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How can you make having sex easier when you have COPD?

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This good form of exercise is also one of the most fun. But prepare yourself a bit:

Don’t exercise or have sex if you have a fever or nausea, feel chest pain, or are out of oxygen.

  • Don’t have sex after a big meal or after you drink alcohol.
  • Keep the room cool.
  • Let your partner be more active.
  • If you use oxygen, don’t cut back. In fact, keep it on the entire time. In addition, use an inhaler about 5 minutes before you start. It will reduce wheezing.

From: Everyday Tips for Living With COPD WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Paul Boyce on February 06, 2019

Medically Reviewed on 02/06/2019

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “COPD.”

American Lung Association: “Learn About COPD.”

National Health Service (U.K.), “Living With COPD.”

COPD Foundation: “Breathing Techniques.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Diseases & Conditions: COPD Exercise & Activity Guidelines,” “Diseases & Conditions: Nutritional Guidelines for People with COPD.”

Beaumont Health: “7 Tips for Safer Sex with COPD.”

Reviewed by Paul Boyce on February 06, 2019

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “COPD.”

American Lung Association: “Learn About COPD.”

National Health Service (U.K.), “Living With COPD.”

COPD Foundation: “Breathing Techniques.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Diseases & Conditions: COPD Exercise & Activity Guidelines,” “Diseases & Conditions: Nutritional Guidelines for People with COPD.”

Beaumont Health: “7 Tips for Safer Sex with COPD.”

Reviewed by Paul Boyce on February 06, 2019

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