If you have incontinence, it's important that you're assessed by a healthcare professional.
Depending on how severe it is, it may be possible to treat the cause of your incontinence, meaning you won't need incontinence products.
But, even the most serious health problems usually don't have to stop you from having a satisfying sex life. Joint pain due to arthritis can make sexual contact uncomfortable.
Joint replacement surgery and drugs may relieve this pain.
These can interfere with intimacy between older people. Narrowing and hardening of the arteries known as atherosclerosis can change blood vessels so that blood does not flow freely.
That may be true for younger people, but that isn’t always the case at this age, she says.
Here’s what’s happened in the past year — two girlfriends have gotten engaged, and one has her condo on the market and is looking with her boyfriend to buy a new place and move in together. So, because of that and the fact that we live longer, she says, it’s worth putting the time and energy into looking for love regardless of your age.
They are all 50-something, empty-nesters and divorced. The difference between men and women at this age, however, is that we don’t necessarily want the same things.
- These days an affected person usually lives well into their 30s and beyond.
Of those who succumb, it is usually due to lung complications. Carriers do not have CF or any symptoms of the disease.