What is low libido in women?
If you’ve noticed that your sex drive is waning, you may have low libido. The most common indicators of low libido in women are:
- No interest in masturbation
- No interest in intercourse, oral sex, or other sexual activity
- Very rarely thinking about or fantasizing about sex
If you have some or all of these symptoms and you’re concerned about it, reach out to your Lievano Perez Obstetrics and Gynecology of Miami to recapture your healthy libido.
Why is my libido so low?
There are many possible causes of low libido in women. Sometimes the low libido comes from psychological issues like a stress-filled relationship or poor body image, but in many cases, the cause of low libido in women is hormone imbalance.
Hormones fluctuate dramatically during certain phases of life, most notably during pregnancy, breastfeeding, and menopause. When you’ve lost a considerable amount of estrogen, your interest in sex may plummet right along with the hormone.
You may also have other physical symptoms during menopause, pregnancy, or breastfeeding that leave you too physically and mentally exhausted to think about sex very often.
Can I restore my libido?
Yes, low libido is a very treatable issue with the support of your. Because low libido is so often tied to hormone levels in women, your OB-GYN will likely start with a comprehensive blood test to look for hormone deficiency. If you’re missing the hormones that are crucial to libido, hormone replacement therapy can restore them.
The OB-GYNs at Lievano Perez Obstetrics and Gynecology of Miami offer BioTE® bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for those determined to have an imbalance. BioTE hormones are small pellets that your OB-GYN inserts in a small incision on your hip or buttocks. These pellets contain a plant-based molecular duplicate of the estrogen that your body produces naturally.
Many women enjoy an improved libido within just 2-4 weeks of their first BioTE pellet insertion. The BioTE pellets supply the estrogen you need for 3-6 months, so you only need follow-up treatments 2-4 times a year to maintain your hormone levels and your newly revitalized libido.