According to the American Heart Association, 1 in 3 adults age 20 and older have hypertension. Hypertension is most common among older generations, and as many as 90% of adults can expect to develop hypertension at some point during their lifetime. While it is a well-known fact that high blood pressure can lead to heart disease and stroke if left untreated, did you know it can also affect sexual performance?
How does hypertension affect sexual performance?
Hypertension affects the flow of blood throughout the entire body. Ineffective blood flow means hormones aren’t being distributed effectively and can lead to erectile dysfunction, lower libido and less interest in sex for both men and women. It can restrict adequate blood flow to the pelvic region, making it more difficult to get and sustain an erection.
Even slightly elevated blood pressure (e.g., prehypertension) can affect sexual performance. Prehypertension is not typically treated unless a person has a coexisting condition like diabetes and is considered high risk.
How does hypertension affect testosterone?
Testosterone and blood pressure influence each other; testosterone contributes to higher rates of heart disease and high blood pressure. Men with hypertension are nearly two times as likely to also have Low T, or low testosterone. Testosterone is an essential male hormone that supports things like:
- Sex drive
- Sperm production
- Muscle mass
- Bone density
- Red blood cell production
Decreased sexual desire and performance are two of the biggest concerns among men with untreated Low T. If you or your loved one is struggling with erectile dysfunction or a decreased libido, it’s important to understand the root cause and get the proper treatment.
For more information about hypertension and Low T, or to schedule an appointment for a free Low T test in Texas, call SynergenX Health at 877-915-2554. Our team of skilled specialists is committed to you, your health and your overall sense of well-being.