If you have a loss of libido, you will know it. Every person has a unique level of sexual desire. Think back to when you were at your peak – whether it was in your late teens, twenties, or thirties. How many times a day (or week) did you truly desire sex?
Now think about how that number has changed. If there is a significant change, then you may be dealing with a.
Of course, if both you and your partner are entirely happy with your sex life the way it is, there is no problem. However, if one of you is not satisfied with the status quo, then there is an issue to address.
You must take a close look at the situation. If the problem was there from the start – one person ALWAYS wanted daily sex, while the other was happy with twice a week, that is the baseline. It is only when the desire for what was once felt changes that the situation requires closer examination.
It is really very simple – if you know longer have the level of interest and desire that you had in the past, you may be dealing with a loss of libido.
Why Women Lose Interest in Sex
There are five primary reasons why women lose interest in sex:
- Dissatisfaction with her appearance
- Relationship issues
- Antidepressants or other medications
Menopause causes physical changes that can either make sex unpleasurable or reduce the hormone levels that stimulate desire. Growth hormone plays a significant role in libido – both directly and indirectly. HGH directly influences libido by acting on receptors in the brain. Indirectly,production which is crucial for a woman’s feelings of sexual desire. Growth hormone and testosterone both help increase vaginal lubrication that can make sex more pleasurable.
Hormonal changes can also lead to weight gain, muscle loss, and premature aging that can impact a woman’s self-image and make her feel undesirable. HGH therapy can address each of those issues if a woman is growth hormone deficient.
Relationship issues can occur for many reasons, such as:
- A cheating spouse
- Resentment towards a partner that does not contribute equally in the home
- Anger at a partner who is dominant, passive, critical, or ignorant of her needs
The use of antidepressants or certain other medications can also cause changes in libido.
Outside stresses, such as with her job or dealing with aging parents can also take a toll on a woman’s sexual desire.
Why Men Lose Interest in Sex
Erectile dysfunction is a leading cause of loss of sexual interest. If a man cannot perform, he will most likely shut down his feelings of desire. Performance anxiety is a tremendous issue for some men.
Relationship issues can affect a man’s feelings of desire, as well. If he senses that his partner is paying more attention to the children than to him, he may shut down.
Outside stressors such as work or extended family issues can also impact a man’s sexual desire.
Again, as with females, hormone decline is often one of the leading causes of low libido. Testosterone and growth hormone deficiencies can destroy a man’s sex drive. If he gains weight and suffers from muscle loss, his self-image will also suffer.
Symptoms of Low Sexual Desire
The most common symptoms of low sexual desire include:
- No interest in sex
- Reduced pleasure
- Fewer or no thoughts of sexual desire or fantasy
- Lack of interest in initiating sex
Causes of Low Sexual Desire
The most common causes of low sexual desire include:
- Growth hormone deficiency
- Low testosterone
Medications such as:
- Opioids or other pain reducers
- Certain hormones
- Ketoconazole (antifungal)
- Tagamet (for heartburn)
- Lack of sleep
- Restless leg syndrome
- Chronic illness
- Too much or too little exercise
- Substance abuse – alcohol, nicotine, or drugs
- Low self-esteem or poor body image
Treatment of Low Sexual Desire
The best way to treat low sexual desire is to address the cause. Many of the issues in the list above stem from changes in hormone levels. Growth hormone deficiency can increase stress, weight gain, aging signs, depression, insomnia, and fatigue. HGH therapy helps to improve body image, energy, and even supports a healthy immune system.
It is always a good idea to have your hormone levels checked if you find that you have lost interest in sex. That is a telltale sign that hormone levels may be low.
Your sex drive is in your head, sexual organs, and bloodstream. Hormones that move from the brain through the blood down to your sexual organs help stimulate the process. If you are suffering from low or non-existent libido, it may be time to improve your sexual desire with growth hormone.
What does a hormone that helps adolescents grow during puberty have to do with sexual desire?
Only everything! Human growth hormone does more for the body than just stimulate growth.
Let us give you a crash course in HGH sex benefits:
- HGH stimulates receptors in the brain that impact your emotional well-being. These receptors can help you get “in the mood” for sex.
- Human growth hormone helps stimulate testosterone production – the driving force behind libido in men and women.
- HGH stimulates cell reproduction. Human growth hormone impacts every cell in the body, including the blood. Since HGH strengthens the muscles, it can improve heart health and increase blood flow which is essential for sexual desire.
These are only some of the ways HGH and sex drive are intertwined.
How Is HGH Good for Sex Drive?
If you have decreased levels of HGH, low sex drive is often a concern. Sex drive begins in the brain. You will not be able to become sexually aroused if your head is not “into it.” Being tired, stressed, or depressed can suppress the feelings of sexual desire. Dissatisfaction in one’s appearance can be a powerful factor in low libido. If you are unhappy with how you look, your brain may respond by shutting down any amorous feelings. You need the emotional need to be in place for your brain to send signals to the rest of your body to respond.
Here are the ways you can improve your sexual desire with growth hormone:
- HGH improves your sleep so that you feel better rested are more inclined towards sexual encounters. People with low HGH levels often have higher amounts of the hormone cortisol which inhibits sleep and HGH production. If you are tired, you are probably also cranky, grumpy, or grouchy – not a good combination for sexual desire.
- Since HGH impacts metabolism, it can help you lose weight and improve your appearance. People with low HGH levels are often overweight. They tend to suffer from premature aging of the skin and thinning or loss of hair. Human growth hormone therapy helps to improve skin and hair appearance. Many people tell us they look at least ten years younger within three to six months of starting treatment. Better self-image helps you feel desirable.
Does HGH Impact Sexual Performance?
HGH and sex performance are tightly interwoven, and low growth hormone levels can impede sexual functions. For women, the issue is often seen as a decline in vaginal secretions. Dryness or lack of lubrication can make intercourse uncomfortable. The brain remembers this from the previous encounter and shuts down feelings of sexual desire to avoid the discomfort or pain. HGH therapy can help restore vaginal lubrication so that intercourse is once again enjoyable. Also, by increasing testosterone levels in menopausal and postmenopausal women, libido sees a powerful resurgence.
By the time most men reach their thirties, their libido is on its way downhill. The combination of low growth hormone and testosterone levels is brutal, impacting erectile functions as well as sex drive. Both testosterone and HGH levels begin to decline around age thirty.
How is HGH good for sex when these hormones decline in men?
HGH benefits male sexual function in two ways:
- Directly, HGH improves blood flow to the penis which aids engorgement for a more powerful erection. Human growth hormone also improves cell regeneration and circulation.
- Indirectly, HGH stimulates testosterone secretion which helps increase red blood cell production in bone marrow, as well as circulation.
Although there has been very little research to date on HGH and sexual responses, some studies have shown a likely connection. HGH is an essential regulator of the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal axis, aiding in the stimulation of sex hormones. Both men and women with HGH deficiency report declining sexual desire and performance, resulting in quantitative improvements from HGH therapy.
For further information on how to improve your sexual desire with growth hormone, please contact our hormone clinic. We provide confidential consultations by phone to men and women throughout the US. There is no charge or obligation for this call so reach out today for the help you need.
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