Can you elaborate on what causes libido, its symptoms, and what should one do if their libido does not meet their partners?

Q. What are the symptoms, causes, and treatments for low libido?

Answered by
Dr. Nitin Dongre
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 23, 2022 and last reviewed on: Feb 08, 2023

Hello doctor,

What causes low libido? What are the symptoms, and how does one know if their sex drive is normal?

What should one do if their libido does not meet their partners? Kindly answer the query as elaborately as possible.



Welcome to

I read your query and can understand your concern.

The following are the essential causes of libido.

  1. Hormonal changes during pre-menopause, pregnancy, and lactation.
  2. Psychological causes like anxiety, depression, and stress.
  3. Physical and sexual abuse.
  4. Previous bad sexual experience.
  5. Lack of communication with the partner regarding sexual desire.
  6. Medical problems like type I and II diabetes, hypertension, and neurological disorders.
    1. Psychological counseling.
    2. Hormonal Therapy.
    3. Medications.
    4. Lifestyle changes like lowering stress and changes in dietary habits.
    5. Avoid medications that can cause such type of low sexual desire.

However, please consult a specialist doctor, discuss with them and start taking the medications with their consent. I hope this helps.

Thank you and take care.

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