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How Hypertension Leads to Erectile Dysfunction

Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure, is a leading cause of erectile dysfunction and over 45% of men with hypertension suffer from the inability to attain or keep an erection on a regular basis. Most doctors agree that hypertension can cause erectile dysfunction or, in severe cases, impotency, because if it’s damaging effects on small arteries in the penis. Hypertension causes damage to blood vessels which, in turn, become thicker each time they heal. This restricts blood flow to the penis, resulting in softer erections, or no erection at all.

Common treatments include:

• Hypertension medications can help to reduce further damage to blood vessels and improve penile blood flow.
• Popular oral erectile dysfunction medications can help to increase blood flow to damaged veins in the penis.
• Vasodilators can be administered either orally or through injection to help achieve an erection.

If you are suffering from erectile dysfunction caused by hypertension, consult the expert physicians at Boston Medical Group who can work with you to find the best course of treatment. One visit may be all you need to increase your sexual performance and regain the confidence that comes with attaining strong and lasting erections.