A health expert has urged men battling low sex drive to seek help from experts to know the cause of the condition, noting that reduced desire for sex is often treatable once the cause is established, Punch Newspaper reports.
Dr. Gabriel Ogah, a urologist, explained that the most common reason men experience low sex drive is often due to a decrease in the function of the male hormone called testosterone.
The expert said when the level of this hormone decreases, a man will have a very poor and reduced desire for sex.
Testosterone level, he said, is vital to normal male sexual development and functions, and is made in the testicles.
According to an online health portal, Healthline, testosterone is an important male hormone.
“In men, it’s mostly produced in the testicles. It is responsible for building muscles and bone mass, and for stimulating sperm production. Your testosterone levels also factor into your sex drive.”
“When your testosterone levels decrease, your desire for sex also decreases. Decreasing testosterone is a normal part of aging. However, a drastic drop in testosterone can lead to decreased libido.”
“Talk to your doctor if you think this might be an issue for you. You may be able to take supplements or gels to increase your testosterone levels,” it said.
Speaking further with PUNCH HealthWise, the Consultant Urologist at Ogah Hospital and Urology Centre, Fugar, Edo State, stated that several other factors can contribute to a man’s loss of interest in sex.
Explaining he said, “There are many reasons why men may have a low sex drive. One of such is alcoholism. If a man drinks a lot of alcohol they may experience this. If a man has high blood pressure and is taking medication, he could have a low sex drive as some medicines used to treat the condition may cause low sex drive. Other health conditions that could cause low sex drive include diabetes mellitus, arthritis, and obesity.”
“Men with heart problems could also suffer low sex drive. You know sex involves a lot of activity. If a man has heart problems, he will be panting and would not have enough energy to engage in adequate sexual activities. Such a man may not be interested in sex.”
The urologist also explained that some mental health conditions such as depression can also play a role in a man not being interested in sex