Low Libido in Women: A Common Malady with a Common Cause

Posted on 03/12/2019 by Balanced Medical Solutions

Did you know that low libido is quite common in women?  Did you also know that the causes of low sex drive are not always psychological and there are real physical reasons why a woman’s flame starts to burn out?

Low sex drive can be a symptom of a more serious condition like cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, and coronary art disease. However, the most common physical cause of low libido is a hormonal imbalance, especially in women over forty.  Some of the hormones that can fall out of balance in women are:


When a woman’s testosterone is unbalanced, she may not only lose her sex drive, but also feel fatigued, gain weight, lose strength, and suffer from insomnia.  The changes in estrogen levels during premenopause and menopause can also cause low libido. Menopause happens for most women in their fifties but it can occur in a woman’s thirties or forties. Furthermore, menopause is a gradual process and perimenopause (the transition period), can begin in a woman’s twenties.

Low libido in women can have a negative impact on self-image, self-confidence, and can affect a woman’s relationship with her partner, who may think she is no longer in love or attracted. Women with low sex drive don’t have to suffer any more thanks to the deeper understanding that the medical profession has now on the physical causes of low libido and the great advances in diagnostic tests to determine the root cause.  Women who find that a hormonal imbalance is the underlying issue causing their low sex drive can now access revolutionary hormone replacement therapies, including naturally-derived options like bioidentical hormone therapy.

If you suffer from low libido, take the Balanced Medical Solutions’ Free Hormonal Imbalance Quiz to find out if a hormonal imbalance is what may be wreaking havoc on your sex life. 


  1. Shifren JL. Sexual dysfunction in women: Epidemiology, risk factors, and evaluation. https://www.uptodate.com/contents/search. Accessed March 10, 2019.
  2. Menopause. https://www.medicinenet.com/menopause/article.htm. Accessed on March 10, 2019.

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