What is low libido? A low libido is a decrease in sexual desire and drive, and it can occur in both women and men.
What is low libido?
A low libido is a decrease in sexual desire and drive, and it can occur in both women and men. As we age, we lose hormones that contribute to our libido. For women, menopause, pregnancy and breast feeding can all lower estrogen levels. Additionally, they can make intercourse more uncomfortable. Testosterone levels peak at 20 years, and drop close to zero at 40. Absent libido is often the result by 40-45. Menopause can cause vaginal atrophy symptoms including vaginal laxity, dryness and itching. For men, testosterone levels begin to gradually decrease at the age of 30. Not only will men experience shifts in sexual desire and drive, but erectile dysfunction can also develop. All of these factors contribute to decreased libido, but there are many treatments that can be used for libido enhancement.
Hormone therapy for women and men
Before a treatment can be prescribed, it is important to identify the exact cause(s). Schedule an appointment with your doctor to discuss your symptoms. Dr. Lawrence Eisenhauer specializes in hormone pellet therapy to help women and men who experience libido issues due to hormonal shifts. Even though Dr. Lawrence is a board certified OB/GYN, men are encouraged to make appointments at our office to find out if they are candidates for hormone therapy. Men should discuss their needs for testosterone with their primary physician, if high cholesterol and increased risks of heart disease accompany low testosterone levels.
Treatments in Encinitas, California
Dr. Eisenhauer treats patients who reside near San Diego County. If you have notice dramatic shifts in your sex drive, bioidentical hormone pellet therapy may be right for you.* Tiny pellets are inserted into the body where they release hormones over a 3-4 month period.* It is a safe and effective treatment for libido enhancement.* Patients will often call from out of town and schedule appointments when they’re here in Encinitas, since we stock these pellets. To learn more about bioidentical hormone pellet therapy, click here. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Eisenhauser, fill out the form on our website or give us a call at (760) 753-8413.