“Love without sex is still the most efficient form of hell known to man.” ~ Peter Porter
Low sexual desire in a relationship causes stress.
It can affect both men and women.
It is common for interest in sex to change due to chronic stress, the aging process, and changes in hormones.
Physical, mental, and lifestyle factors can all contribute to low libido. This article explains three significant points:
- What are the causes of low sexual desire?
- Who do you see when you have a low sexual desire?
- How Do Tiger Medical physicians treat low sexual desire?
What are the Causes of Low Sexual Desire?
The first place to look is your health.
Are you suffering from a chronic disease like diabetes, osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, or cardiovascular disease? These conditions can cause sexual dysfunction.
Certain medications for conditions such as high blood pressure, depression, hormonal contraception, or an enlarged prostate can also contribute to low libido. Additionally, recreational drug use and alcohol intake can work against your sex drive.
Many emotional and psychological factors can affect a person’s desire for sex.
The quality of the relationship between you and your spouse or partner, each person’s body image, and overall mental health can all cause problems with libido.
Sex-specific causes can be menopause in women and low testosterone in men.
As women go through menopause, estrogen levels decrease, testosterone levels fall, and vaginal dryness can lead to painful sex.
For men, as they age past 40, testosterone levels naturally fall, lowering sex drive over time.
Who Do You See When You Have Low Sexual Desire?
Because of the many potential causes of low libido, you must see a licensed physician to understand the causes of your libido problems and develop a treatment plan.
Your primary care physician is an excellent place to start. They know you best, know your history, and likely have some familiarity with your overall life context to bring into their analysis.
Your primary care doctor could refer you to a mental health professional or relationship counselor if they suspect your libido is also caused partly by emotional, relational, and mental health issues.
A sleep doctor may be necessary if your physician believes exhaustion plays a central role in ruling out sleep apnea.
If you are going through menopause or have low testosterone in men, a referral to an endocrinologist may be appropriate.
At Tiger Medical, our physicians have a unique medical background to help you get to the root cause of your libido challenges due to their ability to order and interpret advanced testing.
The Tiger Medical system is excellent at helping clients implement lifestyle changes that improve overall health.
Through optimizing health, libido can improve.
How Do Tiger Medical Physicians Treat Low Sexual Desire?
The process at Tiger Medical always stays the same.
If you work with Tiger Medical staff, you will establish an extensive medical data baseline to establish the truth about your health.
This baseline includes brain imaging, genetics testing, hormone, blood biomarker, and gut microbiome testing.
From this mosaic of health data, Tiger clinicians connect the dots from all testing and imaging to create a personalized medical treatment plan for you.
Tiger clinicians understand the drivers of cellular health and will go to work treating the imbalances limiting your libido today.
Upon obtaining relevant medical data and creating a customized treatment plan, you’ll then enter bi-weekly coaching sessions with a health coach in consultation with Tiger doctors to help you implement the treatment plan and eight health habits.
Some of these habits will be excellent strategies to mitigate the impact of a myriad of symptoms, including low libido.
Physiological root causes of your libido will be identified in the testing, and a plan to address it successfully will be included in your personalized medical plan and health coaching.
Next Steps For You
If, based on the information you have reviewed here on our website, you feel Tiger is a good fit, then the next best step is to go here to book a call with a Tiger Professional.
In this first call, the entire meeting is about learning your history, struggles, and goals. We want to ensure that you are a good fit for our program and that our Tiger team can help you resolve your challenges.
It’s time to make yourself patient number one and embrace self-care.
The first step in that process is to meet with us to learn how!