What is hypoactive sexual desire disorder or HSDD in women? Clinically speaking HSDD is a shortage or lack of sexual fantasies and desire for sexual performance that causes marked distress or interpersonal difficulty.
When a woman suffers from HSDD in order to be diagnosed her lack of sexual desire cannot be referred to another cause such as medication, past or present trauma or abuse, or any other medical condition. HSDD occurs in up to 33% of adult women in the United States. And this does not include postmenopausal females only. Women in their 20, 30 and 40 are being diagnosed with HSDD. And what is more, appalling that there are no FDA-approved treatments for women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder.
Now for the good news. The future of treatment for HSDD is looking brighter. In 2014, the FDA held a hearing not to listen to doctors and clinicians but to listen to the voices of those who perish from this disorder. Since that hearing new clinical trials have started with a hope that a treatment will be improved soon.
We have to say first that libido id a different discussion for women than it is for men. If men are coming through the door of libido issues or erectile dysfunction, it is a little more straightforward with the hormonal workup. With women, you are going to see a complexity of the hormonal imbalances that create low libido or no sex drive. It is not just testosterone. All of the female hormones are so interconnected. If a woman has low or high estrogen that can be impacting libido.
The only way to increase female libido without any side effects is to use arousal creams like Vigorelle or HerSOlution Gel. But it’s also possible to take pills called Provestra for longer lasting effect. It’s clinically proven, that women can achieve faster arousal when taking Provestra. You can learn how it works here
DHEA is another hormone that very much impacts women sexual interest and response. So we need to look at the whole picture. But again I think that it is a more complex issue, women have been less inclined to speak about it. So even in a lot od doctors’ offices it is skipped.