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Loss Of Libido: Everything To Know

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Its common to lose interest in sex at some point in life.


Loss of libido affects about 15% to 16% of men, and at least double that many women. [1]


- Affects both the sexes
- Causes in men: low testosterone, erectile dysfunction, medications, restless leg syndrome, depression, chronic illness, sleep problems, aging, stress, sedentary lifestyle, alcoholism, relationship issues
- Causes in women: pregnancy and breastfeeding, menopause, illness, medications, psychological issues, relationship issues
- Requires pelvic examination and hormone levels testing


Loss of libido is low sex drive. Prolonged low libido may cause concern for some people and it can sometimes be an indicator of an underlying health condition. Sex education and counseling often help.


Symptoms:


Self-diagnosable:
Weak sex drive leading to a stressed relationship with the partner.


People may experience:
No interest in any type of sexual activity, including masturbation, no sexual fantasies or thoughts, anxiety due to low libido.


Treatment:


Self-care: Regular aerobic exercise and strength training, stress less, communicating with a partner, setting aside time for intimacy, adding a little spice to sex life, ditching bad habits.


Medications: Hormone therapy, changing ongoing medications, alternative (herbal) medicines.


Specialists: For other kinds, consult a physician or a specialized counselor (sex therapist). At mfine were here to help you with different areas of health issues, come on board for a holistic treatment program.

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