As a man, stress can affect you physically in several ways, including your sex drive. Stress can lead to feelings of fear and frustration and cause difficulty focusing, concentrating, or sleeping. Stress can also worsen existing medical conditions that might also affect your sexual health. Stress can be circumstantial, periodic, or chronic. No matter the type, stress can negatively impact your sexual appetite and health.
If you are a man who works in a high-stress profession or is going through a difficult period of life, you may wonder how stress can affect a man’s libido/sex drive? A healthcare practice focusing on men’s health might be able to help you deal with your stress. They might also offer healthcare and erectile dysfunction (ED) treatments to help you overcome the impact stress has on your sex life.
What Are Some Common Causes of Stress?
In today’s busy, always-connected world, stress can have many causes. Work-related issues are a common cause of stress. From handling excessive workloads to calming upset customers, today’s work can place a heavy burden on people. In addition to work, there are also stresses outside of work, such as:
- Financial concerns
- Peer pressure
- Lifestyle changes
- Relationship issues
- Overwhelming responsibilities
The best way to understand what causes your stress is to recognize your specific stress triggers and avoid or overcome them.
How Can Stress Be Alleviated?
Stress can take a physical and psychological toll on its sufferers. Effectively treating it can mean different things to different people. According to Mayo Clinic research, treatment often consists of learning coping skills. It can also involve removing yourself from stressful situations or making lifestyle changes.
For example, stress that interrupts your sleep pattern can be alleviated by changing your nighttime routine. Similarly, stress caused by work issues can be alleviated by a change in career or by receiving work-related feedback. In other cases, stress can only be relieved by removing yourself from overwhelming situations.
Your physical and mental health care provider can help you learn coping mechanisms. They can also provide prescription medication relief that can help. In addition, lifestyle activities like meditation, yoga, and other forms of self-help can be beneficial.
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What Is Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction is not typically defined as a one-time issue. It is a chronic inability to get or keep an erection firm and long-lasting enough to achieve sexual satisfaction. It usually means there is insufficient blood being supplied to the penis. Its causes can be psychological or physical, and understanding its underlying factors can lead to effective treatment.
Premature ejaculation—reaching orgasm sooner than you prefer—is another form of erectile dysfunction. It, too, can be stress-related and frustrating. Your healthcare provider can help you define the cause of your erectile dysfunction and provide treatment options that fit your lifestyle.
Does Stress Cause Erectile Dysfunction?
According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, stress can be one of many factors that lead to erectile dysfunction. Sex can make you feel good by awakening endorphins in your body and promoting closeness and empathy with your partner. Lack of sex due to a stress-created inability to perform can be frustrating and discouraging.
When it leads to any form of erectile dysfunction, stress can also cause sexual performance anxiety, which can cause added stress. It can impact your mood, diminish your sex drive, and create frustration for you and your partner.
Is There a Safe, Discreet Treatment Option for ED?
Many treatment options are available for ED. One option is the Priapus Shot or P-Shot®. It offers a non-invasive, fast-acting option for restoring your sex drive to its preferred level. In some cases, recipients can achieve intercourse on the same day treatment is received.
It uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to heal penile tissue and blood vessels. Your own PRPs are removed from your plasma, concentrated, and re-injected into your penis. They intensify your:
- Blood flow
- Penis length
- Penis girth
P-Shot® therapy can treat both types of erectile dysfunction. It can help you achieve and maintain a stronger erection that lasts longer during sex. It can also decrease the likelihood of premature ejaculation. Reigniting or improving your sex life with the P-Shot® can decrease performance anxiety and performance-related stress.
Find Out How We Can Help Boost Your Libido
If illness, injury, or the daily demands of life are causing ongoing stress, we can help you understand how stress affects your libido/sex drive, and how you can overcome it. Contact our men’s healthcare team at Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates when you are ready to explore available treatment options. Call us to learn more.