Can high blood pressure ruin your sex life?
Increased blood pressure can lead to heart complications and cause fatigue leading to sexual dysfunctions such as erectile dysfunction and an inability to reach orgasm. Blood pressure medications can also cause erectile dysfunction, yet another reason why high blood pressure can ruin your sex life. High blood pressure has become an increasingly common phenomenon and is fueled by the frenetic, hectic and stressful life most of us live.
Putting too much stress on your heart when you are already suffering from high blood pressure can lead to heart attacks. The American Heart Association has revealed that only 1% of people suffer from heart attacks during sexual intercourse. This is good news for those of you looking for action in the bedroom tonight! However, high blood pressure can affect your libido (which takes all the fun out of sex) so you need to deal with this issue properly.
High Blood Pressure Factors:
Stress & Medication
High blood pressure is a cause and effect of anxiety and stress in men of all ages which can lead to impotency and sexual dysfunction in men. Women tend to show less interest in sex when they are stressed, while many men may not be able to perform sexually when stressed.
Using medications to treat high blood pressure can also lead to erectile dysfunction. Certain drugs present in the medications have side effects which can cause impotency and loss of libido in men.
High blood pressure can equally affect the sexual performance of both men and women. Lack of blood flow can cause erectile dysfunction and loss of libido in men, whilst women can suffer from vaginal dryness and a low sex drive. This results in disappointment for both partners.
The Connection Between Erectile Dysfunction & High Blood Pressure
For men, high blood pressure can cause damage to the lining of arteries to his penis. This can affect the blood flow required to achieve a strong erection. When a man is self-conscious about his sexual performance, his erectile dysfunction/weak erection problem is increased. This is because he is constantly worrying about his erection which means his brain isn’t receiving enough relevant signals to maintain a hard erection.
It’s important to note that high blood pressure doesn’t always cause erectile dysfunction. But a heart attack would seriously impact your sex life so you need to deal with the blood pressure issue too!
How High Blood Pressure Affects a Woman's Sex Life
When women suffer from high blood pressure there can be a decrease in blood supply to the vagina. This deficiency can result in difficulty becoming aroused as well as vaginal dryness and problems achieving orgasm.
Women who have high blood pressure are less likely to enjoy sex or show any interest in it at all. This is often due to the fatigue caused by high blood pressure. It’s important to note that if a woman has always had problems achieving orgasm and is showing little desire or enthusiasm for sex, she may just have given up on having sex due to ongoing disappointment and the associated lack of sexual fulfillment.
The Effect Of High Blood Pressure On Your Sex Life
The majority of you know that high blood pressure can increase your risk of heart disease and heart attacks. Chances are that your sex life is going to become non-existent or completely ruined if you and your partner continue to ignore high blood pressure.
What to do If High Blood Pressure is Affecting Your Sex Life
If you know you have high blood pressure and are struggling to perform sexually in the bedroom you need to take action now. Here are some suggestions to regain your old mojo and restore enjoyment of sex:
⇨ Stop consuming table salt (use sea salt or Himalayan salt instead)
⇨ Manage your stress (deal with the problems stressing you!)
⇨ Exercise regularly to maintain a healthy weight
⇨ Limit the consumption of alcohol and drink plenty of filtered water
⇨ Avoid foods which cause inflammation (wheat, sugar, trans-fats, preservatives)
⇨ Quit smoking
⇨ Learn the thought/action sequence required for hard and in control!
High blood pressure is a condition that can greatly affect the quality of your life. If you’re afraid of taking medication because it may have a negative impact on your sex life, then consult with a naturopathic doctor about natural cures for dealing with high blood pressure to prevent an ongoing erectile dysfunction problem.
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Hi, I am 54 years and suffering from diabetes which I believe is affecting my sex life. I want to know if I should consider anything else apart from what you have mentioned in “WHAT to do section”. Let me know if you have any more suggestions?
Hi Bryan, low energy caused by blood sugar imbalances (associated with diabetes) can contribute to erectile dysfunction problems. Stable blood sugar levels lead to increased energy. Avoid wheat as much as you can (because wheat spikes your blood sugar higher than sugar!) and try to stay away from sugar, fake foods and preservatives. Make sure you’re eating plenty of healthy fats including coconut, olive and avocado to stabilise your blood sugar.