Category Archives for Reproductive Health

HPV Symptoms

HPV, which stands for human papillomavirus, is a serious disease that attacks the mucous membranes and epidermis of patients. When left untreated, this condition can cause more severe medical problems like cancer of the anus, cancer of the vagina and cervical cancer for women. In men, it can lead to penile cancer and anal cancer. This serious infection can be transmitted by skin-to-skin contact, such as the case of anal sex and vaginal intercourse. Here is a closer look at the different major and...

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...

Prostate Pain

There are many illnesses that stem from discomfort with the prostate. Here are some of the most common causes and symptoms. Causes of Prostate Pain Currently there are a dozen ailments linked to pain in this area. These include interstitial cystitis and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). BPH happens as the result of a tumor or growth. Another possible cause is cystitis, which leads to inflammation of the bladder. Another one is urethritis. This affects the urethra and causes discomfort when urinating. Other...

Home Remedies for Yeast Infection

What is yeast infection A vaginal yeast infection is usually caused by a fungus called Candida albicans which is normally found in small amounts in the vagina. The acidic environment in the vagina helps the growth of this fungus. It is when the acidic level drops down due a variety of factors ranging from menstruation, intake of antibiotics, steroids, and diabetes, that the fungus start multiplying and cause a vaginal infection. Improper personal hygiene too is a primary cause of vaginal yeast infection....

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...

Symptoms of Pregnancy in the First Week

Pregnancy refers to a health condition in which a female patient carries an embryo or embryos in the uterus or womb. This early stage of pregnancy is the most critical of all since it is the time when most of the vital organs of the fetus develop. In order to prevent complications, suspected pregnant women are advised to watch out for the symptoms of pregnancy in the first week. At the onset of the signs, they are highly recommended to let a physician examine them to confirm if they are carrying...

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...

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...