In order to properly assess your health comprehensive testing will be needed, including Free T4, Free T3, reverse T3, sex hormone binding globulin SHGB , leptin, computerized measurement of tissue thyroid levels, and basal metabolic rate. And while sometimes a deficiency in thyroid hormone can be causing the decrease in sex drive, as mentioned above, other hormones can be responsible for this as well. There are also other things you can be doing to show yourself a little bit of self-love, such as improving your sleep or exercising. Especially when it can have such a large effect on our overall health, discussing our libido is not something we should be hiding — from our doctors or our partners. Heal Your Gut The gut flora garden of bacteria in your intestine plays a big role in hormonal balance. So while a hormonal imbalance is a frequent cause, sometimes just switching to a different medication or an alternative supplement or herb will help with this. Practice intermittent fasting unless you have blood sugar issues that preclude this practice. Filter your water, take Epsom salt baths, practice oil pulling and dry brushing. Maybe your blood sugar and insulin levels are off, maybe you are experiencing erectile dysfunction, or infertility. She even remarked that it felt like she and her husband were newlyweds again. As for which hormones are causing the loss of libido, this can vary. Is your thyroid happy? I began by screening Sandra for thyroid cancer. This involves an imbalance in the hormones estrogen and progesterone, and is usually due to a progesterone deficiency. She got the treatment she needed, and rediscovered her sex drive in the process.