- 7 years ago
- Wedding: August 2009
I have been reading posts lately about young men with low sex drives. This disturbs me because it is an increasing trend. Many things can cause low sex drive –
- Cardiovascular problems
- Renal or urological problems
- Nutritional (malnutrition, vitamin deficiency)
- Endocrine (hormonal) – testosterone, thyroid, insulin, etc.
- Pharmacological (alcohol, smoking, recreational and prescription drugs)
- Environmental toxins (lead, herbicides)
- General systemic health problems
Although people do have different libidos, there IS an correlation between exposure to environmental toxins and low sex drive. My students and I were discussing the effects of pollutants on sensitive organisms such as frogs and fish – many are changing their sex, becoming sterile or failing to breed at all! We also read an article where many pesticides and other chemicals mimic female hormones and can have a devastating effect on human males! Now I am not suggesting that every male with a low sex drive is suffering from one of the above conditions but I do want to share the knowledge that it may not be “all in his head”!