As a Symptom of High Blood Pressure
Impotence can be Solved
Do you know? If a husband is suffering from high blood pressure impotence, a symptom of hypertension, it can suddenly emerge as a major problem and cause the breakdown of his marriage, especially if most men do not know why it is happening.
If you are single or married, and you or your partner are suffering from high blood pressure, impotence may be a symptom of either arteriosclerosis which can be the cause or the result of high blood pressure, or the side effects of the prescribed medication the doctor advised when high blood pressure was diagnosed.
First of all, the correct action to take would be to consult a doctor.
A high percentage of men decline from confiding in anyone about such a personal matter as erectile dysfunction, so it may help to know that the malady is more common than thought.
John Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health reported the results of a study showing that 1 in 5 men suffer from Erectile Dysfunction. They also discovered a positive side in their results. Most of those men had a high risk factor of either diabetes or heart disease, showing an association between lifestyle and impotence.
Older men are more likely to have high blood pressure impotence a physical condition caused through hardening of blood vessels, whereas with younger men it can range from physical self-abuse to psychological. In that case, a simple change in thinking and lifestyle could solve the problem.
Consider this too! High blood pressure is known as the “silent killer” because normally, people who are suffering from it may be unaware until it`s either critical and they need a heart bypass op, some other drastic measure, or when it`s too late. On the other hand, if men pluck up courage to go to their doctor about it, viewing it as a probable symptom of high blood pressure, impotence may save their life as well as their marriage.
If blood pressure levels are normal then a person would need to discuss with their doctor other possible reasons that are causing impotence. It could be diabetes, physical inactivity, iatrogenic (caused by medication), heart conditions, thyroid conditions, prostrate surgery, and the list goes on.
On the other hand, if one has already been diagnosed as suffering from high blood pressure, impotence could be caused by the prescription drugs.
A good way of determine if this is the source of the problem would be to recall if impotence began before taking any diuretics or other high blood pressure medication, or after administering them. A good doctor will consider all these factors, but if he doesn`t then a subtle mention about it will help. He can also refer his patient to a hospital for an ultra sound test. This will determine if the patient has problems with blood vessels or blood flow.
If the problem is iatrogenic, then by changing, reducing, or stopping certain medications under the direction of a doctor who is treating him then high blood pressure impotence may be alleviated and normal penal function resumed. It makes sense to try different drugs to see if they work better.
When using this list of antihypertensive and diuretic medications for high blood pressure, impotence may result.
Thiazides are the worse for causing impotency. Some of these current drugs are –
Chlorthalidone (Hygroton) – impotency
Chlorothiazide (Diuril) –impotency
Hydrochlorothiazide (Esidrix) – impotency
Triamterene (Maxzide) – decreased sex drive
Beta blockers are next in line for causing impotency. Some of these current drugs are –
Atenolol (Tenormin) – impotency
Labetalol (Normodyne) – impotency
Metoprolol (Lopressor) – sexual problems and impotency
Minoxidil (Loniten) – quite harmful – if it doesn`t cure your hypertension it will probably cure your male pattern baldness. If I were male I`d rather stay bald, thank you very much. Not unless you want to audition for the next “Weirwolf in London” movie.
Propranolol (Inderal) – impotency
Other antihypertensive and diuretic drugs that could, but are less likely to cause impotency are –
Clonidine (Catapres) – impotency
Guanabenz (Wytensin) – sexual difficulties (reduced sexual desire or ability)
Guanfacine (Tenex) – impotency
Methyldopa (Aldomet) – impotency
Phenoxybenzamine (Dibenzyline) – sexual difficulties
Prazosin (Minipress) – this drug can cause the opposite of impotency , causing involuntary erections.
Spironolactone (Aldactone) – impotency
Verapamil (Calan) – sexual problems
These are just a selection of drugs found on the market that can contribute to high blood pressure impotence.
As we mentioned above, most problems of high blood pressure impotence could be solved by changing ones lifestyle. Men may look for other medications or injections to solve their impotence, but doesn`t it make sense to avoid taking any more drugs that would only aggravate the problem? With high blood pressure, damage can occur to the inner lining of the blood vessel walls, blocking enough blood supply for erection, causing high blood pressure impotence. Addressing the cause rather than the symptom would be a better approach.
I did use the words “a simple change in lifestyle” earlier, but maybe that`s an overstatement. It takes a lot of self-determination and courage to change, in some cases, life long habits, but with a bit of support from family and friends, one can succeed and have a great relationship into the bargain.
If a person still thinks he needs some kind of medical support then there are alternative help aids such as vacuum pumps, which will assist in drawing the blood needed for an erection. Beware though! They can get awfully expensive. Shop around for a good standard, reasonably priced pump.
What lifestyle changes can one make that will have an impact?
Changing the diet is a reasonable first step, or all other efforts will be forfeited. If our bodies don`t receive nutritious and balanced food to tackle high blood pressure impotence it may continue and any exercise efforts along with other lifestyle changes will be hampered.
A balanced diet should consist of plenty fruit and vegetables. Try steaming them to retain most of the vitamins and nutrients. Also be aware of the pH balance of food. Your body fluids need to be more alkaline than acid to maintain health, so cut down on acid foods such as carbohydrates (pasta, rice, and bread), sugars, dairy products and meats that will heighten free radical damage, and eat more vegetables, especially greens, fruits and nuts.
Supplement your diet! Nutritionists and scientists now know and are telling us that our soils do not contain enough nutrients any more to produce nutrient packed food. The minerals once found in abundance in the soil are depleted. To successfully treat high blood pressure impotence, it`s wise then to give the body the building blocks it needs to do the job properly.
Now think of adding an exercise program, but incorporate it into your social routine, lunch breaks or recreational periods so that it doesn`t become like a boring regime. That would be most unappealing.
Try walking stairs when you can instead of taking lifts, and get off at an earlier bus stop and walk the rest of the way to your destinations. My exercise page will give you a few more ideas.
Cut down on alcohol and give up smoking. These two habits are known to contribute to high blood pressure impotence, liver problems, lung problems, so cutting down or giving up on alcoholic beverages and giving up smoking will give you all round health benefits.
With the support of wives and doctors, a man can regain his self-esteem and continue to have a happy and successful relationship. With the right lifestyle changes to help reduce his high blood pressure impotence can be a thing of the past.