For many women, stress, hormone levels, medications, relationship issues, and medical conditions can take their toll in the bedroom. Loss of sexual desire, known as hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), can be due to a number of factors.
Many of the factors that contribute to decreased libido are lifestyle-related; smoking, drinking alcohol, fatigue, and stress can all play a part. Many illnesses and medical conditions such as endometriosis, fibroids, thyroid disorders, arthritis, high blood pressure, and lower levels of testosterone, estrogen, or androgens due to aging can also be the cause of decreased libido, as can certain medications. In many cases, multiple factors contribute to decreased sexual desire.
If you’re struggling with low or decreased libido, talk to your doctor.