Category Archives for Reproductive Health

Prostate Cancer Symptoms

Although it is very difficult to treat, recognition of the symptoms will help in getting the right treatment. Similar to other types of cancer, early diagnosis and detection is critical. Pancreatic Cancer Signs There are several symptoms and indicators associated with the disease. Among them are abdominal pain and problems with bowel movements. Patients also experience problems when digesting food. This may manifest in lack of appetite or vomiting. Others will feel nauseous and severe dizziness. One...

Menopause Symptoms

The menstrual cycle ends for most women around age 50. In some cases it takes place a few years earlier or later. But regardless of age, the symptoms are pretty much the same. Menopause Signs The most obvious sign of course, is an irregular menstrual cycle. The cycle doesn’t just end abruptly. What happens is that it becomes irregular until it stops completely. But there are other symptoms. These include headaches and difficulty in concentrating. A bit of memory loss is also experienced. Other...

Testicular Pain

Testicular pain is a severe condition that can cause high levels of sharp pain and discomfort. This medical condition can affect the lower, upper, left and right parts of the testis. When suffering from this kind of chronic condition, patients usually feel stabbing pain, dull feeling and tingling sensation. For a better understanding of its different aspects, it is good to know its treatments, causes, symptoms as well as diagnosis. Testicular Pain Symptoms Patients will know if they are suffering...

HIV Symptoms

HIV, which stands for human immunodeficiency virus, is a lentivirus that can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, which is more popularly called AIDS. This type of infection can be transferred through a variety of ways including breast milk intake, contaminated needles and unsafe sex. Although people cannot acquire this severe disease thru ordinary contact, it is good to know the different important aspects that pertain to this chronic medical condition including the major and minor HIV symptoms,...

Prostate Disease

The prostate is a small gland in the male reproductive system. As some males age this gland may start to have disruptions in its normal functioning; disruptions ranging from urinary problems to potentially life threatening cancer. As the male gets older the prostate naturally gets larger due to the presence of a particular hormone in the body. Prostate disease normally affects men over the age of 50, although some men may experience prostate problem at a younger age, as early as the mid 20s....

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...

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...

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...