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Posted by: Joe | 2009-04-17

Hypertension

Over the last year or so my wife is constantly sick in one way or another. She has just been informed she is suffering from hypertension and been prescribed a beta blocker. We are in our late fifties and enjoy a good sex life. We often read of men on hypertension drugs experiencing a loss of interest in sex. Are these beta blockers likely to suppress her sexual desire and, if so, is there anything we or she can do or take to overcome the problem ?

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as you pointed out, it is scientifically recognised that men with high blood pressure are at a greater risk of developing sexual dysfunction and now new research shows that the same holds for women. however, as a new study, very little has been written about this topic. please consult your GP for advice on the best treatment option for your wife. if your GP is unable to assist, please phone our helpline for a doctor that can assist you: 0860 100 262.

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