Category Archives for Reproductive Health

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...

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...

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...

Symptoms of Low Testosterone

Low testosterone is also known as male menopause or andropause. This medical condition usually affects middle-aged men, which is caused mainly by low productions of hormones such as dehydroepiandrosterone and testosterone. Some studies associate this health problem with diabetes, coronary artery disease as well as bone and muscle loss. Furthermore, men are likely to suffer from this condition if they have high levels of blood pressure, cholesterol and abdominal fat. Here is a closer look at the...

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...

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...

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....

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...