Daily Health Tips: Can A Hypertensive Patient Have Sex?


Q: Thank you, but I have a question that I want to ask you: can a ‘hypertension’ patient still have sex? I suffer from it since ten years ago. I’m 49 years old.

A: This is a great question. It is the same question people ask about exercise in a hypertensive. The first part of the answer is that every hypertensive should have a long chat with their physician/doctor about lifestyle modifications, including sex. Each patient’s story is different and should be treated so.

Exercise is good for the heart and sex is also exercise! 😀 It gets the heart pumping and definitely increases heart rate. According to the American Heart Association and studies, it is generally safe to have sex if one has high blood pressure. This is especially so if your blood pressure is stable and under control and you can carry out regular everyday activities like walking up two flights of stairs, without chest pain. So, be sure to check your blood pressure regularly and take your medications if your doctor has prescribed any. For those, whose blood pressures are not stable, it may be wise to defer sexual activity until they have been assessed by their physicians and are stable.

So, see your doctor for a proper evaluation and then take it from there.

Have a good night, everyone 😀

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