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Tension Headache Symptoms

Hi I am 28 year old I am working near high tension power line around 40 feet since 3 months now I feel headache changed my skin color fatigue and internal heat heart beat high there is metal fabrication work like welding grinding so to much sound happened. Is this a symptoms of blood cancer or brain tumor .and 4 days ago mosquito bit my body at night I am confused.

Dr. Prakhar Singh 93% (3064 ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
Hi I am 28 year old I am working near high tension power line around 40 feet since 3 months now I feel headache chang...
Usually, your hypothalamus and autonomic nervous system keep your body within a degree or two of your normal temperature. However, there are times when your body heat rises. This condition is known as heat stress. Heat stress may be due to extreme heat, certain foods, or other factors.But we have to look into the details of the problem. Let's have a detailed discussion to Ensure proper treatment.
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From last 2 years I was feeling depressed and headache due to death of my young brother. A few days back whenever I went to a doctor, he told me that I am red green colour blind. Is there any cure for that by eye drops or anyhow.

Dr. Prakhar Singh 93% (3064 ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
From last 2 years I was feeling depressed and headache due to death of my young brother. A few days back whenever I w...
Anxiety is the most common type of emotion. Every now and then, especially in times of difficulties, we all can feel anxious. There are many different forms of it. Anxiety may occur as a symptom of clinical depression. It's also common to have depression that's triggered by an anxiety disorder, such as generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder or separation anxiety disorder. Many people have a diagnosis of both an anxiety disorder and clinical depression. You may need an immediate consultation to get early remediation.
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I am 23 years male. I am having constant pain in my upper head. Its on all part of my head from past 3 days. Also having a fever feeling but normal temperature in thermometer. I was also tensed when it all started but now all is normal. But this is not going. Please help me out.

Dr. Anil Kumar Dansena 85% (10 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Raigarh
I am 23 years male. I am having constant pain in my upper head. Its on all part of my head from past 3 days. Also hav...
Dear lybrate-user most common type of headache without other symptoms are mostly tension headaches for which most of the times no treatment requires as they subsides by their own. If your headache is 1st time and gradually increase with time then it must be evaluated further more. Absence of fever is a good sign but medications without conclusive diagnosis nothing helps much for you. Get well soon.
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I am suffering from half headache near eyebrow for last 1 year. Can you suggest me what should I do so it can be stopped.

Dr. Prakhar Singh 93% (3064 ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
I am suffering from half headache near eyebrow for last 1 year. Can you suggest me what should I do so it can be stop...
Tension headaches are the most common type of headache, occurring in 75 percent of people. They usually affect both sides of the head, but some people may have symptoms on one side only if it happens on regular basis need to contact with your doctor.
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My age is 61 years & possess good health though I mentally feel tiredness & laziness. Want always to sleep. Please advise medicine - I shall be thankful and grateful.

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 91% (38624 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
My age is 61 years & possess good health though I mentally feel tiredness & laziness. Want always to sleep. Please ad...
We generally use the word 'stress' when we feel that everything becomes too much to handle - we are overloaded and wonder whether we can cope with the pressures placed upon us. Nowadays stress is a normal part of life. Almost everyone has some sort of stress. Constantly reacting to stressful situations without making adjustments to counter the effects, threatens our health and well-being. There are steps you can help you managing day to day stressful conditions and take to feel better. 1.Be realistic: if you feel overwhelmed by some activities (yours and/or your family's), learn to say no! eliminate an activity that is not absolutely necessary. You may be taking on more responsibility than you can or should handle. If you meet resistance, give reasons why you're making the changes. Be willing to listen to other's suggestions and be ready to compromise. 2.Shed the 'superman/superwoman' urge: no one is perfect, so don't expect perfection from yourself or others. Ask yourself, 'what really needs to be done? How much can I do? Is the deadline realistic? What adjustments can I make? Don't hesitate to ask for help if you need it. 3.Take one thing at a time: for people under tension or stress, their day-to-day workload can sometimes seem unbearable. The best way to cope with this feeling of being overwhelmed is to take one task at a time. Make a list of things you need to get done and start with one task. Once you accomplish that task, choose the next one. The positive feeling of 'checking off' tasks is very satisfying. It will motivate you to keep going. 4.Share your feelings: a conversation with a friend lets you know that you are not the only one having a bad day. Stay in touch with friends and family. Ask them how they have dealt with a similar situation that may be 'stressing you out. Let them provide love, support and guidance. Don't try to cope alone. 5.Be flexible: if you find you're meeting constant opposition in either your personal or professional life, rethink your position or strategy. Arguing only intensifies stressful feelings. Make allowances for other's opinions and be prepared to compromise. If you are willing to be accommodating, others may meet you halfway. Not only will you reduce your stress, you may find better solutions to your problems. Go easy with criticism. You may expect too much of yourself and others. Try not to feel frustrated, disappointed or even 'trapped' when another person criticises you. 6.Hobbies: take a break from your worries by doing something you enjoy. Whether it's gardening or painting, schedule time to indulge your interest. Exercise: regular exercise is a popular way to relieve stress. Twenty to thirty minutes of physical activity benefits both the body and the mind. Meditate: just ten to twenty minutes of quiet reflection may bring relief from chronic stress as well as increase your tolerance to it. 7.Take herbal supplement: herbs like brahmi, ashwagandha, mandukparni, shankhpuspi, kaunch are very helpful in managing stress. These herbs work on the brain and help relax you which ultimately empowers you to manage your stressful conditions easily. There are many herbal supplements available in the market that can help you. 8.Consult the doctor: if your stress level doesn't seem to improve with above tips, it may require more attention and consultation with an expert. Or consult me on Lybrate privately physical symptoms of stress include: •low energy. •headaches. •upset stomach, including diarrhoea, constipation and nausea. •aches, pains, and tense muscles. •chest pain and rapid heartbeat. •insomnia. •frequent colds and infections. •loss of sexual desire and/or ability. Stress control there are many ways to tame your stress and keep it at bay. Here are 20 tips to tame your stress today, and keep the stress monsters at bay. 1.Perform diaphragmatic or deep breathing exercises. 2.Lie face down on the floor and begin breathing deeply and slowly, with your hands resting under your face. Do this for five minutes. 3.Sit in a reclining chair. Put a hand on your abdomen and a hand on your chest. As you breathe, make sure the hand on your abdomen is moving up and down rather than one on your chest. If the hand on your abdomen is moving you are breathing deeply and slowly. 4.Try progressive muscle relaxation or “deep muscle” relaxation. Progressively tense and relax each muscle group in your body. Learn the difference between muscle tension and relaxation. 5.Meditate. Use visualization or imagery to help you learn to be one with your thoughts. Sit quietly with your eyes closed, imagining the sights, sounds and smells of your favorite place, such as a beach or mountain retreat. 6.Exercise regularly or take up yoga. 7.Consult a psychologist about the use of biofeedback 8.Make time for music, art or other hobbies that help relax and distract you. 9.Learn to identify and monitor stressors. Come up with an organized plan for handling stressful situations. Be careful not to overgeneralize negative reactions to things. 10.Make a list of the important things you need to handle each day. Try to follow the list so you feel organized and on top of things. Put together a coping plan step by step so you have a sense of mastery. 11.Keep an eye on things that might suggest you’re not coping well. For example, are you smoking or drinking more, or sleeping less? 12.Keep a list of the large and little hassles in your day versus the major stressful events in your life. This helps you focus on the fact that you’re keeping track of and managing those as well as you can. 13.Set aside a time every day to work on relaxation. 14.Avoid using caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, junk food, binge eating and other drugs as your primary means for coping with stress. While they can be helpful once in awhile, using them as your only or usual method will result in longer-term problems, such as weight problems or alcoholism. 15.Learn to just say, “no” occasionally. It won’t hurt other people’s feelings as much as you think and is simply a method to be more assertive in your own life, to better help you meet your own needs. 16.Get the right amount of sleep. For most people, this is seven to nine hours a night. 17.Cultivate a sense of humor; laugh. 18.Research has shown that having a close, confiding relationship protects you from many stresses. 19.Don’t run from your problems! this only makes them worse. 20.Talk to your family and friends. See if they can help. If these tips don’t help, or you’ve tried a lot of them with little luck in better taming the stress in your life, it may be time to consider taking it up a notch. A mental health professional — such as a psychologist — can help teach you more effective methods for handling stress in a healthy way in your life. Such psychotherapy is short-term and time-limited, with a focus on helping you better deal with stress. Remember — we do have control over the stress and choices we make in our lives. It sometimes takes a little practice and effort to put some of these techniques into play in your life. But once you do so, you may be pleasantly surprised at the positive benefits you’ll receive if you need any prescription please consult me as we cannot prescribe in questions session.
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Dear doctors if I do 1 masturbation then how much energy I loss? I want how much energy I loss I know masturbation is that this I now every disadvantage of masturbation I want how much energy in loss in calories.

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 91% (38624 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Dear doctors if I do 1 masturbation then how much energy I loss? I want how much energy I loss I know masturbation is...
Masturbation can be extremely beneficial to your health and well-being. It doesn't just feel good, it has other benefits too that can vastly improve your health and life. Here are some reasons why you should masturbate regularly: 1. It boosts your mood Masturbating releases the hormones oxytocin and dopamine, which improve your mood and give you a natural high. It helps you relax and decreases your stress and anxiety levels. 2. Helps you sleep Having an orgasm relaxes you physically and mentally, relieves tension and makes you feel satisfied due to the lowering of blood pressure and the release of endorphins. This helps you fall asleep faster and sleep better. 3. Lesser junk food cravings The release of oxytocin makes us feel happier, lowering emotionally triggered food cravings, which help you make better food choices and avoid unhealthy and fattening 'comfort' food. 4. Relieves cramps Masturbation can help relieve menstrual cramps. It increases blood flow to your pelvic region and hence eases pain, cramps and backaches. 5. Helps cure urinary tract infection in women Those suffering from utis can get relief by masturbating as it flushes out bacteria from the cervix. 6. Prevents prostate cancer Masturbation flushes out the toxin build-up in the urogenital tract, making men who ejaculate frequently three times less likely to develop prostate cancer. 7. May get rid of restless leg syndrome People who suffer from restless leg syndrome feel a constant need to move their limb, which may cause leg pain and cramps. A publication in 'sleep medicine', a medical journal suggests that sex and masturbation may help relieve symptoms of rls. 8. Boosts your immunity and general health Ejaculation in males triggers the release of cortisol, a stress hormone. Although stress inducing, experts believe that small doses of this hormone help build your immunity. In women, masturbation is known to improve cervical and cardiovascular health while also reducing the risk of type-2 diabetes. 6 Common myths on masturbation busted! Although a very normal physical function, masturbation (the touching of your genitals and other erogenous zones to induce sexual pleasure) has certain taboos attached to it. This natural sexual practice has given birth to all kinds of myths which stops people from indulging in this form of self-pleasure. Here are some of the most common misconceptions and the truths behind them. 1. Myth: Masturbation makes you go blind Fact: Masturbation cannot make you blind. Studies conducted on this point of contention haven’t been able to find a link between masturbation and blindness. On the contrary, these researches have gone on to reveal that individuals who masturbate 4 times daily or more for years haven’t been found to suffer from any diseases attributed to masturbation, including blindness. 2. Myth: It can cause you to suffer from erectile dysfunction Fact: Erectile dysfunction refers to the inability to maintain or get an erection during intercourse. The causes of this sexual dysfunction are varied, but masturbation doesn’t figure in the list of causes. What really happens is that when you masturbate repeatedly, you become used to your own touch or to a certain kind of sensation. As a result, you may find it difficult to have orgasms with your partner. 3. Myth: Masturbation doesn’t provide any long-term health benefits Fact: Many experts believe that masturbation can be good for your health. Some of the health benefits that it provides include improved concentration levels and better sleep. It also helps in relieving stress and headaches as your body releases endorphins (brain chemicals), which give you a sense of well-being. Apart from that, masturbating regularly ensures better fitness levels and a youthful appearance in men. For women, it offers certain sexual health benefits such as less pain during sexual intercourse. This happens due to the interaction between brain receptors and the endorphins, which help in reducing your perception of pain. Furthermore, it can even reduce vaginal dryness. 4. Myth: Children do not masturbate Fact: Masturbation is a normal childhood habit, wherein young children discover the private parts of their bodies and the feelings of pleasure that arise from this activity. Most children begin to play with their private parts by about 5-6 years of age. A child can masturbate once a week or several times a day. There are even researches out there that show male foetuses masturbating in the womb. 5. Myth: There’s no limit to how much you can masturbate Fact: According to the American Psychological Association, you should stop masturbating if it affects your daily life; causes emotional problems or physical soreness; disrupts your relationship with your partner or makes you unable to have orgasms from the stimulation that you experience with your partner. Otherwise, the frequency of masturbating can vary from individual to individual. If you masturbate a number of times in a day and still lead a healthy and satisfying life, you have nothing to worry about. 6. Myth: People in relationships do not masturbate Fact: Whether you’re single or in a relationship, masturbation is a healthy sexual activity that you can engage in to fulfil your sexual desires. Studies show that masturbation is a very common behaviour; about 92% of men and 62% of women masturbate. Sometimes, couples also engage in masturbation together as part of their sexual activity.
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I am 14 year old and I want to know that it is harmful to masturbate two times in a week.

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 91% (38624 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
I am 14 year old and I want to know that it is harmful to masturbate two times in a week.
Not at all. The habit of masturbation is a safe sexual act to do as many times as you feel. It is not needed to avoid masturbation and it is not a criminal or an unhealthy habit or taste. All men and women in reproductive age want to relieve sexual desires by natural sex or self-stimulation which is the masturbation and is good and harmless. Just about everybody. Masturbation is a very common behaviour, even among people who have sexual relations with a partner. In one national study, 95% of males and 89% of females reported that they have masturbated. Masturbation is the first sexual act experienced by most males and females. In young children, masturbation is a normal part of the growing child's exploration of his or her body. Most people continue to masturbate in adulthood, and many do so throughout their lives. In addition to feeling good, masturbation is a good way of relieving the sexual tension that can build up over time, especially for people without partners or whose partners are not willing or available for sex. Masturbation also is a safe sexual alternative for people who wish to avoid pregnancy and the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases. It also is necessary when a man must give a semen sample for fertility testing or for sperm donation. When sexual dysfunction is present in an adult, masturbation may be prescribed by a sex therapist to allow a person to experience an orgasm (often in women) or to delay its arrival (often in men). While it once was regarded as a perversion and a sign of a mental problem, masturbation now is regarded as a normal, healthy sexual activity that is pleasant, fulfilling, acceptable and safe. It is a good way to experience sexual pleasure and can be done throughout life. Masturbation is only considered a problem when it inhibits sexual activity with a partner, is done in public, or causes significant distress to the person. It may cause distress if it is done compulsively and/or interferes with daily life and activities. In general, the medical community considers masturbation to be a natural and harmless expression of sexuality for both men and women. It does not cause any physical injury or harm to the body and can be performed in moderation throughout a person's lifetime as a part of normal sexual behaviour. Some cultures and religions oppose the use of masturbation or even label it as sinful. This can lead to guilt or shame about the behaviour. Some experts suggest that masturbation can actually improve sexual health and relationships. By exploring your own body through masturbation, you can determine what is erotically pleasing to you and can share this with your partner. Some partners use mutual masturbation to discover techniques for a more satisfying sexual relationship and to add to their mutual intimacy. Sex boosts your body’s ability to make protective antibodies against bacteria, viruses, and other germs that cause common illnesses. Of course, there’s more to cultivating a robust immune system than having a healthy sex life. Eating right, exercising, getting adequate sleep, and keeping up to date with vaccinations all contribute to having strong and healthy defences against contagious illnesses. It is a good exercise. Like every other kind of physical activity, sex burns calories, too! sitting and watching tv burns about 1 calorie per minute. Having sex increases your heart rate and utilizes various muscle groups, burning about 5 calories per minute. Regular sex cannot replace sessions at the gym, but a having an active, healthy sex life is a nice way to get some extra physical activity. Sexual activity helps keep levels of hormones, like oestrogen and testosterone, in check. When these hormones are out of balance, conditions like heart disease and osteoporosis may develop. When it comes to protecting heart health by having sex, more is better. One study in men showed that those who had sex at least 2 times a week were 50% less likely to die of heart disease than their less sexually active men. Sexual stimulation (including masturbation) and orgasm can help keep pain away. Both activities can reduce pain sensation and increase your pain threshold. Orgasms result in the release of hormones that can help block pain signals. Some women report that self-stimulation through masturbation can reduce symptoms of menstrual cramps, arthritis, and even headache. One study showed that men who had frequent ejaculations (defined as 21 times a month or more) were less likely to develop prostate cancer than those who had fewer ejaculations. It did not matter if the ejaculations occurred through intercourse, masturbation, or nocturnal emissions.
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I have stress and anxiety problem form at least 7 or 8 years but now i'm fed of it and I don't know how to control it. I have been suffering a lot because of it.

Dr. Karuna Chawla 97% (74234 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Noida
I have stress and anxiety problem form at least 7 or 8 years but now i'm fed of it and I don't know how to control it...
Try to relax yourself -- exercise. Exercise is one of the most important things you can do to combat stress. Take a few minutes to breathe in and out in slow, deep breaths. Reduce your caffeine intake. Write it down. Chew gum. Spend time with friends and family. Laugh. Massage. Eat a healthy diet. Pursue one hobbywalk in nature meditation. Yoga. For more details you can consult me.
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Chest and back tight ness, dizziness,nausea, numbness in leg, lower abdomen pain finger joint pain, ecg report normal.

Dr. Julie Mercy J David 91% (31661 ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Chest and back tight ness, dizziness,nausea, numbness in leg, lower abdomen pain finger joint pain, ecg report normal.
Fibromyalgia also called: fibrositis widespread muscle pain and tenderness. Symptoms requires a medical diagnosis widespread muscle pain and tenderness are the most common symptoms. People may experience: pain areas: in the muscles, abdomen, back, or neck pain types: can be chronic, diffuse, sharp, or severe pain circumstances: can occur at night gastrointestinal: constipation, nausea, or passing excessive amounts of gas whole body: fatigue, feeling tired, or malaise muscular: muscle tenderness, delayed onset muscle soreness, or muscle spasms sensory: pins and needles, sensitivity to cold, or sensitivity to pain mood: anxiety, mood swings, or nervousness sleep: difficulty falling asleep or sleep disturbances cognitive: forgetfulness or lack of concentration hand: sensation of coldness or tingling also common: depression, flare, headache, irritability, joint stiffness, painful menstruation, or tingling feet treatment consists of self care and therapy medication, talk therapy and stress reduction may help in controlling the symptoms. Self-carephysical exercise aerobic activity for 20–30 minutes 5 days a week improves cardiovascular health. If injured, pursuing an activity that avoids the injured muscle group or joint can help maintain physical function while recovering. Stress management pursuing an enjoyable activity or verbalising frustration to reduce stress and improve mental health. Relaxation techniques deep breathing, meditation, yoga, rhythmic exercise and other activities that reduce symptoms of stress therapies support group a forum for counseling and sharing experiences among people with a similar condition or goal, such as depression or weight loss. Biofeedback controlling the body's heartbeat, brainwaves, breathing and blood pressure by monitoring them with sensors. Cognitive behavioral therapy a talk therapy focused on modifying negative thoughts, behaviours and emotional responses associated with psychological distress. Hydrotherapy using water to relieve pain, treat diseases and maintain health. For example, mineral baths and hot tubs. Chiropractic treatment techniques adjusting the spine and massaging the back muscles to relieve pain. Stretching stretching exercises can improve flexibility and improve physical function. Graded exercise therapy physical exercise that starts very slowly and gradually increases over time. Massage relaxes tense muscles. Acupuncture insertion of needles into specific points on the body to relieve pain and treat other conditions. A form of traditional chinese medicine. Medications selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (ssri) eases symptoms of depressed mood and anxiety. Analgesic relieves pain. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug relieves pain, decreases inflammation and reduces fever. Nerve pain medication blocks pain caused by damaged nerves. Muscle relaxant reduces muscle tension and helps relieve muscle pain and discomfort.
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Dr. Bachpan mein hastmaithun ki galat aadat se mera ling chota, patla kamjor aur sikud gaya hai naso mein khoon ka dora bhi khatam ho gaya hai nase sukh gaye hai bhot pareshan hu kahi bhi illj nahi hai aatmhatya ka man karta hai.

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 91% (38624 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Dr. Bachpan mein hastmaithun ki galat aadat se mera ling chota, patla kamjor aur sikud gaya hai naso mein khoon ka do...
You are mistaken and it is not possible for a man's seminiferous tubules to be dry as you say and masturbation is safe and cannot or will not affect our body. The habit of masturbation is a safe sexual act to do as many times as you feel. It is not needed to avoid masturbation and it is not a criminal or an unhealthy habit or taste. All men and women in reproductive age want to relieve sexual desires by natural sex or self-stimulation which is the masturbation and is good and harmless. Just about everybody. Masturbation is a very common behaviour, even among people who have sexual relations with a partner. In one national study, 95% of males and 89% of females reported that they have masturbated. Masturbation is the first sexual act experienced by most males and females. In young children, masturbation is a normal part of the growing child's exploration of his or her body. Most people continue to masturbate in adulthood, and many do so throughout their lives. In addition to feeling good, masturbation is a good way of relieving the sexual tension that can build up over time, especially for people without partners or whose partners are not willing or available for sex. Masturbation also is a safe sexual alternative for people who wish to avoid pregnancy and the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases. It also is necessary when a man must give a semen sample for fertility testing or for sperm donation. When sexual dysfunction is present in an adult, masturbation may be prescribed by a sex therapist to allow a person to experience an orgasm (often in women) or to delay its arrival (often in men). While it once was regarded as a perversion and a sign of a mental problem, masturbation now is regarded as a normal, healthy sexual activity that is pleasant, fulfilling, acceptable and safe. It is a good way to experience sexual pleasure and can be done throughout life. Masturbation is only considered a problem when it inhibits sexual activity with a partner, is done in public, or causes significant distress to the person. It may cause distress if it is done compulsively and/or interferes with daily life and activities. In general, the medical community considers masturbation to be a natural and harmless expression of sexuality for both men and women. It does not cause any physical injury or harm to the body and can be performed in moderation throughout a person's lifetime as a part of normal sexual behaviour. Some cultures and religions oppose the use of masturbation or even label it as sinful. This can lead to guilt or shame about the behaviour. Some experts suggest that masturbation can actually improve sexual health and relationships. By exploring your own body through masturbation, you can determine what is erotically pleasing to you and can share this with your partner. Some partners use mutual masturbation to discover techniques for a more satisfying sexual relationship and to add to their mutual intimacy. Sex boosts your body’s ability to make protective antibodies against bacteria, viruses, and other germs that cause common illnesses. Of course, there’s more to cultivating a robust immune system than having a healthy sex life. Eating right, exercising, getting adequate sleep, and keeping up to date with vaccinations all contribute to having strong and healthy defences against contagious illnesses. It is a good exercise. Like every other kind of physical activity, sex burns calories, too! sitting and watching tv burns about 1 calorie per minute. Having sex increases your heart rate and utilizes various muscle groups, burning about 5 calories per minute. Regular sex cannot replace sessions at the gym, but a having an active, healthy sex life is a nice way to get some extra physical activity. Sexual activity helps keep levels of hormones, like oestrogen and testosterone, in check. When these hormones are out of balance, conditions like heart disease and osteoporosis may develop. When it comes to protecting heart health by having sex, more is better. One study in men showed that those who had sex at least 2 times a week were 50% less likely to die of heart disease than their less sexually active men. Sexual stimulation (including masturbation) and orgasm can help keep pain away. Both activities can reduce pain sensation and increase your pain threshold. Orgasms result in the release of hormones that can help block pain signals. Some women report that self-stimulation through masturbation can reduce symptoms of menstrual cramps, arthritis, and even headache. One study showed that men who had frequent ejaculations (defined as 21 times a month or more) were less likely to develop prostate cancer than those who had fewer ejaculations. It did not matter if the ejaculations occurred through intercourse, masturbation, or nocturnal emissions.
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