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5 Conditions That Can Affect Your Sex Life & Tips To Manage Them

Contributed by: Priyaish Srivastava

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In this article, you will learn about the five common health conditions that can impact your sexual performance and a few tips that can help manage those conditions, improving your overall well-being.


Diabetes is one of the most common and chronic ailments in India, occurring mainly due to an inactive lifestyle, bad habits such as smoking & drinking, and obesity.

Over time, diabetes can harm the blood vessels and nerves, obstructing blood circulation throughout the body, including sex organs.

High blood sugar levels can cause ejaculation and erection complications in men and less sexual desire, vaginal dryness, orgasm problems, and painful intercourse in women.

The following are a few tips that can help manage diabetes:

Exercise regularly & stay active
Quit smoking & alcohol consumption
Eat clean & healthy. Some dietary recommendations include leafy greens, eggs, chia seeds, beans, nuts & broccoli
Never skip your medicines
Get regular screening
Consult your doctor whenever required

Heart complications

Heart complications occur when blood circulation to and from the heart is obstructed. One of the prominent causes of such obstruction is plaque buildup in the arteries. 

This phenomenon also minimizes the flow of blood to the sex organs, harming your sex life. 

Given below are some ways that can help in improving heart functioning and unclogging arteries:

Quit smoking
Eat heart-healthy foods such as leafy greens, whole grains, berries, walnuts & beans
Limit or avoid alcohol consumption
Exercise regularly
Avoid stress
If you are on medication, do not skip it
Swap normal/cold water with lukewarm water
Undergo regular diagnosis


Depression is a mental health disorder that impacts your overall well-being, giving rise to symptoms such as anxiety, hopelessness, sleep troubles, appetite troubles, and loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed, such as having sex.

Want to know how to manage depression? Here are a few tips to help you:

Make a routine
Set small goals & accomplish them
Exercise regularly & eat nutritious foods
Get sufficient sleep (approximately seven to eight hours)
Avoid alcohol & drugs
Indulge in activities that make you happy
Get regular doctor consultation & avoid skipping medication

Low testosterone levels

Testosterone is the male sex hormone, and having low levels of these hormones can significantly minimize the sex drive. 

The secretion of testosterone can be affected by several factors such as Type 2 diabetes, liver ailments, kidney complications, and issues associated with the pituitary gland.

The following are some tips that can help boost your testosterone levels:

Exercise regularly & lift weights
Consume moderate amounts of foods rich in protein, fat & carbs
Take steps to manage conditions that affect testosterone levels & control stress
Increase exposure to sunlight & take vitamin D supplements
Get plenty of sound sleep (around seven to eight hours)

Chronic pain

Pain that lasts for more than 12 weeks is known as chronic pain. It can be difficult for someone suffering from such pain to indulge in sexual intercourse. 

Several conditions such as arthritis, neurogenic pain, post-trauma pain, post-surgical pain, lower back pain, and headache can cause chronic pain.

Here are some steps you can take to control the pain:

Do not avoid the pain
Get screened to identify the cause of the pain
Consult your doctor 
Taking necessary steps to manage conditions that can cause chronic pain
Get regular massages
Do not skip any medicine

Final thoughts

Sex is common, and an activity that provides pleasure. But most people feel uncomfortable talking about it. Owing to this, several factors that can sabotage your sex life are often neglected.

The above-mentioned are the five common conditions that can cause low sex drive, and along with them are some tips to help you manage the conditions.

Furthermore, you should also frequently opt for health screening. It provides you with vital insights into your health, allowing you to take necessary measures to improve it.

Book The Full Body Health Checkup Today!

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