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Viagra won't help much against "post-orgasmic illness syndrome," in which middle-aged men incur flu-like symptoms for up to a week after having an orgasm. The term was coined by Dr. Marcel Waldinger of Leyenburg Hospital, The Hague, Netherlands. In the past 5 years, he reportedly has seen five men complaining of sore throat, sweating, fatigue, and eye irritation after sex. Dr. Waldinger, whose report was to appear in the journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, speculates that substances released during sex may cause allergic reactions in some men. "It is a new syndrome or a syndrome which is old but has not been looked at properly," Dr. Waldinger was quoted as saying. It's not the sort of thing that men rush to report to their doctors, said Roger Pierson, Ph.D., of the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, who noted that cause and effect is tough to prove. After all, saying " 'Oh, gee, I got the flu' is not quite the same thing as 'Oh, gee, I've had sex, he noted. We sure hope not.
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Author:Berger, Joanne M.
Publication:Internal Medicine News
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:4EUNE
Date:Jun 1, 2002
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