Heart Attack Causes, Symptoms And Signs
The blood supply to the heart is usually stopped by a blood clot in the coronary arteries, causing the heart attack. The arteries are narrowed in places due to 'plaques' - a build-up of the fatty substance cholesterol over many years.
What Causes Diabetes And Types Of Diabetes
A healthy diet, regular exercise, and culturally sensitive care may be helpful in preventing and controlling diabetes, say researchers. The findings are based on recent reviews that suggest that a healthy diet and exercise can help prevent diabetes, and that patients from ethnic minorities do better with diabetes education that takes their language and culture into account.
Arthritis Medical Advice And Types Of Arthritis
In order to have an understanding of the two major types of arthritis, it is essential to know a little about the function and appearance of a joint. A joint is designed to allow smooth movement of two bones, one against the other.
What Causes Asthma And Asthma Treatment
Asthma is a condition that affects your airways - the small tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs. People with asthma have airways that are almost always red and sensitive, inflamed.
What Is Tonsilitis
Tonsillitis is an infection of the tonsils, caused by either bacteria or viruses. Tonsils are groups of tissue, similar to the lymph nodes or 'glands' that circle the throat. This circle of tissue is part of a ring of glandular tissue around the throat called Waldeyer's ring, and the tonsils are found on either side of the back of the throat.
Uterine fibroids can cause infertility by presenting as a space occupying lesion; by contiguous enlargement and subsequent blockade of the tubes, by formation of adhesions, by exhibiting heavy menstrual flow causing symptomatic anemia and causing irregularities of menstruation and hormonal imbalance, and by causing discomfort and pain during intercourse.
Below are some facts on common sexual problems, sexual health screening, contraception and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) Chlamydia, Genital herpes, Genital warts, Gonorrhoea, HIV, Human papilloma virus (HPV), Non-specific urethritis (NSU), Pubic lice, Scabies, Syphilis, Thrush and Trichomonas vaginalis are some of the sexually transmitted infections. Sexual Problems That Can Follow STI’s […]
We have spent a great amount of time on herpes. Here are the key points we covered. Oral herpes and genital herpes can be spread sexually.Approximately one in five adults has genital herpes.Up to 90 percent of persons infected are UNAWARE that they have herpes!Many who have herpes have no symptoms.Symptoms can vary from a […]
Although there is no cure for herpes, there are medications that significantly reduce the frequency and duration of outbreaks. These medications have few side effects in most people. There are 3 prescriptive medications approved for the treatment of herpes. They work by interfering with DNA synthesis to prevent the virus from reproducing. The directions for […]
Herpes and pregnancy is not to be taken lightly. Women with herpes have normal and healthy babies, but certain precautions need to be taken to protect the babies from contracting herpes. The likelihood of newborns contracting herpes is small if you and your provider use proper precautions. In women who have established herpes going into […]
Talking to your partner about herpes before you have sex is very important. There is no easy way to begin the discussion. Here are some suggestions: Always discuss the fact that you have herpes before you have sex with a new partner!Don’t begin to discuss herpes in the heat of foreplay! Bring it up when […]
Your chlamydia treatment is over. You and your partner were faithful to each other for months before you found out about the infection. And you’ve always used latex condoms. But it’s not yet safe to assume you’ve seen the last of chlamydia. Get retested in three to four months to be sure the infection has […]
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the rates of chlamydia infection increased in 2007 for the seventh consecutive year. In 2007, 1.1 million chlamydia diagnoses were reported. This is a 7.5 percent increase from 2006. This increase could be partially due to more testing, especially in women, and to the use of […]
To get a chlamydia test, you don’t need a complete gynecologic exam – just a urine sample. If you’re age 24 or younger and you’ve ever had sex, you owe it to yourself to get tested as soon as you can. A yearly chlamydia test is recommended for all sexually active women younger than age […]