It's well known that high blood pressure is linked to erectile dysfunction (ED), but it wasn't until about 10 years ago that researchers drew a similar connection to female sexual dysfunction (FSD). Understanding how high blood pressure impacts your sex life can help you find the treatment you need.

What causes high blood pressure?

High blood pressure is caused by a narrowing of your arteries, which happens as a result of long periods of stress or plaque buildup caused by poor diet and inactivity. As the arteries narrow, your heart continues to pump the same amount of blood, but the blood has more difficulty flowing regularly because there is less space to do so.

Ultimately, the pressure can put a strain on your heart, which increases