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What can be done about cardiac medications affecting one's normal sexual life?

My husband is having cardiac problems as his 3 arteries are blocked and he is taking medicines suggested by doctors. From last two years we are not having normal sexual life because of his medicines. Now we want to plan for the baby also and wanted to have normal sexual life. Is that is possible and how?

submitted by Bhoomika from India on 12/31/2012

Answer:

by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, Maher M. Nasser, MD  

Maher M. Nasser, MD Dear Bhoomika, Some of the heart medicines we use for blockages of the arteries may produce sexual dysfunction.  This should be discussed with your husband's cardiologist, who may elect to make changes in his medical regimen.  If that doesn't work, you may seek an opinion of a urologist. Diabetes may also complicate this issue. Normally a situation like this should not prevent pregnancy plans. Regards.   

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