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Low Sex Drive Specialist

Reno Men’s Health

Mark Hahn, MD

Men’s Health Clinic & Low Testosterone Specialist located in Reno, NV

Millions of men experience low sex drive, or low libido, at different points in their lives. Losing interest in having sex can lead to depression and problems with partners. At Reno Men’s Health in Reno, Nevada, Dr. Mark Hahn helps patients figure out what’s causing a low sex drive and develop an effective course of treatment. For low testosterone levels, a common cause of low libido that’s easy to pinpoint with a blood test, he offers innovative testosterone therapy via injections. To learn more about treatment options that can reinvigorate your sex life, call or use the online booking tool and schedule an appointment at the office.

Low Sex Drive Q & A

What is low sex drive?

Low sex drive, also known as low libido, refers to a man’s sudden decrease or loss of interest in having sex. Your sex drive, or your libido levels, can vary and undulate throughout the years, as environmental factors, age, and health conditions come into play. It’s actually normal for your sex drive to not always match your partner’s, but it’s not normal to have a prolonged, low sex drive for an extended period of time. If you experience low sex drive for at least a few months, you should see Dr. Hahn.

What causes low sex drive?

There are a variety of potential causes for low sex drive in men, including:

  • Blood-pressure medications
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic illness
  • Sleep problems
  • Poor diet
  • Physical inactivity
  • Too much exercise
  • Low testosterone

In some cases, a combination of factors or a complex problem can lead to low sex drive. Therefore, it’s important to see Dr. Hahn to determine the root cause of your decreased libido. However, the most common cause of low sex drive that he regularly encounters in dealing with patients is low testosterone.

How is the cause of low sex drive determined?

If you’re experiencing low sex drive, Dr. Hahn meets with you to analyze your situation. First, he performs a thorough physical exam to evaluate your overall health, studies your medical history, discusses aspects of your lifestyle, and asks you questions about your sex life. It’s critical to find the direct cause of your low sex drive in order to recommend the proper course of treatment.

When he suspects low testosterone levels may be contributing to your low sex drive, Dr. Hahn may perform a blood test.

How is low sex drive treated?

After ascertaining the likeliest cause of your low sex drive, Dr. Hahn offers treatment options tailored to you. In many cases, he may recommend healthier lifestyle choices, such as:

  • Improving your diet
  • Getting regular exercise
  • Sleeping more
  • Reducing stress
  • Cutting out smoking
  • Limiting alcohol consumption

If low testosterone levels are causing your low sex drive, Dr. Hahn may suggest testosterone replacement therapy to supplement your body’s supply of the vital hormone. This minimally invasive procedure takes less than an hour. Dr. Hahn injects you with a form of testosterone during a series of appointments. Over time, he continues monitoring your levels with blood tests to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment.  

If you're experiencing a sudden or seemingly unexplained low sex drive, call or use the online booking tool today and schedule an appointment to learn more about your treatment options.