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does hypotension affect male erections?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Yes: Men require an ample blood suply and pressure to achieve and maintain an erection.Low blood pressures from medicines or decrease blood suply from atherosclerosis may compromise sexual function.
Dr. Diana Metzger
Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes: Many circulatory conditions affect erections: hypotension, hypertension, arterial disease, neurological disease, and the drugs used to treat them. "hypotension" is not the same for everyone, and many function normally (including sexually) at low blood pressures.

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