Depressed Libido

Lack in the motive force of the sexual instinct.

Persons most commonly affected: Although depressed libido can affect both men and women, women account for 7 out of 10 people.
Organ or part of body involved: Sexual organs.
Symptoms and indications: Low sex drive.
Causes and risk factors: Depression, tiredness, stress, alcohol abuse, use of oestrogens, diabetes, menopause and low testosterone levels.
Prevention: Stop smoking. Nicotine impedes blood flow to the penis. Exercise more to help with overall fitness and increased blood circulation. Lose weight if there are any problems from obesity. Illicit drugs such as marijuana and cocaine, over the long term, gradually decrease desire and cause impotency. If there is alcohol abuse, dealing with this problem may improve potency and will certainly improve relationship problems. Riding a bike, especially an off-road mountain bike, can cause trauma to delicate nerves and blood vessels.