Thoracic Aortic Diseases and sex are two things that can have trouble going hand-in-hand. Thoracic Aortic Disease is a life threatening condition but many people, who have been diagnosed with the condition can lead normal lives and have intimate relationships. However, there are thousands who die each year from a ruptured aortic, better known as an aneurysm. The disease is usually diagnosed by a health care provider. This can be done during a routine visit, or during a visit checking for something else. Hypertension and those who smoke cigarettes are at a high risk for developing the condition. Those who have been diagnosed with the condition have to follow a lifelong plan to watch the disease. It is imperative for those diagnosed with the disease to follow their health care provider’s treatment plan very carefully. Individuals, who plan on having a sexual relationship, will need to monitor a few things.
- Blood pressure. Individuals are normally given a blood pressure range. This is the number they are expected to keep their blood pressure targeted on. As we all know, sexual activity can cause a rise in a person’s pressure so this may be a little hard to do.
- Blood pressure monitor. Most individuals can purchase a blood pressure cuff to keep monitor of their heart rate. This may dampen the intimate mood, but it is better to be safe than regret it down the road.
- Stress. Stress during sex can also cause the aortic wall to rupture. It is important monitor stress levels as well; if not it could lead to an aneurysm. Aneurysms cause pain and bleeding; they can lead to death within minutes of the rupture.
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