Is Your Loss of Sex Drive Due to Your Age?
Posted: March 4, 2015
It is complexly normal for men to experience some decline in their sex drive as they age. Many factors — emotional, psychological, physical — contribute to this decline, and depending on a man’s relationship status and life responsibilities, certain declines may pose no negative issues at all. Even with some small decreases in libido, many men experience healthy and vibrant sex lives well into their 60s and 70s.
It may not be easy to identify the cause of a decline in libido. The key is to understand the potential causes and eliminate the ones that can’t possibly be the culprit until a solution is found. This requires communication – something many men are reluctant to do when it comes to this topic.
It is estimated that 15-20 percent of men in their 40s and above suffer from some level of libido decrease, yet only a fraction of them actively seek professional treatment. Partners are often reluctant to address this topic with their male companions as well, leaving a large untreated class of individuals who are suffering needlessly.
Although the causes of a drop in libido can be extensive, a common ingredient is lowered levels of testosterone. The hormone is influential in countless ways inside the male body. It promotes muscle growth, maintains energy levels, enhances brain functioning, helps with exercise endurance and recovery, and – of course – contributes to sexual desire and performance.
The male body naturally begins to produce less testosterone each year after a man hits his 30s. By the time he reaches his golden years, his desire for intimacy may have unnecessarily waned to the point that it causes stress and conflict within the relationship. For years, men were forced to live with this condition, but there are treatments that can help.
Low T Center specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of low testosterone. With a simple blood test on your first visit, we can determine if you are a candidate for testosterone replacement therapy.
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