Hypertension as a Risk for Erectile Dysfunction: Implications for Sildenafil Use.

Hypertension is one of several risk factors for erectile dysfunction. Others include the cardiovascular risk factors of low levels of high density lipoprotein, high total cholesterol, smoking, and diabetes. Certain antihypertensive drugs, especially the thiazide diuretics, can contribute to erectile dysfunction. Sildenafil is the first oral agent available… CONTINUE READING