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Your Libido And HBP Medications

A Guide To Increasing Your Sexuality While Taking Blood Pressure Drugs

Your libido and HBP medications is usually not a good combination. There are many reasons why your sexuality may come and go, but this article is on how you can find it when you miss it. Its been discovered that a lowered or disappeared libido occurs as an adverse side effect when you take Spironolactone (Aldactone), Thiazide diuretics and Methldopa (Aldomet), diuretics from the family of high blood pressure medications.

There are other side effects associated with these diuretics but I am only concentrating today on the ones that I know thats associated with impotence, your libido or your sexuality as a whole.

Being aware of your libido and HBP medications side effect, or the consumption of anything that is taken orally or applied topically to your body is very important.  In some instances you may be able to stop using them, eat foods that gives a natural viagra affect, or your doctor can change your medication to a different class of drugs.

Your Doctors knows what type of blood pressure meds that can actually boost your libido, all you have to do is bring it to their attention.

Your Sexual Desires

Everyone goes through periods when you seems to have lost your mojo and another time you go through periods of feeling frisky.  So lets highlight what may be killing your sex drive apart from stress and your high blood pressure medications.

Some antidepressants are known to kill libido, so discuss with your doctor what other antidepressant drug can treat your illness and also increase your sex drive.

Even your birth control pills can affect your sexuality. If you notice a change in your sexual desire discuss with your doctor.  There is an alternative out there.

Happy couples have sex at least once a week so if your sex drive is dwindling, check it out, there may be an underlying medical condition. Your sex hormones may need a little help and with the right treatment you could be back on track.

Ideas To Amp Up Your Libido

Sex is one of the most relaxing and enjoyable activities that sometimes is affected by tension and life difficulties.  Most of these sexual blockage can be eliminated. Here are some tips to amp up your sex life and this goes for both women and men:

Yoga Postures That Increases Your Sex Drive

The relaxing effects of yoga's deep breathing and calming of the autonomic nervous system help your blood flow to your pelvic organs.  Here are three lust-stimulating poses for you to practice. Yoga Pose
  • The Cobra pose is known to increase your testosterone levels. Studies revealed there was a 16 percent surge in individuals who practice this pose.

  • Extended Side Angle posture stretches out your pelvis and creates a feeling of vulnerability. This gives you a need for real intimacy.

  • Savanna (Corpse Pose) usually the final pose of a yoga class that helps you to quiet your mind, recharge and be fully present.

A Natural Viagra Affect

These foods are known high blood pressure prevention foods as well as having giving a natural viagra effect.

  • Chickpeas is a great source of zinc that helps to regulate testosterone levels in men. So include it in salads or have some veggies with hummus.

  • Blueberries and strawberries contain an antioxidant called anthocyanin that boost circulation creating a natural viagra effect and is also great at controlling hypertension.

  • Watermelons according to A & M University research states that the citrulline, a nutrient found in watermelon, relaxes your blood vessels and increases the circulation of blood to all parts of your body.  This was a surprise to me as this was the first time I am hearing of this study.

Changes To A Weak Libido And HBP Medications Combo Is Possible

The effects of a dwindling libido and HBP medications consumption is a proven fact, so you have to explore new ways to rev-up your sex drive. Creating a more open and honest expression of your thoughts and expectations are possible with some of these suggestions:

  • It is good to express your wants and needs with your partner and be open to exploring new things, new places, new ways to make love. Your wants may have changed over the years, don't get stuck in a rut, try a new position.

  • Your partner should make you feel safe and wanted. Mutual respect, and being in a loving relationship where you can be open and honest is also important.

  • Some people like sex to be spontaneous while other like to set aside a specific time for sex to which you both can look forward to. Just make sure it is a regular part of your life.

  • Sometimes you or your partner may not feel like having sex, make allowances for that. You can still be intimate, touch each other, caress, stroke and massage each other, no sex doesn't mean no physical contact.

  • Read more on erectile dysfunction here.

The fact is any chronic condition you may have can wreck havoc on your libido and HBP medications plays its part there.  So you barely have any energy left for anything else but surviving.  But if you have lost your sexuality have a talk with your doctor today, include aphrodisiac inducing foods, and with the right treatment you could get your mojo back.

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