This month happens to be American Heart Month. Early detection is crucial, says Laxmi Mehta, M. For many patients, the first time they experience chest pain is during intercourse, Mehta says. The reason is really unsexy, actually. Erectile dysfunction and heart disease are closely associated. Snoring may seem harmless though incredibly irritating to your partner , but it can be a warning sign for heart issues in men and women.
Is Sex Dangerous If You Have Heart Disease?
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By: Steven Nissen, MD. Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. The question seems simple. The answer is complicated, in part because of the limits of what research can tell us.
When is sex too stressful for your heart?
Author: Laxmi Mehta, MD. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women. Some heart disease indicators might reveal themselves only in the privacy of your bedroom. Take note of these five warning signs:. For some women, chest pain during sex might be the first time they discover they have chest pain at all.
Having heart disease—or a past heart attack—can disrupt your life in so many ways. For one thing, it can make you pause before doing activities you didn't think twice about in the past—including having sex. Although the study didn't get into the reasons why women stop having sex, it suggested that one cause for this abstinence is the fear that sex will trigger a repeat heart attack.