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Low Libido in Men: Causes, Effects, and Treatments

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Low libido, often referred to as a decrease in sexual desire, is a common issue that affects many men—and women. While it may be a temporary problem, it can also be a persistent one that affects you in other areas of your life. 

In this article, we’ll discuss the causes and effects of low libido in men and how EveresT Men’s Health can help you identify the root cause of this issue and design a personalized solution that fits your lifestyle.

Causes of Low Libido in Men

Physical, psychological, and lifestyle factors can all contribute to why you’re experiencing a low sex drive. 

Among these categories, some of the most common causes include:

  • Hormonal imbalances, such as low testosterone (Low T) levels
  • Certain medications
  • Chronic illness, such as diabetes or heart disease
  • Stress, anxiety, or depression
  • Relationship problems or conflicts
  • Poor sleep
  • Lack of exercise
  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Age

Effects of Low Libido

Low libido can have significant effects on a man’s life beyond just sexual function. 

It can lead to decreased energy levels, low self-esteem, feelings of frustration, and anxiety. These effects can harm your relationships, confidence, and quality of life. 

Additionally, low libido can contribute to or worsen symptoms of depression, making it essential to address this issue as soon as possible.

Low T and Your Libido: What’s the Connection 

Male testosterone and libido are closely linked. Testosterone is, after all, your primary sex hormone; therefore, it’s no surprise that it plays a vital role in sexual function, including libido. 

When testosterone levels are low, however, it can lead to a decrease in sexual desire. In turn, if men experience Low T symptoms due to other underlying issues or unhealthy lifestyle habits, it can also decrease their sex drive. It’s worth noting that not all cases of low libido are caused by Low T, but one can often trigger the other. 

This is why it’s not uncommon to experience low libido at around age 50, since testosterone levels naturally decline as men age. However, Low T can also affect younger men and is not solely related to age

Therefore, if you’re experiencing symptoms of Low T, it’s important to speak with your doctor about potential treatment options.

EveresT Men’s Health Can Help

Our clinic specializes in identifying and treating the underlying root causes of low libido in men. 

Through a comprehensive evaluation, including blood tests and a physical exam, our team of experts can determine if there are any hormonal imbalances or other medical conditions that may be contributing to low libido. 

We then create a personalized treatment plan that addresses the root cause of the problem, which may include hormone replacement therapy, nutritional counseling, fitness plan, or other interventions.

In addition to treating low libido, we also offer a range of other men’s health services, including:

  • Medical weight loss programs
  • Sleep apnea treatment
  • Erectile dysfunction treatment

Our goal is to help men achieve optimal health and wellness so they can live their best lives.

Get the Support You Need Now…Not Later

By understanding the causes and effects of low libido in men and seeking treatment from our men’s health clinic, you can take control of your health and wellness today! Whether you’re experiencing a low libido at age 50 or 30, we can help! Schedule a consultation at one of our three locations in Plymouth, Woodbury, or Eagan.