Your sexual drive might dip if you have had a heart attack and you have not spoken about when to have sex after recovering, an American Heart Association report shows.
It was observed that 50 per cent of men and about a third of women said their cardiologist discussed when it would be safe to resume sex before they got discharged from hospital. In the year after a heart attack, about 40 per cent of men and 20 per cent of women reported talking about the issue with a doctor.
According to a survey done on heart patients, during the year following a heart attack, the sexual activity for both men and women declined.
It was found out by the researchers if doctors did not discuss about when is it safe to resume sex after heart attack, men were 30 per cent more likely and women were 40 per cent more likely to report a decline in sexual activity.
Study researcher Stacy Tessler Lindau, MD, tells WebMD, said, "We found that one important difference between people who did and did not resume sexual activity after a heart attack was whether their doctor discussed the issue with them at hospital discharge.”