Love. It makes the world go round. Sharing love and the physical act of intimacy with another is one of the most sacred acts life holds. Unfortunately, life sometimes gets in the way of natural, loving expression. There are many reasons for it, but many men experience a sexual ebb at some point in their lives. If you just aren’t yourself, perhaps you are experiencing low libido.
More Common Than you Think
Low libido, which is described as reduced interest in sexual intimacy, occurs for everyone from time-to-time. Many factors contribute to the ebb and flow of one’s interest in intimacy, but it happens to nearly everyone – male or female – at some point in their lives. If your sex drive remains low for an extended period of time, you may be diagnosed with low libido.
It is estimated that about 40% of men aged forty-five or older undergo a loss of libido, so it is quite common. Please don’t be afraid or embarrassed to reach out to a medical professional to help you diagnose and treat this common experience. In diagnosing low libido, your clinician will want to help you determine the cause. There are many reasons your sex drive may have decreased, including:
- Depression or anxiety
- A high level of stress
- Relationship difficulties
- Chronic illnesses like diabetes
- Difficulty sleeping
- Certain medications, including those that treat high blood pressure
- Alcohol or drug use
- A drop in testosterone levels, or low testosterone
If your clinician determines that you have low libido, there are treatment options available. First, your clinician may start by helping you examine and readjust your lifestyle. Beneficial changes can be made in the areas of:
- Diet and eating nutritious foods
- Stress management
- Addressing sleep problems
- Exercising regularly
In addition to lifestyle adjustments, your clinician may also recommend:
- Therapy to address personal or relationship challenges
- Medication, including some kinds of antidepressants
- Testosterone therapy (also known as TRT or hormone replacement therapy)
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormone replacement therapy has been available to post-menopausal women for decades. It has been made commonly available to men more recently, with the benefits of TRT now being widely experienced by many. For those in the Mesa, AZ area, Rose Canyon Health & Wellness can create a customized hormone replacement therapy program for you.
Rose Canyon Health & Wellness provides comprehensive healthcare through which board-certified Nurse Practitioner, Megan Haden uses her experience in both traditional western medicine and integrative medicine to support patients holistically.
When you consult with Megan, you will work together to create a customized approach to testosterone replacement therapy. She will use the results of your lab work as well as your individual physiology and symptomology to recommend a treatment plan.
Rose Canyon Health & Wellness only uses safe, natural hormones when prescribing testosterone to treat low libido or other symptoms of low t. Our patients feel better when using natural hormones. Injectable testosterone is most commonly prescribed. Of course, we will follow your treatment until you are feeling like yourself again.
Regaining your Confidence
Using hormone replacement therapy to increase your level of testosterone can be a very effective way to increase your libido and regain the intimacy you crave in your relationship. For an appointment, call 602-740-2021.
Disclaimer: The information contained here was not written by a medical doctor and is intended for informational purposes only. This is not a substitute for medical advice.