Is chest pain normal during sex?
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Is chest pain normal during sex?

Is chest pain normal during sex?


Sex and risk of heart attack?

Benefits of sex for heart

Sex after a heart attack

Take Away 

There may be cause for concern if you experience chest pain during sex. Although not all chest pain experienced during sex is considered dangerous, it could be an indication of coronary heart disease (CHD), such as angina or reduced blood flow to the heart. Long last sex is an aerobic activity, just like walking, jogging, cycling, and swimming, since it boosts the breathing and heart rate. Angina can be triggered by any type of aerobic activity, particularly intercourse. According to a study, penile-vaginal sexual intercourse raises your heart rate and blood pressure to levels equal to climbing two flights of stairs, increasing your heart's demand for oxygen. The 10 to 15 seconds leading up to orgasm are the most intense.

Sex and risk of heart attack?

According to a study, the danger of a heart attack during, or during first hour or two after sex, is very low, just as it is with any other aerobic activity. Only 2 to 3 persons out of 10,000 who have healthy sex once a week will have a heart attack. It's the same rate like they've just added an hour of physical activity to their routine. According to an article, coital angina, which happens during or shortly after sexual activity, accounts for less than 5% of all anginal incidents.

Heart disease is the biggest cause of mortality for both women and men, and the seclusion of your bedroom is an excellent area to keep an eye out for indicators of the illness.

The following are some indicators to keep an eye out for:

  1. Chest discomfort. If you're not physically active, physical exertion during sex could be your first sign of heart trouble.
  2. Erectile dysfunction or ED. The symptoms of ED and heart disease are very similar. If you or a partner has erectile dysfunction, consult a doctor or other healthcare provider to rule out heart problems.
  3. Snoring is number three. Sleep apnea can be a contributing factor in the development of heart disease. Heart failure, stroke, heart arrhythmia, and excessive blood pressure have all been linked to oxygen deprivation during sleep apnea.
  4. Severe hot flushes If you're a woman under 45 and get hot flashes which usually increase in frequency at night, you're at risk for heart disease.

Benefits of sex for heart:

Sex, rather than harming your heart, may actually help it. Men who have sex at least 2 times a week and women who report having a good sex life are less prone to heart attack, according to studies. There could be a slew of protective advantages: Sex is a type of exercise that can help you strengthen the heart, lower blood pressure, reduce stress, and sleep better. Intimacy in a relationship can also help to strengthen bonds. According to Blaha, strong social ties can reduce emotions of loneliness, despair, and anxiety, all of which have been related to an increased risk of heart disease. It's fine to resume your normal activities as long as the doctor has given you permission and you aren't suffering any symptoms.

Sex after a heart attack:

sex should not be an issue even if you have any of the following:

  • A history of heart attack
  • Mild angina
  • Controlled arrhythmia
  • Stable heart disease
  • Mild or moderate valve disease
  • Mild heart failure
  • A pacemaker
  • An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)

If your cardiovascular illness has stabilised, the American Heart Association says it's usually safe to have sex. In general, it's thought that if you really can exercise to the point of breaking a light sweat without experiencing any symptoms, it's safe to participate in sexual activity. You should get a comprehensive examination, including a stress test, before resuming sexual activity. The results of the test will give an idea of how much sex and other activities you can physically handle.

Take Away 

Chest pain while sex is something that you should talk to your doctor about. It's possible that it's a symptom of heart disease. Sexuality can have a significant impact on one's health and quality of life. If you show indicators of heart disease, you should see a doctor or another healthcare professional. Ask your provider if it's safe for you to engage in sexual activity once your diagnosis is finalised and treatment choices have been identified. Ask your doctor how long you should wait after a heart attack or surgery before resuming sexual activity.