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...

Pregnancy Symptoms

Pregnancy refers to the medical condition in which a patient carries one or more embryo or fetus in the uterus. In most instances, childbirth happens after 38 weeks of conception. In order to take good care of the fetus inside the womb of a female, it is important that the person knows the different pregnancy symptoms. The symptoms can be categorized into three, namely the first trimester, the second trimester as well as the third trimester. It is also important that physicians diagnose a female...

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....

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...