Enjoy Your Menopause!

December 10, 2008

Sex and Heart Disease

Filed under: health and wellness,Uncategorized — Beverly Mahone @ 2:18 pm

People who have a chronic illness — which may include heart disease, diabetes or asthma — may have ongoing pain or fatigue that can hinder a healthy sex life. 

The American Academy of Family Physicians offers suggestions for how to enjoy sex, despite having a chronic illness:

  • Figure out what time of day you feel healthiest and most energized, and plan sex around those times.
  • Try to get plenty of rest, and make yourself feel as relaxed as possible.
  • Don’t have sex within two hours of eating.
  • If you take pain medicine, take it at least 30 minutes before having sex.
  • Drink only limited amounts of alcohol, and don’t use tobacco. Both can affect sexual performance.


  1. I would add a couple of things.
    1–after a heart attack, you should be able to climb 2 flights of stairs without difficulty before engaging in sex.
    2–for men, if you are taking Beta Blockers, do not take any pharmaceutical enhancement agents, such as Viagra–you could have a very bad experience with a sudden drop in blood pressure.

    Comment by Pat Montgomery — December 11, 2008 @ 10:29 pm | Reply

  2. Ok, now waiting for Sex and menapause, or did I miss it? if it is here lets get more frank discussions. How much do men understand? Does chocolate replace it?

    Comment by blogcoach — January 24, 2009 @ 6:22 am | Reply

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