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Is The Lockdown Affecting Your Sex Drive?

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Many people experienced a drop in libido during the lockdown and with restrictions still in place,
many are still feeling the effects. The pressures of lockdown dealt a real blow to many men’s
sex drives. With stress and anxiety soaring and day-to-day routines disrupted, sex is likely to
have tumbled down the priority list.

As we gradually resume some kind of normality, the associated stresses seem likely to persist
for a while. However, a low sex drive does not have to be one of them. If the last year has taken
the wind out of your sails, there are several options to consider:

Lifestyle: A healthy diet and regular exercise are vital for healthy libido and sexual function.
This is because they affect cardiovascular function to ensure proper blood flow to our sex
organs. Several studies show that men who live a sedentary lifestyle (no aerobic exercise), are
much more likely to lose their erection during intercourse. Blood flow is diverted to the lungs,
heart, and other vital organs to maintain oxygenation. That means stealing blood from non-
essential functions like an erection. Of further note, obesity lowers testosterone in males.

Lack of proper nutrition and exercise, as well as tobacco use, increases the risk of
atherosclerosis (blocked arteries). There is a very strong link between erectile dysfunction and
heart disease. Several studies have shown that if a man has ED, he has a greater risk of having
heart disease. Having ED is as much a risk factor for heart disease as a history of smoking or a
family history of coronary artery disease! At OB Men, we don’t just treat the symptoms of
ED. We explore underlying causes.

Treatments: At OB Men, we offer a number of proven therapies to get that sex-pep-step back.
First, we do a thorough assessment as to what the issues and concerns are. For example, the
predominating factor may be a lack of sexual desire (low libido). This may often be associated
with hormone imbalances such as low testosterone. Certain medications can lower libido as
well.

Alternately, the desire may be there, but the ability to perform with a strong erection may be
lacking. In that case, we explore underlying causes and determine the best non-surgical
treatment. At OB Men, we offer regenerative therapies with P-Shot, and extracorporeal shock
therapy (known as Gaineswave). We also offer peptide therapy (PT-141) that gives men the
firmest and largest erections when compared to traditional oral agents.