What Causes Constant Arousal?
The word “arousal” comes from the Latin word ars meaning “to move.” For most of us, our bodies are constantly moving around, but there are certain parts of our body that have a constant motion. These areas include: the heart, lungs, kidneys and other vital organs; muscles; bones; tendons and ligaments; skin cells (epidermis); blood vessels and nerves.
When these areas are working properly, they work well together. When one part of the body is not functioning correctly, it affects the whole body negatively. An example would be if a person had a broken leg or arm, and their other hand was still able to function normally.
This indicates that something is wrong with the nervous system in that area of the body.
In some cases, when the body’s systems are out of balance, symptoms such as fatigue, depression and irritability may develop. These symptoms are often caused by low levels of hormones like testosterone in men and estrogen in women. Low levels of these hormones cause changes in the way our bodies react to stressors.
Stress can lead to increased production of cortisol (a hormone that helps regulate blood sugar) which then leads to feelings of tiredness and depression.
There are several factors that can affect the body’s normal functioning. These factors include: disease, injury, malnutrition, lack of exercise, and stress. If you experience any of the symptoms mentioned above, it is important to get evaluated by your doctor as soon as possible.
What to do about it?
If you suffer from a sexual drive that is too high, there are things that you can do to help manage it. If a medical condition is causing the problem, treating this issue should alleviate the symptoms. If the problem is due to psychological or emotional issues, then it may be necessary to seek therapy.
If you suffer from low libido, there are also things that you can do in order to increase it. If there are medical factors causing the problem, then it is recommended to get a full medical check-up to rule out any physical causes. If there is no medical reason for the decreased interest in sexual activity, seek therapy to help identify the cause of the problem.
There are also natural treatment options available that can help increase sexual drive in both men and women. It is important to keep in mind that not all treatment options are going to work for everyone, so it is vital to find what is right for you personally.
Natural supplements such as L-Arginine and Horny Goat Weed are available at most health and supplement stores, and can work as an aphrodisiac in both men and women. Acupuncture has also been known to help increase sexual desire. It can be a great way to help address any mental or emotional causes of low libido as well.
There are many ways to cope with sexual desire that is too high or too low. If you suspect that you or someone you know may have a hormonal imbalance, seek out a physician and get the proper testing done in order to rule out any physical causes. There are also many ways to manage the symptoms without resorting to pharmaceuticals.
Sources & references used in this article:
Developmental trauma disorder: toward a rational diagnosis for children with complex trauma histories. by BA Van der Kolk – Psychiatric annals, 2017 – healio.com
Persistent sexual arousal syndrome: A newly discovered pattern of female sexuality by S R. Leiblum, Sharon G. Nathan – Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 2001 – Taylor & Francis
Insomnia and the attribution process. by MD Storms, RE Nisbett – Journal of personality and social …, 1970 – psycnet.apa.org
The arts & leadership: Now that we can do anything, what will we do? by NJ Adler – Academy of Management Learning & Education, 2006 – journals.aom.org
Stress, intrusive imagery, and chronic distress. by A Baum – Health psychology, 1990 – psycnet.apa.org
The truth about burnout: How organizations cause personal stress and what to do about it by C Maslach, MP Leiter – 2008 – books.google.com
Crime and personality by HJ Eysenck – Medico-Legal Journal, 1979 – journals.sagepub.com
Traumatic stress symptoms in children of battered women by SA Graham-Bermann… – Journal of interpersonal …, 1998 – journals.sagepub.com