Sèx is an important aspect of most adult lives, and for older people, it can often provide many benefits. It can help maintain strong relationships, keep couples connected, and even have the power to improve physical and mental well-being. But did you know that having regular sèx could also reduce the chances of stroke in older people?
According to verywellhealth, Stroke is a very serious medical condition where the brain is suddenly deprived of oxygen, leading to a loss of body functions and potential brain damage. It is a life-threatening condition, and can be very difficult to recover from. Unfortunately, stroke is a common occurrence in older people, with over one-third of all people that are aged 65 or over suffering a first stroke. This makes it one of the most common causes of death and disability in the elderly.
Studies have revealed that regular sèx can reduce the risk of stroke in older people. This is due to the fact that regular sèxual activity influences different bodily functions and overall health. The act of sèx releases endorphins which help reduce stress and anxiety levels and can increase overall mood. This means that men having regular sèx can be less likely to suffer from depression which can be a risk factor for stroke.
Having regular sèx can also lower the risk of stroke by controlling blood pressure. Sèxual arousal causes blood vessels to widen, which in turn causes a decrease in blood pressure. This means that, by having regular sèx, older people can keep their blood pressure at a healthy level and reduce their chances of stroke.
A study conducted at The University of Manchester in 2008 also suggested that regular sèxual activity could reduce the chances of stroke in older people. The research took into account the demographic and lifestyle characteristics of 317 elderly men who had suffered from stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), compared to 634 control subjects who had not suffered from either event. After adjustments for other risk factors, the researchers concluded that men who had sèx two or more times per week had a 32% lower risk of stroke compared to those who had not had any sèxual activity at all.
The study also revealed an association between the frequency of sèxual activity and the ability to recognize smells. Those who had sèx two or more times per week had a significantly higher olfactory function than those who had not partaken in any sèxual activity, suggesting that sèxual arousal may improve brain chemistry in some way.
Overall, it appears that regular sèxual activity can contribute to a number of well-being benefits, and can also potentially reduce the risk of stroke in older people. While it is important to remember that stroke can be caused by other risk factors such as diet, physical activity, and smoking, it is clear that in some cases, having regular sèx can help. As such, it may be worth considering if you are an older person and are looking for ways to reduce your chances of suffering from a stroke.
However, it is important to note that if you do suffer from any existing medical problems such as hypertension, diabetes, or heart disease, it is best to talk to your doctor about whether having regular sèx is safe for you. It's also important to have safe sèx, as unprotected intercourse can lead to a variety of different health complications.
Ultimately, it appears that regular sèxual intercourse can provide a number of health benefits, including the potential to reduce stroke risk in older people. If you are in good health and are considering having regular sèx, it may be worth considering as part of an overall healthy lifestyle.
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