Blood Pressure medications cause erectile dysfunction in men
Today’s new miracle drug for blood pressure are ACE inhibitors.
The ACE inhibitors include enalapril (Vasotec), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril) and ramipril (Altace).
People have been asking for a while if these drugs cause ED.
The answer is, YES, they do. Here’s why.
ACE (angiotensin-converting-enzyme) inhibitors cause the relaxation of blood vessels.
But they also MASSIVELY kill erections. Because…
…erections are created by filling blood vessels…so it’s not surprising that high blood pressure medications kill erections.
These medications for high blood pressure cause severe erectile dysfunction issues in many if not most men taking them.
They also cause lower libido in addition to the simple inability to get good quality erections.
But doctors don’t tell you that.
Why ACE inhibitors cause ED in men.
It turns out that the ACE inhibitors lower DHEA which is important in producing testosterone and other male hormones.
So these ACE inhibitors lower the production of many downstream male hormones, called androgens, that are needed for good libido and erections.
USERS OF ACE INHIBITORS HAD SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER SERUM DHEA AND ALSO TENDED TO HAVE LOWER SERUM ANDROSTENEDIONE AND ANDROST-5-ENE-3Β,17Β-DIOL.
That means that many of the male androgens necessary for powerful erections are absent when you take ACE inhibitors.
Who knew? Did the drug companies know that ACE inhibitors disrupt male hormones and kill erections in men?
Well, a lot of people knew.
It was obvious from day one when ACE inhibitors were being tested that the interfered with male erections.
So, what do you do now, especially if you are on ACE inhibitors?
First, you might want to talk to your doctor about getting off of the ACE inhibitor.
Second, you may want to see if you can get OFF the pills. A new “blood pressure brew” you make and drink at home can lower blood pressure by 20 points or more.
Then your doctor will say, “stop taking those pills, you don’t need them anymore.”