological, or both, with common ones being:

  • Too much or too little exercise
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Drug abuse and addiction
  • Excess body weight
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Long-term or severe stress
  • Relationship problems
  • Medication side effects
  • Chronic (long-lasting) health problems
  • Low testosterone (men and women)
  • Low estrogen (women)

Aging, which often leads to a drop in sex hormone (testosterone and estrogen) levels, is a leading cause of low sexual desire. Women go through menopause during midlife when their ability to bear children ends. Men don’t experience quite the same process, but many suffer a dip in hormone levels called andropause (male menopause).

How is low sexual desire treated?

To treat low sexual desire successfully, your Comprehensive Urology doctor needs to understand its cause. They discuss your problem and discover how your libido has changed. They also do a physical exam to evaluate your general health and blood tests to check your hormone levels.

If you have low testosterone, testosterone replacement therapy raises the levels of this vital hormone. Your doctor might prescribe a topical gel that you put on your skin, a patch for your skin or inside your mouth, injections, or slow-release implants.

Women experiencing unpleasant menopause symptoms like vaginal dryness, night sweats, and hot flashes often benefit from hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Choices include estrogen, progesterone (another female sex hormone), or a combination. You can take pills, have injections, or use HRT implants.

It’s essential to address problems in your life that could be causing or worsening your low sexual desire. Your doctor might suggest actions like:

  • Exercising regularly
  • Reducing alcohol intake
  • Quitting smoking
  • Stress management
  • Relationship counseling

If you suffer from chronic health conditions like diabetes or mental health problems, ensure that you receive the best treatment. If medication affects your libido, speak to your doctor about alternatives.

Call the compassionate specialists at Comprehensive Urology today or schedule a consultation online for complete treatment of distressingly low sexual desire.

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