In a nutshell
This study looked at how blood pressure (BP) affects erectile dysfunction (ED). The study found that patients with increased BP were more likely to have ED than patients with lower BP.
Erectile dysfunction is the common problem of being unable to achieve and maintain an erection. This may be due to blood flow problems to the penis. It is necessary to assess how blood pressure is related to erectile dysfunction.
Methods & findings
This study examined the association between blood pressure and ED. 665 men with at least one cardiovascular risk factor were included in the study. These risk factors included high blood pressure, large waist size, or a family history. BP measurements were taken in each subject. 345 men (52%) were found to have ED.
Patients with diastolic BP (DBP, blood pressure when the heart is at rest) greater than 90 mmHg were more often found to have ED. The risk for ED increased when DBP was too low or too high (U-shaped relationship).
The bottom line
The study concluded that there is a link between blood pressure and erectile dysfunction.
The fine print
Research into the details of how blood pressure affects ED may be worthwhile.
Talk to your doctor about your blood pressure.
Published By :
The journal of sexual medicine
Oct 06, 2017
If you sign up for Medivizor, you'll receive PERSONALIZED updates that are JUST FOR YOU. Want to give it a try?