The Silent Sex Slayer
Hypertension can have a devastating effect on heart health and sexual function. This webinar was curated to help better understand the side effects of high blood pressure and how that shows up in sexual functioning.
Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure, affects millions of people worldwide and is a significant risk factor for various health complications. One lesser-known consequence of hypertension is its potential impact on sexual function and intimacy. The attributable risk for hypertension and 30-year mortality among white men was 23.8% compared with 45.2% among black men and 18.3% for white women compared with 39.5% for black women. The data implies Black Americans may experience higher rates of sexual dysfunction due to hypertension and its pharmacology.
If left uncontrolled, hypertension can damage blood vessels and reduce blood flow throughout the body, including to the genitals. Reduced blood flow can lead to erectile dysfunction (ED) in men and sexual arousal disorders in women. Additionally, hypertension can contribute to other conditions that affect sexual function, such as atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), which can further hinder blood flow to the genital area.
Men with hypertension are more likely to experience ED compared to those with normal blood pressure. The condition can interfere with achieving and maintaining an erection, making sexual activity difficult or even impossible. Similarly, women with hypertension may face challenges related to arousal, lubrication, and orgasm.
When: February 24th, 2024
Time: 4 pm – 5:15 pm CST
Age Limit: 18+
The psychological impact of sexual dysfunction related to hypertension should not be overlooked. It can lead to feelings of frustration, embarrassment, and low self-esteem, affecting both you and your partner. Furthermore, the stress of managing hypertension and dealing with sexual issues can create a cycle of anxiety and worsen blood pressure control.
After this workshop, you will be able to discuss any concerns about sexual dysfunction with a healthcare provider to explore the most suitable treatment options. You will also possess the tools to advocate for yourself while improving your overall mental and sexual health.
Hypertension and sexual dysfunction are interconnected health issues that can significantly impact individuals’ quality of life and intimate relationships. If you want to see a change in your sexual health, sign up today.
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