What role does sex play in heart health?
Sex is associated with a better quality of life; it increases immunity, decreases inflammation and helps us preserve loving relationships. Watch cardiologist Suzanne Steinbaum, DO, explain why sex is an important part of maintaining a healthy heart.
Having sex increases the immune system, it decreases inflammation.
And it actually helps us in maintaining healthy and loving relationships. [MUSIC PLAYING]
In January of 2012, the American Heart Association said that sex is associated with an improved quality of life.
Not only that, having sex increases the immune system,
it decreases inflammation. And it actually helps us in maintaining healthy and loving
relationships. If you've had heart disease, or you're trying to prevent heart disease, I
will tell you, having regular sex with a loving partner, it's part of the deal. As women get older, sex tends not to be
the first thing on their minds. But what studies have shown, if women actually just start
trying to have sex with their partners, they're actually happy they did it because there's an increase in oxytocin
and all these feel good hormones. And it can actually increase your immune system and decrease inflammation in the body.
But as we age, and for those women who are in their 70s and 80s, I know you're having sex.
But if you don't feel like it, it doesn't mean that close contact and physical touching doesn't give you the same benefits that intercourse does.
Part of being human is really touching each other, loving each other, and sex is part of that.
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