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Lagging Sex Drive? These 5 Health Conditions May Be to Blame

March 03, 2021
As men age, their sex drive decreases somewhat. It’s perfectly natural. No, really. In fact, women’s sex drive can decline as well.

But how far down things go on the sex interest front is the real question. Most men maintain some interest in sex well into their 60s and 70s while others go even beyond that. Women, too, don’t automatically lose interest at a certain age. Sex is the reason why we’re all here, and a lack of interest can be a sign that something in wrong either down there or up there, as in the genitals or brain.

Stress and depression can rob sufferers of desire. It can also be stolen by a decrease in hormones in both men and women or medication side effects. In men and women, the lack of desire has a few culprits. Here are a few:

1)    Sexual problems – Painful sex, inability to achieve orgasm or a medical issue like a sexually transmitted disease can sap desire.

2)    Medical issues – There are many diseases that can affect libido. They include coronary artery disease, neurological disease, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and arthritis. Your partner’s halitosis also may be an issue.

3)    Medications – Some antidepressants and anti-seizure medications are well-known libido killers. Ask a doctor.

4)    Lifestyle – Alcohol may get some people in the mood, but too much of a good thing can kill the sex drive. Drugs are also known as both mood enhancers and mood killers. Tobacco can narrow the arteries, which can dampen arousal and ardor.