I am seeing more men in my Dallas Sex Therapy practice who report having a low libido. If you find yourself saying no to your partner more than you say yes, here is a list of some of the possible PHYSICAL causes that you should check out with your physician.
1. LOW HORMONE LEVELS
Testosterone is the hormone that creates desire. Ask your doctor to check your levels.
2. MEDICAL CONDITIONS
Some diseases and disorders can affect your interest and your ability to perform sexually. If you have a new diagnosis, don’t be shy – ask your doctor some direct questions about how it can affect your sex life, and what can be done about it.
Many, many medications can cause a low libido. For a full list, see The New Male Sexuality, by Bernie Zilbergeld. Just to name a few: heart and blood pressure meds, anti-depressants, anti-anxiety, anti-psychotics, mood stabilizers, anti-seizure as well as chemotherapy.
4. ALCOHOL & STREET DRUGS
While alcohol and some street drugs can initially increase desire, over time drugs such as barbiturates, marijuana, opiates and alcohol can decrease or even eliminate your desire. Even tobacco has been linked with erection problems. What you don’t know CAN hurt you!
So before you consider calling me for a consultation about your low desire, take a list of questions with you to see your physician to rule out any of these factors.Please like and share this post!