Chest pain during sex

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Michael Joseph Blaha, M. You may be concerned about the state of your cardiovascular system and how much exertion your heart can handle. But getting back to your normal daily activities and the things that make you happy is key to maintaining your quality of life. Michael Blaha, M. You should abstain from any heavy physical exertion, including sex, until you see a doctor if you have heart disease symptoms such as:.

Sex and your heart

Chest Pain After Sexual Intercourse

Yes, if you experience chest pain during sex, there may be reason to be concerned. Although not all chest pain during sex will be diagnosed as a serious problem, the pain could be a sign of coronary heart disease CHD , such as angina reduced blood flow to the heart. Aerobic activity increases your breathing and heart rate, and just like walking, running, cycling, and swimming, sex is an aerobic activity. Any form of aerobic activity, including sex, can trigger angina. Just like risks associated with any similar aerobic activity, according to a study , the risk of a heart attack during, or in the first hour or two following sex, is very slight.

Women and Chest Pain: Recognizing the Different Faces of Angina in the Emergency Department

Author: Laxmi Mehta, MD. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women. Some heart disease indicators might reveal themselves only in the privacy of your bedroom. Take note of these five warning signs:. For some women, chest pain during sex might be the first time they discover they have chest pain at all.
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.