Sex and High Blood Pressure – Openness and your doctor can help Part 1

There is a way to make things work even in case of hypertension

Treatment for high blood pressure and satisfaction with sex can go hand in hand – if we are open to the problem and follow our doctor’s advice.

High blood pressure can now be considered a popular disease. Often, however, there are no signs or symptoms. Nevertheless, its impact on sex life may be obvious. Although sex does not pose a direct threat to health, such as in the form of a heart attack, high blood pressure can affect overall satisfaction with sex.

There has been evidence of an association between high blood pressure and sexual problems in men. However, the responsibility for hypertension in women with decreased sexual satisfaction has not been demonstrated.

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Challenges for men

As time goes on, high blood pressure damages the inside of the blood vessels, causing the arteries to harden and narrow (atherosclerosis), restricting blood flow. This also reduces blood flow to the penis – making it harder for some men to achieve and maintain an erection. The condition is called erectile dysfunction. The problem is quite common.

High blood pressure can disrupt ejaculation and reduce libido. Sometimes drugs used to treat high blood pressure have a similar effect.

There are many men who develop anxiety even after a single occasion of failure. And the fear that erectile dysfunction could happen again could result in the avoidance of sex, which will undoubtedly affect the relationship. It is important for men to talk to their doctor about their problem and receive appropriate treatment.

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Challenges for women

The impact of high blood pressure on women’s sex lives and problems is less well known. However, it is possible that it may affect it.

In women, high blood pressure can reduce blood flow to the vagina. For some ladies, this can cause a decrease in cravings for sex, vaginal dryness, lack of arousal, or difficulty reaching orgasm. Increasing excitement and lubrication can help.

Of course, sexual dysfunction can also cause anxiety and relationship problems in them. It is also important for women to discuss these difficulties with their doctor so that they can recommend appropriate treatment for them.

High blood pressure, sleep disturbance can also be a long-term effect of sexual abuse

Source: Napidoktor by napidoktor.hu.

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