Vasomotor Rhinitis and Migraine

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“My heart is heavy with the things I do not understand.”

Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936), English novelist, short-story writer, poet, and journalist.

First one of title is defined as non-allergic, non-atopic one, without eosinophilia.

For second disturbance of vaso-motricity with inordinate constriction and dilatation of cerebral arteries is suspected since a long time.

They both are interrelated, and affected patients frequently suffer both.

Hyperactivity of parasympathetic part of carotid sinus and vagal system with cholinergic hypersecretion seems to be at origin.

Physical exercise relieves them both, while strengthening of the sympathetic pendant of neurovegetative system acts in an analogous way.

Hence, effect of coffee (Caffeine), black pepper (Piperine), Chili, sauna practice, and especially cold exposition and baths.

In this last case beware of Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Agent of Common Cold and the Thermic Shock.

The neuro-vegetative system is heavily influenced by physical training:

Some specialists advise only quarter of an hour Aerobics per day.

– Cardio stimulates mainly its sympathetic pendant, while strength exercises – the parasympathetic one.

A wise balance between those two is crucial for health.

Catecholamines release reserves from body stores, first glycogen, then ketonic bodies.

Expenditure must follow, otherwise fat deposits on artery walls occur (Atherosclerosis).

Thus, it is essential to follow adrenergic overdrive by gentle cooling down.

For instance, low-dose Anaerobics, or a nice walk can do the job.