You’ve seen the Viagra commercials on TV, so you know that low libido and sexual function is a common health concern of men, since the pharmaceutical companies are trying to capitalize on this. However, we urge you to think twice before taking a drug such as Viagra, when there is a safe and natural solution available.
Causes of Low Libido in Men
There are several causes of low libido that men should be aware of:
Lack of sleep/poor sleep
A man’s testosterone and sex drive peak in his teens and twenties. As a man ages, his testosterone levels decline. Low testosterone levels can lead to lack of sex drive and erectile dysfunction.
Solution: Bioidentical Testosterone
The solution is to restore your testosterone with bioidentical testosterone, which is identical to the testosterone made by your body. Research concludes that testosterone replacement improves sexual function and mood, increases lean mass and muscle strength, and decreases fat mass in hypogonadal men. (1) Research shows that testosterone replacement by intramuscular injection caused significant improvement in impotence. (2) Research demonstrates that testosterone replacement therapy improves erectile dysfunction. (3,4)
Other Symptoms of Low Testosterone
If you’re wondering if a testosterone deficiency could be the cause of your low libido, it’s helpful to find out if you have other symptoms of low testosterone:
Lack of initiative, assertiveness and drive
Decline in sense of well-being and self-confidence
Depressed, irritable moods
Increased body fat around the waist
Decreased mental sharpness
Lessened stamina and endurance
Loss of muscle mass, strength, and tone
Gynecomastia (enlarged breasts)
A Word of Caution About Erectile Dysfunction Drugs
Prescription drugs such as Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra, are not the answer. First of all, they are chemicals that are foreign to your body. Second, these drugs come with many side effects, including some very dangerous and deadly ones. Take Viagra, for instance. Common side effects of Viagra include indigestion, nausea, headache, visual disturbance, flushing, and nasal congestion. More serious side effects include temporary vision loss, blurred vision, visual color distortion, retinal hemorrhage, and eye irritation. It can cause loss of hearing. Viagra can also cause increased heart rate, palpitations, cardiac arrest, heart failure, cerebrovascular hemorrhage and stroke. These erectile dysfunction drugs also can cause a painful and abnormally long lasting erection that can cause permanent damage to penis.
DrHotze discusses how testosterone can increase a man’s sex drive:
Are you wondering if bioidentical testosterone can help you? Take our symptom checker quiz to find out if you could have a testosterone deficiency. By restoring your testosterone levels, you will not only improve your libido, but you will improve mood, brain function, muscle mass, lose weight, and regain your energy and sense of well-being.
1. Transdermal Testosterone Gel Improves Sexual Function, Mood, Muscle Strength, and Body Composition Parameters in Hypogonadal Men
2. Hormonal Screening in Impotent Patients
3. Testosterone Supplementation for Erectile Dysfunction: Results of a Meta-Analysis
4. Testosterone Treatment in Men With Erectile Disorder and Levels of Total Testosterone in Serum