Your sex drive may vary throughout your life as you go through relationship changes, shifts in hormones, and the general stress of life. But if your low libido is putting a strain on your intimate relationship, it may be time for an evaluation. Board-certified OB/GYN and certified menopausal practitioner, John Paciuc, MD, in New York City, specializes in the diagnosis and management of low libido and can create a plan to put the spark back in your bedroom. Dr. Paciuc can help determine issues with low libido, call the Yorkville office located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

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What is low libido?

Low libido refers to a lack of sexual desire. While sex drive is often linked to men, women also have sexual needs and desires and healthy sex life is important for both physical and emotional health.

If your lack of desire is affecting your relationship or your self-esteem, help is available. Dr. Paciuc has been providing compassionate care for more than 30 years and can develop a personalized treatment plan to improve your libido.

What causes low libido?

Your low libido can develop from a physical or emotional cause. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Chronic medical condition, such as cancer or diabetes
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Use of certain medications
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Alcohol

Changes in your hormones, which can occur after pregnancy or during menopause, may also affect your libido. These hormonal shifts may also affect vaginal health, leading to less lubrication and thinning of the vaginal tissue, which may lead to painful intercourse.

What can I expect during a low libido consultation?

Dr. Paciuc provides comprehensive, non-rushed appointments at his spa-like, boutique office when you come in with concerns about your low libido. To help identify the underlying cause of your lack of sexual desire, Dr. Paciuc reviews your medical and gynecological history and conducts a physical and pelvic exam. He may also recommend blood work or an ultrasound to rule out or confirm a diagnosis.

What are the treatments for low libido?

Dr. Paciuc develops personalized treatment plans for low libido based on the underlying cause. Treatment may include:

  • Referral to a sex therapist or counselor
  • Antidepressant medication
  • Hormone therapy

Dr. Paciuc also offers MonaLisa Touch®, which is an advanced laser tool that revitalizes vaginal tissue to restore strength, elasticity, and lubrication for those women suffering from vaginal changes due to a hormone imbalance. The laser energy stimulates the growth of collagen and blood vessels to restore vaginal health.

Your sexual health is an important part of your overall health, and you shouldn’t ignore your low libido. For diagnosis and management of your low libido, contact John Paciuc, MD, for an appointment.