Hypertension and sex
What you need to know
Are you hypertensive and have you recently noticed that you can no longer achieve or maintain an erection as before? You should know that there are reasons why you are having such problems; The first is that your condition has brought about structural changes to your system, including your genital organs.
In order for you to achieve and maintain a strong and perfect erection, the arteries that supply these organs must ensure that your sexual organs have adequate blood circulation. Unfortunately, in the case of high blood pressure, the blood flow to the penile vessels is greatly reduced and thus the pressure required to achieve an erection is low. Remember that high blood pressure alone causes organic dysfunction of some of your organs or is the product of other diseases such as diabetes mellitus, of which atherosclerosis is a major complication. If high blood pressure accompanies diabetes, it is almost certain that erectile dysfunction will follow soon.
The second reason why you can no longer enjoy sex is due to some of the medications used to treat your condition. Some of these drugs cause this uncomfortable side effect. This means that you can have a double attack on your system (one due to illness and the other due to your medication). If you find out that there is such a problem, you can become anxious and desperate to get out of the tight corner that is holding you. To solve the problem, you can make it worse if you don't use the right solutions. Sexual dysfunction is such a sensitive issue that needs to be handled with care. You should therefore contact a real professional because you fear that you will completely destroy your sex life or that the therapy you use will make the hypertension worse.
You should never try to fix this problem yourself, as some of the performance-enhancing drugs can further increase blood pressure. Most erection enhancement drugs contain androgens or testosterone, which can raise blood pressure. You need to get the advice and prescription of a doctor who should recommend the type of therapy to be used. Do not use aphrodisiacs whose contents you do not know. You may not even need it. You may only be concerned with physical activity and dietary changes. Pay attention to the slightest change in your sex life and consult your doctor immediately.
Is your erectile dysfunction physical or psychological?
If you have concerns about your erections, ask yourself the following questions. Before asking for help, it is important to determine the origin of your condition:
1. Do you get an erection at least once a week when you wake up in the morning?
The answer to this question is important because it indicates whether it is a mental or a physical problem. In a survey at the University of Chicago's Sexual Dysfunction Clinic, 32 men who said they had erectile dysfunction were asked about morning erections. They have also undergone a thorough urological examination. For men whose examinations revealed psychogenic ED (based on psychology), 86% said they had morning erections. In contrast, 100% of men who were found to have an organic (physical) basis for ED had no morning erections.
If you frequently have erections in the morning or in the evening, it is often wrongly assumed that they are related to an urge to urinate. Your problem is probably not physical but psychological and will likely respond to a full ED program.
2. Can you get an erectile dysfunction that allows sex under certain circumstances, such as masturbating or with another partner?
Your answer to this question differentiates between situational and global erectile dysfunction. A man with a situation disorder can get an erection in certain circumstances, but not in others. For example, if you can stimulate an erection, you can have an erection with your partner and your problem is situational. If you don't get an erection, your problem is global.
3. Has anything special happened in your life that seems to have triggered your erectile problems?
If your erectile problems started at the same time that you started a new job, moved, retired, or lost a loved one, your problem is likely due to stress. If the erectile dysfunction persists for a few months after the triggering event, it can happen that you get into a cycle in which the erectile insufficiency persists: stress leads to erection failure, the result of erectile dysfunction creates fear and this leads to further failure. Anxiety and expectation of failure affect sexual responsiveness.
4. Do you get a firm erection but usually lose it when you try to enter sex?
If you get enough stimulation, this loss of firmness can indicate a slowly developing physical problem. Poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, excessive smoking or alcohol and other behaviors can overtake you. However, the sudden loss of a firm erection upon entry can also indicate a psychological conflict. If this happens frequently, get a urological exam to rule out all physical causes before dealing with personal and relationship problems. Gradually losing your erection after a few minutes of intercourse is not a problem. You may be tired or need to change your sexual routine. 5. Can you feel mentally upset even if you have erection problems?Almost every man had a time in his life when he didn't feel his normal craving for sex. In most cases this is temporary and the wish will return soon. If the loss of desire continues, look for an underlying psychological cause. Stress, fatigue, boredom, fatigue are all options.
These questions can help you assess your situation and determine whether the problem with erectile dysfunction is physical or psychological. They can also be used as conversation points to start a discussion with your partner. Your erection problems also affect it. Together with a reliable ED program, you can solve your erectile dysfunction problem.