Sex is a major part of our lives, and of any relationship. But for some, sexual desire simply isn’t present in the way that it should be. While it’s possible that one simply ‘isn’t in the mood’, there are other instances where a more serious condition may be at play. Around 20 percent of the population today is estimated to suffer from a condition known as Hypoactive Sexual Desire, also known as HSDD.
It’s important to understand that this condition isn’t just ‘low sexual desire’. Instead, it must be low sexual desire that actually causes distress and difficulty in relationships or life in general. Those who have very low sexual desire or even no sexual desire at all may not fall under this category. Those that do suffer from HSDD will likely want to overcome it. There are a few different options for treatment, and taking a closer look at them is a good idea.
The specific treatment for HSDD that is used will depend largely upon just what the root cause of HSDD may be. A number of different issues ranging from relationship problems to hormonal imbalances could be the reason for this condition, and a physician will generally start by tracking down the root cause before suggesting possible treatment options. There are several possibilities where treatment is concerned, including:
- Hormone Therapy – Often, things like low testosterone level or excess levels of prolactin could be the cause of HSDD. Hormone therapy may help overcome the issue.
- Treating Health Issues – There is a chance that illness may be at fault. For many, treating underlying illnesses is enough to treat the issue.
- Counseling – Relationship problems and mental health issues including stress and depression may cause HSDD to set in. Treating these mental health issues is the answer for overcoming the problem in most cases, and counseling can often help.
- Combination Therapy – Often, a combination of things like hormone therapy, counseling, and even some medications may be used.
The specifics of treatment will vary greatly from person to person, situation to situation. It’s important to understand that no two cases are likely to be the same and treatment is very specific to each person’s situation.
If you or a loved one suffers from HSDD, there are options out there for overcoming it. Taking the time to investigate the root causes and the possible treatments is important and could help rebuild a relationship and improve one’s life in general.