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  People more likely to have sexual problems than depression after heart attack: study

People more likely to have sexual problems than depression after heart attack: study

AGE CORRESPONDENT
Published : Sep 2, 2016, 3:28 pm IST
Updated : Sep 2, 2016, 3:28 pm IST

The issue was seen as more common among women as compared to men.

They resumed sexual activity after counselling (Photo: AFP)
 They resumed sexual activity after counselling (Photo: AFP)

The issue was seen as more common among women as compared to men.

Heart attacks can leave people in a hysteric state about their health and it has mostly known to be a trigger for depression. But a study has found a link between a person’s sex life and heart problems.

The study says that sexual problems occur at a higher rate than depression in the aftermath of a heart attack. It also observed that the problem is more prevalent among women with 59% of women reported such issues, while 46% men have experienced them.

Harlan Krumholz, Professor at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut said that, "We need to concern ourselves with gaining knowledge about how to help our patients achieve a high quality of life in all aspects of their lives."

It indicates that if a physician talks to the patient about sexual health after a heart attack, they are more likely to resume sexual activity.