“Migraine” derives from the Latin word hemicrania (or heMICRANia), meaning “half the skull.” As early as the second millennium B.C., migraine headaches have been categorized as different from other types of headaches by their peculiar qualities:
Typically unilateral, although a third can involve both sides of the head.
Preceded by the migraine aura in a fourth of patients—a visual, olfactory (smell), or other sensory illusion that precedes or accompanies a migraine, but may occur even without a subsequent headache.
Throbbing, increased with movement or exertion
Pain builds up over a few hours.
Lasts from a few hours to three days
Associated with nausea and vomiting
Hypersensitivity to bright lights and sound
Statistics on Migraine
According to the Migraine Research Foundation , migraines affect a billion people worldwide as the 3rd most prevalent human disease. Most common between the ages of 25-55, children can also get them. They ...
What exactly does Erectile Dysfunction (ED) mean?
Erectile dysfunction (ED), that is, difficulty in getting or maintaining an erection that interferes with sexual intimacy, until 15 years ago, was in the closet, labeled “impotence.” Then came along a drug called sildenafil, which was tested by Pfizer to treat heart disease symptoms, like angina. It flunked the tests, but when men started chortling about all the erections they were experiencing while enrolled in the study, sildenafil was taken off the shelf and earned FDA approval for erectile dysfunction.
Why treat ED?
Anyone who asks this has never had it. 100 million men worldwide do, however. Intercourse is so important that many religious and civil definitions of marriage use it as the criterion that consummation of marriage. This is somewhat an intrusion of privacy, because there are many asexual unions that work fine. But the majority of unions that suffer ED do not work fine. They struggle.
It takes two t ...