Facts About Sex and High Blood Pressure
If youve got high blood pressure, should you avoid sex? Youll probably be happy to hear: to the contrary! It can be healthy for people with hypertension, as high blood pressure is called medically. Intercourse does boost blood pressure somewhat, but only momentarily. It doesnt affect the underlying basis of hypertension.
Orgasm usually produces relaxation, a release of nervous and musculor tension. Avoiding sex because of fear that it might affect you adversely doesnt make sense, because sexual activity has no connection with the mechanisms that cause elevated blood pressure.
Some drugs prescribed to control hypertension, may curb the sex drive and may cause impotency. This side effect can often be handled by reducing the dosage of the drug, or by switching to different drug. For those men who are hypertensive, Viagra and other drugs to treat erectile dysfunction might not be safe. Speak with your doctor.
A medication that causes impotence should never by simply abandoned without being replaced. To do so would be dangerous. A patient should insist on a full and frank discussion about possible side effects with his doctor. Sexual counseling is a vital adjunct in treating the high blood pressure sufferer.
SYMPTOMS OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE