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libido as an indicator of health


Diminished Sex Drive

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“Erectile dysfunction affects  as many as 30 million American men, including 30 to 50 percent of men between the ages of 40 and 70.  It has definite physical and / or psychological causes. It is not a “natural” consequence of aging.”  Cherry picked from Johns Hopkins Medicine website

“The strong association between sexual dysfunction and impaired quality of life suggests that this problem warrants recognition as a significant public health concern.”  From 1999’s Robert Wood Johnson University Medical School study called Sexual Dysfunction in the United States: Prevalence and Predictors

It’s a cliche as old as the hills themselves.  “Men are only interested in one thing“.  While this is not necessarily true, there is enough veracity here to make us wonder what is going on when a man no longer desires sex.  In dealing with chronically ill patients for nearly a quarter century, it is my experience that when it comes to men, one of the first indicators of underlying ill health is a loss of the desire or ability to have sex.   With the current rash of TV commercials for Viagra, Levitra, Cialis, etc, it is obvious that this is a significant problem in America.  In fact, current statistics tell us that nearly 1 in 3 Americans over the age of 18 cannot have sex due to the inability to get and maintain an erection. Is this a problem?  You do not have to read the second quote at the top of the page to realize that it is; especially when you consider that research has conclusively shown how importance sex is to a healthy marriage (HERE).

Unlike what you see on the TV commercials for the drugs listed above, most of the men dealing with this issue are not fit.  The truth is, the drug companies would have you believe that impotence is merely a side effect of the aging process — you know; the whole, “It’s all downhill after the age of (insert your age here no matter what it is)” thing.  The quote at the top of the page from Johns Hopkins tells us otherwise.  Aside from DRUGS THAT CAUSE MALE IMPOTENCE, most of the time this problem is fairly straightforward as far as getting a handle on it.  Lose the BELLY FAT, CONTROL THE BLOOD SUGAR (even in the ABSENCE OF FULL-BLOWN DIABETES), deal with the HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE and HIGH CHOLESTEROL, and things will usually fall into place.  Again men; one of the earliest signs your health is not what you thought it was is the inability or lack of desire for sex.  Women are different, but maybe not as different as one would expect.

Although there is a much wider range of potential reasons for a loss of sex drive in females, the underlying causes are often the same.  We see examples of this phenomenon HERE.  But there are others.  They range from ESTROGEN DOMINANCE (which can also affect men), PCOS, HORMONAL DISRUPTIONS, THYROID & HYPOTHALAMUS issues, ADRENAL FATIGUE, DEPRESSION, as well as those that men typically deal with.  Although there are underlying reasons for all of these, there is one that stands out above the others.  The current peer-reviewed research is pointing to Blood Sugar Dysregulation issues for these and numerous others as well (HERE).  To learn more about preventing or reversing these and other health-related problems, simply follow the links.


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