In a study published in Scielo, hypertension as a risk factor for female sexual dysfunction was further investigated.
A cross-sectional study looked at samples composing of 54 hypertensive patients and 54 normotensive patients.
The female sexual dysfunction was evaluated by the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI).
The study found that among hypertensive patients, 63 percent showed sexual dysfunction in opposition to 39 percent of normotensive patients.
Hypertensive women had 1.67 more chances of showing the dysfunction than women with normal blood pressure.
It was concluded that the sexual dysfunction prevalence is higher in hypertensive women than in normotensive women hence, hypertension is a potentiator factor for female sexual dysfunction.