Libido is something that varies from person to person, what may be considered low for one person may not be low for another person. A man’s sex drive is affected by stress, sleep and even the opportunities he has to have sex. But because of this, trying to define a normal sex drive can be almost impossible. Usually, the man himself identifies a lack of sex drive as a problem. But other times, his partner may consider it to be an issue.
There are many reasons you could be suffering from low libido. One reason is any medications you may be on. Antidepressants and some medications for high blood pressure have been known to have adverse sexual side effects.
Stress is a big culprit for causing low sex drive. Stress can affect your hormone levels. Also when you are stressed, your arteries can narrow. When this happens it can restrict blood flow, which can cause erectile dysfunction.
Emotional stress isn’t the only type of stress that adversely affects your body. Chronic illnesses can cause your body to be physically stressed. When your body is constantly battling chronic illnesses, sex is often times the last thing on your mind.
Aging is something no one can escape. As we get older our sex drive diminishes is. There are treatments to try and remedy this, but aging is just an unavoidable issue.
Testosterone can play a big role in low libido. Your testosterone levels factor into your sex drive, it is is responsible for building muscles and bone mass and stimulating sperm production. When your levels fall below 300 to 350 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL) you are considered to have low testosterone. When your testosterone levels decrease, the desire for sex also decreases.
Low testosterone can be a major factor with your low libido. Some signs of low testosterone are:
Your doctor can do a blood test to determine your testosterone levels and help figure out a treatment plan that will work best for you.
Whether your low libido is caused by emotional or physical problems, you will recognize it by the lack of sexual drive. You will notice a significant lack of interest. Both men and women can suffer from low libido. One of the most common issues, especially for women who are aging is having a low libido.
Thankfully there having low libido is totally treatable. Combing a healthier lifestyle with ensuring that your testosterone levels are where they need to be; you don’t have to suffer from a low sex drive. Give us a call at (720) 507-2814 today to discuss your options.