What’s the Reason For Your Loss of Libido?
Posted: March 4, 2015
Women are apprehensive about bringing it up. Men are reluctant to acknowledge it, let alone talk about it. And it is a source of strain on many marriages. What is it? One partner’s loss of libido, or interest in sex.
Research shows that women are affected at about twice the rate as men. However, when men experience a drop in sexual desire, it can have a greater negative effect on their self-worth and happiness.
So how does this happen, and what can be done to fix it?
Many factors can contribute to a man’s loss of interest in sex: stress, medications, injury or illness, chronic pain, and of course emotional or psychological distancing from your partner. However, for men in otherwise happy relationships, who are free from physical ailments, there is another common culprit: low testosterone.
Testosterone is responsible for many important functions in the male body – muscle growth, body hair, deepening of the voice, energy levels, and sexual desire and function. Once a man reaches his 30s, his body will naturally begin to decrease the amount of testosterone it produces, generally at the rate of about 1 percent per year. Over time, this decrease accumulates, and it becomes noticeable in the form of side effects: lack of energy, decrease in strength, disrupted sleep patterns, irritability or moodiness, and loss of libido.
If you are having difficulty dealing with a decline in intimacy, it may be time to contact Low T Center. We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of low testosterone, and you will know on your first visit if you are a candidate for treatment.
Disclaimer: This article is made available for general, entertainment and educational purposes only. The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of Low T Center. You should always seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.