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Women often fear sex after a heart attack

Woman_on_bed
July 24, 2013

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Sarah
August 17, 2013

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masoud
July 25, 2013

“Women in this study wanted their doctors to offer them guidance on when to resume sexual activity. But for most of them, that advice never came.” i feel bad for the poor husband

Dr.Ambrose
July 25, 2013

You and your partner may be concerned about having sex after your heart attack. Many people believe it might be too strenuous.

However, there’s no evidence to suggest that having sex increases your risk of another heart attack. Once you’ve recovered, you’re no more likely to trigger another heart attack through sexual activity than someone who has never had a heart attack

If you have stable cardiovascular disease, the best way to improve your stamina is through a cardiac rehabilitation program followed by regular, doctor-approved exercises and medicated products.

Exercise will also reveal how much exertion you can tolerate, which will tell you how much activity is safe for you.

Thanks,
Dr.Ambrose

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