Low Sex Drive in Men
Low sex drive or low libido in men is another common symptom of Male Hormonal Imbalance.
Like other men’s health conditions, low sex drive or low libido is often just thought of as a product of age. This really isn’t the case as most men have at least some amount of sexual interest into their 70s and beyond.
While decreased testosterone can affect a man's sex life physically by causing erectile dysfunction, it can also negatively affect it psychologically by lowering sexual desire and causing low sex drive. A man's brain actually contains nerves that are stimulated by the testosterone hormone. Sex drive in men begins when testosterone is released and stimulates the receptors of these nerves in the brain that will then release nitric oxide. The nitric oxide then travels to the penis, allowing the muscles to relax and enable the blood flow for an erection. When there is not enough testosterone to stimulate these nerves in the brain it leads to reduced sexual desire.
Other Contributing Factors to Libido Levels
As with most symptoms of Male Hormone Imbalance, lifestyle and nutrition can also contribute to a man's low sex drive or low libido. Men who smoke and/or drink usually have a lower libido and decreased sex drive at any given age than those men who are non-smokers and non-drinkers. A healthy diet that includes all the nutrients and vitamins the male body needs (and less of the ones it doesn't) on a daily basis, along with regular exercise, increases an overall feeling of wellness that increases sexual desire and libido.
Sexual desire can often also be increased through reducing stress and anxiety, both can be contributing factors to low sex drive.
Causes of Low Sex Drive
Male Hormone Imbalance/Andropause
Communicating With your Partner When you are Experiencing Low Sex Drive
Open lines of communication and complete honesty between a man and his partner who are going through the negative effects of low libido is the best way to begin addressing low sex drive and its possible solutions. This is important as mismatched sex drive levels is one of the leading issues couples have when it comes to intimacy.
NuMale can Help
Lifestyle, nutritional and exercise changes may be in order for some men suffering with low sex drive and low libido, but for many, it may require a visit to a licensed Male Rejuvenation and Health Facility staffing qualified physicians. Doctors can have a man’s hormone levels tested to see if Male Hormone Imbalance may be the cause of their low sex drive.
When you visit a NuMale medical center, our doctors can have your hormone levels tested to help determine if Male Hormone Imbalance is at the root of your low libido. Results usually come on the same visit.
Getting Tested and Treated for Male Hormone Imbalance
Low Sex drive caused by Male Hormone Imbalance, is testable, treatable and correctable. Through treatment, low libido issues will decrease and often disappear, allowing men to have an increased sexual desire.
At NuMale the treatment of choice is Bioidentical Testosterone Replacement Therapy. The term bioidentical means the testosterone being used will be an exact match of the hormone produced in the male body in chemical makeup and molecular structure. Bioidentical Testosterone Replacement Therapy involves putting testosterone pellets the size of a Tic-Tac under the skin. The pellets slowly dissolve, infusing hormones into the body. This therapy can usually begin the same day of the patient’s first visit after their testosterone and estrogen levels are tested. The procedure is a quick, painless in-office procedure with effects that are felt within days and results that last 5-6 months.
Taking the 1st Step
A visit to a NuMale Medical Center to consult with a qualified licensed physician is the best course of action for many men suffering with low sex drive related to Andropause. At our facility men, along with their physician, can discuss the patient’s ongoing symptoms and discuss the best form of treatment to combat their low libido. Each treatment plan will be tailored to the individual patient’s needs as no two cases are alike.
If you are a male and suffering from this or any other men's health issue and believe NuMale Medical Clinic could help, please click on the SCHEDULING tab of this website to set up an initial consultation with one of our licensed Men's Health Physicians. Appointments can also be scheduled by phone by dialing (866) 205-8262. Our experts will work with you one-on-one to determine the optimal course of treatment to correct your condition.