LOW LIBIDO IN MEN
The second most common sexual dysfunction in men after premature ejaculation is low libido, according to a recent issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.. What defines a low libido for an individual is subjective and depends upon many variables but definitely involves a loss of sex drive.Physical and mental health problems may cause low libido, and the sex drive generally decreases with age.
It's far less common than erectile dysfunction - with which it should not be confused.
Most men with lack of libido can achieve erections, but have lost the desire to have sex Impotence and loss of libido are two very separate things. However, men who experience impotence commonly experience a decrease in libido over time. When libido drops and impotence is not a problem, there are numerous factors a doctor might suspect as the cause
Any medical problem or chronic physical condition can cause a reduction in one's sex drive.. But even minor illnesses can diminish a man's sexual interest. Conversely, when men improve their health -- through exercise, a low-fat diet or, if necessary, medical treatment -- their libido is likely to increase.
As is the case with women, lack of desire in men can be of either physical or psychological origin.
◉ Alcoholism - very common.
◉ Abuse of drugs such as cocaine,heroin & cannabis.
◉ Obesity - quite common; slimming down will often help.
◉ Anaemia - unusual, unless the man has been bleeding for any reason.
◉ Hyperprolactinaemia - a rare disorder where the pituitary gland produces too much of the hormone prolactin.
◉ Prescribed drugs - particularly Proscar (finasteride), a tablet used for prostate problems.
◉ Low testosterone level - contrary to what many people think, this is less common.
ANY MAJOR DISEASE SUCH AS
◉ Cardiovascular disease
◉ Parkinson's disease
◉ Endocrine or neurological disorders
◉ Depression - very common.
◉ Stress and overwork.
◉ Hang-ups from childhood.
◉ Latent homosexuality.
◉ Infidelity and Serious relationship problems with your partner
Some problems, however, such as depression or anxiety, intense job stress, family worries, serious marital conflicts, experiences of past abuse or conflicts about sexual orientation may require professional assistance. It is essential to seek such help if negative feelings interfere with the rest of life, if they are overwhelming, or if you are no longer able to experience pleasure.
At the moment there are no medicines available that will increase male libido.
Drugs for ED such as Cialis, Levitra and Viagra have no effect on sexual desire - only on erection. The key for management is to treat the basic cause if any.