Category Archives for Reproductive Health

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...

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...