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Low libido


Lack of sexual desire in women can be of either physical or psychological origin and can happen at different stages in life and can be temporary or long term.

Some physical causes include:

  • Anaemia, which is very common in women because of iron loss during periods;
  • Alcoholism;
  • Drug abuse;
  • Major diseases such as diabetes;
  • Post-baby 'coolness', a term we have coined for the loss of libido that often happens after childbirth. It is almost certainly linked to hormonal changes that occur at this time. The general trauma of childbirth also plays a part - and after having a baby, many women are too exhausted to think about sex;
  • Prescribed drugs, particularly tranquillisers;
  • Hyperprolactinaemia - a rare disorder in which the pituitary gland is overactive.

    Some psychological causes include
  • Depression;
  • Stress and overwork;
  • Anxiety;
  • Hang-ups from childhood;
  • Past sexual abuse or rape;
  • Serious relationship problems with your partner;
  • Difficult living conditions, e.g. sharing a home with parents or parents-in-law.


Hormones can play an important function in sexual desire combined with certain minerals and nutrients. Having established the underlying cause if lack of the essential nutrients, minerals and low levels of specific hormones are suspected the Hormonal and Nutritional screening programme can establish these levels and supplemented accordingly.



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