Depression is very common in both men and women. You will be wrong to think that you are alone facing this problem. Depression can cause different sexual problems like the inability to have an orgasm and erectile dysfunction (ED).

A highly sensitive sex organ is the brain. There are chemicals called neurotransmitters present in the brain. These help the brain cells in communicating with each other for stimulating blood flow to the sex organs. These chemicals get out of balance if you suffer from depression. Sexual desire becomes low or non-existent as a result of this. The pleasurable feelings of sex can sometimes become dull due to the low levels of these chemicals. There are adverse effects on sexual function and pleasure because of the strain on relationships due to depression.

The severity of the depression and the presence of anxiety are the factors on which the severity of the sexual problem depends. In the opinion of the sexologist doctors in Patna, there is more chance of having sexual problems if you have more severe depression.

Some important facts

The hormonal changes in women can often cause depression. The following are the instances when the risk of depression in a woman may increase.

  • After childbirth
  • When juggling home, work and family life
  • Before and during menstruation
  • During perimenopause and menopause

Erectile dysfunction can happen in men due to low self-esteem, anxiety and guilt. Depression leads to all these symptoms.

The general symptoms of depression are:

  • Lack of interest in activities that were once your favourite
  • Persistent sadness
  • Fatigue and insomnia
  • Hopelessness and guilt
  • Anxiety and irritability
  • Pains, aches and weakness
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Difficulties in concentration
  • Suicidal tendency

You should undergo proper treatment for depression as it can lead to different sexual problems.

Treatment

The best sexologist in Bihar carries out some diagnostic tests to whether the cause of the problems is depression. If it is confirmed that the cause is depression, the sexologist decides the Ayurvedic treatment that targets the cause. The first step is proper counselling. There will be an interactive session of the sexologist with the patient which helps in a complete understanding of the physical and mental condition of the patient. The sexologist will also get to know the reason behind this depression. The benefit of Ayurvedic treatment is that there are no side effects and only herbal ingredients are used. The following are some herbs used in the ayurvedic treatment for depression:

  • Ashwagandha: There are anti-anxiety, antidepressant and anti-inflammatory properties in Ashwagandha. If there is stress due to physical and emotional fatigue, these properties help to reduce it. There will also be an increase in focus, concentration and mental alertness. A balance in the constant mood swings is also achieved.

  • Brahmi: You can reduce your stress by consuming Brahmi, which helps your body to adjust to new or stressful situations. The serotonin levels in the brain increase by the consumption of Brahmi. They help to keep your mind calm and get relief from nervousness and anxiety.

  • Jatamansi: It has anti-stress, anti-fatigue and anti-depressant properties. The Ayurvedic doctors use the roots of Jatamansi to make Ayurvedic medicines. These medicines help to manage stress disorders and mood swings. The mind energies get channelized in the right direction if you consume Jatamansi.

  • Pudina: In order to cure the disorders of the nervous system, it is used. There is menthol in it, which has a cooling effect and helps to calm the tensed nerves. Your mind remains calm and you can sleep in peace.

The Ayurvedic doctors attached to M S Haque Clinic have many years of experience in treating depression and the sexual problems caused by it.