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impotence problems/hormone levels
An_192072 posted:
Can hypertension and cholestrol effect your sex drive and cause erection problems.I also would like to know can these problems prevent me from getting my wife pregnant.She is in perfect health and she is 38 years old.I am also 38 years old but I was diagnose with hypertension and high cholestrol.Can this effect my sperm count and hormone levels preventing me from getting my wife pregnant.
Amelia_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi Anon_131526,

Hypertension and/or hypertension medication can actually cause erectile dysfunction. According to WebMD Infertility and Men , "Erectile dysfunction can be caused by psychological problems such as anxiety, guilt, or low self-esteem. It is also caused by physical problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease."

You might also be interested in reading the WebMD's HBP &ED for more information.

Luckily, there are many treatments for erectile dysfunction , so I would highly suggest that you speak with your physician about this concern. Many men suffer from ED and you might also be interested in other member and expert insight in the WebMD Erectile Dysfunction Community . I wish you and your wife the best and hope that you are able to speak with your physician soon. Take care!
Best Wishes! Amelia

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