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What blood pressure med is least likely to cause e.d.?

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Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Depends on you: An erection relies on blood flow and pressure, thus all blood pressure medications can in theory cause ed.However, the beta blocker family has been the most notorious for causing these issues, but it is also one of the classes of pressure medications which contributes to the health of the heart. Even within the class, there are variations. Talk to your physician about your concerns to try options.
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Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
Blood pressure medications that are less associated with erectile dysfunction are classes of drugs called ACE inhibitors (one example: lisinopril), ARBs (ex.: losartan), and calcium channel blockers (ex.: amlodipine). It’s worth mentioning that high blood pressure itself may contribute to erectile dysfunction.
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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 59 years experience
The most important thing to know is that for every 5 mm lowering of your systolic BP will decrease your risk of having a stroke/heart attack or dying over the next 4 years by 10%.
Dec 13, 2021
Last updated Dec 13, 2021


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