If you have been experiencing sexual problems and taken to the internet to do research, you have probably come across the phrase “low libido”. While it is a relatively common medical term, there is much uncertainty surrounding it.

Read below to learn more about low libido, what causes it, and treatment options available to you…

What is low libido?

The word “libido” is synonymous with sex drive. Despite the complicated jargon, low libido simply describes a decreased interest in sexual activity.

Low libido: different than erectile dysfunction

While low libido and erectile dysfunction may sound like the same problem, they are not. According to the Testosterone Centers of Texas, there is a key difference between the two sexual issues:

  • Erectile dysfunction is the lack of ability to have sex, even if the desire is present.
  • Low libidio refers to the lack of desire to have sex, even if you have the ability.

What are common causes of low libido?

Libido levels vary throughout the stages of a man’s life, and it is not uncommon for men to lose interest in sex from time to time. However, low libido for an extended period could be cause for concern. Common causes of low libido include:

  • Depression or low self-esteem
  • Chronic stress
  • Medication side effects
  • Underlying diseases
  • Excessive use of alcohol or drugs
  • Low testosterone

Can low libido be treated?

If a hormonal imbalance is affecting your libido levels, help may be available through low testosterone treatment from the professionals at NuWave Medical, PLLC. Our testosterone injections are completely painless, and many patients report experiencing a noticeable increase in their libido in as little as 2-3 weeks.

If you live in Nassau County, Suffolk County, or New York City, help is available with NuWave Medical, PLLC. Schedule an appointment online, or give us a call at (631) 343-7144.