Sexual activity of humans is controlled by multiple organ systems, including the endocrine system, central nervous system, peripheral nervous system and blood vessels. Vascular system have great influence to sexual function, so the treatment status of hypertension or atherosclerosis can cause impotence by reducing blood flow to the erectile tissue of the penis. Some cardiovascular drugs influence sexual activity.
Antihypertensive drugs: most of the drugs used to treat high blood pressure can cause impotence in varying degrees due to a direct effect on the vascular system and reduces blood pressure in reproductive organs education.
Decline in sexual function due to the diuretic relatively uncommon, only about 5% of users. The expression can be met as impotence, ejaculation disorders, and decreased ability to excitement. Although all groups diuretic can cause this expression, but most commonly with thiazide group.
The group of sympathetic beta-blockers such as metoprolol, nadolol, propranolol are at risk of causing sexual dysfunction due to direct effects on the vascular system and the sympathetic nervous system, this risk increase agreement with the dose of the drug. The common manifestation, especially decreased libido and ejaculation dysfunction, propranolol also own cause an erection in the morning.
The other cardiovascular drugs: Digoxin causes erectile dysfunction syndrome and breast to in about one third of men taking drugs, drug mechanisms can reduce testosterone levels and increased levels of estrogen. Disopyramidole, an anti-arrhythmic drugs have also been noted that can cause erectile dysfunction. In addition to the drug, the cholesterol lowering statin drugs and fibrates have been shown to cause decreased erectile capability and libido in men.
According to Health & Life