For couples in which one or both partners are experiencing low libido, a frequent question is how to boost that libido. Dr. Oz offered a few quick tips:
- If you are getting less than 7 ½ hour of sleep per night, your lack of sleep can be affecting your hormones and lowering your libido. Fatigue also adds to the problem. Go to sleep one hour earlier to help get your body on track. (Preferably, go to bed together.)
- If your body mass index or your glucose levels are too high, this also changes your body’s hormones. Excess fat changes testosterone into estrogen. The lower testosterone reduces libido. Work with your doctor on a plan to get your BMI and glucose levels into the normal range.
- Consider taking zinc (8 mg/day) to help improve hormone function.
- Set one day a week for sex. “Sex begets sex,” says Dr. Oz.
Other frequently mentioned advice includes increasing exercising, reducing stress, and spending more quality time together.
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