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How do you handle sexual issues caused by heart failure?

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If your heart failure is causing changes in your sex life:

  • Talk openly with your partner.
  • Find different ways to show affection.
  • Have sex when you're rested and physically comfortable.
  • Have realistic performance expectations.
  • Be caring, loving, and honest with each other.
  • Your medications may affect arousal and sexual performance. Talk to your doctor about your concerns.

From: Living With Heart Failure WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Heart Failure" and "How can I Live With Heart Failure?"

Heart Failure Society of America: "Learn More About Heart Failure."

 

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on January 23, 2017

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Heart Failure" and "How can I Live With Heart Failure?"

Heart Failure Society of America: "Learn More About Heart Failure."

 

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on January 23, 2017

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