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Sex Drive

Sex drive is related to urological health and sexual well-being. Low sex drive is seen in patients suffering from various disorders like obesity, diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, and chronic kidney disease. Oxidative stress and excessive inflammation related to those diseases are responsible for lower testosterone levels in the body and low sexual drive. Also, endothelin formed due to inflammation is associated with erectile dysfunction and less penile tumescence (spontaneous erection of the penis)

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I used to masturbate and now I have no sex drive. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I used to masturbate till last year. For the past 10 to 15 days, my penis is getting soft and I am not having any sex drive. I used to smoke weed. I feel stressed all the time. Currently, I am taking Ashwagandha. Please help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your complaints, you may be suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED). The reasons for erectile dysfunction (ED) could be as follows: Stress due to work, family, or night duties. For this, I suggest you do regular exerci...  Read Full »

I am not able to maintain a proper erection. Is that due to type 2 diabetes?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 53-year-old male weighing about 85 kg. I have a problem with sex that is sometimes with the ability to erect properly. I have an appetite for sex. As a result, I can pass an extended period. Last year I was told that I have type 2 diabetes. This now brings concerns to my partner. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please provide me with more details. Have you taken any treatment? It is common to have a progressive reduction in sexual desire with age. Type 2 diabetes is also associated with a decrease in libido. If your blood sugar levels are normal, then there is no need to g...  Read Full »

Please suggest tests to diagnose male sex problems.

Query: Hi doctor, This is regarding the health of my husband. I am suffering from a very bad sex life due to the very low sex interest of my husband. To tell about the past, we had a long courtship period of one to two years in which I was able to understand from his conversations that he has very little i...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. Having a low sex drive is normal for some men. I do not think the behavior exhibited by your husband falls in the normal range. He may have some fears related to sexuality, which makes it difficult for him to perform sex w...  Read Full »

I am experiencing a low sex drive and poor erection. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 35-year-old male. I have been noticing some concerning changes in my body over the past few months and I suspect it might be related to hormonal changes. I have been experiencing decreased sex drive, poor erection, and fatigue. I am starting to worry about the impact on my overal...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Low libido has reasons Infections – can be due to urine infection (can do urine complete and ultrasound of pelvis) to diagnose the cause. Diabetes, hypertension – make sure blood pressure and blood sugar are...  Read Full »

I have low sexual drive. How to overcome this?

Query: Hello, I am a 30 year old male, got married before 2 years. My problem is low sexual drive. Previously I used to masturbate a lot. But before 2 months I had quit these activities. Also I have strong erection in the beginning of the foreplay, but before penetration I will lose my erection. Because of...  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhi Jain

Answer: Hi,Welcome to you been in relationship with any other women?Are you having this problem right from the beginning?Do you have any history of hypertension and diabetes?Are you getting full erection during masturbation?Are you getting spontaneous erection during early morning?Any previ...  Read Full »

I have erectile dysfunction from antidepressants. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old, weight 86 kg and height 170 cm. I am facing erectile dysfunction after leaving antidepressants for one month. I do not have erections. The erection is very weak and I cannot sustain it. I went into depression four months back for which I was on antidepressant medicat...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your problem and understand your concern. Well, it can be side effects of these drugs but it should have subsided by this time. So, you need to get some investigations such as serum prolactin level and serum testosterone leveldone. Depending, upo...  Read Full »

I have a poor erection and a low sex drive. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 31 years old and I am regular with exercise. My height is five feet eight inches and weight is 160 9 pounds. My body fat percentage is 17. I used to do weight lifting. Over the last two months, I am having problem with my erection and sex drive. I am not getting that urge as I used t...  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The cause of this problem at this age is mostly psychological. Some common causes for lack of sex desire or loss of erection are Low testosterone, stress, any medication, illness, hypertension, Smoking and alcohol. If you are having or using any one of the above mentione...  Read Full »

My sex drive has declined. Is it due to diabetes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 57-year-old white male. My only medication is Metformin for a pre-diabetes watch. My blood sugar when I wake up is 100 mg/dl to 121 mg/dl. I take it daily. I do not take metformin daily. My sex drive has dropped off to zero nine months ago. When I have sex, the quantity of semen...  Read Full »

Dr. Karthik Rajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know a few more details. Was the decline in your sex drive slowly progressive or sudden? And how is your erection? Are you married? Or have a steady partner? Along with reduced stream, is there any straining to void, difficulty in initiating stream or...  Read Full »

I do not feel my husband inside, even when he ejaculates. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have a concern about my sex life. I do not feel my husband inside, even when he cums inside. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Do not worry. Is there any numbness in the vaginal walls? Are there any signs of infection there? Do you have less libido? Reply with details. Kind regards.  Read Full »

Why am I not getting the erection needed for sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 34 years old (weight 171 pounds), married, and my height is 5 feet 11 inch. I feel lack of libido during sex. During sex, I do not feel excited enough and do not get erection needed for sex. I use my hand and erotic thoughts to get the erection first and complete the task somehow ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The causes of these symptoms are multiple including medical conditions as well as psychological in nature. So, we first need to rule out the medical conditions that may be responsible for these symptoms by some investigation such as blood sugar, thyroid function test, ser...  Read Full »

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