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What causes sexual dysfunction?

No men would want to experience sexual dysfunction. In this article, we will explore various factors that may cause such dysfunction. Also, do you know that sexual dysfunction can happen to women as well?

Sexual dysfunction can occur from various factors. For example psychological problems, vascular or nervous system disorders (causing erection difficulties,) use of certain medication (i.e., those used in patients with depression or blood pressure problems,) continually heavy drink of alcohol, including body fatigue. However, one of the most common factors is the lower testosterone level.

Testosterone is the most important hormone in a group of male hormones. Women also have testosterone but less than men. It is produced from the testis in male, and from the ovary in female. The pituitary gland controls the productivity of testosterone. Such productivity is usually slower when you grow older, which is why older people usually have sexual dysfunction. The lower level of testosterone reduces sexual desire in both men and women, including the strength and density of the bones and muscles. This increases the risk of osteoporosis and muscular dystrophy. The incident also makes it easier for fat to accumulate.

Testosterone check-up is most commonly done in the morning (7 am to 11 pm) because it is when testosterone hits it highest levels. There are two types of test that is 1) Total Testosterone and 2) Free Testosterone. The latter checks on the active hormone, which makes this test more accurate in the examination. Therefore, testosterone check-up can be used to check sexual functionality in both men and women. It is given prioritize by doctors as lower testosterone level is a very common cause of sexual dysfunction. Nonetheless, this does not mean that if your testosterone level is normal, you will not have the problem of sexual dysfunction. You have to monitor external symptom as well, as mentioned earlier that this dysfunction may occur from various factors.


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