Low Libido

David C. Powell, ND -  - Naturopathic Doctor

Chaparral Naturopathic Medicine

David C. Powell, ND

Naturopathic Doctor located in San Diego, CA

Both men and women experience changes in sexual desire at various times, but if your low libido affects your intimate relationship, help is available. David Powell, ND, at Chaparral Naturopathic Medicine in San Diego takes a holistic approach to care and combines traditional and alternative therapies to help improve your libido. For a consultation with Dr. Powell, call the office today or schedule an appointment online.

Low Libido Q & A

What is low libido?

Low libido refers to a decrease in sexual desire. Both men and women experience changes in libido for various reasons from time to time. However, if you feel as though your sex drive is chronically low, then there may be something more going on then you’re just too tired or not in the mood.

Libido changes are common, but you don’t have to suffer through them. You can get treatment to restore your libido and improve your intimate relationship.

What causes low libido?

Your libido may be low for a number of reasons. Common causes of low libido in men and women include:

  • Decrease in sex hormone levels
  • Physical or emotional stress
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Medical condition that affects sex drive, such as diabetes or hypertension
  • Chronic fatigue

Alcohol consumption can also affect libido.

Dr. Powell is a naturopathic doctor who aims to find the root cause of your low libido so he can provide the most effective treatment. To determine the cause, he conducts a comprehensive evaluation that includes a physical exam along with a discussion of your lifestyle habits, stress levels, and medical and family history.

Dr. Powell may also complete diagnostic tests to help provide clues that indicate the underlying cause of your decrease in sex drive.

How is a low libido treated?

Dr. Powell creates a personalized treatment plan to improve your libido based on the underlying cause and your symptoms. He combines both traditional and alternative therapies so you get the most well-rounded plan.

Your treatment may include:

  • Lifestyle modification
  • Botanicals
  • Vitamin supplements
  • Diet and nutrition therapy
  • Exercise program
  • Prescription medication
  • Behavior modification

Hormone levels decrease as you get older, which may affect your sex drive. Dr. Powell has devoted many hours to continuing education so he can better understand your hormonal system and provide the most up-to-date treatments to restore hormone balance. If your hormone levels are low, he may recommend natural hormone replacement therapy to optimize levels to restore your libido and improve your overall health.

Your sexual health is an important aspect of your overall health and shouldn’t be ignored if your libido is low. For management of your low libido, call Chaparral Naturopathic Medicine today or request an appointment online.