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Sex and High Blood Pressure – Openness and your doctor can help Part 2

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 treatment and side effects

It is worth knowing that there are medications for high blood pressure that can cause sexual dysfunction as a side effect. These are the following.

  • Diuretic tablets: the so-called diuretics can reduce the strong blood flow to the penis, making it harder to get an erection. They can also remove the zinc from the body, which is needed to make testosterone, a sex hormone.
  • Beta-blockers: These drugs, especially older generations such as propranolol (Inderal, Innopran XL), are usually associated with sexual dysfunction.

To reduce side effects, they should always be taken as prescribed. If the effects are still present, talk to your doctor about using another possible product that may have fewer side effects.

There are medications that are less likely to have sex-affecting effects. These include angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, calcium channel blockers and angiotensin II receptor blockers.

If the doctor nods, the medication may be temporarily stopped to shed light on: does this improve sex. However, in order for blood pressure to remain in the safe zone, it may be necessary to measure it frequently during this period. This can now be done with a home device.

Medicines for high blood pressure and erectile dysfunction

It is important for men who are considering taking medication for erectile dysfunction to consult their doctor if they are also taking medication for high blood pressure. They are usually safe to take, but taking them with nitrates – regular chest pain or in an emergency – may cause a dangerous drop in blood pressure.

Overall health can also be enhanced

It is important to always be honest with the doctor. You need to know what medications we are using, what our general health is, our stress levels, our relationship with our partner.

The more detailed information you have about us, the more you can help and the more appropriate your high blood pressure will be – so a good sex life can be maintained.

You can also improve your overall health. Lifestyle changes also benefit blood pressure and sex. Thus, quitting smoking, eating healthy foods, reducing alcohol consumption, reducing salt intake, losing excess pounds, and exercising frequently.

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Source: Napidoktor by napidoktor.hu.

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