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I am 24 years old and I was diagnosed with high blood pressure last year after having consistent readings of around 155/100. I have had an EKG which came back normal, 24 hour blood pressure monitoring test which showed consistent high readings, 24 hour urinalysis test which came back normal, and a sonogram on both of my kidneys which revealed I have a small cyst about an inch big on my right kidney. I was prescribed 10 mg of Lisinopril which I have been taking and it has reduced my bp readings to around 150/65. I have constant dry mouth, dizziness, and headaches. I also have been having problems downstairs. I can still get an erection, but not near as strong as I should. Do you think this is correlated to my blood pressure. I'm really worried about this as I'm only 24 years old. I think I'm very healthy. I work out 5 days a week, I play in a basketball league, I try to eat good. I don't smoke, I don't do any drugs, and I only drink socially, never out of control.

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replied January 21st, 2011
High Blood Pressure and Hypertension Answer A18787
Welcome to the ehealthforum. I am really glad to help you out.

Common causes causing erection problem are stress and anxiety, poor communication, unrealistic sexual expectations, negative feelings about non performance, smoking, alcohol and medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart or thyroid conditions, poor circulation, low testosterone, depression, spinal cord and neurological causes.

Medications such as blood pressure medications (especially beta-blockers), heart medications (such as digoxin), some peptic ulcer medications, sleeping pills, and antidepressants may also cause erectile dysfunction.

It is only after examination can a diagnosis be drawn. Hence you should consult a urologist/psychiatrist to find out the underlying cause.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.

For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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