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How Does Aging Affect Sexual Health?

How Does Aging Affect Sexual Health?

As you get older, there are a lot of changes that occur in your body. Slowing the pace of these changes has been a hot topic in the medical community for a long time, and some real strides have been made. Despite that, both men and women tend to have problems with sexual health as they get older. For some men, these problems go as far as causing erectile dysfunction, which is something nobody wants to experience. If you're wondering how aging affects your sexual health and what you can do to combat that, here's what you need to know.

The Basics

There are a lot of different reasons for the changes in sexuality and sexual health as you age. The bottom line is, people tend to become less sexual and experience a range of sexual health issues as they age. While these problems are different in women than they are in men, the basic idea is the same. Hormone levels and physical issues tend to either cause a decrease in sex drive or make sexual activity difficult, which is why men's sexual health is an issue as men age. The key to maintaining sexual health as you get older starts with figuring out what's causing your problems.

Sex Drive

The biggest sexual health problem most people face as they get older is a low sex drive. There are a lot of things that can cause a decrease in sex drive, from changes in hormone levels as you get older to physical ailments that make sexual activity impossible or uncomfortable. The good news is, there are steps you can take to get some of your sex drive back.

Hormones are a big problem when it comes to sexual health and aging. Your body produces different levels of hormones at different stages in your life, and those levels tend to be a lot lower as you get older. Your body loses its ability to produce growth hormone as you age, which can leave you with a slow metabolism, low energy levels and a decrease in sex drive. HGH therapy can help with that, but synthetic HGH therapy also comes with a lot of side effects. Peptides, on the other hand, help promote natural growth hormone production rather than supplementing your body.

Physical ailments can also be a problem when it comes to sex drive. For some people, joint pain may make sexual activity difficult or impossible. In other cases, your doctor may recommend you avoid sexual activity due to heart health. When you've got a physical ailment affecting your sexual health, the best thing you can do is work on that ailment. In addition to helping you feel more energetic, peptide therapy can also help with muscle pain and other physical problems.

Physical Changes

As you get older, there are a lot of physical changes in your body that affect sexual health. These changes are different in men than they are in women, but the fact of the matter is both genders are heavily affected.

For men, the biggest problem when it comes to sexual activity later in life is erectile dysfunction, or ED. ED is a medical condition where a person is unable to achieve an erection and maintain it throughout intercourse. This is obviously a big problem when it comes to sexual health, especially because it affects about 40% of men who are over the age of 40. There are countless medications that can help relieve erectile dysfunction, but many of the popular options have to be prescribed by a doctor and come with a long list of possible side effects. Mt. Everest from Nu Image is an erectile dysfunction medication that combines three different medications—a generic version of Cialis, oxytocin and a peptide called PT-141—in one pill. For some, this combination may work better and come with fewer side effects.

For women, vaginal problems such as dryness and a lack of elasticity are the biggest effects of aging. The best way to counteract these problems is to use lubricants and lubricated condoms that make intercourse easier at an older age.

Get Some Help

There are a lot of tough parts about getting old, but the sexual health problems can be some of the most frustrating. Fortunately, there are ways you can work to improve your sexual health and live a better life as you age. Between peptide therapy, medications to help treat erectile dysfunction and more, you have lots of options. Before you begin taking any medication, consult a medical professional and make sure it's right for you.


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Dr. Constance Odom, MD

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