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Headache during sex: Truth Or Tale

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If that sex headache hits you, you’re not alone. It’s not super common, but about one percent of people experience headaches during sex, and around three quarters of them are men, says Michael Reitano, M.D., physician in residence at Roman.

There are three main kinds of sex headaches.

One is fairly mild, starting as you get turned on. This kind of headache also causes pain that also affects your neck, too. While disruptive, it’s likely not serious. Some people find that analgesics like ibuprofen make these go away, says Dr. Reitano, but others will require prescription drugs. Though beta blockers are usually considered blood pressure meds, they can sometimes treat headaches, too.

The second kind of sex headache is called a “thunderclap” headache. This kind of headache comes on during orgasm and can sometimes continue for several hours afterward. It’s generally much more painful that the first kind and requires immediate medical treatment. While this isn’t usually the case, a thunderclap headache can be a sign of a serious condition like a brain haemorrhage. Recurring thunderclap headaches can be treated with the same meds as the first kind.

What’s more, the adrenaline released during sex might also contribute by increasing pressure in your brain, says integrative medicine physician.

There’s also a third type of sex headache that’s extremely rare, affecting only around one in every 20,000 people, according to Dr. Reitano. This kind starts after sex and get worse when you stand up, and it can be all over the place on the pain scale. People who experience this often have thin brain lining, and the rise in blood pressure that comes from the physical activity of sex causes spinal fluid to leak, which in turn causes the brain to droop when you stand. To prevent chronic headaches, you may need to get the leak surgically sealed, says Dr. Reitano.

You should talk to your doctor if you get headaches during sex—not only to get treatment but also because in some rare cases, they could point toward issues like bleeding in the brain, artery swelling, or blood clots, says Dr. Reitano. In the short-term, many find that the headaches go away when they stop the sexual activity causing them, says Reitano. But you don’t have to be celibate or constantly cutting sex short—most cases are treatable with the right medications.

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Healthcare Workers To Receive Coca-Cola-Funded PPEs From Nigerian Red Cross

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Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease in Nigeria, our healthcare workers have continued to lead the charge against the disease. As the number of recorded COVID-19 cases in Nigeria began to increase, these healthcare workers rose to the challenge and fought tirelessly to protect the lives of Nigerians impacted by the disease.

Considering the risks these healthcare workers face, there is a crucial need for adequate protective equipment for these brave frontline workers.

Coca-Cola is excited that over 400,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) procured to support the intervention efforts of the Nigerian Government and other key stakeholders to fight the COVID 19 pandemic have arrived. We do believe that this will to provide succor to our healthcare workers on the frontlines

These PPEs comprise N95 respirators, surgical masks, examination gloves, face shields, medical gowns, no-touch thermometers, disposable aprons, heavy-duty rubber gloves, rubber boots, basic masks, disposable gloves, and hand sanitizers.

Since the first confirmed case of the disease in Nigeria reported in February, over 800 healthcare workers have contracted the disease. While Nigerians are encouraged to stay home where possible and practice social distancing, these healthcare workers are needed across the country in the continued fight against the disease.

This donation forms part of The Coca-Cola Foundation’s COVID-19 relief interventions in Nigeria. The Coca-Cola Foundation has provided $2.5m in grant to IFRC who seeks to directly impact the lives of 1.4 million people in Nigeria and across other countries in West and Central Africa under this partnership.

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COVID-19: Cross River Govt Kicks Against Stigmatisation, Urges Residents To Get Tested

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The Cross River Government has kicked against stigmatisation of people with COVID-19 in the state.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Betta Edu stated this on Monday while sensitizing the residents of Yakurr and Abi Local Government Areas of the state.

Dr. Edu while sensitizing the residents of the area pointed out that the disease is not a death sentence, rather residents should go for test to know their status.

Also Read: Cross River Govt Issues Strong Warning To Biafra Agitators

She went on to emphasize the need for leaders within the communities to get involved in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, ways to prevent the disease, and preventable deaths adding that testing centres have been established in both communities.

She also reiterated the need to strengthen the health system and promote health within the communities.

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PTF: Despite Presenting Negative COVID-19 Results, 40 Percent Of Passengers On A Single Int’l Flight Tested Positive

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The Federal Government has raised the alarm over COVID-19 test results being presented by international flights passenger.

Sani Aliyu, the national coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, raised the alarm while appearing before a joint Senate committee on health and aviation.

Read Also: The Right Ways To Enlist Nurse Call System To Fight Covid-19

Ibrahim Oloriegbe, chairman, Senate Committee on Health, at the meeting, had expressed concern about the protocols for international flight operations about COVID-19 test requirements.

Responding to the concern, Aliyu expressed that some international flight passengers who presented negative COVID-19 results tested positive for thereon arrival in Nigeria.

Aliyu said there was an instance in which 40 percent of passengers on a single flight tested positive for COVID-19, despite presenting negative COVID-19 results before boarding.

Speaking further, he justified the measure put in place for flight operations, while he also revealed that the validity period of test had been reduced to four days from the initial seven days to prevent repeat occurrences.

 

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