What Are The Drugs To Prevent Hypertension?
Good morning, r nI want to ask about hypertension medication. R nFor the past 1 year, I have been taking 300 mg of hypertension medication irbersartan and 5 mg of amlodipine. And my blood pressure is normal r n r nBut in recent days I saw an article on HealthReplies.com about hypertension drugs that can cause erectile dysfunction, one of which is amlodipine. According to doctors, what hypertension drugs can replace amlodipine? Because I also don’t want that to happen. R n r nThank you for your attention.
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. High blood pressure or hypertension is a condition where a person's blood pressure reaches a number greater than equal to 140/90 mmHg. This condition can be caused by congenital abnormalities in blood vessels, kidney disease, side effects of drugs and thyroid disease and increases the risk for those who smoke, are obese, and old age.
Controlling high blood pressure is important because if left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to enlargement of the heart chamber, heart failure, kidney failure, fat accumulation in the walls of blood vessels, impaired blood flow to the brain, and erectile dysfunction. Unfortunately, in some types of hypertension drugs, it's the drugs that cause erectile dysfunction. Among the drugs known to cause erection problems are drugs that are classified as diuretics and beta blockers.
Other anti-hypertensive drugs, such as ACE inhibitors, alpha blockers and CCBs of which amlodipine are one type can indeed cause erectile dysfunction, but are likely to be one of the lowest compared to other drugs. So that in fact the drug you are taking is one of the safest when judged from a sexual aspect.
But if you already feel symptoms of erectile dysfunction, such as difficulty maintaining an erection, difficulty building an erection, decreased libido and so on, it is not impossible that it is caused by amlodipine. If this is the case, the use of amlodipine can be replaced but it must be done by an internal medicine doctor who treats you, you cannot just replace it. We also cannot change immediately because we don't know your medical history, how high your blood pressure is and how normal your blood pressure is now. Therefore, our advice if you are worried, please consult again about your desire to change drugs to an internal medicine doctor. But if there are no complaints that lead to it, you should first postpone that desire. So, hopefully it answers your question.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa