Many Women Worry About Sex After Heart Attack, Study Shows

It's a hidden concern that doctors need to discuss more, experts say

HealthDay SHARE

She added that there may also be specific underlying reasons for sexual dysfunction after a heart attack -- not only depression, but medication side effects or abnormal thyroid hormone activity, for example. That's another reason it's important to talk about sexual issues with your doctor, Steinbaum pointed out.

"If you don't feel like you're getting back to normal after a heart attack," she said, "it's not your fault."

More information

There's more on sex and heart disease at the American Heart Association.

Copyright © 2012 HealthDay. All rights reserved.