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Can high blood pressure cause erectile dysfunction?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

It is possible for high blood pressure to cause erectile dysfunction, especially if it is left untreated. High blood pressure damages your arteries and reduces the amount of blood that is able to flow through them. If the arteries controlling blood flow to your penis become hardened or narrow it may become increasingly difficult to keep an erection or to get one at all.

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