Is it safe for me to have sex after having had a heart attack?
Dr Rob Hicks, Spring Chicken’s GP, gives his advice.
Yes – unless your doctor has advised you to the contrary.
A person can resume having sex once they feel ready and comfortable to do so.
This varies between individuals but is often around a month after having the heart attack.
There’s no evidence that sex increases the risk of another heart attack, and anyway, exercise is beneficial for the heart and circulation, and for a person’s emotional well being.
Keep any prescribed medication, for example an angina (GTN) spray, handy in case it’s needed.
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