Ladies: Is Your Sex Drive Low? You Have Options (Video)

Hormones, devices can help with sexual dysfunction

Ladies: Is Your Sex Drive Low? You Have Options (Video)

By: Holly L. Thacker, MD

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Many women experience sexual dysfunction at some point or at several points during their lives. Sexual dysfunction often happens when your hormones are in flux, and can take the form of low sexual desire or trouble reaching orgasm.

If your sexual problems bother you or are affecting your relationship with your partner, talk it over with your doctor.  The causes of sexual dysfunction often are complex and interrelated. Women with sexual concerns most often benefit from an integrated treatment approach that treats medical as well as emotional issues.

Many of my patients ask if the hormone testosterone could help their low sex drive or inability to climax. Testosterone can help some women, but not others. So it’s important to consult a hormone specialist to find out if this hormone is for you. A better choice might be a non-hormonal approach that uses an over-the-counter device for pelvic stimulation.

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