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Rapid pulse rate, high BP. Can low testosterone cause this? Taking Lisinopril, Norvasc

My 32 year old husband is experiencing a rapid pulse rate which stays above 100. His blood pressure has been as high as 190/114 while his pulse was 90. His BP can range from 150 s-170 s over 89 - 110. Can low testosterone cause any of this? Or can high BP cause low T? Does low T play any part in BP? His PCP put him on lisinopril 10 mg i po qd and Norvasc 10mg i po qd.
Asked On : Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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Cardiologist 's  Response
There has been a lot of studies showing there is association between low testosterone and high blood pressure and men who have low testosterone are more likely to die of heart disease, one of the complications of high blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure and are concerned about low testosterone
i m explaining various theory for that
1) low testosterone and high blood pressure both are age related
2)high blood pressure peoples appear to have lowered levels of testosterone in their blood, because they have less-active sex lives
3) men with hypertension are at increased risk of impotence, and this is often seen as a side effect of blood pressure medications.
there is just association , but low testosterone itself not cause hypertension
your husband blood pressure is still high , start life style modification and consult with doctor for increase medicines
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General & Family Physician Dr. Michelle Gibson James's  Response
Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

The link between testosterone and blood pressure is still being explored. It is thought that testosterone increases that absorption of sodium in the kidneys, this would actually lead to an increase in blood pressure.
A study looked at men with normal and high blood pressure. The testosterone was higher in the men with the high blood pressure.

With this in mind, it is not likely that the low testosterone is causing your husband's high blood
pressure or visa versa.
Low testosterone can occur is there are problems with the testes themselves or it can be related to the pituitary or hypothalamus. These are structures in the brain that release hormones that stimulate the production and release of testosterone from the testes.

I hope this helps
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