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Husband has high BP, cholesterol, thyroid, diabetic, Othoritis. Are these contagious ?

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Hi Doctor,

My sister is married for 20 years now and her husband is 48 years. Her husband has multiple problems like
a.     High BP
b.     Diabetic
c.     High colestrol
d.     Othoritis
e.     Thyroid
He has developed these problems from one year now and taking medication for the same.

My question is

1.     Is it good for my sister to have a healthy sex realtion with her spouse?
2.     Does she need any precautionay measures like condoms etc?
3.     Is there are chance she will get them and can be contigious?
Posted Wed, 27 Jun 2012 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani 49 minutes later

Thanks for posting your query.

I can appreciate your concern for your sister.

I do not see any reason for worry in her case.

A.1. Yes, she can have normal sex life with him.
A.2. No precautions needed
A.3. No they are not contagious and she can acquire them from him.

The diseases that he is having are not contagious and are not sexually transmitted. There is absolute no reason for concern.

Just ask her to take good care of him so that all these diseases remain under control and they both can live a happy and healthy life.

I hope this helps and clarify your concern.

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