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What are some challenges in treating erectile dysfunction?

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Erectile dysfunction is when a man has trouble getting or keeping an erection. To treat it, you need to lower your high blood pressure. Some people can do that through diet and exercise. Others need to take medication. But some high blood pressure meds themselves can cause erectile dysfunction. That may make it tough to stay on medication.

SOURCES: American Urological Association, "AUA Guideline on the Management of Erectile Dysfunction: Diagnosis and Treatment Recommendations." Barksdale, J. , May 1999; vol 19: pp 573-581. Ferrario, C. , November/December 2002; vol 4: pp 424-432. Fogari, R. , January 2001; vol. 14: pp 27-31. Grimm, R. , January 1997; vol 29: pp 8-14. Llisteri, J. , May 2001; vol. 321: pp 336-341. WebMD Medical Reference provided in collaboration with The Cleveland Clinic: "Hypertension: Treatment With ACE Inhibitors." PharmacotherapyJournal of Clinical HypertensionAmerican Journal of HypertensionHypertensionAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on March 15, 2017

SOURCES: American Urological Association, "AUA Guideline on the Management of Erectile Dysfunction: Diagnosis and Treatment Recommendations." Barksdale, J. , May 1999; vol 19: pp 573-581. Ferrario, C. , November/December 2002; vol 4: pp 424-432. Fogari, R. , January 2001; vol. 14: pp 27-31. Grimm, R. , January 1997; vol 29: pp 8-14. Llisteri, J. , May 2001; vol. 321: pp 336-341. WebMD Medical Reference provided in collaboration with The Cleveland Clinic: "Hypertension: Treatment With ACE Inhibitors." PharmacotherapyJournal of Clinical HypertensionAmerican Journal of HypertensionHypertensionAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on March 15, 2017

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