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Low Sexual Drive

A low sex drive can interfere with sexual activity and cause problems in relationships. It can be caused due to low sex hormones production, a side effect of some medicines (statins, beta blockers, antipsychotics), depression, stress, sleep deprivation, smoking, alcoholism, and chronic illness like cancer, fibromyalgia, and arthritis.

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I am considering hormone replacement therapy to manage my symptoms. Please advise.

Query: Hi doctor,I am approaching menopause and considering hormone replacement therapy to manage my symptoms. Can you provide insights into the benefits and risks of hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women's health? Additionally, are there specific considerations or alternative treatments I shoul...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. This stage is when your hormone levels reduce, and so the following symptoms start appearing hot flushes, vaginal discharge, and heart problems. Apart from this, one may also have a low sexual drive. The chances of arthritis are also increase...  Read Full »

I am worried about erectile dysfunction. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am having trouble maintaining an erection with my penis and it bends within a minute. Also during intercourse, there is rapid ejaculation within one minute which leaves my wife unsatisfied. Please help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. It can be due to Stress related to work or family. Night duties disrupting regular routines. Lack of regular exercise and yoga. Depression. Varicocele. Fear of failure (one episode of erectile dysfunction (ED) leadin...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from a lack of sexual drive. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27-year-old male. I was treated with Olanzapine 5 mg for OCD like symptoms. After a few months, I got better, and the doctor stopped the medicine. So, I joined a private medical college to start my medical studies. I was chosen as the batch representative. And I did my duties and s...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Excessive salivation can be due to medications. Kindly discuss with your treating psychiatrist regarding adding Trihexyphenidyl to the current regimen for the same. Regarding lack of sexual drive, the following things can help: Discuss w...  Read Full »

I have erectile dysfunction and low libido. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I am facing with erectile dysfunction from the past couple of weeks and low libido, decrease in sexual desire. Before that, everything worked fine. I have performance pressure.  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please elaborate on what kind of issues you are facing? Do you have any ongoing stress? Any history of hypertension or diabetes? Any medicines you started recently? How the problem developed?  Read Full »

I am suffering from a complete lack of libido and erectile dysfunction. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am currently suffering from a complete lack of libido and erectile dysfunction. This began after a bad experience by taking the drug Ecstasy once. I was unwell for about a week afterwards with dizzy feel and nausea. I am a 27 year old male. I am trying to improve my symptoms. I have bee...  Read Full »

Dr. Bindiya Thakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have a few questions as a follow up. 1. When was your puberty? Do you find any change in shaving frequency? 2. Are you getting morning erections? Is there any history of testicular surgery? 3. Have you had mumps? When did you last take Ecstasy (MDMA - Methylened...  Read Full »

Can Duloxetine cause low sex drive?

Query: Hi doctor,My girlfriend has fibromyalgia and is currently on Cymbalta and a muscle relaxant. She said she has no desire for sex but it seems she is having sexual dreams. She does not know that she is doing it but it does not make sense to me. When she was on Tramadol, everything was fine unless she ...  Read Full »

Dr. Puri Divya Inder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is possible that she has no desire or she may be fatigued by the fibromyalgia. Drugs like Cymbalta (Duloxetine) act on neurotransmitters and there is a possibility that they affect a person's emotions and desires. Generally, once the drug goes on for some time, the ...  Read Full »

I have a concern about my boyfriend who does not ejaculate during sexual intercourse. Please help

Query: Hello doctor, My boyfriend and I (both 20 years old) have been sexually intimate for five months and in that time, he has never ejaculated during intercourse or any other act. He has no problems ejaculating on his own but cannot ejaculate when he is sexually intimate with me. We have spent one and a...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. First of all, I would like to inform you that it is not normal, and can be stated that he suffers from retarded ejaculation. This often happens due to multiple reasons and we need to go through the complete details ...  Read Full »

I am losing interest in sexual activities. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, Firstly, I would like to inform that I had got married eight years back. For the past eight years, my sexual life was going fine. Recently within a few days due to workload and pressure, I am losing my sex interest and I am just 31 years old. I have a kid of 5 years old. And during interc...  Read Full »

Dr. D. V. R. Poosha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you may be aware, stress in most forms will affect sex. But since it is only temporary and will vanish once the stress is alleviated (or you learn to manage it), your sexual performance will also return to normalcy. I hope this helps. Thank you.   Read Full »

I have erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a lack of interest in sex, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, depression, and low BP.  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please provide me more details. What kind of symptoms do you have? Have you taken any treatment so far? Any history of hypertension or diabetes? Any history of smoking or an excess alcohol intake?   Read Full »

I am a 25-year-old man with gynecomastia, low sex drive, and compromised mental health. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25-year-old male who weighs 218 lbs and is 6 ft in height. Over the past few years, I have been dealing with fluctuations in hormones (higher prolactin, estrogen, and testosterone). After a couple of years, I ended up developing gynecomastia as diagnosed by an endocrinologist, and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the query and I want to ask how are you doing today. While your general practitioner states that your current testosterone levels are still within the average range, it may not necessarily mean that they are optimal for you individually. So in my op...  Read Full »

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