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. Yet it is still possible to have a healthy, active sex life with heart disease. Making love is like any other form of aerobic exercise. It elevates your heart rate and blood pressure and increases your heart's demand for oxygen—especially in the 10 to 15 seconds when you reach orgasm. Studies in men have compared the cardiac exertion of having sex to that of climbing two flights of stairs.
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