Dr. Avnish Jolly, 6th October, 2008:Cheating with life partner could just be more fatal and also leads to migraine. According to Italian researchers, the guilt of being unfaithful and the stress of trying to cover up the affair can trigger extreme migraines. This could be so serious that it can even kill you. A novel Italian research reveals that illicit affairs can leave you with crippling migraines, especially for people who already suffer from regular headaches that they lead to a cerebral aneurysm. But the best way of tackling the problem was simple – stop cheating.
The researchers find a person who is cheating in marriage undergoes the stress of shuffling both married life and a secret lover. This may cause the cheating partner to suffer from serious migraines which in turn may lead to ballooning in a blood vessel in the brain. Called as aneurysm, the condition could be potentially fatal. “This type of headache can be exacerbated by a series of factors like aphrodisiac food, performance-enhancing drugs, physical strain and psychological stress caused by the need to keep the relationship secret. It can trigger extremely strong migraine attacks lasting up to three hours. In three to four per cent of cases they may cause a cerebral aneurysm. The danger increases if the relationship is illicit or extra-marital. Eating or drinking purported aphrodisiacs such as chocolate, shellfish and Champagne can also worsen migraines could also be exacerbated by. Wine and cheese should also be avoided, the conference was told. Men and women suffering worse than normal migraines during sex should immediately seek the help of a specialist.
The study was conducted by a neuroscientist Lorenzo Pinessi, , President, Italian Migraine Society at Turin’s Molinette Hospital. He remarked, “What we found is that it was mostly men who suffered worst from this phenomenon, which is all to do with stress and hypertension (high blood pressure). It would appear that men have a more severe feeling of guilt when cheating which leads to increased stress and tension.”
Speaking about headache-prone cheats, the lead author additionally mentioned, “Avoid the pornography and stick to simple sexual intercourse to limit pressure on the heart. The sexual position chosen can also have affect as the more physical the more pressure on the heart – it is probably best to avoid positions where the male is on his feet.”
Along with his team, the neuroscientist examined hundreds of patients across Italy who suffered from migraines. The researchers found that the headaches were worst in people who were having affairs. Affecting nearly 15% of the Italian population, mostly men, the researchers assert that those with headaches had the most chances of developing migraines. Additionally, the headaches progressed in a small percentage of these people to cause deadly aneurysm. The researchers advice those indulging in tattered cuckoldry to stay away from their affair for some time and get a brain scan done. They reveal that you may be enjoying sneaky sex at the moment, but it could just turn a specific type of headache into something really nasty.
These findings are presented at the opening of an international conference in Turin and study gives all you frazzled adulterers a reason to refrain from those occasional flings.