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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

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure (top number) and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number). The systolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. Ideal blood pressure is 120/80 or lower. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is 140/90 or higher. ...Read more


Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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