High blood pressure is one of the most common medical conditions among adults. If left untreated, high blood pressure can increase your risk of stroke, heart attack, and cardiovascular disease.
Recent studies have also suggested that erectile dysfunction is strongly linked to high blood pressure. Not only can lowering your blood pressure reduce your risk of erectile dysfunction, but it can also improve your quality of life. Finding ways to lower and maintain your blood pressure can help you develop and sustain a proper erection.
In this post, we will discuss how blood pressure affects your ability to develop and maintain an erection, as well as ways to lower your blood pressure.
How Does Blood Pressure Lead To Erectile Dysfunction?
In order to maintain an erection, there needs to be a healthy amount of blood flow to the penis. High blood pressure can affect the blood vessels in the body, making it increasingly difficult for blood to flow through the necessary channels.
When the blood vessels are damaged, it can result in a disruption of blood flow throughout the body, which can affect the ability to develop a lasting erection.
High blood pressure can also reduce testosterone levels, which is essential to the male sex drive. So, not only can an increase in blood pressure make it difficult to maintain an erection, but it can also affect sexual performance and desire.
How To Lower Your Blood Pressure
If you have blood pressure, the best step you can take is to speak with your doctor. Your doctor can recommend the best actions you can take to lower your blood pressure safely and effectively. Depending on your case, your doctor may recommend certain lifestyle changes or medication to help lower your blood pressure.
In the meantime, we have listed a few simple ways to improve your health, as well as reduce your risk of ED.
- Exercise daily. Exercise is a great way to lower your blood pressure naturally. Try to stick to at least 30 minutes of exercise a day.
- If you are overweight, losing weight can help restore your quality of life, reduce your blood pressure, and minimize your risk of ED.
- Avoid alcohol and smoking. Drinking alcohol can increase your blood pressure. Smoking and tobacco use can lead to high blood pressure and increases your risk of stroke and heart attack. Be sure to talk to your doctor if you have issues quitting.
Visit Progressive Men’s Health
Progressive Men’s Health offers non-invasive treatment for erectile dysfunction. We work with to understand your needs and recommend the best form of treatment. If you would like to learn more about your options, visit our Langhorne and Philadelphia, PA offices. To schedule an appointment, contact us.