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There are literally hundreds of different prescription medications that can interfere with your sex life. In this post, I am going to focus "Norvasc side effects sexually" medications prescribed to control blood pressure and how some of these may be having undesired effects in the area of erectile functioning. Please be advised that high blood pressure is a serious medical condition that requires proper treatment.

Because of this, you should never stop taking your medication without consulting your doctor for advice or adjustments to your prescription. Information here is not tailored to any specific case and cannot be taken as individual medical advice.

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Successful sexual arousal and performance relies on the participation of your brain, your nerves, your hormones, and your blood vessels. Since medications that Norvasc side effects sexually used to control high blood pressure have their effect primarily on blood vessels, they can easily cause sexual side effects. Here are some of the more common anti-hypertensive medications broken down by type:. Diuretics — These medications work to lower your blood pressure by causing the body to eliminate excess fluid.

By doing so, the actual volume of blood is decreased, which leads to a decrease in your blood pressure. Studies suggest that there is a high prevalence of erectile dysfunction ED in men taking diuretics for blood pressure, especially in the first few years of treatment.

This suggests that the diuretic itself is not directly causing the ED, but the lowered blood volume is uncovering another existing problem with the blood vessels needed for an erection.

These medications also lower zinc levels, which leads to a decrease in testosterone production and negatively affects sexual desire and performance. An example of diuretics are the thiazides.

Beta Blockers — In order for an erection to occur, there has to be activation of beta-receptors in the tissues of the penis and arteries of the penis. Some beta blockers bind to many different type of beta-receptors and can often block those receptors beta That does not allow the blood vessels to relax enough to allow the penis fill up with blood for a proper erection. Propanololtimololand nadolol are non-selective beta blockers and have the most potential for interfering with an erection.

Examples of cardio-selective beta blockers are metoprololacebutalolNorvasc side effects sexuallyand atenolol. Some beta blockers also block certain alpha receptors as well, which can cause ED. Examples of these are carvedilol and labetalol.

But there are some beta blockers that can actually help erectile function by increasing nitric Norvasc side effects sexually NO levels with their alpha-blocking properties, such as nebivolol.

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