If you or your partner have recently experienced a heart attack it is very likely that you are dealing with fear about how sexual intercourse can affect the heart health. Usually people who survive a heart attack have to go for heart surgery or have angina pectoris and sex problems are on the raise.
The sexual desire remains but people are afraid to do it. They are afraid to practice sex because they think that this act could lead to another heart attack with potentially fatal consequences.
Of course this fear is very logical. Your doctor will probably recommend that you do not have sex for a while. And even if you can get permission from a doctor, it does not mean that you will feel ready to do it.
When we talk about men, any concern about possible problems can cause difficulties in achieving an erection. In fact heart attack is one of the main reasons for impotency. As for women, they experience anorgasmia, a type of sexual dysfunction in which they cannot achieve orgasm.
The easiest and most effective way to deal with fear is to consult with a doctor (the best option is a cardiologist). You should consider this immediately after the surgery while you are at the hospital. Sexual performance is almost always a concern of people who survived a heart attack.
Feel free to make some examinations in order to find what can or what you can’t do. Doctors know how important sex is and they will do their best to give you proper advice.
In order to overcome fear experts usually suggest practicing masturbation. The good thing is that you can do this together with your partner so he or she won’t feel frustrated.
Fear is not the only reason for impotence or anorgasmia. A heart attack is a signal that something is wrong with our body too. It is directly linked with the health of the blood vessels and their ability to transfer blood (including blood transfer to the genitalia).
If you experience sharp pain in the chest, shortness of breath and or rapid hearbeat consult with your doctor. Don’t be embarrassed because these things are normal. Your doctor is there to help you have a normal sex life so there is nothing wrong if you ask.
So what can you do in order to have normal sex once again? If you are suffering from a heart disease, don’t practice sex while you are feeling angry or under pressure. Your heart already works rapidly and sex will only put more pressure on it.
Consult your doctor about taking medications that can lower the blood pressure. Using medications can help your heart deal easier with the arousal during sex.
A lot of people take their heart pills before having sex but keep in mind that those pills usually need to be taken in certain period of the day so stick to the instructions.
Medications that are prescribed for heart problems may reduce sexual performance. There are alternative medications that can work better so try to find the ones that are best for your sex life of course by consulting your doctor.