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What is the link between heart disease and sex?

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What is the link between heart disease and sex?

Intercourse is the ultimate expression of sexuality and is a common activity that offers an opportunity for people to free themselves from stress and tension.

So, ever heard of sexual problems in heart disease patients? Well, if not, this piece is for you.

Sexual desire may decrease leading to inhibition of feelings and failure of erection after the heart attack or surgery especially men. Also, such problems do occur in as many as 40% of happily married normal couples.

Causes of sexual problems in heart disease:

  1. Alcohol and tobacco
  2. Anxiety
  3. Depression
  4. Pre-existing sexual trouble
  5. Physical de-conditioning
  6. Few therapeutic drugs

Anxiety and depression are the two primary psychological reactions interfere with resumption of normal sex after a heart attack. And below is the list of few practical tips to regain a normal sex life.

  1. A proper communication with your partner
  2. Don’t skip the foreplay
  3. Environment matters! Good to have a relaxed and restful environment with room temperature. Extreme temperatures can create more stress on the heart.
  4. Resume it slowly
  5. Sexual intercourse should be avoided for 2 hours after a heavy meal to minimise strain on heart

For information and consultation:

Dr. M. Srinivas Rao
MBBS, MD ( internal medicine)
PGDID ( infectious diseases)
Certified sexual medicine expert

For any queries , kindly email to drtidybiz@gmail.com

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Did Covid-19 pandemic increased aggression among couples?

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Did Covid-19 pandemic increased aggression among couples?

As per a study, the pandemic caused by Covid-19 resulted in a six-to-eight fold increase in rates of intimate partner aggression.

The experimental study, published in the journal ‘Psychology of Violence’, by Georgia State University researchers found that the lockdown restrictions led by the Covid-19 pandemic have resulted in increased rates of physical and psychological aggression among couples.

Physical aggression increased from two acts per year to 15 acts per year. Psychological aggression increased from 16 acts per year to 96 acts per year.

“If you think about it, that [increase] represents an enormous shift in people’s day-to-day lives,” said the study’s lead author Dominic Parrott, professor of psychology and director of the Centre for Research on Interpersonal Violence.

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Can PCOS affect your sex life?

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal imbalance and it is common among women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or male hormone (androgen) levels.
The ovaries may develop numerous small collections of fluid (follicles) and fail to regularly release eggs.
A study found that 99 per cent of participants reported issues with sexual desire and/or arousal.
Also, another study in 2011 conducted in Sweden stated that women with PCOS reported decreased satisfaction with their sex life.
The best way to treat PCOS naturally is to eat plenty of leafy greens, avoiding sugar and carbs as much as possible, exercising regularly but stick to low-impact workouts like yoga and pilates. Also, get plenty of quality sleep.

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Here are the most common sexually transmitted infections in women

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Here are the most common sexually transmitted infections in women

STIs or Sexually Transmitted Infections are the infections caused by sexual contact, especially unprotected sex. We have summed up the list of STIs for you. Read on and take care.
1. Human Papillomavirus (HPV): This viral infection that causes the growth of warts. It can cause development of cervical cancer. The causes are sexual intercourse and other skin-to-skin contact. And when it comes to treatment, HPV vaccines are available for women of ages 9 to 45 years.
2. Chlamydia: This is a bacterial infection and the symptoms are abnormal vaginal discharge and bleeding, itching and abdominal pain. The causes are semen or vaginal fluid of infected person. Antibiotics work for treatment.
3. Gonorrhea: This is another bacterial infection like Chlamydia. Shockingly, it can affect sites other than the reproductive system as well like eyes, throat etc. The symptoms are frequent urination, fever, pain, heavier periods etc. Treatment can be antibiotics.

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