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Thyroid and Libido

May 8th, 2018

Thyroid and Libido

Thyroid and Libido

The hormonal function of the thyroid is associated with numerous parts of the body and how they function. When it comes to the imbalance of hormones in the thyroid ,it doesn’t matter how reduced your levels are, the slightest disparity can decrease your libido. So how close are the Thyroid and Libido connected?


Hypothyroidism slows down everything in your body. It slows down your metabolism causing weight gain and slows down the production of libido resulting in a nonexistent sex drive. The direct effect on the testicles due to hormonal imbalance in the thyroid decreases testosterone levels. In addition, the adrenal glands that are in charge of producing sex hormones are impeded.


One of the most common side effects from thyroid problems is overtiredness. Those who suffer from fatigue are left with little or no energy to think or do anything besides the essential life functions. It is hard to convince your body to partake in sexual activity when you have zero energy.

Cortisol ProductionMalnutrition & Sex Drive

Thyroid issues also impact the production of cortisol in the brain. Cortisol is the stress hormone. Low thyroid production boosts cortisol levels, resulting in a high-level stress. Stress has a negative impact on the body as it urges negative activity. For example, binge eating generating weight gain. If one is so stressed, you most likely will not be paying attention to your libido.

Self Consciousness

The physical effects of thyroid imbalance can influence the self-esteem. In many cases, the psychological effects of hypothyroidism are just as significant as the physical. If you are self-conscious due to weight gain or thinning hair, it might prevent you from engaging in sexual activity.
Our libido is paramount to our health, relationships, and self-esteem. Healthy libidos can act as a barometer for our overall bodily function. Discussing your sexual health with a medical professional can result in positive impact. Dr. Elist is a male sexual health expert that encourages men to take action and ownership over one’s sexal health and can help you create positive sexual function. Contact him for information about his renowned Penis Enlargement Surgery. 

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