Older people who are sexually active should pay more attention to their health. According to a study, older men could have a heart attack or cardiovascular problems while they are having sex. What is surprising is that women at the same age seem to have benefited from this activity. Sexual activity makes them feel better and it can improve their health.
Researchers said they were surprised when they discovered the results because they thought that sex is good for health. However, they manage to find some reasons why this is happening. When men get older, they have difficulties reaching an orgasm. Some of them have other diseases or they are just getting tired faster.
Older people take pills to improve their sexual life, but sometimes these can have disadvantages on their health. Researchers used a data of 2200 people who answered questions about their sex life between 2005-2006 and five years later. They found that older men are more sexually active than women. According to the report, 70 percent of men had sex in the past year, while 40 percent of women were sexually active.
Researchers compared the results with cardiovascular measures. They wanted to know how many older men who are sexually active could have heart attacks. Those who had sex once a week were in danger to have a heart attack in the near future, while those who were not sexually active had fewer chances.
However, no risk was found for women. Those who said they enjoy their sexual activity were healthier and had no risk of a heart attack. There are doctors who do not agree with this study. They said that most studies say that an active sexual life can improve our health, no matter what age we have. There should more research before this study to be taken into consideration. Of course, if an older person has cardiovascular issues, sexual activity could make things worse.
Older people should not be embarrassed about their sex life. They have to see a doctor and talk to him about what benefits it can have for their health and what are the risks. Some people are feeling better after having sexual activity, while others seem to be at higher risk. What we know for sure is that women seem to have only benefits, while men are still in danger, especially if the had other cardiovascular issues in the past.