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If You Have Headache After Sex, Here Is Why |The Republican News

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Sex is interesting because of its many health benefits.

However, as with every good thing, there are also some downsides to having sex!

Physicians say that at least one out of 100 people who have sex experience sex headaches. And people who are most affected are men!

Medically known as coital cephalalgia, sex headaches are head pain that occurs before, during, or after orgasm.

Neurologist/certified headache specialist, Dr José Biller, says there are two kinds of sex headaches: a dull ache in the head and neck that intensifies as sexual excitement increases; and the second is a sudden, severe, throbbing headache that occurs just before or at the moment of orgasm.

He adds that the condition can also manifest as a headache that occurs after sex, and it can range from mild to extremely painful.

A headache gets worse when the individual stands, and lessens when the person lies down on his/her back, Biller says.

And though experts at the online portal, Mayo Clinic assure that the headaches are usually not dangerous, they quickly warn that sex headaches associated with loss of consciousness, vomiting, stiff neck, other neurological symptoms and severe pain lasting more than 24 hours are more likely to be due to an underlying cause.

Causes

“In a small percentage of cases, these headaches can be due to a serious underlying condition, such as a haemorrhage, brain aneurysm, stroke, cervical artery dissection or subdural hematoma,” Biller says.

Sex specialist, Dr Carolyn Dean, notes that men are three to four times more likely to experience this painful phenomenon, possibly because men may exert themselves more during sex.

Risk factors/prevention

Low blood sugar may also help lay the foundation for a sex headache. So can a magnesium deficiency, which is linked to headaches in general. Having a history of migraines is also a risk factor for sex headaches.

As a prevention, eat magnesium-rich foods like almonds and cashews, dark leafy greens, avocado, and whole grains.

“Aim for low blood pressure, and drink less alcohol,” says Dr Ehsan Ali.

The bottom line: If you experience sex headaches, see the doctor, even if you think it’s not serious. The reason is, it’s good to make sure that there’s not a serious underlying cause.

“There are treatments a person can take as needed before engaging in sexual activity or daily,” says Ali.

“I know people might get embarrassed by it, but they shouldn’t hesitate to see a doctor — we hear anything and everything,” Ali says.    (Punch)

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Too Much Sugar Can Make You Barren, Says Nutritionist |The Republican News

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A nutritionist, Michele Chevalley Hedge, has warned that uncontrolled sugar consumption can lead to a series of complicated health problems that can culminate in infertility among women.

She says one of the diagnoses that women struggling to get pregnant could receive is that they have a Polycystic ovarian syndrome.

She warns that in a lot of cases, affected women struggle to fall pregnant without knowing the cause, and are usually later given an upsetting PCOS diagnosis by their doctors.

She said this condition is present in up to 21 per cent of women diagnosed in her clinic, while about 70 per cent of women with the condition remain undiagnosed in the general population.

“The condition (Polycystic ovarian syndrome) can present a number of symptoms — from reduced fertility or absent ovulation to mood changes, obesity and/or acne.

“And despite it being increasingly common, doctors are still unsure of the exact cause,” she notes.
She adds that while there are some cases with unknown causes, some are thought to be linked to sugar consumption.

“I’ll tell you what’s happening and what we see often in our clinical practices. Women between the ages 27 and maybe 37… and these women can often be slim women.

“They might be slender and they may have been able to get away with eating lots of junk food and hidden sugars.

“They’re not thinking about their hormones; all they’re thinking about is contraception.

“And then, all of a sudden, they start to think about coming off it and thinking about having a baby.”

Michele says that in a lot of cases, these women struggle to fall pregnant and are later given an upsetting PCOS diagnosis from their doctors.

Polycystic ovarian syndrome can, however, be corrected just through the use of food, she says.

“Sugar is a culprit in many disease processes and conditions, we know that. It’s not the natural sugars, it’s the hidden sugars in some so-called healthy foods.”

The nutritionist also reveals that the blood work is done on many women with PCOS also shows abnormal blood glucose which, she also says, can be corrected.

She warns, however, “I’m not saying every woman with PCOS can be cured of food, but what I am saying is people need to be investigating;” adding that she believes at least half of cases could stem from too much sugar and be eased through a diet change.

“Lifestyle changes — such as eating a healthy, balanced diet and introducing regular physical activity into your weekly routine — can have a positive effect on your health in so many ways.

“For women who have PCOS, a healthy lifestyle can lead to an improvement in symptoms, particularly if your new lifestyle helps you to lose weight,” the specialist counsels.    (Punchng.com)

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Beware, Sex Can Lead To Stroke! |RN

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Under normal circumstances, sex, with the right person and in the right environment, is a positive thing.

However, physicians report that in recent times, they have seen bizarre cases of patients who develop stroke minutes after having sex!

What might likely be the case, and what are the signs to watch out for? Read on.

Neurologist, Dr Jose Biller, narrates the case of a 35-year-old female patient who had no known cardiovascular risk factors, was obviously young, healthy, and non-smoking, but she developed stroke after having sex with her boyfriend.

The incident happened a few minutes after the sex. She began complaining of numbness on the left side of her face, her speech became slurred, and her left arm became weak.

As reported in the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease, physicians say it was likely that the patient’s sexual activity triggered her stroke.

“What made the case even more puzzling was the lack of typical risk factors that usually accompany the onset of stroke,” Biller says.

He says, typically, men face a higher risk of developing stroke more than women do, and that it is usually a condition that affects ageing persons.

It was later discovered that a defect in the patient’s heart predisposed her to the condition.

Dr Biller warns that cases like these are not as rare as we might think.

To allay our fears, stroke experts say that generally, sexual intercourse is not likely to trigger a stroke without accompanying risk factors.

“There is nothing about sex that should be reported to increase stroke risk,” Medical Director, Dr Pat Lyden, says.

“Stroke can occur any time: in the shower, on the toilet, working out in the gym or during a class.”

But the question is, what was the cause of this patient’s stroke, and what could be done to prevent it?

Experts say in the case of this 35-year-old woman, the only potential risk factor she had for developing a blood clot was the fact that she was on birth control pills — “a medication is known for increasing one’s risk of developing blood clots,” Biller warns.

But were birth control pills alone to blame for the stroke? In order to find the answer, Biller and a team of neurologists investigated the patient’s medical history and also tested her heart function.

They eventually found the source of the problem: This patient had a hole in her heart that had not been previously detected!

They also discovered that she had a blood clot in one of the main veins in her right leg.

“Most likely what happened was that the clot that was in the venous system traveled to the heart, and because she had that hole, due to the pressure changes that occurred during intercourse, most likely the clot migrated from the right to the left chambers of her heart, and then from the left chamber of the heart and into the brain,” Biller explains.

All these conditions were promptly attended to, and the patient was soon on her path to recovery.

But doctors do warn that though stroke is highly uncommon in young and otherwise healthy individuals, unidentified cardiovascular abnormalities such as this patient’s hole in the heart are not as rare as many might think.

Worse still, as revealed in the journal Archives of Neurology, about one out of every four people has a hole in the heart without knowing it.

Stroke experts warn that young people with a hole in the heart risk a stroke during sexual intercourse or any other activity that could introduce pressure changes in the heart.

Lyden adds that other risk factors for stroke in young people include a migraine, drug use, diseases of coagulation and athletic injuries that cause a tear in the neck arteries.

The bottom line: Know your medical history and take treatment for known conditions. (Punchn.com)

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Female Teacher Had Sex With Schoolgirl In Car ‘Then Bragged To Friends About It’

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A drama teacher has been banned from the classroom after having sex with a pupil in her car and taking her to see a West End musical.

Sarah Barton admitted being in a “sexually-motivated relationship” with the unnamed girl pupil at the school in Essex, and “consistently and persistently failed to maintain appropriate boundaries”, a National College for Teaching and Leadership panel said.

Ms Barton, who worked at the school from September 2007 to July 2016 and was head of department for drama and dance when she resigned, took the student to see Matilda in London during a half-term holiday, despite being advised not to go.

The NCTL panel heard Ms Barton taught the pupil – who is referred to in a report as Pupil A – during the 2015-16 academic year and “a friendship developed between the two of them that culminated in a sexual relationship”.

The 36-year-old showed a photograph to an unnamed witness of her kissing the pupil, while another witness said Ms Barton admitted having sex with the pupil in her car.

Ms Barton said in her statement to the panel that the West End trip was arranged by Pupil A, but the report said: “Regardless of who actually organised this trip, it took place in June 2016 when your relationship with Pupil A had been developing for some time.

“This was clearly inappropriate.”

The panel accepted her actions were “out of character” and arose from “extreme personal circumstances” – and noted she was considered to be an “exceptionally well-respected member of staff”.

She was handed a prohibition order following the hearing in Coventry and will only be allowed to have the ban removed by 2022 at the earliest.

Alan Meyrick of the Department of Education, said: “There were numerous opportunities for the relationship to be terminated by her.

“This was a sexually-motivated relationship that continued despite warnings from her colleagues.

“It was not a one-off spontaneous event.”    (The Independent)

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Having Sex Once A Week Could Help Women Live Longer – Study |RN

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Well, if women had a scientific reason for having sex frequently, here it is: According to a new research, having sex at least once a week could slow down the ageing process. Hooray!

A study published in peer reviewed journal, Psychoneuroendocrinology, in March found that women who have regular sex have longer telomeres – the caps on chromosomes that protect the integrity of the DNA.

That’s a good thing. As you age, your telomeres shorten, and the shorter they are, the more likely you are to develop a degenerative disease and die prematurely.

The study analysed 129 women and found that those who had sex at least once a week were likely to have longer telomeres.

This relationship held up even when the researchers took other factors into accounts, such as stress and the quality of a relationship, which suggests that there’s a strong connection between an active sex life and longer telomeres.

Longer telomeres could point to longer life, a slowing down of the ageing process, and a reduced risk of degenerative disease. Which all sounds splendid.

But before you get too excited, it’s important to note that the study was pretty small and that there could be a whole host of other factors coming into play.

Researchers only gathered data on 129 mothers in committed relationships, so there’s currently no evidence of the ‘sex = longer life’ connection for single women having regular sex or women who haven’t had children.

The researchers note that the findings are ‘largely exploratory,’ and state that they can only generalise them to partnered mothers in long-term relationships.

It’s also possible that there’s a ‘self-selection bias’, meaning healthy women with longer telomere length may be more likely to have regular sex, rather than the opposite cause-and-effect relationship.

Basically, a lot more research needs to be done before we can sack medical treatment and bang our way to better health.

But in the meantime, having sex won’t do much harm. Go for it, if you fancy it. (Punchng.com)

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10 Top Amazing Sex Tips For Women |RN

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• Make the first move. Men love it when women make the first move. So, initiate sex and take control. Take your time and set your own sexual pace to increase your own pleasure.

 Dress to impress. Experiment with dressing up to boost your sexual arousal. If a man in uniform turns you on, get your partner to dress up. Why not meet your lover at the door dressed in a tight skirt and blouse with stockings and killer heels to get his attention?

• Use toys. Regular sex toy use has been shown to increase sexual experience and satisfaction, rather than be a threat to a relationship and can lead to more satisfying orgasms. Many men love to watch their partner use a sex toy on themselves.

• Love lubricants. Using a lubricant during sex can greatly increase both your sexual pleasure and that of your man and make sex last longer too.

• Stop worrying about your body. Men are attracted to the whole package; so, become more confident with your body. Loving the way you look will make you irresistible to your partner.

• Change position. Being on top is extremely pleasurable for many women and will excite your partner too. Using a vibrating cock ring will stimulate both of you, or try a small bullet vibrator against your clitoris to achieve a mind-blowing orgasm.

• Change it up. Make sex more fun by having it in other places, either inside or outside. Have a steamy shower, soaping each other with perfumed soaps or oils. Try having sex in the morning to keep you smiling all day or arrange to meet for lunch to have one.

• Read erotic fiction. Reading a few chapters from a short steamy erotic story will coax the first sparks of sexual desire in you and give you some ideas for your own sex life too.

• Tie me up. Blindfolding your man or being tied up and blindfolded yourself, using only your sense of smell, touch, taste and hearing can be intensely sexually arousing.

• Talk to each other. Open up a conversation about what makes you tick and what turns you on sexually. You may be pleasantly surprised about what your partner fantasises about.    (Punchng.com)

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Seven Things Women Should Always Do After Sex |The Republican News

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After sex, there are a few things a woman should do to keep healthy, such as these ones…

• Wipe down with gentle soap and water. Bacteria from the fingers, mouth, and rectum can increase a woman’s chance of developing yeast or bacterial infection after sex, says obstetrics-gynaecologist, Sherry Ross. She recommends using a non-fragrant soap to wash the vagina after sex. Simply take a warm washcloth and gently dab the area with soap and water (or just warm water), moving from front to back. “Internal cleaning (such as douching) isn’t necessary, because the vagina has its own internal wash cycle that keeps it clean and balanced, she adds. So, no douches allowed.

• Soak in the bathtub. Besides making you feel like the pampered sex queen that you are, adding extra virgin coconut oil to a warm bath can help hydrate the skin of the outer vagina and sooth any vaginal swelling or irritation that occurs after sex, says Ross. Again, this reduces your risk of infection, she adds.

• Drink water. You may need to hydrate after a vigorous sex, says Dr. Nicole Scott. Dehydration affects your entire body; so, if your mouth is dry and/or your vagina felt like sandpaper during sex, you definitely need to refuel with water. Right after sex, drink a pint or two of water. That will hydrate you and help flush pesky Urinary Tract Infection-causing bacteria from your bladder.

• Eat probiotic-rich foods. Yogurt and other fermented foods have the same good bacteria that are found in the vagina, says another gynaecologist, Dr. Kelly Kasper. Getting into the habit of snacking on these foods after sex can help to replenish the body’s good bacteria, helping to decrease your risk of yeast infection.

• Don’t wear panties! Once you’re so fresh and so clean-clean, ward off UTIs and other infections by wearing cotton underwear and loose-fitting pyjamas to keep your privates dry — or, better yet, go commando for optimum air circulation. At the very least, avoid nylon underwear and tight-fitting sleepwear, which can trap moisture and help bacteria grow, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

• Pee! The vagina is a perfect breeding ground for bacteria, because of its moist and warm nature. That’s why you must pee within the next 30minutes after sex.

• Note your discomfort during sex. Sometimes, sex can be painful or uncomfortable for a woman. It is therefore important for you to keep a note of when this happens. There are multiple reasons why sex can be painful for women. The most common reason is vagina dryness. Constipation, or muscle spasm can also be responsible; just as deep penetration can also make sex painful, especially if your partner isn’t hard enough. If you regularly feel discomfort during sex, it is better to consult a doctor. (Punchng.com)

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