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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 ofJune 9, 2019
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney MD - Family MedicineKen Y. Yoneda MD - Pulmonology
Current as of:
June 9, 2019
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Ken Y. Yoneda MD - Pulmonology
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