Effects of High Blood Pressure on ED Q&A
High blood pressure might affect your sexual performance. Dr. Micah Walker, MD, and his team of medical professionals can help you feel better by offering a wide range of treatment options at Men’s Health of Mississippi, to manage high blood pressure and improve ED. For more information, please contact us or request an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 120 Fountains Blvd #1001, Madison, MS 39110.
Table of Contents:
Does high blood pressure affect erectile dysfunction?
Can lowering blood pressure fix erectile dysfunction?
How do you feel when your blood pressure is high?
Is erectile dysfunction a side effect of high blood pressure medication?
One of the most common reasons people come to Men’s Health of Mississippi is for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Many causes can lead to the development of ED including heart disease, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, high cholesterol, and more. This brief Q&A addresses how high blood pressure can lead to erectile dysfunction and how the specialists at Men’s Health of Mississippi can treat your men’s health condition.
Men who have high blood pressure are twice as likely to develop erectile dysfunction due to reduced blood flow. Those with hypertension have damaged and reduced artery walls which has a major impact on blood flow throughout the entire body.
Lowering blood pressure is one way to help prevent and treat erectile dysfunction. Some of the best ways to lower blood pressure while simultaneously helping fix ED is through lifestyle changes. Three effective lifestyle changes you can make include:
Diets rich in nutrients, vitamins, and minerals can lower high blood pressure. Adding whole grains, fruits, low-fat dairy products, and vegetables can majorly improve your blood pressure. Talk to your men’s health specialist to learn all about how a DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet can help improve blood flow throughout your body.
Implementing an exercise plan in your life can have a tremendous impact on your blood pressure. It takes about one to three months of regular exercise to naturally lower your blood pressure. The effects exercise has on hypertension can gradually improve over time and can provide you with a healthy, long-term solution.
3. Stress Management
Not only can stress management help reduce physical causes of erectile dysfunction, but it can also reduce psychological causes of erectile dysfunction. Stress management techniques such as breathing exercises, therapy, mental imagery relaxation, muscle relaxation, sleep management, and exercise can help reduce your stress.
Symptoms you may start to experience if you have high blood pressure can include:
• Chest pain
• Irregular heartbeat
• Difficulty breathing
• Blurry vision
• Fatigue and lethargy
• Blood spots in one or both eyes
• Blood in the urine
• Increased feelings of anxiety
• Facial flushing
Some medications that are used to treat high blood pressure can cause side effects including erectile dysfunction. Diuretics can deplete the body of zinc and make it difficult for your body to produce male sex hormones. The male sex hormone, called testosterone, plays a key role in sexual function. If your high blood pressure medications are causing low T, there are hormone replacement therapies available. Testosterone replacement therapies such as pellets placed under the skin, injections, gels, and patches can significantly increase testosterone.
For further information about the effects high blood pressure and high blood pressure medications have on erectile dysfunction, please schedule an appointment with Men’s Health of Mississippi. Our clinic can help find the root cause of your erectile dysfunction and treat you accordingly. A combination of hormone therapy, lifestyle changes, counseling, and stress management can help you get back to healthy, active sex life.
There are numerous benefits of having a healthy sex life including maintaining hormone balance, preventing cardiovascular disease, reducing depression and anxiety, increasing immune health, improving sleep, and enhancing your quality of life. If you have any additional questions about Men’s Health of Mississippi or our comprehensive erectile dysfunction treatment plans, please give us a call anytime during our business hours. We are conveniently located at 120 Fountains Blvd #1001, Madison, MS 39110. We serve patients from Madison MS, Jackson MS, Flowood MS, Brandon MS, Ridgeland MS, Florence MS, Richland MS, Byram MS, Terry MS, Clinton MS, Vicksburg MS, and Flora MS. We look forward to your visit to our highly trusted men’s health clinic soon!
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