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Low libido in men or low sex drive is a common symptom of andropause. Just as low levels of testosterone can inhibit erectile function, testosterone has a strong effect on sex drive in men. In a man's brain there exist testosterone stimulating nerves. Sex drive in men starts with the release of testosterone which stimulates the receptors in the brain to release nitric oxide. Nitric oxide in turn relaxes the muscles of the penis to allow blood flow for an erection. Low testosterone levels common in andropause result in reduced levels of the hormone available to stimulate the nerves in the brain and induce sexual desire and erectile function. Essentially, without adequate testosterone, low sex drive in men is common.
Other Causes of Low Libido in Men
A man's lifestyle, particularly nutrition and fitness also has a large impact on sexual desire. Smoking and drinking are infamous for their negative impact on libido in men. A healthy diet and regular exercise not only contribute to better blood flow and hence sexual function, but also supply energy and an overall feeling of wellness that increase sexual desire. High levels of estrogen in men can also have a negative impact on male sexual desire. Additionally, it is important to note that a healthy and happy relationship with your partner is also vital to sexual desire.
Bioidentical testosterone replacement therapy coupled with a customized nutrition plan and strategic lifestyle changes are effective in treating low sex drive in men. Andropause related testosterone deficiencies are easily replenished with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy offered by BodyLogicMD. Your expert BodyLogicMD affiliated bioidentical hormone doctor will also be able to correct any other hormone deficiencies or excess in your body that may cause other symptoms or contribute to a low sex drive. The first step is to get your hormones tested, you do not have to accept low libido, low energy, and muscle loss as inevitable; these signs of aging are also signs of low testosterone.
Contact the BodyLogicMD bioidentical hormone therapy physician nearest you to schedule an appointment and learn more about male low libido treatment that includes bioidentical hormone replacement with BodyLogicMD can be used to relieve the effects of testosterone and low libido in men.