Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Sexual Problems in Men
Many men will notice that their sex drive (libido) goes up and down over time. They may be less interested in sex when they are tired, distracted, ill, or depressed. Relationship issues can also affect sex drive. Fortunately, sex drive tends to return to normal when these problems go away.
However, some men can experience a lasting decrease in sex drive that they found worrisome or bothersome. Low sex drive itself can also affect a man's relationship with his partner.
In the majority of cases, persistent low sex drive comes from stress or other psychological issues. In some cases, there may be underlying medical conditions, including
side effects from medications
alcohol or drug use
certain hormone problems
chronic medical conditions
major psychiatric problems including depression and anxiety.
Let's start with medications. A variety of medications can affect sex drive, including drugs used to treat the following conditions
high blood pressure
heartburn or ulcers
depression and other psychiatric conditions
certain types of cancer, especially prostate cancer
an enlarged prostate gland
certain hormonal conditions, including thyroid problems and pituitary tumors.
Are you taking any prescription or non-prescription medications, particularly for one of the conditions listed above?
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- Acid Reflux Treatment
- Blood in the Urine in Men
- Causes of Impotence
- Colon Cancer Screening
- Constipation in Adults
- Difficulty Passing Urine
- Intestinal Gas Guide
- Loss of Control of Urine in Men
- Lumps or Pain Within the Scrotum
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Painful or Frequent Urination in Men
- Penis Pain, Sores, Discharge or Lumps
- Rectal Bleeding
- Rectal Pain or Itching
- Recurring Abdominal Pain
- Sexual Problems in Men
- Treatment of Impotence
- Understanding New and Severe Abdominal Pain
- Understanding PSA
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