The causes of a low libido are different for each man. Loss of interest in sex may last for just a short time, or it may become a chronic problem. The most common symptom of low libido is decreased sexual interest, which results in thinking about or engaging in sexual activity less frequently and experiencing less sexual stimulation. In most males, the ability to perform sexually is usually intact, but the desire is simply not there (or greatly reduced).
Optimal testosterone levels are very important for maintaining the healthy libido. The male body releases testosterone, which signals the brain to increase blood flow to the penis, causing arousal. Low testosterone levels due to andropause can negatively affect your libido and sex life.
Nutrition and exercise are also important in maintaining a healthy libido. Proper diet and exercise results in optimal blood flow throughout the body, which is necessary for sexual intercourse. Also, fat gain is common with poor nutrition and a sedentary lifestyle. Aside from affecting your respiratory health and strength, fat is known to produce estrogen, which in turn can further reduce your libido. Thus fat loss, a healthy diet, and adequate exercise are essential components to maintaining a healthy libido.
A Genemedics Health Institute expert hormone therapy doctor can help determine if hormone imbalance is playing a role in your decreased libido. By reviewing your lab results, medical history and symptoms, along with a physical exam, your expert hormone therapy doctor will be able to determine if low testosterone levels, cortisol imbalance or elevated estrogen levels are the cause of your symptoms. If so, your doctor will design a unique testosterone replacement program, along with a diet and exercise plan and a supplementation program, to help you regain the sexual vigor of your youth.
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