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What increases my risk for low sex drive?

Because there are so many causes of low sex drive, there are many things that may affect your risk. Aging is one common cause of low libido, so older adults may be at an increased risk. Certain medical conditions such as cancer, diabetes, arthritis, and other diseases may decrease your sex drive, so people with those conditions may have a higher risk. Women going through menopause or pregnant women may be at a greater risk for low sex drive, since hormonal changes affect your libido. Also, people who have a history of abuse may have learned to suppress their sex drive, so their risk is much greater. Having mental health issues like anxiety or depression, or even feeling excessively stressed or fatigued, may also increase your risk for low libido.

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