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For many people, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) gets in the way of sex. Being out of breath makes things difficult. Just thinking about it can make you want to avoid sex. But it doesn't have to be like that.
To start, think through what could help you be more comfortable. Share your thoughts with your partner. Come up with solutions together.
Here are some basics for making the most of your intimate time together:
If you or your partner is worried about having sex, talk with your doctor about it. Your doctor or another health professional can give you support and advice.
Current as ofSeptember 5, 2018
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineKen Y. Yoneda, MD - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine
Current as of:
September 5, 2018
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Ken Y. Yoneda, MD - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine
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