Male Libido is Damaged Because of The Prolactin Hormone
Prolactin is a hormone that raises the pituitary and stimulates the development of breast and milk production in women. Also has other functions. For example, alleviates the impact of stress and provides the body with a sense of sensual satisfaction.
The hormone that we associate with breastfeeding stands in the background of weakened male libido, European researchers concluded. Specifically, low levels of prolactin is reflecting in male health, but also in male sensual desire.
Prolactin is a hormone that raises the pituitary and stimulates the development of breast and milk production in women but also has other functions. For example, alleviates the impact of stress and provides the body with a sense of intimate satisfaction. It is believed that this hormone “nullifies” the effect of dopamine, responsible for sensual desire.
The researchers included 3000 men aged 40-79 who studied hormone testosterone and prolactin, cholesterol, blood sugar, body weight index. They responded to questions about their general and sensual health, alcohol consumption and smoking status.
Men who had a low level of prolactin were also poorer in psychological and sensual health, according to Journal of Sensual Medicine. Thus, men with low-grade prolactin were more likely to have depression, impaired intimate function, and to a lesser extent achieved orgasm. Also, higher levels of higher BMI, higher blood sugar levels, and less active were observe in them.
According to one theory, poor general health leads to a low level of prolactin. We know that men who overly consume alcoholic beverages and a lot of bumps have more problems in the bedroom. More often is the erectile dysfunction. According to another explanation, “prolactin mirrors changes in the level of chemicals that in the brain. They should serve to transmit signals and regulate sensual behavior”.
The course and prognosis of the treatment of hyperprolactinaemia depend on its cause.