Weight Loss

What To Do If Ozempic Affects Your Libido?

You’ve been trying your best to lose weight for your health. But it’s been a struggle. Maybe you have a family history of obesity or a health condition that makes it hard to get the numbers on your scale to drop. Whatever the case, you’re looking for a safe and effective way to lose weight and live more fully. That’s where Ozempic comes into the picture.Weight loss can bring a whole new level of confidence to every area of your life–including intimate relationships. Most people on weight loss medication report an increased desire for sex. But what if Ozempic has the opposite effect on you? What if your libido takes a major hit when you start injections?Let’s take a look at how Ozempic can impact your sex drive–and what you can do to get things in motion again.

Why Would Ozempic Impact Libido?

There isn’t a great deal of scientific evidence on the relationship between Ozempic and libido. We’ll need to see more studies on the subject before we can say what may be the cause. In the meantime, we can look over possible causes and solutions.First up on our list is low energy. Ozempic acts as an appetite suppressant, causing you to eat less. This calorie deficit plays a big role in your successful weight loss. When you start injections, you might notice that you have less energy or even fatigue. These can make you less motivated to be sexually active.Digestive side effects are another reason Ozempic could cause low sex drive. With your initial injections, you may have diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain/bloating–none of which will help you feel your sexiest.Ozempic helps you lose weight and manage blood sugar by mimicking a digestive hormone. Any medication that alters your hormones can also affect your libido.

Herbal Supplements & Vitamins To Boost Libido

It can be hard to start a new medication when you’re concerned about the side effects. The good news is that you’ll probably only experience side effects like low sex drive while your body adjusts to the medicine. To help you through this time, we have a list of herbal supplements and vitamins that can boost your libido.These supplements promote blood flow and help balance your hormones. Several of these herbs may even act as natural aphrodisiacs.
  • Maca Root
  • Ginseng
  • Ginkgo
  • Ashwagandha
  • Yohimbe
  • Rhodiola
  • Shatavari
Your overall health is important to your libido. You can strengthen your immune system–and possibly your sex drive–with these vitamins.
  • Vitamin B3 & B9
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc
  • Iron
  • Omega-3
  • L-arginine
  • L-carnitine

Additional Steps To Help Regain Your Sex Drive

If you’re having problems with low libido while taking Ozempic, a few lifestyle changes can help. Reducing your stress levels, getting more exercise, and avoiding processed foods may help you regain your sex drive. Schedule an appointment with your provider if you’re still having issues. They may suggest changing your Ozempic dosage, adding a prescription to combat the sexual side effects, or switching to another weight loss medication.

Lose Weight Without Sacrificing Your Libido

As the weight loss medication market grows, it can be hard to choose the medicine that’s right for you. The providers at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery will take the time to ask you questions about your goals. With this information, they can customize a weight loss program that’s right for you.Call us at (425) 775-3561 to learn more. You can also book a free consultation online today.
Dr. Craig Jonov specializes in plastic surgery of the face, breast, and body and has decades of experience providing the top surgical and non-surgical cosmetic services.