Low Sex Drive in Men
If you happen to have a low sex drive there are a number of ways to improve things. First, it takes an experienced male sexual dysfunction to see what's causing it and how to treat it.
Role of Androgens on Men's Sex Drive
A few basics to know are that androgens are important to your sexual function and testosterone helps sex drive, ejaculations and spontaneous erections.
You might experience low sex drive if your androgen, or hormones aren't producing as they should. And if you have a low testosterone level (which is a common symptom of andropause) that can be the reason for insufficient androgen levels which stimulate a man's sex drive and induce erectile function.
Other Factors Contributing to Low Sex Drive in Men
Sex drive and hormonal imbalance may be caused by one of these physical or psychological factors, or a combination of them. They include:
- Lifestyle (smoking, drinking, drugs, lack of exercise)
- Psychological (stress, anxiety, depression)
- Disease (diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity)
- Use of certain medications (antidepressants, antihypertensives, antiepileptics)
To figure out the problem, talk to a male sexual dysfunction specialist and see what the recommended treatment is.
Low Sex Drive in Women
For a woman, low sex drive can also be caused by a lot of different factors. If she works with a medical professional who specializes in female sexual dysfunction it increases the likelihood of successful treatment. Low sex drive in women can be treated through a variety of different treatments including hormone therapy.
Michael A. Werner, MD, FACS is a frequent contributor to www.bettersexblog.net. There he shares down-to-earth advice, information and responses to the latest trends and links to useful information for men and their families.