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High Cholesterol and Erectile Dysfunction

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High Cholesterol and Erectile Dysfunction

Find answers to many of the most common questions about high cholesterol and its relation to erectile dysfunction problems. The following are common questions that men just like you are asking about ED and prostate problems.

Why does high cholesterol cause erectile dysfunction?

As explained on our About High Cholesterol and ED page, high cholesterol can narrow or block arteries that carry vital blood flow to the penis and can also damage nerves inside the penis. This can result in erectile dysfunction and, if not treated properly, impotence

I have high cholesterol and oral medications did not work for me. Is this normal?

This is quite normal. Although oral ED medications can help relieve the symptoms of ED, their effectiveness often depends on each man’s personal medical condition. There are, however, other safe and effective ED treatment options available to men with high cholesterol. For a complete list and description of available treatment options visit the Treatment Options page.

What treatments are available to me if I suffer from high cholesterol and ED?

There are many treatment options available to men with high cholesterol and erectile dysfunction Yet, it is important to remember that ED treatments work best if the patient has undergone the lifestyle modifications necessary to curb the effects of high cholesterol. In addition to oral medications, there are a wide variety of other ED treatments available depending on a patient’s specific condition. For a complete list of treatment options available visit the Treatment Options page.

Do cholesterol medications have sexual side effects?

There are some sexual side effects associated with certain cholesterol-lowering medications. It is not uncommon to hear about a decreased sex drive, statin erectile dysfunction, Zocor side effects, statin side effects or Simvastatin side effects. If you are suffering from these symptoms, don’t worry. There are many treatment options available to help reverse these side effects without interfering with the effectiveness of the cholesterol-lowering drug. For a complete list and description of available treatment options visit the Treatment Options page.

If I have high cholesterol, will I become impotent?

Studies show that 80% of all cases of impotence are caused by arteriosclerosis, which is caused by high cholesterol levels. If left untreated, there is a high probability that high cholesterol will eventually lead to serious sexual symptoms. You can reverse the sexual symptoms of high cholesterol by taking cholesterol-lowering medications, getting proper exercise and by maintaining a healthy diet. You should speak with your doctor about a treatment plan that can help lessen the risk of developing ED.

I have high cholesterol and have no symptoms of ED. Am I in the clear?

There are no steadfast rules as to how high cholesterol will affect your ability to perform sexually. Studies show, however, that male impotence doubles when cholesterol levels are above 240 when compared to men with cholesterol levels below 180. If you have high cholesterol and don’t have any sexual symptoms as of yet, it’s time to lower your cholesterol levels before symptoms begin to appear.

I have specific questions about my condition. Can I speak to someone personally?

Of course! Boston Medical Group has helped many men regain sexual function without disturbing medications that keep high cholesterol under control. Boston Medical Group counselors are well versed in all areas of erectile dysfunction. Call 877-507-7289.



Men's High Cholesterol Sex FAQs

High cholesterol in men can lead to all sorts of unwanted side effects including sex problems like erectile dysfunction.