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5 health conditions that may be affecting your sex life

by Vanessa Luis

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Regular sex is often associated with good health. So when there’s a glitch in your sex life, it is also time to get alarmed about your health.

When you begin to feel such a dip in your sex life, watch out for these health conditions, which may be influencing your bedroom chemistry.

Hormonal Imbalance

Testosterone, estrogen, oxytocin etc. are hormones that influence your libido and sex life. Hormone imbalance can disrupt a number of normal bodily functions, sex included. Hormonal imbalance is one of most common causes of sexual disinterest. To fix this, visit your urologist (for men) or ob-gyn (for women).

Heart health

One of the earliest symptoms of heart disease is erectile dysfunction. A heart condition can also cause general fatigue and take away a lot of functionality, which could all contribute to one’s disinterest in sex. Watch out for your heart health if your sex life begins to slack.

Depression

Depression usually causes an individual to feel disinterested in many of his/her daily activities. This disinterest can also be noticed in your bedroom activities, thereby causing a dip in your sex life. If you notice such symptoms, it is important that you treat depression to improve your mood and sex drive.

Sleep Deprivation

Research states that there is a strong link between a less-than-satisfactory sex life and sleep deprivation. Lack of sleep can affect energy level and can cause fatigue. This in turn affects the libido and one’s interest in sex. Therefore, it is important to treat sleep deprivation to improve one’s sex life.

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is usually characterised by persistent fatigue caused by no real exertion and can last for a long time. This condition can influence a lot of physical symptoms like joint pain, sore throat, headaches, exhaustion, low sex drive etc. If you feel that your lack of interest in sex is accompanied by other such symptoms, be alarmed about chronic fatigue syndrome.

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