Erectile Dysfunction in Men

Posted in Sexual Health No discussion yet on December 1st, 2012

A sexual problem or dysfunction comes when there is any phase in life wherein the response of the individual sexually has problems. The response cycle sometimes prevents the person from getting complete satisfaction from the sexual activity. The sexual response has four phases and they are excitement, plateau, orgasm and resolution. Research says that the sexual dysfunction is very commonly seen in men and women. Sexual dysfunction could be due to psychological and physical causes. Physical causes like hormonal imbalances, neurological disorders, chronic disease like a liver or kidney failure and other addictions like drug abuse and alcoholism cause sexual dysfunction. Sometimes there are side effects of medicines which result in such problems. Anti depressant drugs often leads to a lack in interest in sex. The psychological causes could be anxiety and work related stress. Sometimes it is caused due to the way you perform sex. AT times sexual dysfunction is due to problems in marriage  [...]

Female Contraception: Overview of the Birth Control Patches

Posted in Sexual Health, Women's Health No discussion yet on June 24th, 2011

Contraceptives patches can be described as patches stick to the skin of women and release hormones into their bloodstream. These patches possess 3 layers: the protective outer layer made from polyester, the adhesive layer that is medicated and finally the protective liner that needs to be removed before using the patch. Contraceptive patches are generally applied on the woman’s upper torso (make sure they are not applied on the breasts), outer part of upper arm, abdomen or buttocks. Every patch lasts for 7 days, after which you will need to change it. The two hormone released by these patches are progesterone and estrogen. The hormones penetrate the skin and reach the user’s bloodstream. Like combined birth controlled pills, the contraceptive patches also work by preventing release of egg from the ovaries. The patches make the mucus that surrounds the cervix much thicker, as a result of which the sperm fails to enter the womb. On using the patch, the womb’s lining also becomes thinner  [...]

Genital Herpes Sly Spread

Posted in Sexual Health No discussion yet on April 18th, 2011

In spite of being asymptomatic, individuals who carry the genital herpes virus could spread it to a sex mate on ten percent of the occasions. Outcome is drawn on the basis of a large-scaled trial which did an everyday genital swab collection from almost five hundred individuals with HSV-2 (herpes simplex virus type 2) the genital herpes viral form. Several of them (18 percent) of them believed that weren’t infected, however, much to their utter shock & disbelief, discovered that they were indeed carrying herpes virus when they went through blood analysis. It isn’t that tricky to spot virus carriers since sixteen percent of people in America have HSV-2 infections. Most of them (seventy-five to ninety percent) are unaware of having contracted the infection since they don’t develop or spot herpes virus sore formations on their genital region. Such asymptomatic carriers are shedding communicable virus ten percent of the thirty or more days they were in the trial, cites Univ. of  [...]

HIV Testing – Exploring Viable Choices

Posted in Sexual Health No discussion yet on June 25th, 2010

In case the need to undergo human immunodeficiency virus or HIV testing arises, one could presently select from numerous alternatives. The type of test one selects is based on specific personal requirements and conditions. HIV testing could be carried out with total anonymity or confidentiality. In case a test is conducted incognito, the individual undergoing the test is not recognized by his/her name, however by using a distinctive identifier which could not be backtracked to that individual. Outcomes of these anonymously conducted tests and the reality that they were ever performed are not part of the person’s medical records. On the contrary, treatment of a test conducted confidentially is analogous to any other medical tests or procedures – The outcomes being part of that person’s medical records; however privacy decrees would mean the outcomes being withheld from others. An individual intent on undergoing HIV testing would possibly be persuaded to undergo a test confidentially  [...]

Chlamydia Symptoms Men – What to Expect

Posted in Mens Health, Sexual Health No discussion yet on June 2nd, 2010

Chlamydia afflicts around 4 million individuals in the U.S. annually with even more figures noted globally. Chlamydia infection could mostly produce varying symptoms in a man and woman and it would be vastly helpful to decipher symptoms pertinent to one’s gender. Chlamydia Symptoms Men It is vital to be watchful about the following Chlamydia symptoms men. Pains felt while urinating (due to urethral inflammation or urethritis in fifty percent cases) or scratchy feeling when one urinates (mostly the foremost symptom). Cloudiness noted in the urine. Water-like or smarmy emanation from the penis. Crustiness observed on the penile tip. Tenderness or soreness felt in the scrotal or anal area. Chlamydial Conjunctivitis (trachoma) develops due to infection spreading due to contact with infected fingers, clothing, cough or sneezes and eye seeking fly forms. Pains and swelling in the testicular area are uncommonly observed. Males and females who consent to anal sexual intercourse  [...]

Male Birth Control Pill

Posted in Mens Health, Sexual Health No discussion yet on May 11th, 2010

Discovery of the pill over five decades back empowered a woman in taking charge of her body in a novel manner – not having to depend on a man for preventing pregnancy. Fifty years anon, females are able to choose from a wide-ranging array of pill and device types tailoring to their contraception requirements. Yet, despite the liberty of being able to select what method seems to suit them the most, they continue to be the ones modifying their bodies for the purpose of safer sex. Women have to take day-to-day drugs or don tiny hormone release devices which physicians illustrate with daunting diagrammatic depictions. Where are the prescriptions for males? Apparently researchers across the globe are endeavoring to seek more choices for both genders to help in thwarting conception; several methods show potential are in clinical studies and might as well plug in several loopholes in the present day birth control market. For males The hilarious part is that the male birth control pill  [...]

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease – Decoding Vital Cues

Posted in Mens Health, Sexual Health No discussion yet on February 22nd, 2010

Pelvic inflammatory disease or PID generally initiates as a bacterial infection and cervical inflammation (cervicitis) that is commonly due to presence of sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea or Chlamydia. PID has additionally been associated to imbalanced level of organisms usually present in the vagina which then spreads to other organs in the female reproductive system. In case not treated, PID could lead to scar tissue or adhesion formation which could be causal in incessant pelvic pain, sterility and ectopic pregnancy. Hence prompt treatment is crucial in case one is experiencing 1 or 2 PID symptoms. Soreness or pain felt in the lower abdomen. Painful sensation or soreness sensed on touching or palpating ovaries or fallopian tubes during exam. Cervical pain or soreness on palpitation. Symptoms that raise chances of developing Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Greenish or yellowish coloured discharge from the vagina. A lab test outcome that corroborates presence  [...]

Varicocele Infertility – What Men need to be heedful about?

Posted in Mens Health, Sexual Health No discussion yet on February 19th, 2010

Varicocele is an unusual swelling or enlargement in the varicose veins present in the scrotum. These are commonly noted to affect fifteen percent of men on the whole, and forty percent of men with identified infertility. Varicoceles are usually noted to develop in the left testicle. The varicocele repair surgery for improving male fertility is generally performed on an outpatient basis under the influence of local or general anaesthesia. A tiny slit is done on the abdominal area just near the site where originally testicles descended via the abdominal wall. The veins producing the varicocele are detected and incised for eliminating blood supply to the varicocele. Optionally, a non-operative method known as percutaneous embolization could be performed for treating varicocele infertility. A tiny catheter is introduced via a big vein in the neck/groin, slowly advancing it to the varicocele, which is blocked-up using a balloon, loop or medicines. Post Surgery – What to expect? Varicocele  [...]

HPV Infections – Tests and Signs for Deciphering these Malicious Intruders

Posted in Sexual Health No discussion yet on February 9th, 2010

Infections due to genital HPV or human papillomavirus are widespread with nearly half the populace of sexually active individuals would imminently develop HPV infection during some stage in their lifespan. However, several of them would be unaware of it due to being asymptomatic. With above a hundred HPV forms present, whether the signs would arise or not would be dependent on the form of HPV viral form entailed in the infection. A number of HPV forms are related to genital warts, though warts are not mostly noticeable. Several HPV forms are related to cervical and other cancer types, and there are no warts occurring and the person being asymptomatic. A number of HPV forms additionally cause widespread warts which one could locate on other regions of the body like hand, feet. Several individuals contracting genital HPV would be able to flush it out of their systems with no need for treatment, being asymptomatic and no health issues would happen. The lengthier time spans the virus remains  [...]

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