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I am a 51 year old male in relatively good health but my sex

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I am a 51 year old male in relatively good health but my sex drive has decreased in the past 18 months. I previously took prescribed Testosterone, which seemed to work for a few months, but after about 12 months I noticed no difference and quit taking it. It has been about 8 months since I quit taking it. Is there something that might increase my sex drive?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 2 years ago.
Hi. Welcome to JustAnswer. I shall try my best to assist you while you are corresponding with me.
Have you had loss of libido or loss of erections as well?
Are you on any other medication?
Previously diagnosed medical conditions?
Do you have an erection when you wake up in the morning?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Loss of libido. Although I am able to achieve an erection, it is short lived
The only medication I take is Hyzaar, which I've been taking for over a year
Other than the high blood pressure I have no medical conditions
I generally do not have an erection when I wake up in the morning, though I do at times
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 2 years ago.
Hi and thanks for the reply.
It is not certain yet whether you have erectile dysfunction due to a deficiency of testosterone or some other cause. Since, you have taken testosterone without benefit and also have morning erections, it is more likely that your ED is due to a vascular problem, and your hypertension can increase that risk. Since, hypertension causes loss of elasticity of small arteries.
You can benefit from Viagra (sildenafil) as a temporary measure, but I would suggest that you get this thoroughly investigated by a Urologist before you embark upon any medication.
Let me know if you have any queries about this.
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Best wishes.