Low libido is the lack of sexual desire in both men and women alike. A person’s interest in sex declines
over a period of time i.e. it fluctuates with age, taking undue stress and hormones. Low libido is
problematic when it is the cause of stress, anxiety, and depression amongst people. Low libido can be
caused by various health conditions which include diseases like diabetes. Diabetes or high blood sugar
does damage to nerves and the central nervous system which results in men getting erectile dysfunction
and there is less blood that flows through the genitalia in women. Diabetes also results in yeast and
bladder infections which deteriorates the quality of sex and makes it painful.
• Osteoarthritis is also a medical condition where people are unable to perform sexually because
of joint pains.
• High blood pressure is another cause of decreased sexual function.
• Heart disease- chronic heart disease is another big cause of less libido in both men and
• Cancer and obstructive sleep apnea are other diseases that can result in low libido.
Excessive use of medications can also reduce your sex urges. Medications such as anti-depressants
and anti-psychotics lead to low libido in both men and women alike. Other medications include
anti-psychotics and finasteride and dutasteride and hormonal contraceptives. Other factors which
lead to decreased sexual urge are emotional and psychological.
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