Whether it was a temporary condition or more permanent, low libido can be an issue with many women. If you’re having trouble getting turned on or interested in sex, these seven common causes of low libido could be at the heart of your issue.
During this period, many women experience a decline in their sex drive. This is a normal change in the body but if your libido is low for a prolonged period, it may be due to hormonal changes or other issues like depression or anxiety.
The most common cause of low libido in women is premature menopause. Your body stops producing estrogen and progesterone at an earlier age than it should. This can lead to decreased sexual desire and arousal, as well as problems with lubrication during intercourse (pH balance).
Women who are under stress tend to lose their libido as well because stress affects the production of testosterone which is responsible for wakefulness and arousal during sexual activity.
Physical activity helps boost your energy level and keep you fit but if you don’t exercise regularly, then it can affect your sex life too. Studies have shown that women who don’t exercise regularly have lower levels of testosterone which can lead to low libido in some cases.
Depression is another common cause of low libido in women. Low moods can lead to decreased sexual desire and a lack of interest in sex with your partner. If this happens, it might be best to see a doctor as depression can be treated with medication or therapy.
Low sex drive is often accompanied by hormonal imbalance in women who have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). This condition causes an excess amount of male hormones that may decrease your sex drive or make you infertile. You may also experience acne or extra hair growth on your face and body as a result of elevated levels of male hormones caused by hormonal imbalance.
Sedentary habits, such as watching TV and sitting on the computer, can have a negative impact on your libido. The more time you spend sitting down, the more your sex drive will suffer. It’s important to get up and move around every few hours to keep your energy levels high and help with weight loss.
If you’re dealing with low libido, consult your OB-GYN. A specialist can help identify the core cause of the problem and then outline a fitting treatment plan.