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Can high blood pressure lead to sexual dysfunction in a woman?

Can high blood pressure lead to sexual dysfunction in a woman?

No: Hypertension is generally asymptomatic (painless), which is why it can be hard to treat; sometimes the medications used to treat high blood pressure can cause side effects that might impact sexual function. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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Can i take viagold [sexual performaance for men] when I have high blood pressure? I'm taking metoprolol 50mg twice a day and has it under control.

Can i take viagold [sexual performaance for men] when I have high blood pressure? I'm taking metoprolol 50mg twice a day and has it under control.

Unknown effects: Viagold is a combination of L-Arginine, Siberian Ginseng, White Willow Bark, Jujube, Bamhyx Mari, Cayenne, Wild Yam, and Stinging Nettles. You are very likely wasting your money taking this stuff since the ingredients have never been shown scientifically to be safe or effective for anything. It may be okay to take with metoprolol, but nobody knows. It's never been studied. ...Read more

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I was advice to take medicine to control high blood pressure and using it from last two months, but my sexual desire is reduce please sugest me.Thanks?

I was advice to take medicine to control high blood pressure and using it from last two months, but my sexual desire is reduce please sugest me.Thanks?

HTN med side effects: Medications for hypertension often have an undesirable effect of lowering your sexual performance and drive. Focus more on the relationship and take your time in your sexual expression. ...Read more

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How to improve sight at the age of 61? how to control high blood pressure ? how to be confident in sexual activities ?

How to improve sight at the age of 61?
how to control high blood pressure ?
how to be confident in sexual activities ?

Ask one at a time: Not enough room to answer all questions at once: Blood pressure can be difficult to control depending on the cause. Taking medications as prescribed and keeping a log of your pressures at the same time of day for a few weeks will help your doctor know if the medication is working. Controlling weight, low-salt diet and exercise(even just walking) will also help. ...Read more

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Could a 51 year old woman thats unemployed with high blood pressure work?

Hypertension: The woman should have the hypertension diagnosed and treated. Treated hypertension patients abound in the workforce. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure (100-180), in a 62 years old woman, of weight=127 ibs?

What causes high blood pressure (100-180), in a 62 years old woman, of weight=127 ibs?

Genetics, arteries: Arteries stiffen with age but genes are a major factor. I know a black belt in tae kwon do who was a vegetarian, avoided salt, worked out all of the time--motivated by not wanting to have to take blood pressure pills--had to take them because his family was loaded with people with hypertension and he had the genes. ...Read more

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What are the specfic high blood pressure meds that may cause erectile dysfunction?

What are the specfic high blood pressure meds that may cause erectile dysfunction?

Many: Too many to list. Check w/your doctor or check out the website for your BP med or epocrates.Com or some other resource. ...Read more

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I have diastolic dysfunction, was wondering do I have to take medicine for that, is meds necessary. no high blood pressure. tyvm

I have diastolic dysfunction, was wondering do I have to take medicine for that, is meds necessary. no high blood pressure. tyvm

Diastolic dysfnc: If the heart muscle does not fully relax during that part of the cycle, it is called diastolic dysfunction. This is usually detected by echocardiographic (ultrasound) techniques. Mild cases may not need treatment but a cardiologist investigating this for you would want to figure out if you really have DD and why you have it. Depending on the underlying cause it might be significant in the future. ...Read more

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Is diastolic dysfunction grade 1 with mild concentric LVH can be reversed? If so, how? Note that the high blood pressure is well controlled

Is diastolic dysfunction grade 1 with mild concentric LVH can be reversed? If so, how?
Note that the high blood pressure is well controlled

Depends: Depends on the cause. Although high blood pressure is a cause of diastolic dysfunction, it isn't the only cause. There are many medications than can help, many of which are considered "blood pressure" medication but can also be used as a second indication to treat what we call, "ventricular remodeling." Hope this helps ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure medications give you erectile dysfunction?

Can high blood pressure medications give you erectile dysfunction?

Absolutely: If you are experiencing ed on blood pressure medication, ask your doctor to switch you to another one which may not have that effect. They are not all the same. ...Read more

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What disease causes a woman miscarries due to high blood pressure?

Eclampsia: Severe pregnancy associated high blood pressure is called eclampsia, hypertensive disorder of pregnancy or toxemia of pregnancy. Regular medical care during pregnancy and through the delivery and post-delivery period can help prevent adverse outcomes. ...Read more

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Hi, I have Capillaritis, (Occasional) Venous Ulcers and high blood pressure, would you say they are connected, i am a 38 year old woman in good health?

Hi, I have Capillaritis, (Occasional) Venous Ulcers and high blood pressure, would you say they are connected, i am a 38 year old woman in good health?

Yes and no: There is no relation to high blood pressure. The capillaritis (pigmented brown spots) and the venous ulcers are related. Most patient's with disease of the veins in the legs develop swelling (edema) and a brownish discoloration of the skin which is permanent. This is caused by red blood cells leaking into the tissues due to the increased pressure in the veins. Life long condition, no cure ...Read more

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Why come some high blood pressure meds may cause a man to have erectile dysfunction?

Why come some high blood pressure meds may cause a man to have erectile dysfunction?

LONG LIST: Foellowing are known to cause ed nifedipine, spirinolactone, ramipril.Hydralazine, verapamil, captopril, clonidin.Hydrochlorthiazide, labetalol, pindolol, propanolol amlodipin rarely may cause ed, only2% of men taking amlodipin get ed. ...Read more

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How and why does high blood pressure meds may cause erectile dysfunction? I thought the meds helped blood flow?

How and why does high blood pressure meds may cause erectile dysfunction? I thought  the meds helped blood flow?

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. When the pressure is lowered, not as much fluid can move into the tissue and achieving an erection becomes more difficult. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


Dr. Sheila Smith
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more