Low Libido in Men

Man exhibiting low libido in men

Low libido in men, also known as reduced male sex drive, can be embarrassing for the man affected and frustrating for that man’s sexual partner.

Testosterone is the most important hormone in men when it comes to sex drive.

Low libido in men has been conclusively associated with low testosterone levels or to a decreased activity of testosterone at the receptor level.

It is important to note that low libido in men is often multifactorial with both physical and psychological factors playing a role.

Low testosterone levels are also known as androgen deficiency.  The great thing is that low testosterone levels can be corrected by supplementing the body’s natural testosterone with testosterone injections.

Supplementation with testosterone can improve a man’s reduced sex drive.  In fact, testosterone can help with both libido and erectile dysfunction.  Men with low T have an increased prevalence of ED.

Supplementation with testosterone has been shown to improve libido and sexual performance, improve mood and increase strength.  But are there risks?  We will explore that as well as the causes of low testosterone, or low T.

Not only are testosterone levels a factor but androgen receptor activity and issues also play a role.  If the receptors for testosterone are malfunctioning this means the normal activity of testosterone is not translated into an action at the cellular level.

Also, another hormone luteinizing hormone (LH) also plays a role in normal sex drive.

Low T becomes more and more common as men age.  In fact, studies show that men’s testosterone levels start to decline even as early as their 30s.  30% of men in their 70s will have low testosterone.

The symptoms of low testosterone include:

  • reduced sex drive/libido
  • erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • loss of energy
  • depressive symptoms
  • fatigue

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms it may be worthwhile to have your testosterone levels tested.

Testosterone therapy may be helpful.  Your doctor would be able to guide you in determining whether testosterone therapy may be right for you.

Normalizing testosterone levels can improve low libido in men as well as the other symptoms associated with low testosterone levels.

Testosterone therapy, when closely monitored, is considered safe.

You may also wish to learn more about erectile dysfunction.  To learn more visit our Erectile Dysfunction page.