Emotional instability could be trashing your libido

Posted by Felix Black on March 9th, 2020

Low Libido in Men

What is Low Libido?

Low libido is a term that is used to describe a decrease in sex drive that can interfere with sexual activity.

Just because you or your partner may lose interest in sex from time to time, it does not mean that they or you are suffering from low libido. It is common to lose interest every once and a while, and it is also normal for your interests to not match your partner's at times.

Causes of Low Libido

Low Testosterone

Testosterone is responsible for building muscles and bone mass, and for stimulating sperm production. Your testosterone levels also factor into your sex drive. Testosterone is considered low when levels fall below 300 nanograms per deciliter. When testosterone levels decrease, your desire for sex will also decrease. 

Certain Medications

Certain medications can lead to low libido in men. Those medications include, but are not limited to, blood pressure medications, ACE inhibitors, and beta blockers, which may prevent ejaculations and erections. 

Other medications include: chemotherapy or radiation treatments for cancer, hormones used to treat prostate cancer, corticosteroids, opioid pain relievers, such as morphine (MorphaBond, MS Contin and oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet); an antifungal medication called ketoconazole, cimetidine, which is used for heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease; anabolic steroids; and certain antidepressants. 

Talk to your doctor about switching medications if you experience low libido. 

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)

Restless leg syndrome is the uncontrollable urge to move your legs. Studies have found that men with RLS are more prone to developing a sexual disorder. 


When people are suffering from depression, they lose interest in a lot of things; including sex. Low libido is also a side effect of certain antidepressants, including: serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs,) such as duloxetine (Cymbalta); selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs,) like fluoxetine (Prozac) and sertraline (Zoloft).

Chronic Illness

Certain illnesses can lead to reduction of sperm production, sperm counts, and low libido. Chronic pain and many others are likely the culprit. Those illnesses include: type 2 diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, chronic lung, heart, and kidney failure, etc.

Sleep problems, aging, stress, low self-esteem, too little (or too much) exercise, use of alcohol, and use of drugs. 

Physical and Emotional Side Effects of Low Libido

A decreased sex drive can be very unsettling and lead to a vicious cycle of physical and emotional side effects including erectile dysfunction. Erectile Dysfunction can lead to anxiety around sex, tension and conflicts between partners, and fewer sexual encounters and more relationship issues. Failure to perform can also trigger feelings of depression, self-esteem issues, and poor body issues. 

How to Treat Low Libido

There are many ways to treat low libido naturally and on your own. These steps include: living a healthier lifestyle, getting enough sleep, practicing stress management, and eating a healthier diet. You can also talk to your doctor about Cialis αγορα, and maybe starting new ones to help with erections and/or performance. 

Oh, to be a young man again! When I was full of energy and vigor, and could please a woman for hours on end in the bedroom. Then as I got into my 50's, I noticed that the times I would have sex with my wife started to spread apart and get less and less. You don't really notice it, because it comes on so gradually and slow that it just seems like nothing out of the ordinary. The I realized we hadn't had sex in about 3 weeks. I was wondering "What is wrong with us? Is it me?" and decided to go to the doctor.

My doctor suggested I have a test to measure my testosterone levels, and sure enough when the results came back, I had low testosterone! She asked me if my energy levels seemed lower than usual, and I said yes, the libido was not there like it was. My wife was never much to point out my flaws, because she loves me no matter what, and I am thankful for that. I was started on a treatment of medicine that boosted my levels, not too high, but just back to normal. I started to lose weight and work out more, and wouldn't you know it, the feelings for sex came back. I was a happy man to have it all settled again!

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