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Treating Migraines with Masturbation
Does Sex Ease Migraines or Trigger Them? | Everyday Health
It can do both. I have a headache. Sound too good to be true? Research backs up the finding: A study published in February in the journal Cephalagia found that 60 percent of people who had sex during a migraine attack experienced some improvement in their headache symptoms. One theory is that sex may distract people from their pain. Another is that sex — in particular, an orgasm — releases endorphins , which can also help relieve pain, says Alexander Mauskop, MD, director and founder of the New York Headache Center. Endorphins, which are opiate-like chemicals, are associated with a happy, positive feeling and can keep pain messages from reaching the brain, he explains.
Does Sex Ease Migraine Attacks or Trigger Them?
The precise pathogenesis of cluster headaches is unknown, but a hypothalamic generator has been postulated as the cause of the disorder. This association may shed some light on the pathogenesis and treatment of this incapacitating disorder. Neurological examination and brain imaging were normal and he was diagnosed with cluster headaches , according to International Headache Society IHS criteria. Prophylactic treatment with verapamil was initiated and he was advised to try oxygen inhalation.
Researchers from the University of Munster in Germany have found that sexual activity was successful in treating migraines in 60 percent sufferers and in one-third of patients with cluster headaches. Migraines are a kind of throbbing headache that may cause nausea, vomiting or sensitivity to light. Some people get a warning symptom like vision disturbances called an aura before the headache hits. Migraines occur more often in women than men and may run in families.