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My sex life is not the same since I found out I have high blood presure. Sometimes I can't get an aroused/erection?
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Medication?
Unfortunately, some of the blood pressure medications can have side effects that you are describing.
Fortunately, there's many types of blood pressure medications that can be tailored to your needs. Talk to your doctor.

In brief: Medication?
Unfortunately, some of the blood pressure medications can have side effects that you are describing.
Fortunately, there's many types of blood pressure medications that can be tailored to your needs. Talk to your doctor.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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Dr. Tracy Berg
In addition to Dr. Shabbir Hossain's advice, there are many excellant additional therapies for erectile dysfunction with your urologist. Remember vascular disease is serious, please stay on your vascular medications.
Christopher Breen
General Practice
4 doctors agree
In brief: Stress
This is actually a very common problem. Stress can cause erectile dysfunction but of course it is reversible when you relieve the stress.
However, there is a possibility that arterial disease (or something else) could cause ED as well so it would be a good idea to see a dr. About that.

In brief: Stress
This is actually a very common problem. Stress can cause erectile dysfunction but of course it is reversible when you relieve the stress.
However, there is a possibility that arterial disease (or something else) could cause ED as well so it would be a good idea to see a dr. About that.
Christopher Breen
Christopher Breen
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Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Talk to doctor
There are different possible reasons & 2 common ones would be psychological & vascular. If you're anxious/stressed about your blood pressure's effect on your heart, you might be subconsciously worried that sex paired with the high pressure will be too much for your heart.
Or the erectile dysfunction could be a sign of underlying vascular disease. Suggest a thorough eval & discussion with your doc.

In brief: Talk to doctor
There are different possible reasons & 2 common ones would be psychological & vascular. If you're anxious/stressed about your blood pressure's effect on your heart, you might be subconsciously worried that sex paired with the high pressure will be too much for your heart.
Or the erectile dysfunction could be a sign of underlying vascular disease. Suggest a thorough eval & discussion with your doc.
Dr. Christopher Dowd
Dr. Christopher Dowd
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Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Options
This could be from the high blood pressure itself or from the medication use to treat it.
If it continues, i would recommend seeing your doctor for treatment options.

In brief: Options
This could be from the high blood pressure itself or from the medication use to treat it.
If it continues, i would recommend seeing your doctor for treatment options.
Dr. Louis Krenn
Dr. Louis Krenn
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Dr. Maureen Mays
Clinical Lipidology
2 doctors agree
In brief: See your doctor
BP meds can have sexual side effects.
Go see your doctor and keep seeing him/her until you get meds that cause the least symptoms. If you do not have known heart disease tell your doctor that you do not want to be on beta-blockers. They help people with heart disease but are not required in those w/o it. Beta-blockers have the most side effects. Don't give up.

In brief: See your doctor
BP meds can have sexual side effects.
Go see your doctor and keep seeing him/her until you get meds that cause the least symptoms. If you do not have known heart disease tell your doctor that you do not want to be on beta-blockers. They help people with heart disease but are not required in those w/o it. Beta-blockers have the most side effects. Don't give up.
Dr. Maureen Mays
Dr. Maureen Mays
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