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Forum Name: Female Sexual Disorders

Question: LOst libido


 crbrooks - Tue Oct 03, 2006 1:14 pm

could my lost libido be due to a hormone problem? If so what hormones could it possibly be?
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Wed Nov 22, 2006 4:32 pm

User avatar Hello,

Loss of libido is more common in females than in males.

It can be caused by psychological problems such as stress, depression as well as relationship problems. Drugs such as some antidepressants can decrease libido significantly. Alcohol and drug abuse can decrease libido as well as conditions such as diabetes and anemia.

Hormones do play a role in loss of libido, these include prolactin as well as changes that occur after childbirth. Testosterone has been clamed to be a cause for decreased libido so far testosterone therapy has not produced significant results and at a significant cost in side effects.

Best regards,

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