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Hypertensi?on or NO Sex Life
Anon_130552 posted:
Please advise me how to discuss this with my doctor. I am taken 40MG of Lisinopril and 50MG of Carvedilol daily for Hypertension. He has me with 20MG daily Levitra Tablets for ED. I am not able to get an erection with the 20MG. Therefore I have to limited the blood pressure meds. Then take 40MG Levitra to have a full erection for intercourse.
My wife and I ( am 60) is not want to stop use my penis for sex.
But am I placing myself in danger overdosing on Levitra or limiting HP meds. I guess I will die HARD. Thanks
billh99 responded:
While beta blockers do have a reputation to causing ED problems often the ED problem is related to the cause of cause of high blood pressure.

Now I have no idea of what your health is like or what levels your BP is.

But losing weight, if needed, increasing levels of exercise and a healthly diet can often both lower the BP (and thus reducing the needs for BP meds) and also increasing blood flow which helps with the ED.

Those changes do take months to become effective.

But in the meantime talk to your doctor about replacing the beta blocker (Carvedilo) with a different class of BP med.
derfberger responded:
before i started playing around with dosage i'd be talking to my Dr.

Both those meds drop blood pressure by enlarging the arteries but in different ways. Could easily pass out

Lisinopril is an ACE inhibitor

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