How High Blood Pressure Can Affect Your Sex Life

Understanding the physical causes

Blood vessel damage from high blood pressure reduces blood flow throughout your body. Lower blood flow to the pelvis may affect the sex lives of men and women.

Erectile dysfunction

The effects of high blood pressure on male sexual function may be more physically apparent than they are with women. Erectile dysfunction can happen when not enough blood flows to the penis to allow for an erection.

That can be a sign for a doctor to check for high blood pressure and other problems.

Loss of libido and interest

Women with high blood pressure may have lower libido and less interest in sex, especially if the condition is contributing to fatigue. If a woman’s blood flow to her vagina is reduced, it may also affect how her body responds both before and during intercourse.

Don’t let high blood pressure hurt your sex life: