Category Archives for Reproductive Health

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...

What Causes AIDS?

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is caused by HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). HIV is differentiated from many viruses because of its lethality. It kills or damages the cells of the body’s immune system, and progressively destroys the body’s ability to fight infections and certain cancers. The immune system is the body’s defense against infections; it is made up of a network of tissues, organs and cells including the white blood cells, or leukocytes. HIV finds and destroys...

Testicular Cancer Symptoms

Testicular cancer is a life-threatening medical condition that is caused by the formation of cancer cells or tumors in the testicles. Even if the disease is commonly associated with male patients aged 15 years to 40 years, this health condition has peaks. The three peaks of the disease are infancy, 25 years to 40 years as well as 60 years. The disease has different risk factors or causes, which include cryptorchidism, mumps orchitis and inguinal hernia. In order for physicians to recommend the effective...

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...

Chlamydia Symptoms

Aside from gonorrhea, the world is hampered by another sexually transmitted disease called Chlamydia. It is caused by the presence of a particular bacterium referred to as Chlamydia trachomatis. This infection is transmitted via oral sex, anal sex and vaginal sex. This disease can also affect the eyes, which is one of the most common causes of blindness all over the world. Help fight off the minor and major Chlamydia symptoms by learning the different ways of diagnosing and treating this medical...

Right Ovary Pain

Right ovary pain refers to any mild, tingling or severe pain felt in the right ovary, which is located in the lower right part of the abdomen. The pain can be categorized as acute or chronic depending on its cause. For instance, an acute right ovarian pain can be caused by irregularities in the menstrual cycle while a chronic pain can be caused by serious illnesses. To know when it is proper to seek advice from medical professionals like obstetricians and gynecologists, it is essential that patients...

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...

Peyronie’s Disease

Definition This is a disease that affects the male’s genital organ: the penis, as it often causes deformity of the penis and erections are often very painful. This disease is the development of abnormal scar tissue and /or plaques on the tissues on the penis. The discomfort that is associated with this disease may prevent a man from engaging in sexual intercourse, which can result in stress and anxiety. Read more