What Can I Do for a Low Sex Drive?

Has your intimacy levels gone down or disappeared? Once you know the cause of your low sex drive, you can help yourself get back to your previous levels. 

Loss of libido is a problem frequently observed in many men and women. It is a condition of decreased interest in sexual activity.

Having low libido for a long period of time may affect your relationship with your partner. It can also be a symptom of an underlying health condition. Reasons for low libido can include declining hormones, job stress, relationship issues, and more. Multiple psychological, emotional, and lifestyle factors can ruin the atmosphere in the bedroom. 

Symptoms of low sex drive 

  • Lack of sexual thoughts.
  • Distress due to the absence of sexual thoughts.
  • Reduction of sexual desire.

Causes of low sex drive

Low testosterone

Testosterone promotes building muscles and bone mass and stimulating sperm production. Normal testosterone levels can be different in men and women. Low testosterone can be a cause of aging. A major drop in testosterone levels can lead to decreased libido. 

Medications

There are certain medications that lower your sex drive by affecting your testosterone levels. Blood pressure medication may prevent ejaculation and erections. Chemotherapy treatment can also lower testosterone levels. Certain antidepressants, anabolic steroids, and cimetidine are several medications that can create low sex drive. 

Restless legs syndrome (RLS)

This is when you have uncontrollable urges to move your legs. Men tend to be at higher risk of suffering from erectile dysfunction due to RLS. 

Depression 

depression

Depression is a mental condition where a person experiences a lack of interest in activities that they used to find pleasurable, including sex. Certain antidepressants can trigger side effects that cause low libido. Ask your psychiatrist if you can switch to a medication alternative or adjust the doses of your current antidepressant.

Chronic illness

If you are suffering from illness or have chronic health issues, this can result in reduced sex drive. Cancer, for example, reduces sperm production count and lowers your libido. Type 2 diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, lung, heart, kidney, and liver failure can also contribute toward low sex drive. 

Sleep problems

Sleep problems

Men with obstructive sleep apnea can suffer from lower testosterone levels. This can trigger decreased sexual activity and lower libido. 

Aging 

With aging, there are chances of falling levels of sex hormones. Age-related health issues and side effects of medications can cause low sex drive. There are treatments to increase hormone levels, so you need to consult your Naturopathy doctor, who can provide you with effective results. 

Relationship issues

relationship issues

Many men and women consider emotional closeness as an essential prelude for an intimate relationship. A lack of it can decrease interest in sex and often result in low sex drive. Lack of connection with your partner, unresolved conflicts, poor communication, and trust issues are common issues. 

Alcohol and Drugs

Driving an excessive amount of alcohol can result in a lower sex drive. There should be a limit of 14 alcohol units a week on a regular basis. Drugs misuse is also linked to lower sex drive. 

How can Naturopathy help with low sex drive?

Naturopathic physicians are well versed using safe, effective, and natural treatments. They will offer a comprehensive evaluation, including blood tests, exams, and specialty testing. They are always ready to serve you with a customized treatment plan. 

Treatment can include:

  • Hormone testing.
  • Bio-identical hormone replacement. 
  • Nutritional counseling to identify and foods. 
  • Herbal medicine
  • Alerting lifestyle and following simple exercises. 

Summing up

Many women and men are hesitant about discussing their sexual problems with health care professionals. It is essential to break the silence. Be genuine and direct with your holistic doctor about your psychological and health issues. Low sex drive can have various causes. Avoid prescription medications and accept natural treatment. A Naturopathy doctor can help. 

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Preston Robinson, ND

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