This content does not have an English version. Make an appointment. Be understanding of the emotions that both of you may be experiencing. But don't be tempted to quit any of your cardiac medicines because of sexual side effects. Stein R.
Jaarsma T. Mayo Clinic does not endorse companies or products. If you have any sexual difficulties, don't be shy about talking to your cardiologist or other doctor. However, anyone who experiences shocks should discuss the problem with a cardiologist.
Take all your medications as directed, and don't skip meds for fear of sexual side effects. A group of German scientists worked with people who had had a heart attack. Research suggests that participating in an exercise program helps boost oxygen levels and reduces your heart rate during sexual activity, making it safer and more pleasant. Faulty circulation reduces the amount of blood that reaches the sex organs, which can lead to erectile difficulties in men. An important caveat is that men who take nitrates to control angina symptoms should not use drugs for erectile dysfunction such as sildenafil Viagra and tadalafil Cialis.
Then, the scientists followed their health progress for ten years. Rothenbacher D. Stein R. The patients answered questions about sexual activity in the year before their heart attack.