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What Causes Low Energy and Low Libido?

What Causes Low Energy and Low Libido?

By Dr. Patrick Lovegrove Medically Reviewed by Lindsay Langley, BSN, RN, CHT
Posted Friday, December 9th, 2022
What Causes Low Energy and Low Libido?

There could be many reasons why someone might have low energy and low libido. It includes but is not limited to poor diet, lack of exercise, stress, anxiety, depression, thyroid issues, and hormonal imbalance.

What is low libido?

Low libido, or a low sex drive, is a condition that affects many people. It is a concern if low libido stays for a more extended period. It may be a sign of a health concern you need to address. If you are experiencing low libido, you must consult a doctor to determine the underlying cause. There are ways to treat the underlying condition and improve your low energy and low libido. Some possible treatments include changes to your diet, exercise routine, and medication.

Causes of Low Energy

There are many potential causes of low energy. Aging, stress, nutrient deficiencies, and sleep disturbances. Each of these can have a significant impact on your overall energy level.

Below are the most common causes of low energy

  • Poor diet is one of the most common causes of low energy. If you are not getting the proper nutrients, your body will not be able to function at its best. The old adage comes to mind that “You are what you eat”.  It can lead to fatigue and a lack of energy.
  • Lack of exercise is another common cause of low energy. When you don’t get enough physical activity, your body becomes sluggish and tired. It can severely impact your ability to stay energized throughout the day.
  • Stress, anxiety, and depression are all common causes of low energy. These conditions can cause you to feel drained and exhausted both physically and emotionally.
  • Hormonal imbalance is another possible cause of low energy. When your hormones are out of balance, it can affect your overall energy level. You can consult your doctor and try hormone replacement therapy to improve your energy and sex drive.

We at Merge Medical Center will go through all these possibilities to find out the cause of your fatigue or low libido and get started with a treatment customized to your needs.

About the author

Dr. Patrick Lovegrove