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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 792-795

Erectile dysfunction in migraine in Indian patients

1 Department of Neurology, JSS Medical College, Mysuru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Neurology, M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Community Medicine, M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Dr. R Pradeep
Department of Neurology, M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/aian.AIAN_554_19

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Background: Migraine is one of the common causes of primary headache worldwide. Migraine headaches significantly affect family and social activities. Migraine also impacts the sexual function of the sufferers. There are no published studies in India so far where they have studied the erectile function in male migrainers. This study is done to look for erectile dysfunction in male migrainers. Materials and Methods: This case-control study was done to look for presence of erectile dysfunction in male migrainers and the factors affecting it. Thirty age matched males with migraine and without migraine were studied. The International Headache Society's International Classification of Headache Disorders, 3rd Edition, was used to diagnose migraine with or without aura. Migraine disability assessment scale was used to assess migraine-related disability, Numerical Rating Scale was used assess to the severity of headaches, Migraine-Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire to assess the quality of life, and International Index of Erectile Function score was used to assess the erectile function. Results: The mean age of the cases was 38.83 ± 5.7 years and that of the controls was 38.63 ± 5.3 years. The erectile dysfunction was seen in 80% of migrainers and none in the control group had erectile dysfunction. Those with erectile dysfunction had more severe headache which were severely disabling. Conclusion: Erectile dysfunction is common in migraine. There is a significant negative correlation of erectile dysfunction with severe disabling migraine.

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