Is loss of sex drive normal, as a man gets older?

Some people have a hard time discussing sex with their doctors. This is why Alpha Men’s Clinic has chosen to have an all male staff that will help you feel more comfortable. But treatments are often available for a loss of sex drive, so it’s worth it to have an open and honest talk with your doctor.

It’s natural for men to notice a gradual decrease in sex drive (libido) as they age. The degree of this decline varies, but most men maintain at least some amount of sexual interest well into their 50s and 70s.

Loss of sex drive can be related to an underlying condition. In other cases, loss of sex drive may be a medication side effect. Depression and stress often contribute to loss of sex drive in men. Sometimes the culprit is a decrease in male sex hormones due to an endocrine disorder.

If you’re concerned about loss of sex drive —consult an Alpha Men’s Clinic Doctor. He will likely take a detailed history, do a physical exam, Doppler Ultrasound, and request lab tests to help determine what’s causing the loss of sex drive.

Once any underlying factors are identified, an Alpha Men’s Clinic doctor can suggest appropriate treatment options. For example:

  • Some medical conditions, such as obstructive sleep apnea, can cause an unusually low testosterone level, and treatment can return your testosterone level and sex drive to normal. If no medical cause is found, treatment options may include testosterone replacement therapy.
  • If a certain medication is contributing to loss of sex drive, your doctor may suggest an alternate drug.
  • If loss of sex drive is related to stress some medications may help.