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Erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined as the persistent inability to attain or maintain penile
erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance, and is estimated to affect more than
100 million men worldwide.
Despite recent guidelines for the treatment of hypertension do not recommend beta blockers
for the initial treatment, still a significant proportion of patients are taking beta blockers.
Implications of beta blockers for ED have been considered since early 80’s. The exact
incidence of the ED due to beta blockade varies according to the type of beta blocker and
the nocebo effect.
Third generation beta blockers might overcome potential ED. Moreover proper education
and awareness of the patient may overcome underlying stressful conditions related to ED.