Hypertension and Erectile Dysfunction Treatment

by Alex Shteynshlyuger MD


If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation, please contact us or call/text: 1-646-663-5211.

We have excellent reviews from patients and their partners.  Information for out-of-state and international patients.  Find out our office hours or directions to our office

We offer affordable appointment prices with or without insurance.  Low-cost Viagra (sildenafil) and Cialis (tadalafil) are available to our patients.

The board-certified urologists at New York Urology Specialists have extensive experience in the treatment of men with ED caused by high blood pressure, diabetes and renal insufficiency.


The Significance of High Blood Pressure

ED and HypertensionAbout 20% of the world’s adult population is suffering from hypertension (high blood pressure).  Among men and women over age 60, more than 50% have elevated blood pressure.

High blood pressure leads to a number of complications over time. Most of these complications are a result of damage to blood vessels.

Erectile dysfunction is a very important complication of long-standing high blood pressure.  High blood pressure damages the blood vessels over many years which leads to inadequate blood flow to the penis.  Poor blood flow causes difficulty in getting erections and weak erections.  Hypertension can cause stroke, blockage of coronary vessels in the heart leading to angina (chest pain) and myocardial infarctions (heart attacks). Damage to the retina of the eye can also result from high blood pressure.

Signs and Symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction also called impotence, refers to difficulty with getting and keeping erections that are sufficiently hard for sex. Problems with erections can be caused by high blood pressure, testosterone problems, diabetes, obesity, and many other medical problems.

How High Blood Pressure Causes Erectile Dysfunction

There are two main mechanisms involved in long-standing hypertension that lead to erectile dysfunction. As already mentioned, long-standing hypertension leads to vascular damage. When uncontrolled hypertension persists over a long time, penile blood vessels are damaged and the erection cannot occur. High blood pressure can also damage the vessels in the heart and the brain.  A similar process affects men with diabetes and erectile dysfunction. Men who have diabetes and high blood pressure tend to have higher chances of experiencing problems with weak erections.

The second mechanism that leads to erectile dysfunction in hypertension involves the use of anti-hypertensive drugs. These drugs are necessary but can have sexual side effects. Thiazide diuretics can cause erectile dysfunction.  Beta-blockers can also contribute to erectile dysfunction.

Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction in Hypertensive Patients

Treatment of ED in NYC

Oral medications for erectile dysfunction include phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors or PDE5 inhibitors, such as sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis), vardenafil (Levitra).

A new and effective treatment option that works for as many as 80% of men with high blood pressure is shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunctionCialis for men with high blood pressure in combination with shockwave therapy can often lead to excellent results in men with high blood pressure.

Another commonly used treatment option involves injections in the penis of alprostadil (prostaglandin E) directly into the penile shaft, which leads to an erection. This is called injection therapy for ED.   A penile implant is another effective treatment option for ED, which works even when other treatment options do not work.

Vacuum erection device is another option for the treatment of ED but a little cumbersome and used by few men long-term.

The newest treatment option for erectile dysfunction in men with vascular erectile dysfunction caused by hypertension is shockwave therapy for ED or EDSWT which is a very effective treatment option for many men with vascular ED, including men with high blood pressure.

Erection Problems Caused By Medication Side Effects

If erectile dysfunction is caused by medications, your primary care doctor or cardiologist may be able to change the causative medication to a different medication.

For example, some antihypertensive drugs like ARBs (angiotensin receptor blockers) are less likely than thiazide diuretics to cause erectile dysfunction.  It is important to remember that if your erection problems occurred before you started the medication, the medication is NOT the cause of your erection problems. The underlying high blood pressure and other medical problems are the cause of ED in this situation.

What is the Mechanism of ED in Patients with High Blood Pressure?

The physiological mechanism of erection involves the release of nitric oxide in the corpus cavernosum (a modified blood channel) in response to sexual stimulation.

Nitric oxide molecules lead to an increase in cyclic guanosine monophosphate or cGMP levels; this, in turn, causes relaxation of smooth muscles in the walls of the blood vessels. Relaxation of smooth muscles leads to the increased diameter of these vessels and accumulation of blood which causes erection by a hydraulic effect.

The cGMP is broken down by the PDE5 enzyme. The drugs that inhibit this enzyme lead to prolongation of smooth muscle relaxation, and hence, maintain an erection. These medications (Viagra, Cialis, etc) cannot be used by patients who are taking nitrates such as nitroglycerin. A synergistic action may lead to a sudden and dangerous decrease in blood pressure in men who use nitroglycerin and take PDE5 inhibitors.

Shockwave treatment for ED can be used to overcome the effect of hypertension and can help many men with high blood pressure get better erections even if they need to use nitroglycerin on occasion.

Where to Get Treatment for ED in NYC?

At New York Urology Specialists, we offer specialized treatment for ED for men. Same-day appointments are available.

Call/text today: 1-646-663-5211 or make an appointment online.  

We treat sexual and erection problems and offer comprehensive STD testing for infections.  We treat penile problems in men, including phimosis, balanitis, penile irritation, and penile redness. We perform a no-scalpel vasectomy, vasectomy reversal, cosmetic circumcision, circumcision revision, penile frenuloplasty. We offer confidential appointments.

Our prices are ED treatment prices are affordable with or without insuranceLow-cost Viagra (sildenafil) and Cialis (tadalafil) are available to our patients.  We offer free insurance verification.

Read Real Stories of Men who Underwent Treatment for ED at New York Urology Specialists.

We offer ED treatment to patients within driving distance to our offices as well as from other states and countries.  Our patients come from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut, and over 30 countries worldwide.

What do Penile Problems Look Like?

You can find pictures of penile problems including before and after treatment images in our image gallery.

What You Need to Know:

Why Choose New York Urology Specialists for Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction?

  • All treatment is performed by a board-certified urologist experienced in treating men with symptoms of ED, premature ejaculation, and other sexual problems using medical therapy, minimally invasive therapies, lasers, and surgery.
  • We are one of the few practices in the region to offer a full range of options for the treatment of sexual, and erection problems in men.
  • We offer diagnostic testing in our office which avoids hospital costs.
  • Extensive Experience: Thousands of men have treated successfully using medical therapy, shockwave therapy for ED, penile injections with Trimix, and penile implant surgery.
  • Confidential and Understanding Care. We understand that most of our patients desire privacy.  We see patients with a variety of urological problems. Your reason for visiting us is entirely confidential.
  • We are one of the few practices in the region to offer a full range of options for the treatment of sexual and erection problems in men.
  • We are conveniently located within 30-60 minute commute to men who are seeking ED treatment in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Long Island, Bronx, and New Jersey.

Scheduling Appointments for ED Treatment at New York Urology Specialists


If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation, please contact us or call/text: 1-646-663-5211.

We have excellent reviews from patients and their partners.  Information for out-of-state and international patients.  Find out our office hours or directions to our office

We offer affordable prices with or without insurance.  Low-cost Viagra (sildenafil) and Cialis (tadalafil) are available to our patients.

We offer weekday, weekend, and evening office hours.

Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a board-certified urologist, who specializes in all aspects of care for sexual problems in men including ED, premature ejaculation, and other sexual concerns.  He has successfully treated hundreds of men with sexual problems including ED and poor libido.


Patients Reviews

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by on Jan 24, 2020

Peronis Disease
by on Aug 04, 2019

Dr Alex was both knowledgeable and concise with his diagnosis and advice which was well received. Dr was her knowledgeable in the subject and provided good advice.

3P Removal
by on Jul 24, 2019

Went to get my penile papule remove. Got done same day, it was fast, great staff, and most importantly, pleased with the result.

Recommendation
by on Jul 18, 2019

Therefore I would like to recommend you to anyone who need your services.

Urology Visit
by on Jul 18, 2019

Staff were all very welcoming. Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger was very knowledgeable and attentive during my time spent with him.

Outstanding
by on Jul 09, 2019

Went in for a procedure with Dr. Alex and he was very calm and thorough about the the operation and the recovery. From the front desk to his assistants, everyone was very courteous, professional and polite. I highly recommend NY Urologist Specialist. They are outstanding!!!

Friendly , courteous, effiecient and professional
by on Sep 15, 2018

Wyts Wyts recommends New York Urology Specialists via Facebook. September 15, 2018 · Friendly , courteous, effiecient and professional staff members. This office i highly recommend for any and all Urology matters. Dr Alex Shteynshlyuger is very professional and knowledgable easy to communicate with. Thanks Dr Alex

Satisfied Patient
by on Sep 15, 2018

I am very please and satisfied with everything that has been offorded to me by New York Urology Specialist Office.....Dr Alex

Surgical Procedure
by on Sep 01, 2018

Dr Alex and his staff are through professionals in every sense of the word. From initial diagnosis to a period of evaluating and ruling out options, we decided upon a surgical solution, which appears for the most part to have corrected the issue. Thanks to Ana, and the staff, especially Dr. Alex for treating me so well. Best regards, Lee

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by on Aug 16, 2018

Outstanding service

A very good doctor
by on Aug 15, 2018

Dr. Alex Shteynshlyugerand is careful, patient, experienced. Uses innovative approaches, that actually yield results. He is indeed a good doctor, in every sense

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by on Apr 11, 2018

I am very satisfied with the treatment I received at new york urology specialist and would recommend them to other patients.they are the very best.

My wife was elated
by on Jan 15, 2018

Well I put it to use last night and man, good job. My wife was elated. u made it much better somehow, so thank u for fixing my penis

Thankful
by on Dec 05, 2017

"Cannot express how thankful I am I found Dr. Shtetnshlyuger. After undergoing surgery to correct a penile torsion I couldn't be happier with the results. A great doctor who is clearly good at what he does. With something as important as your private area, It's nice to be able to rest easy and know you are in good hands.." via HealthGrades.com 12/5/2017

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by on Nov 19, 2017

I am writing to thank dr. Alex. He is thorough, professional, knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. I have seen him for ED and prostate issues, and he has explained all my options clearly, and found solutions that have been a great help. thank you! I highly recommend both Dr. Alex and his staff, which I find to be helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and very professional. They are a pleasure to deal with and all have been a great help.

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by on Sep 14, 2017

I am very much thankful for meeting Dr Alex .I had a very serious medical problem I visited many doctors but none could not help me it was very difficult for me until I visited Dr Alex after a couple visits my medical problem is no more I feel very great also I felt almost 20 years younger Dr Alex is second to none fantastic doctor. Thanks again Dr Alex from my family.

Excellent doctor
by on Jul 03, 2014

I am feeling better now after visiting clinic New York urology specialists. Excellent staff and appointment on time.

Thank you for excellent care
by on Jan 07, 2013

Dear Dr. Alex: We want to thank you for the excellent care you provided for George during his emergency operation and the follow up treatment. Your quiet, confident manner was reassuring to us during a very scary time for us. We will never forget you. George Sally R. Date: 2013

We love you!
by on Feb 16, 2012

Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger and Staff – Thank you so much for taking care of my husband Bob. Dr. Alex: I thank God everyday for you. You were an answer to prayer.

ED is Treatable in Nearly Every Man

Excellence-Urology_Care-banner2At New York Urology Specialists, our urologists are specially trained in the evaluation and treatment of erectile dysfunction.  We understand the challenges that ED creates for our patients, their relationships, and their self-esteem.  We help you find a treatment for erectile dysfunction that fits your needs, lifestyle, and your preferences.

Urologists are doctors specializing in the treatment of men with erectile dysfunction. By the virtue of our experience and skill, we are able to offer an effective treatment option for nearly every man who desires an effective treatment for ED.  We offer medical and surgical treatment for erectile dysfunction.

We Treat Some of the Most Complex ED Problems Including:

Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Shteynshlyuger:

Call/text today: 1-646-663-5211 or make an appointment online

Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship-trained board-certified urologist with expertise in the evaluation and treatment of sexual and erection problems in men using modern effective and proven treatment methods.  We offer inflatable penile implant, shockwave therapy for ED, and treatment for Peyronie’s disease.

He is highly recommended by top primary care physicians in the New York area. If you or someone you know has been experiencing urological symptoms, make an appointment to take advantage of Dr. Shteynshlyuger’s expert advice. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.


If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation, please contact us or call/text: 1-646-663-5211.

We have excellent reviews from patients and their partners.  Information for out-of-state and international patients.  Find out our office hours or directions to our office

We offer affordable appointment prices with or without insurance.  Low-cost Viagra (sildenafil) and Cialis (tadalafil) are available to our patients.

We offer weekday, weekend, and evening office hours.

 

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