So chill hunay! I didn’t just decide to talk Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (i am not even sure i can pronounce it sef), the image below as seen on twitter prompted this post, so I was curious before I come and go and die for nothing.
As almost everything pleasurable to humans, sex has its own side effects. These side effects go beyond Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs).
You probably have heard of sexual headaches also known as coital cephalgia or even experienced it without without knowing what it is called. Yes sex can help your head aches subside but at the same time can be the cause. Is this life not just too tricky? Shoot me already!
Well, Sexual headaches are a rare type of headache that occur in the skull and neck during sexual activity, including masturbation or orgasm. They may be caused by general exertion, sexual excitement, or contraction of the neck and facial muscles. Most cases can be successfully treated with medication.
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Now from my research on Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (Google is bae you know), The sexual headache can be related to Subarachnoid Hemorrhage and that is the more reason you should see a doctor if the headache becomes regular.
The exact prevalence of sexual headache is not known, although it is more common in women than in men. There are two types – pre-orgasmic and orgasmic headache. The latter is most significant because of its similarity to significant causes of secondary headache including subarachnoid haemorrhage (and warning bleeds for subarachnoid haemorrhage) and reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndromes. Neuroimaging is needed to distinguish primary, benign causes of sexual headache from secondary, potentially life-threatening causes. (In other words, the orgasmic headache can lead to Subarachnoid Hemorrhage).
Still confused? A subarachnoid haemorrhage is simply an uncommon type of stroke caused by bleeding on the surface of the brain. It is a very serious condition and can be fatal.
Underlying causes of subarachnoid haemorrhage include:
- high blood pressure
- excessive alcohol consumption
Read more on causes of subarachnoid haemorrhage here.
This simply goes to say we should and must try to pay close attention to our body and the changes. We cannot be too busy to take care of ourselves. And when next you have sex, don’t be too carried away…try understand what happens, why it happened and why you felt the way you did. You might be saving your life. This is not to scare you homie!
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