The syndrome of post-orgasmic malaise in men can be much more common than previously thought - it is simply too rarely diagnosed, scientists say. An analysis of the work over the entire existence of the syndrome was presented in the journal Sexual Medicine Reviews.
Post-orgasmic malaise syndrome is a group of physical and cognitive symptoms that manifests itself after ejaculation, including speech impairment, memory problems, decreased mood, decreased vision, headache, fever, sweating. The syndrome was first discovered in 2002; to date, only about 50 cases have been registered.
The main cause of the disease is an autoimmune or allergic disorder, according to the researchers. An analysis of the works devoted to the syndrome showed that of 33 patients, 29 experienced an allergic reaction when injecting their own sperm into the shoulder. No response was observed with placebo administration.
Understanding the causes of illness allows you to find a way to deal with it. Thus, two men who regularly received injections of their own sperm with increasing concentrations reported a decrease in symptoms after 15 months and 31 months.
It is also suggested that the disorder may be indicative of an imbalance of chemicals in the patient's brain. In addition, more than half of men with this syndrome suffer from premature ejaculation, but the relationship between these phenomena is not yet clear.
Scientists note that further research is needed to obtain more complete data on the causes of the disease, learn how to diagnose it correctly and develop methods to combat it.