It’s no secret that most people in general, and even some doctors have never heard of sexual problems or Adult ADHD. This is why so many adults suffer with the serious physical and emotional issues of anxiety, depression, and other debilitating and detrimental psychological disorders. They also suffer from less serious problems like erectile dysfunction, obesity, and lack of concentration, but it does not help if they are not taught how to take care of themselves.
Though some doctors and psychologists may think that Adult ADHD may have something to do with aging, and after a certain age, they say people tend to slow down sexually. This is true but the changes that occur in people as they get older just do not give them the excuse they need to give up sex.
Age and stress are factors in aging, but the most damaging thing that can do to an adult’s body is stressed. Stress can cause the blood pressure to rise, which can lead to stroke or heart attack. But stress is not the only way stress effects an adult’s sexual well being.
The effects of stress can be seen not only on the mind but also in the adult’s body. The elderly may notice they are having problems regulating their blood sugar levels, or when one tries to focus on a task, they often find that their hands tremble.
A lack of sleep can also affect the thyroid gland, which can result in adult hypothyroidism. The thyroid gland produces a hormone that regulates the level of sugar in the blood and has a role in regulating sexual function.
There are so many reasons why a person might have a lack of sleep for a large part of their entire life. People who live by themselves or with a partner also tend to have a shorter period of sleep, which means they do not use the muscles needed for masturbation.
Those people who take antidepressants may find that it affects their erections or their ability to perform sexual intercourse because of its effect on the mood stabilizing brain chemicals called serotonin. These antidepressants block the production of the brain chemical serotonin, which causes a reduced ability to produce sex hormones that aid in stimulating the genitalia.
As an adult’s body is being overtaxed in so many ways, it has to become more efficient in order to achieve an erection or in performing the same sexual activity. One way it does this is by having sex without giving much thought to the pleasure one gets from the experience.
All of these reasons make it harder for an adult to enjoy sex. And this is why so many adults need help from someone with experience in treating these problems in adult life.
Sexual dysfunction may not be present in every case of adult ADHD, but symptoms may still exist. If the doctor thinks an adult may be having problems with sexual performance, the doctor may ask questions to help uncover the root cause of the problem.
Knowing the reasons why you are having problems can go a long way toward helping you begin to have a better sexual experience. And with more time spent finding solutions, you can have a better overall quality of life.
This article was written with an adult in mind, but there are many reasons why it can be true for anyone. With proper treatment, Adult ADHD can be treated so that they have better quality of life and a higher level of happiness.