As men grow older, their testosterone levels start to dip and as a result, their libido tends to dip along with it as well.
According to Dr. Dana Brendza, a psychologist, she said that men cannot do anything about lower T levels as they grow older since that is how men’s bodies are programmed.
However, there are some things that can help mitigate the effects of lower T levels.
Libido-boosting pills exist for this very reason.
Aside from that, what other things can men do over the age of 50 to improve their sex life? Read on to find out.
Have a Healthy Weight
A bulging waistline is usually an indication that you are not getting your health in check.
You are probably living a more sedentary lifestyle or you are eating foods that you shouldn’t (especially at your age).
Having a bad lifestyle can generally lead to hypertension, high glucose levels that result in Type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular problems, and even some forms of cancer.
Having a healthy weight ensures that you are at no risk of developing the above- mentioned conditions.
Start by eating the right kinds of foods in the right quantities.
Consider Taking Some Medications
Men over the age of 50 may have trouble maintaining an erection. Countless studies have confirmed that at such age, men are more susceptible to erectile dysfunction than their younger peers.
That being said, there are some medications that you can take that will help reduce the effects of ED. You can either take Viagra, Cialis, or Levitra to help. These are known to help improve blood flow to your penis, thus allowing you to maintain your erections for a much longer period of time.
Don’t Instantly Assume It’s Because of Lower T Levels
Keep in mind that a lower sex drive is not at all your testosterone levels’ fault as it can be caused by a number of different factors as well.
Some of these factors include stress, relationship problems, excessive alcohol consumption, a bad diet, among many other things.
It is best that you consult with your doctor and have your T levels checked to see if your loss in desire for sex is indeed caused by low testosterone.
Have Your Heart Checked
Your heart is responsible for pumping blood to the different areas of your body, including your penis. Although your doctors can give you pills to help you maintain an erection, they would also want to know your heart’s health as well as dispensing these pills will not do you any good if your heart is in bad condition.
Talk to Your Partner
Bear in mind that a person’s libido is unique in that there are some people that are more sexually aggressive than others.
That being said, it is all too common for partners not to have the same sex drives and it is important that you talk to your partner about this.
Intimacy and pleasure can both be experienced not just by having sex but through meaningful and loving
communication as well.
Psychological problems like general anxiety and depression can also negatively impact your libido as well.
Consider counseling if you are indeed having some psychological problems.