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Low Libido

Jeffery Tun, MD

Primary Care Physicians located in Midtown East, New York, NY & Forest Hills, NY

A reduction in sex drive is not just something to chalk up to the effects of aging. If you’re suffering from low libido, it could indicate a health condition easily addressed by Jeffery Tun, MD, at his primary care practice in Midtown East, Manhattan, in New York City. After a comprehensive review of your symptoms and medical history, you’ll get a diagnosis and customized treatment plan to restore your libido levels. Call the New York City office today or use this website to book an appointment online with Dr. Tun. 

Low Libido Q & A

What is low libido?

There’s no such thing as “right” when it comes to sex drive; it’s very individual. But if you find your levels of desire have diminished or it’s causing problems in your relationships or negatively affecting your self-esteem, you should seek help. 

Men and women can experience low libido. Men may not be “in the mood” or have trouble getting an erection sustainable for intercourse. Women can have symptoms like:

  • Little or no interest in sexual activity
  • Disinterest in initiating sex
  • Getting little or no pleasure from sex

A healthy sex life is important to your well-being and general health. If you’re suffering from low libido, seek help.

What causes low libido?

Low libido can be a result of relationship problems or psychological issues. Other possible causes include:

Physical problems

If sex isn’t satisfying or is painful, your libido may suffer. Physical problems that inhibit your sex drive include erectile dysfunction, vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, and inability to orgasm.

Lifestyle issues

Being overly stressed, anxious, or tired can squash your sex drive. So can excessive alcohol or drug use. 

Psychological problems

Depression is a psychological condition that can make you feel extremely sad and hopeless. You lose interest in doing things you used to enjoy, including sex. 

Aging and hormone changes

As men and women age, the levels of their sex hormones shift. Women experience a reduction in estrogen as they approach and go through menopause. This can result in a reduced interest in sex.

Men’s levels of sex hormones also reduce with age. Having less testosterone means a loss in sex drive and performance. 

Aging may also cause you to lose mobility, making sex difficult. 

Underlying health problems

Chronic diseases, like heart disease and diabetes, can reduce your sex drive because of inflammation and physical stress. Cancer, an underactive thyroid, and major surgery can also cause low sex drive.

What treatments do you offer for low libido?

Dr. Tun does a thorough physical exam, including screening and blood tests, to determine a possible cause for your low libido. He’ll evaluate your hormone levels and look for signs of chronic disease. 

If an underlying hormone imbalance is found, Dr. Tun offers hormone replacement therapy to help bring your levels back to normal levels. He’ll also offer treatments to manage chronic conditions and alleviate inflammation.

If he suspects a relationship or mental health problem is causing interruptions in your sex drive, he can refer you to a trusted specialist who can help.

Contact Jeffery Tun, MD, if you’re struggling with low libido. Call the office or use this website to set up an appointment online today.

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References:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/loss-of-libido/#:~:text=Loss%20of%20libido%20(sex%20drive,such%20as%20reduced%20hormone%20levels.

https://www.webmd.com/men/features/revving-up-low-libido