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Can diuretics cause erectile dysfunction?

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Diuretics may cause erectile dysfunction by decreasing the force of blood flow into the penis. They may also decrease the amount of zinc in the body. Your body needs zinc to make testosterone.

SOURCES: Barksdale, J. , May 1999; vol 19: pp 573-581. Burchardt, M. , October 2000; vol 164: pp 1188-1191. Ferrario, C. , November/December 2002; vol 4: pp 424-432. 


PharmacotherapyJournal of UrologyJournal of Clinical Hypertension

Miller, T. , January 2000; vol 61: pp 95-104, 109-110. American Family Physician

Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 08, 2017

SOURCES: Barksdale, J. , May 1999; vol 19: pp 573-581. Burchardt, M. , October 2000; vol 164: pp 1188-1191. Ferrario, C. , November/December 2002; vol 4: pp 424-432. 


PharmacotherapyJournal of UrologyJournal of Clinical Hypertension

Miller, T. , January 2000; vol 61: pp 95-104, 109-110. American Family Physician

Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 08, 2017

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