Top 10 Sex Drive Killers

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Jan 28, 2014

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Experiencing poor sex life? You need to work on your sex drive. Knowing about the sex drive killers you can improve your sex life and have a strong relationship with your partner.
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    Sex Drive

    Experiencing poor sex life? You need to work on your sex drive. Knowing about the sex drive killers you can improve your sex life and have a strong relationship with your partner.

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    Obesity, a common problem these days, not only poses risks of heart disease, type II diabetes, strokes, heart attack and blood pressure but it can also affect your manhood. Lose some weight to have an active sex life otherwise be prepared to have a poor sex drive.

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    Smoking adds some toxic substances to your bloodstreams. Smoking results in hardening of arteries which results in high blood pressure. The high blood pressure can even cause erectile dysfunction and hence poor sex drive.

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    Depression can cause several health problems including erectile problems, obesity, heart problems. The many consequences of depression include the drop it causes in your libido.

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    Excessive alcohol damages your overall health. It also reduces the production of important vitamins, hormones and cholesterol which are necessary for the production of testosterone. Less testosterone means poor sex drive.

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    Lack of sleep is one of the biggest killers of sex drive as it gives you fatigue and reduces the libido. Too much sleep can also be harmful for your sex life. Try and get rid of whatever it is that is interfering with your sleep patterns.

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    Side effects caused by a number of medications also include loss of sex drive. Medications such as antidepressants, antihistamines, blood pressure drugs, oral contraceptives, anti-HIV drugs, synthetic progesterone-medroxyprogesterone, finasteride or chemotherapy can have such effects on your sex life. Ask your doctor to change your medication if you experience a drop in your libido.

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    Men suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED) often worry about their sexual performance in bed. All this only worsens your already poor sex life.  ED, a medical condition, causes restricted flow of blood to the penis making it difficult to retain a satisfactory erection.

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    Stress from work, your financial troubles can take a toll on your sex life. Learn techniques for managing stress, and work towards having a better lifestyle since unhealthy lifestyle also harms your sex life.

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    Birth Control Pills

    Birth control pills can reduce testosterone production in women. Discuss it with your doctor and ask for a substitute for your current birth control pill that may be reducing your sex drive.

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    Relationship Problem

    Problems in relationship are common sex drive killers. Negative feels can ruin your mood hence poor libido. Consider all these sex drive killers and try to improve your sex life.

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