The sexual drive depends upon physical, physiological and emotional factors. Physical issues, include alteration of endocrinal gland secretion during pregnancy, menopause and other associated ailment such as hypothyroidism and diabetes. Chronic depression or anxiety, decreases the excitement of pleasure. Stress and exhaustion improvement definitely gives better result in case of low libido. Chronic use of contraceptive pills also deteriorates the libido in female. With increasing age, associated co-morbidity also decreases the sex urge. Before starting the treatment for low libido, it is essential to learn about the actual reason(s) for low libido.
The Treatment Of Low Libido Is Discussed Below:
For treatment of low libido, no such medicine is approved by FDA. It is always advisable, if you face this problem, you must discuss this with your doctor. Some of the medicine causes low libido due to their side effects. Effective discussion may help to know the reason or alter the medicine by the doctor, in case you take some drug which is suspected to create low libido effect. In some cases, specific problems causes low libido. Some specific causes like dryness of vagina due to menopause or breast feeding can be altered by prescribing skin cream with estrogen. Dryness of vagina causes painful intercourse which is mainly due to the low level of estrogen. Low blood circulation in the reproductive system due to lack of estrogen and testosterone can be overcome with estrogenic drug (ED). These drugs improve the blood circulation in reproductive organs and stimulate them. Decrease in testosterone and androgen level can be overcome by replacement therapy. Prolong use of testosterone is not recommended due to its side effects. The testosterone replacement drug is not approved by FDA as it produces acne, increased hair growth in the body and may change the personality.
Anti-depressant drugs such as paroxetine and fluoxetine lowers libido, but an anti-depressant drug, bupropion, is prescribed to improve the libido. But this medicine is contraindicated in case of menopause. Flibanserin a drug which is not yet received approval from FDA but clinician hope this drug will get well acceptance by the women. This drug can control serotonin a neurotransmitter that causes depression. It also improves dopamine and nor epinephrine neurotransmitter level and improves libido. EROS is a medical device approved by FDA, has proven effect to improve sexual urge. This device is placed in clitoris and suction application also improves the diseases condition.
Diet is one of the major parts which can control associated co-morbidity, especially for diabetic and hypertensive patients. Controlling the associated diseases improves the low libido. Other than diet control, ginseng is a natural herbs that has the power to improve sexual urge. Different natural sex remedies or diet supplements are available in the market, but their authenticity and safety is yet to be determined. The effectiveness may also vary from individual to individual. The rational benefits are also doubtful.
Consultation with sex therapist and open discussion with partners can solve many problems. Discussion with sex therapist improves the knowledge regarding sexual techniques and motivates oneself how to improve the response about sexual urge. Some audio visual rounds and reading materials acn also improve the low libido. Open discussions with partner improve relationship and build trust with each other which is a basis of any healthy relationship. Low confidence, stress due to appearance, personal opinion about sex which restricts oneself to have an intercourse can be improved by discussion with partner.Specific time set for sexual activities and change in place and posture also improve sex life.
Alternative Medical Treatment:
Recently, alternative medical treatment got popularity due to less side effects and sustained action. Some therapies which are proven for improvement of libido are discussed here:
Physical exercise improves physical and mental health condition which act against depression and anxiety related problems. Physical activity boosts the energy level, lowers fat content and improves appearance. These factors improve self esteem and help to reduce low libido.
Some yoga postures are also effective for low libido. Continues twelve week yoga posture significantly improve lubrication, desire and arousal. Satisfaction level increases and pain during and after intercourse is subsided.
Acupuncture is a micro needling therapy. Research provided evidences that consecutive 12 weeks acupuncture therapy improves lubrication and improve libido, specifically for the patients with depression who are treated with anti-depressant medicines.
Different natural and synthetic massage oil is available in the market. These massage oil application in the primary and secondary sex organ also improvise the low libido but, their effectiveness is doubtful and controversial. Maximum of these products do not have any legal acceptance.
Significant improvement can be achieved through meditation as it can reinforce the concentration and improve the bodily sensation. Continuous meditation can improve the lubrication, desire and arousal – these are the factors which improve the sexual connection.