About ‘SPMO’, the little-known syndrome that affects some men after orgasm

A small number of men suffer from an unrecognized and extremely rare syndrome: post-orgasmic disease. Researchers are working to find ways to alleviate the disease.

largeLittle is known about his syndrome. The general public is completely unaware of this, and doctors mostly only read studies on the subject. And for good reason: Post-Orgasmic Sickness Syndrome (PMOS) is extremely rare. Only about 50 cases are cited Since it was formally described in the medical literature in 2002, it was determined that worldAs the name suggests, this syndrome occurs after a man ejaculates, whether it happens spontaneously during intercourse, masturbation, or during sleep.

Symptoms of extreme weakness can last two to seven daysexplaining researchers in journals Advances in Urology. They appear almost immediately after ejaculation and resemble a flu-like state: fever, headache, body aches, etc.

There is no treatment, but there are ways to relieve the disease

These physical symptoms are often accompanied by psychological symptoms such as depression or anxiety. But it’s difficult to determine how many men are actually affected by the syndrome, because not all of them have access to a doctor.

to date, No cure for the disease has yet been discoveredexplain health passportHowever, there are ways to relieve symptoms, especially through anti-anxiety medications that allow the nervous system to relax during orgasm.

In 2019, a study was published in Urology case report Low-dose subcutaneous testosterone therapy is recommended for relevant patients. It worked in a patient in his 20s who had the syndrome since he was 16 years old. At present, the research has not yet been massively scaled up.

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