A decreased libido can be caused by low testosterone levels in the body and can cause a lot of stress and anxiety, many social and emotional repercussions on relationships, in both women and men.
Decreased libido can be caused by a wide range of causes and can be affected by a number of reasons that do not even appear to be linked.
The regulation of sexual desire and libido in men is testosterone and it is the primary metabolic and sexual hormone in males. It is the male sex hormone produced by the testes and is responsible for most of the male secondary characteristics of the body too.
Male characteristics includes all the features that are associated with a healthy and attractive male body. Muscles well defined, strong bone density, strength in the arms and legs, fat even distribution, restoring overall body shape – each factor is influenced to varying degrees by testosterone levels in the body, whether it is in men or women.
Similarly, the ideal libido is mainly controlled by the hormone testosterone. Low testosterone or insufficient production of testosterone due to negative feedback mechanisms or inhibited androgen ends ultimately all in a low libido and an unsatisfying sexual relationship.
Some of the most important and common causes of this disorder in testosterone levels and decreased libido are discussed below!
Keep an eye on what you eat
As with any other hormone regulatory body, testosterone also requires the system to have a rich source of vitamins and minerals for healthy production levels.
If your diet does not contain enough vital nutrients, such as proteins, minerals, vitamins, and of course approved fats such as polyunsaturated fatty foods, your body will increase the chances of low testosterone. And low production of testosterone in turn leads to a decreased libido.
If you have been subsisting exclusively on junk food may be the reason for low libido, it is definitely now time to start eating right!
The inclusion of a large amount of Zn elements, the compound mineral Mg and vitamin D in your daily meal, as well as antioxidants such as Flavonoid enzymes and fresh vegetables green leaves – all regulate your hormone levels and bring back your sexual appetite!
Keep away from caffeinated and alcoholic beverages
In the world of today, with its high demands and rocketing stress, alcohol and even coffee almost became necessary as water. In some cases, there may be more of these being consumed than the actual water consumption by a person.
Alcohol and coffee are both bad for the libido. It doesn’t show any effects immediately, but over time the person who drinks too much alcohol or caffeine is bound to experience low testosterone problems.
This is because the two have opposite effects on the body, but similar results ultimately on virility and sexual desire.
Alcohol is a depressant of the nervous system. It reduces the power of hot-shot nerves and therefore slows nerve responses. Therefore, large amounts of alcohol continues to possibly damage the nervous system, reducing the sensory stimuli and response. This direction eventually ends with reduced enjoyment of sex and lowered libido.
Coffee is a stimulant and has an effect that sometimes enhances anxiety issues. A couple of cups of coffee a day is fine. But if you drink more than three or four cups a day regularly, this can lead to decreased libido.
Keeping completely out of alcohol and coffee consumption may seem harsh, but it is healthy for the long term. Reduced alcohol and caffeine aims your body towards better production of testosterone and increases libido, and thus dramatically improves your sexual and mental health!