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Understanding Low Libido

Having a low libido can affect different aspects of your life. Dr Petersen explains how he can help.
A recent study in the Journal of American Medical Association showed that 31% of men and 43% of women suffer some form of sexual inadequacy at some point in their lives. Lacks of desire, inability to achieve orgasm during intercourse, or pain during intercourse are all common symptoms of sexual dysfunction in both men and women. Dr. Andrew Petersen of Holtorf Medical Group explains.

1. What are some of the causes of low libido?

For men, generally it has to do with low testosterone. Low testosterone can greatly impact a man's health and well-being as he ages. Testosterone is also crucial to the male sex drive. Testosterone stimulates the brain to produce chemicals which create sexual desire. This then leads to the release of a substance called nitric oxide. Nitric oxide relaxes the muscles of the penis to allow blood flow to produce an erection. Not only can low testosterone result in fatigue, loss of libido and sexual dysfunction but research studies link declining testosterone levels to increased risk of osteoporosis, diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism reports that normalizing a man’s testosterone levels decreases his heart disease risk by 60 percent!

2. What treatments are available to boost your libido and sexual satisfaction?

There are a number of methods, both prescription and natural that BOTH men and women can do to increase libido and sexual satisfaction. Visit www.HoltorfMed.com for more information.


3. What are health benefits of a healthy libido?

There are several health benefits of having a healthy libido. Basically, sex protects our health. This is true for men and women. Studies have shown that men that have a higher frequency of sexual intercourse have a 50% decrease in risk of cardiovascular disease. That’s dramatic! Also, studies have found similar results in women, but looked at frequency of sexual intercourse and orgasms together. So they looked and quality and quantity. For both men and women, it’s very important to our health.


4. What makes your program different?

Traditional physicians may have dismissed your symptoms as things that “you just have to live with” or may have tried treating the symptoms without looking for the cause. At Holtorf Medical Group, we understand your frustration and we have solutions that have worked for thousands of men and women. Our physicians have specialized training in men and women’s health and know that much of what you are experiencing may be related to changes in hormone levels as you get older. Through our detailed health questionnaire, history, and review of specific lab tests, we can determine the underlying factors that may be leading to your symptoms and create a customized, integrative plan to get you back on track.

If you want more information on how Holtorf Medical Group can address your symptoms associated with low libido please visit HoltorfMed.com or call (801)821-5384 to talk to a patient representative.


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