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Is Viagra use Advisable for Someone Diagnosed with Chronic Hypotension?

Viagra Question

I suffer from low blood pressure. It gets so bad that I often feel like I’m going to pass out when I get up quickly from a seated position. Lately, I’m also finding it increasingly difficult to get an erection. Is Viagra use advisable for someone diagnosed with chronic hypotension?


Answer

Erectile dysfunction drugs, including Viagra and the other PDE5 inhibitors, are not recommended for men who suffer from chronic low blood pressure, also known as hypotension. The PDE5 inhibitors work their magic by temporarily dilating blood vessels to optimize blood flow to the penis.

This dilation of the blood vessels causes low blood pressure. If you are already suffering from chronic hypotension, taking Viagra or another of the PDE5 inhibitors could cause such a precipitous drop in blood pressure that you become faint and even lose consciousness.

Consult your doctor to see if there are alternative treatments for your symptoms of ED that won’t exacerbate your low blood pressure and cause serious health issues.

About the Author

Mark Delano is the Managing Editor and handles all day to day operations for HealthyMale.com. He is a personal fitness trainer, nutritionist and avid mountain biker who also enjoys exploring the trails of Arizona. Besides his everyday duties at HealthyMale, Mark is also a guest columnist for several blogs related to men's health.

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