‘Silent’ diseases, medication and life style lead to an unexpected decrease of libido. Find out what are the enemies of a satisfactory sex life.
‘Hidden’ diseases such as anemia and diseases of endocrine glands may cause a low libido. They affect the period, fertility and provoke exhaustion, depression and the decrease of sexual appetite. In this case, the problem can be solved if it is discovered and treated in due time.
Oral contraceptives are for preventing an unwanted pregnancy, therefore for a lighthearted life. However, the irony is that they produce a decrease of libido. Contraceptive pills contain estrogen that determines an increased production of SHGB, a protein responsible for the lowering of sexual appetite.
There is an entire range of drugs that have as side effect the lowering of libido: anti-depressives, pills that reduce the blood pressure, anxiety and gastric acid. The decrease of the libido caused by medication is very difficult to trace and often remains ‘unknown’. So, before taking any drug that may be bought without medical prescription, read carefully the prospectus. If certain diseases require long-term medication that has as side effect the decrease of the libido, talk to your doctor and try to replace them with something else.
Beside visible physical side effects, overweight produces emotional disorders. Many women are willing to experiment sexually if they are overweight or if their body suffered transformations during pregnancy. Emotions have a strong effect on libido, being responsible for its increase or decrease. Because the look of their own bodies is compared with the perfect look of cover girls or supermodels, they suffer an emotional breakdown that will affect their sex life.
Menopause does not come suddenly but it is preceded by a period of time of 3 or 4 years, when woman’s body suffers hormonic changes such as menstrual disorders, insomnia and vaginal sensitivity. A poor lubrication of the vagina is during premenopause the main cause of the pains during intercourse, fact that leads to the decrease of sexual desire.
Just like in the case of premenopause, gynecological affections may cause pains, smarting pains and discomfort during intercourse and this leads to the decrease of libido.
Modern life style causes fatigue and sometimes, chronic fatigue. When the human body feels stressed and tired, it tries to solve this problem by neglecting other needs such as sex. That’s why, as much as you’ll try to have a satisfactory sex life, you won’t until you get enough sleep and overcome the exhaustion. A low libido that lasts for some time should be an alarm signal and you should pay a visit to your doctor. Only a specialist can tell you for sure what the causes are and how it can be treated.