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Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder: How Your Diet Plays a Role

Friday, 15 Oct 2010 11:59 AM

Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder or HSDD is a type of sexual dysfunction prevalent among both men and women. A decrease in sexual desire or a persistent lack of interest in sexual relationship with partners is characteristic of this condition. Experts are still unclear about the exact cause of this sexual desire disorder. However, they believe that certain neurotransmitters that impact an individual's sexual desire may play a role. A detailed study of emotional and medical history helps diagnose the potential causes of HSDD among sufferers and determine the best treatment regime.
 
Sexual desire disorder and diet
Many sexual desire disorders can be effectively addressed through correct dietary counseling and lifestyle modification. Food is a powerful tool that has been used to improve the individual's overall fitness, sexual vigor, and libido for centuries. The key to hypoactive sexuality disorder treatment lies in a healthy and well-balanced diet with generous intake of foods that improve your sex drive.
 
HSDD can be treated by adding omega 3 fatty acid sources such as coldwater fish to the diet. These fatty acids improve functions of the nervous system and enhance blood circulation.

Soybeans have been studied as a means to boost estrogen levels in women. Soybeans may combat menopause-related sexual dysfunction. Soybeans can be added to your diet in the form of soymilk, tofu, beans, or tempeh. Women with a history of breast cancer must however consult their healthcare provider before eating soybeans.

Due to its social, emotional, and physical implications, obesity may be a cause for decreased sexual desire. HSDD may be helped by losing weight.

A rule of thumb for HSDD treatment with diet: Anything that is bad for your heart is also bad for your sexual health. Increased intake of saturated and trans fats may clog your arteries and lead to decreased blood and oxygen flow to body parts, including sex organs. Cutting down on fats completely may also adversely affect you as good fats are needed to produce hormones responsible for sexual desire.

You should include common aphrodisiacs like bananas, almonds, oysters, asparagus, and chocolate in your diet. These foods are rich in nutrients like vitamin B6, potassium, zinc, and vitamin E and contribute to a healthy sex life. Research has shown that chocolates contain a stimulant called phenyl ethylamine and antioxidant-rich flavonoids which may be the secret to increasing sexual desire.

Manage stress, exercise regularly, and drink a glass of red wine before bedtime to revive your libido. Alcohol may temporarily relax inhibitions and increase sexual desire, but too much alcohol may eventually lead to a reduced sexual drive.

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