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Can high blood pressure lead to erectile dysfunction?

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High blood pressure keeps the arteries that carry blood into the penis from dilating the way they're supposed to. It also makes the smooth muscle in the penis lose its ability to relax. As a result, not enough blood flows into the penis to make it erect.

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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