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How does my anxiety affect my sex drive?

How does my anxiety affect my sex drive? | The Black Book WYLD Blog

Low libido can be a result of anxiety, depression, stress and even fatigue. In order to fix a low libido issue, it is important to take a step back and determine where your problem stems from:

  • Illness
  • Health problems and/or treatments
  • Lack of sleep
  • Alcohol/drugs
  • Poor diet
  • Lack of regular exercise
  • Burnout

Anxiety is the feeling that an individual may suffer when faced with stress, a particular threat or even danger. One would become anxious and feel uncomfortable, upset, unsettled and tense. There are different levels of anxiety which can be linked to issues in one’s life relating to work, relationships, family or money problems and health issues.

Anxiety is one of the most common forms of mental illness and is said to affect one in twenty people at any given time in one’s life. Anxiety can lead to depression and either issue can have quite an impact on your relationship overall and sexuality.

"Depression is one of the most cited cases causing one’s low libido."

In some cases, depression it may lead to erectile problems in men. This can then lead to more problems within the relationship in regards to performance anxiety, lack of sexual desire and confidence.

Stress is more common in many individuals, in fact, a National Stress Survey by ABC’s Stress Busters in 2008 found that almost 1 in 4 respondents reported high levels of psychological distress and these people have a 3 in 4 chance of meeting the criteria for anxiety and depression.

"Almost 75% of Australians consider themselves to be partly stressed."

There are ways to deal with stress.

Fatigue is when one feels tired and lacks energy; this can be either mentally or physically. Fatigue can be caused by a medical condition or treatment, or just an unhealthy lifestyle.

Ginseng is a widely used tonic that can help to strengthen and balance the whole body, boosting immunity and stamina. There are many types of ginseng such as Korean ginseng, Siberian ginseng and Chinese ginseng. It also helps to improve the adrenal function reducing fatigue and mental and physical stress.

Healthy eating and reducing the intake of foods containing refined sugars, alcohol and caffeine alongside regular exercising can be valuable in relieving anxiety.

Should you feel that you fit the description of one suffering from anxiety or depression it is strongly advised that you seek medical advice from your health practitioner.