Category Archives for Reproductive Health

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is infection of a woman’s reproductive organs. Infection spreads upward from the cervix to the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, and surrounding structures. Bacteria can infect the fallopian tubes and cause inflammation. When this happens, normal tissue can become scarred and block the normal passage of an egg. You may become infertile. But if your tubes are partially blocked, an egg may implant outside the uterus and cause a dangerous condition called an...

Yeast Infection Symptoms

Yeast infection is a common condition that occurs among women. This is a type of fungal infection brought about by a fungus called Candida. Yeasts commonly thrive in dark and moist areas. They are present in minimal amounts and remain to be harmless in an acidic environment. Yeast infections can result to vaginitis which is a condition where the vaginal area undergoes inflammation. The vaginitis yeast infection commonly occurs in about 70% of women. The yeast infection symptoms usually surface when...

Treatment for Bacterial Vaginosis

Treatments for bacterial vaginosis or BV usually consist of antibiotics. Keep in mind this is not a sexually transmitted disease. What happens is that bacteria overgrow because the vaginal pH becomes more alkaline. Antibiotic Medications There are several antibiotics that may be used such as clindamycin and Metronidazole (vaginally or orally). For Metronidazole, the dosage is twice a day, 500 mg. This is to be taken for a week. Alternatively one can take a single 2 g dosage. Probiotics are not effective...

Herbal Remedies for Menopause

To explain it in simple terms, menopause signifies the end of a woman’s menstrual cycle. Menopause is a natural part of a woman’s life and is usually confirmed when a woman has missed her periods for 12 consecutive months (in the absence of other obvious causes). Menopause is associated with reduced functioning of the ovaries due to aging, resulting in lower levels of estrogen and other hormones. It marks the permanent end of the fertility cycle. Menopause occurs, on average, between 40-50 years...

Symptoms of Prostatitis

Characterized by difficult and painful urination, prostatitis is a severe medical condition affecting the prostate glands, particularly of male patients. People who are suffering from this health problem have histological inflammation, which may be caused by a variety of factors including traumatic injury, psychological stress as well as immune system disorder. It is much easier to understand this medical problem by learning the various diagnostic procedures, treatments as well as the major and minor...

Remedy for Hot Flashes

Hot flashes are a common complaint among women experience menopause. Hot flashes are characterised by sudden, intense, hot feelings on the face and upper body and sometimes preceded or accompanied by a rapid heartbeat, sweating, nausea, dizziness, anxiety, headache, weakness or a feeling of asphyxiation. The hot flash is followed by a flush, leaving skin reddened and covered with perspiration either completely, or at the top of the upper lip. A chill can often be the finale of the episode. Read more

Enlarged Prostate Symptom

Known by different names like benign enlargement of the prostate, nodular hyperplasia and benign prostatic hyperplasia, enlarged prostate is a medical condition wherein the size of the prostate of middle-aged and elderly men increases beyond what is normal. Factors that may contribute to such growth include estrogen and testosterone. Common risk factors include national origin, heredity as well as aging. Learn more about this interesting health problem by taking a closer look at the different enlarged...

Candida Remedies

Candida is a naturally occurring micro-organism that occurs naturally in the mouth, male and female genitals, intestinal tracts and the throat of the human body. Candidiasis is the fungal infection caused by the overproduction of candida. The symptoms of candidiasis are numerous, as it has the potential of being overproduced in more than one region of the body. Common symptoms include headaches, impotence, memory loss and mood irregularities. Bad breath, vaginitis, heartburn, and stomach pains can...

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