Erectile dysfunction (commonly known as impotence) is the inability to get an erection long-lasting enough, or firm enough, for a man to have intercourse.
High blood pressure may cause erectile dysfunction.
High blood pressure can damage the arteries in the penis by causing them to become thicker, or even to burst. This can restrict blood flow to the penis, which may then cause erectile dysfunction.
In addition some blood pressure medicines can also cause erectile dysfunction. Thiazide diuretics and beta-blockers can cause problems, but this is not a common effect. If you are taking either of these medicines and are worried about erectile dysfunction, your doctor may be able to change your medicines.
If erectile dysfunction is caused by high blood pressure, then lowering blood pressure through medicines and lifestyle changes should treat the problem effectively.
If problems with erectile dysfunction continue, there are treatments available to deal with it directly. Speak to your doctor about what options may be right for you.
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