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Decreased Libido

Introduction

Decreased libido or sex drive is estimated to be occurring in about 5-15 percent of men. The incidence of libido increases with age and often times accompanies other types of sexual disorders including ED.

Diagnosis

Decreased in libido can be usually diagnosed based on a detailed sexual history.

Causes

There are a wide variety of causes of a low libido some of which are listed below:

-Alcoholism

-Depression

-Fatigue,

-Hypoactive sexual disorder

-Systemic illness

-Testosterone deficiency

-Recreational Drugs

-Relationship problems

-Psychological Factors

-Medication related (anti-depressants, anti-psychotics; opiods)

-Anemia

Treatment

Most of the causes for low libido are treatable and tailored towards the underlying diagnosis. Generally life style modifications such as exercise, weight loss, decreased alcohol consumption, improved diet, and smoking cessation can also significantly improve symptomatology