06 Sep At What Age Does a Man Lose His Libido?
Men can experience a decline in libido or sexual desire at any age. Many factors can contribute to decreased sexual desire, but most commonly, it is caused by an underlying health condition. Some potential causes for a decrease in the male sex drive include stress, depression, alcohol use, illicit drug use, heart disease, hypothyroidism, and diabetes. All these conditions can cause a decrease in the male sex hormone testosterone. When testosterone levels within the body decrease, men can often experience reduced libido.
Decreased Testosterone and Low Libido
Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone. Testosterone plays a vital role in bone mass, fat distribution, muscle mass, muscle strength, red blood cell formation, sex drive, and sperm production. After 30, men experience a natural yearly decline in testosterone levels by about 1%. This decrease in testosterone can lead to decreased libido. Low libido is often associated with erectile dysfunction.
Erectile dysfunction is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection, and it can be a distressing experience for men and their partners. Although erectile dysfunction can be problematic, options are available to help you feel your best.
Low Testosterone and Erectile Dysfunction
If your low libido is caused by erectile dysfunction, you may be able to rebalance your hormones with some simple lifestyle changes. You may consider quitting smoking, reducing stress levels, eating a healthy diet, and exercising regularly. These lifestyle changes may help you to regain energy and improve your sex drive.
If lifestyle modifications do not improve your low libido and erectile dysfunction symptoms, several options are available to help you increase your sex drive and maintain an erection. First, you may want to consider speaking with your doctor to have your testosterone levels checked. Your symptoms may resolve when testosterone levels are restored to the appropriate levels.
If lifestyle modifications and decreased testosterone are not the cause of your erectile dysfunction, it may be time to discuss with your doctor about prescribing an erectile dysfunction medication. Several medications are available to help men achieve and maintain an erection, like Viagra or Cialis. These medications are taken before sexual intercourse and are generally safe for most men.
It can be discouraging for men to experience a decrease in sexual desire. If you are experiencing any reduction in your sexual performance or pleasure, it may be time to consider getting evaluated by your doctor.
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