DECREASED INTEREST IN SEXUAL ACTIVITY

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It is common to lose interest in sex from time to time, and libido levels vary through life. It is also normal for your interest not to match your partners at times. However, low libido for a long period of time may cause concern for some people. Low libido can sometimes be an indicator of underlying health conditions.

While there are plenty of medications that you can purchase over the counter to help with the symptoms of male / female sexual health issues, but they only provide short-term solutions.

At ASGAR Healthcare Group, we work to get to the root of the physical problem to obtain permanent solutions to these issues. Our team of doctor understand the symptoms of the conditions and then create a personalized treatment plan that will fit your unique needs for a healthier sexual lifestyle.

CAUSES OF LOW LIBIDO IN MEN

Low Testosterone – Testosterone is an important male hormone. In men, it is mostly produced in the testicles. Testosterone is responsible for building muscles and bone mass and stimulating sperm production. Your testosterone levels also factor into your sex drive.

Medications – Taking certain medications can lower testosterone levels, which in turn may lead to low libido.

Depression – Depression changes all parts of a persons life. People with depression experience a reduced or complete lack of interest in activities they once found pleasurable, including sex.

Chronic illness – When you are not feeling well due to the effects of a chronic health condition, such as chronic pain, sex is likely low on your list of priorities. Certain illnesses, such as cancer, can reduce your sperm production counts since your body focuses on getting through the day.

Stress – If you are distracted by situations or periods of high pressure, sexual desire may decrease. This is because stress can disrupt your hormone levels. Your arteries can narrow in times of stress. This narrowing restricts blood flow and potentially causes erectile dysfunction.

CAUSES OF LOW LIBIDO IN WOMEN

A wide range of illnesses, physical changes and medications can cause a low sex drive, including :

Sexual problems – If you experience pain during sex or an inability to orgasm, it can hamper your desire for sex.

Medical diseases – Numerous nonsexual diseases can also affect desire for sex, including arthritis, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease and neurological diseases.

Medications – Many prescription medications including some antidepressants are notorious libido killers.

Life style habits – Too much alcohol can spoil your sex drive; the same is true of street drugs. And smoking decreases blood flow, which may dampen arousal.

Surgery – surgery, especially one related to your breasts or your genital tract, can affect your body image, sexual function and desire for sex.

Fatigue – Exhaustion from caring for young children or aging parents can contribute to low sex drive. Fatigue from illness or surgery also can play a role in a low sex drive.
Changes in your hormone levels may alter your desire for sex. This can occur during:

Menopause – Estrogen levels drop during the transition to menopause. This can cause decreased interest in sex and dryer vaginal tissues, resulting in painful or uncomfortable sex. Although many women continue to have satisfying sex during menopause and beyond, some women experience a lagging libido during this hormonal change.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding – Hormone changes during pregnancy, just after having a baby and during breast-feeding can put a damper on sexual desire. Of course, hormones are not the only factor affecting intimacy during these times. Fatigue, changes in body image, and the pressures of pregnancy or caring for a new baby can all contribute to changes in your sexual desire.
Your problems don’t have to be physical or biological to be real. There are many psychological causes of low sex drive, including:
Mental health problems, such as anxiety or depression
Stress, such as financial stress or work stress
Poor body image
Low self-esteem
History of physical or sexual abuse Previous negative sexual experiences