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Low And Mismatched Libido Specialist

Pamela G. Gaudry, M.D. -  - Gynecologist

The Georgia Center for Menopausal Medicine

Pamela G. Gaudry, M.D.

Gynecologist & Certified Menopause Practitioner located in Savannah, GA

Is your partner in the mood, but you’re not? Is it affecting your relationship? While you may often put intimacy on the backburner when you’ve been in a relationship for a long time, it may be something you need to move front and center. To help improve the intimacy in your relationship, Dr. Pamela Gaudry, MD, NCMP, FACOG, at the Georgia Center for Menopausal Medicine treats low and mismatched libido in women and their partners to bring back the romance with medications, specialized treatments, and medical sex therapy. Call the Savannah, Georgia, office today to learn more, or book an appointment online.

Low and Mismatched Libido Q & A

What is low and mismatched libido?

A low libido is when your lack of sexual desire causes personal stress. It’s medically referred to as hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD).

If you find yourself saying most nights “not tonight dear,” than more than likely you’re experiencing a mismatched libido. A libido that doesn’t match your partner can lead to additional stress and strain on your relationship.

What causes a low libido?

You may be experiencing a low libido for any number of different reasons, including:

  • Major life change
  • Hormonal fluctuations from pregnancy or menopause
  • Stress or fatigue
  • Medication or illness
  • Relationship issues
  • Sexual problems such as pain during intercourse

What medications are available for women with low libido?

Currently, the only FDA approved prescription medication available for women to treat low libido is Addyi®. While Dr. Pam is excited to be able to offer a prescription medication to help give you back your sex life, it doesn’t work for everyone.

Addyi is recommended for premenopausal women with low libido unassociated with a medical condition, medication, or mental illness.  

What treatments are available for low libido?

Treatment for your low libido varies and often depends on the cause. As a women’s health and menopausal expert who received additional training in medical sex therapy, Dr. Pam may be able to provide all the treatments you need.

Common treatments for low libido include:

  • Addyi
  • Hormone replacement if you’re in menopause
  • Exercise and healthy diet
  • Techniques to reduce stress
  • Medical sex therapy

How does medical sex therapy help?

Counseling may be the most important treatment for low and mismatched libido. Improving communication between you and your partner allows for a better understanding of what you’re each going through. Then, together, you can create a plan to improve your intimacy.

During medical sex therapy, Dr. Pam may work with you and your partner to:

  • Improve communication
  • Align your libidos
  • Reignite the romance in your relationship
  • Help you both understand the physical, biological, and emotional changes that occur throughout your relationship

When you’re struggling with intimacy in your relationship, Dr. Pam can help. Call the office or book an appointment online.