4 Reasons for Low Libido in Women

Low libido or low sex drive can have a damaging effect on a person’s individual confidence and the relationship they have with intimate partners. Oftentimes, low libido is linked to other health concerns or medical issues, so we are here to help with comprehensive care that covers all aspects of your health and wellbeing.

What Causes Low Libido?

There are many possible causes of low libido, each targeted differently by our medical team:

Hormonal Imbalance

Women mainly have estrogen and progesterone with a small amount of testosterone. Low libido is especially common when estrogen or testosterone levels are low since these hormones have a central role in sexual desire.  Hormonal imbalance often occurs with menopause or perimenopause and other menopausal symptoms like vaginal dryness not only make sex unappealing, but also painful.


Stress triggers our flight or fight reaction, making our hearts race and blood pressure increase. While in this state, non-essential functions like sexual drive are diminished. Stress creates an overwhelming and anxious feeling, making it difficult to think about sex or be present in the moment. Stress can also lead to depression, anxiety, and poor lifestyle choices that make people feel generally negative about themselves.


Women who are overweight or have a high blood sugar level may experience low libido. Metabolic syndrome is often connected to weight gain and high blood sugar (diabetes) as well as fat around the waist area and high cholesterol levels. These symptoms often make people feel inactive or low on energy and therefore they may not feel much sexual desire.


Depression has many physical and mental symptoms, including low libido in women. Neurotransmitters in the brain relay messages like sexual desire to the sex organs, triggering arousal, but depression may alter these neurotransmitters and make pleasurable feelings difficult to detect.

Low Libido Treatment Options

We offer many treatments to improve your sex drive and overall quality of life. The treatment you receive will depend on the condition causing your low libido, but common treatments include various medications, lifestyle changes, sexual therapy and hormone replacement therapy. Your doctor will discuss your concerns and ask many questions about your lifestyle to determine the cause of your low libido and find an effective treatment.

Schedule a Consultation

Tideline Center for Health & Aesthetics is dedicated to proven treatment methods and customized treatments individualized for each of our patient’s unique needs. If you have low libido, schedule a consultation today with our team of physicians who specialize in feminine health.

Tideline Center for Health & Aesthetics

Board-Certified Physicians

Tideline Center for Health & Aesthetics, located in Lake Success, NY, provides solutions for men and women’s intimate health issues. Tideline consists of dedicated physicians and staff that specialize in personalized care and support. Doctors Girardi, Handler, Powers, and Gerardi address low libido, painful sex, hormonal imbalances, rejuvenation, and aesthetic treatments. Our team is available to you for intimate healthcare needs.


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