The causes of sexual related issues can be physical, medical, or psychological. Physical causes include several health conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, injury, surgery, or hormonal imbalances.
Psychological causes can include stress, anxiety, marital problems, depression, and previous traumatic sexual experiences.
Here at Superior Genetix we first identify the core issue. For example, in men, low testosterone is very often a cause for low sex drive or inability to sustain an erection. While some Physicians would be quick to offer the patient cialis or viagra, we prefer to treat the low testosterone issue first. Resolving the hormone imbalance can very often remedy the sexual related issue.
The causes of low sex drive
So what’s behind low libido? Aging plays a role, though many older men have a robust interest in sex, Goldstein points out. Like most other human traits, the sex drive varies.
Psychological issues. Stress and anxiety from the strain of daily life, relationship or family problems, depression, and mental disorders are among the many factors that can affect sexual desire.
Medical problems. Diseases such as diabetes; conditions such as obesity, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol; and HIV drugs, some hair-loss remedies, and other medications can negatively affect sexual desire.
Hormonal causes. Testosterone is the hormone of desire, arguably for women as well as for men. Low testosterone levels usually mean low sexual desire. Levels dip as men age; other causes include chronic disease, medications, and other drug use. Other hormones can play a role, too, such as low levels of thyroid hormone or, rarely, high levels of prolactin, a hormone produced in a gland at the base of the brain.
Oral medications are often the first line of treatment for erectile dysfunction. For most men who have trouble keeping an erection firm enough for sex (erectile dysfunction), medications work well and cause few side effects.