No one likes to think about common causes of low libido in men, but it is a symptom that many men experience at some point in their lives. We all want to feel young and virile, but sometimes the body just doesn’t cooperate.
Dr. Jennifer Berman is an expert in women’s sexual health, and she has helped countless women overcome their own issues with low libido. Compatibility in the bedroom takes healthy levels of libido from both partners, so Dr. Berman is also well versed in the issues affecting men’s sexual health and libido.
Low libido, or decreased interest in sexual activity, is something that may affect anyone from time to time as libido varies with age and even circumstances, though if you are finding that your interest in sex has decreased and stayed low for a lengthened period of time, it may be cause for concern. Here are some common causes of low libido in men.
Testosterone is an important hormone for men as it is thought to regulate libido, bone mass, fat distribution, muscle mass and strength, and the production of red blood cells and sperm. A Decrease in testosterone is a normal part of aging but large drops in testosterone can lead to decrease libido.
Taking certain medications can lower testosterone levels, which in turn may lead to low libido and the inability to ejaculate or become erect. Such medications include ACE inhibitors and beta-blockers, chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer, hormones used to treat prostate cancer, corticosteroids, opioid pain relievers, and certain antidepressants.
Depression and Stress
Life changes that impact mood is highly likely to impact your interest in sex. When undergoing periods of high stress, hormone levels are also disrupted which may affect libido. People who suffer from depression have a decreased or total lack of interest in activities they previously found pleasurable, such as sex.
Low libido is also a common side effect of some antidepressants, specifically SNRIs and SSRIs.
Alcohol and Drug use The over consumption of alcohol and the use of tobacco, marijuana, or illicit drugs may all lessen the libido and even cause dampened sperm production and movement.
Other causes include low self-esteem, not getting enough sleep, a lack of or too much exercise, and aging. No matter the cause, so the effects of low libido often leave a man in a cycle of negative feelings which only worsen the symptoms.
Stop hesitating and seek help for low libido today!
Dr. Berman has many options available to help men with issues surrounding low libido. By seeking the root cause, she can offer a treatment plan that is appropriate for each individual. These may include hormone treatments, medications, natural options, or other treatment paths. Thus, The only way to find the best treatment course is to stop hesitating and schedule a consultation today!
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