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A 39-year-old member asked:

How do erectile dysfunction medicines direct blood flow to the penis?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
They don't: They prevent the opening of blood vessels that drain blood out of the penis, allowing it to become and remain erect.
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A 25-year-old male asked:

Can fasting cure erectile dysfunction by increasing blood flow to the penis?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Fasting and Erection: Nope. There is nothing in the scenario that you describe where fasting would improve the blood flow to the flaccid penis or even an erect penis.
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A 26-year-old male asked:

Can acupuncture cure erectile dysfunction by improving blood flow to the penis?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Yes if you believe : If you believe may be , but other scientifically proven methods are available for you , see you doctor for tests and treatment ( and possible referral to a specialist ).
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A 31-year-old male asked:
What is it about the high blood pressure medicine beta blocker that may cause erectile dysfunction in some men?
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Yes: It can be a cause of ed. The details aren't important. Try a different med.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
How and why does high blood pressure meds may cause erectile dysfunction? I thought the meds helped blood flow?
Dr. Bob Ourian
Dermatology 27 years experience
Lowers pressure: Blood pressure medications lower blood pressure. Erection is achieved when fluid moved from the blood vessels into the spongy tissue of the penis. Whe... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Erectile dysfunction in a 35 yr old male? My boyfriend has had this problem for almost a yr now and he is taking high blood pressure medicine. His dr. Has tested his testerone levels and they are normal. For somebody of this age, why would he be having
Dr. Donald Pick
33 years experience
Sometimes, : Sometimes, certain blood pressure medications can cause erectile dysfunction. Two groups of medications that can do this are diuretics such as hydroch... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Out of clonidine, hydralozine, amalodipine, coreg (carvedilol) and losartan. Which is the high blood pressure drug would most likely cause erectile dysfunction?
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Of the drugs listed: clonidine is the only one commonly associated with ED unless diuretics are involved. However, other factors may play a role: uncontrolled BP, elevated... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
What are the high blood pressure drugs that cause erectile disfunction?
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Physiology >>> Drugs: Rx meds (tools which influence body behavior in some way) outcome depends mostly on situation before. ↑ BP due to constricting arterioles, body wide, ... Read More
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Last updated Apr 18, 2018

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