How Your Heart Affects Your Sexuality

Intimacy and Heart Disease: Resuming Sexual Intimacy

Be patient. Give your partner and yourself time to rebuild intimacy.

When you both feel ready for sex, start slowly. Having sex with a partner you know well doesn’t cause a heart attack. In fact, it takes only about as much energy as climbing two flights of stairs. Here are tips for resuming safe sexual intimacy.

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Using Oral Medications to Treat ED

Prescription oral medications are often very successful in treating ED. But men with certain health problems or who are taking certain other medications should not use them. And all medications may cause side effects. Talk with your doctor about whether oral ED medication is right for you, and the risks and benefits of the medication.

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Reference: Heart Disease section on Better Medicine

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