ckwell says, patients can talk with their doctors about possibly lowering the dosage, adding a second drug to combat some of the side effects or changing to a different medication.
2. Cardiac health. First, Rockwell would like to dispense with a common misconception. “I think the most common fallacy is that having sex is going to cause a heart attack,” she says. “The good news is it really isn’t the case.”
The majority of people with cardiovascular disease don’t need to alter their sex lives, she says. Some people may need to be careful about all physical activity immediately after a heart attack, or after the implantation of a pacemaker or cardioverter defibrillator, but even then, sex generally is safe as soon as the patient’s physician gives the go-ahead to resume physical activity.
3. Depression. Untreated depression, Rockwell says, can lead to many sexual difficulties. “People can experience lack of pleasure, lack of desire and lack of ability to perform,” she says.
Adding to the challenge is that some people with untreated depression have heard that antidepressants can negatively affect their sex lives. In reality, Rockwell says, most people on antidepressants don’t experience these problems. For those who do, doctors often can prescribe different dosages or different drugs to minimize the side effects.
4. Alcohol. As anyone who has ever seen a beer commercial knows, alcohol and sex are linked in the minds of many people. Indeed, Rockwell says, many people believe that alcohol will “get you in the mood.”
While a few drinks initially lower one’s inhibitions, drinking can lead to risky sexual behavior – not just for people with serious alcohol problems, but also among people who only occasionally have too much to drink. Additionally, Rockwell says, it doesn’t really help with one’s enjoyment of sex. “Overall, it decreases sexual pleasure because alcohol lowers your sensations,” she says. <Page: 1 2 3 4 Related medicine news :1
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