Sexually transmitted diseases or STDs are diseases that are passed among people through sexual contact. A few of these diseases are solely transmitted through the exchange of bodily fluids like semen, blood or vaginal discharge. Those STDs mostly result in the formation of small lesions or ulcers and can spread through contact of the affected skin. Otherwise, the symptoms are mainly related to urethral or vaginal discharge and other urinary symptoms.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Infections
Although the diseases are primarily transmitted through sexual means, they are also transmittable in non-sexual ways. An infected mother can pass it to her child during pregnancy or during the labor...
Kidney cancer is difficult to get detected just like any other cancer. A tumor in your kidney could be detected only when you are evaluated for other issues or during a regular check-up. When the kidney tumor grows and spreads into neighboring organs, it can cause symptoms like blood in the urine, fever anemia and tiredness. Any treatment for kidney cancer, once detected is most successful if the cancerous cells are localized. To understand more about kidney cancer it is important to understand the functioning of kidneys and the risk factors that lead to cancer.
Anatomy of Kidneys
Kidneys are the two bean-shaped organs located behind your abdominal organs, one on each side of your spine. The lower rib cage provides some protection to your kidneys...
If you ever had a urinary stone, you’d never forget it. The pain in your lower back and belly come as shock waves when you try to pass the tiny stone through your urinary tract. Memories of the unbearable pain will make you do everything in your capacity to avoid having to go through the experience again. So what are these stones anyway? Why does it form in our body if its so unwanted and only mean to cause pain? Our urology specialist explains how exactly this tiny stone ends up forming in your body.
Urinary stones are formed when your urine contains more of crystal-forming substances like calcium, oxalate and uric acid than the fluid which can dilute it... more
Sometimes, you reach a stage of your life where you wish to start a family with your loved one. Having a baby of your own will fill up your days with love and delight as you have never experienced before. But if you are not able to conceive after regular attempts, it could mean that you have a medical condition that needs to be checked.
It is perfectly normal to get a little scared and stressed at this point. Remember that it is not a rare situation. Experts say that 15% of couples are affected by infertility globally. It could be due to yours or your partner’s health condition. Though male infertility is not reported as often as female, 20 to 30% of the cases are solely due to issues in men... more
Even though not many people would prefer discussing or indulging in a conversation on cancer, it has become extremely important to understand its causes, symptoms, and effects. Unfortunately, not many people know that all men are at risk of developing prostate cancer.
Every 1 in 39 people are victims of prostate cancer. About 80% of men who have reached the age of 80 have prostate cancer cells that need to be surgically removed. This blog will give you a complete overview of this disease including its symptoms, causes, and risk factors.
Prostate cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the prostate region which is a small walnut-shaped gland. This produces the seminal fluid that generates and transports sperms. This is one of the most common types of cancer in men.
In the initial phases, ... more
Numerous couples wish that their special day should be filled with utmost joy and happiness. Starting from the wedding dress, hair, makeup, invitations, decorations, flowers, and venue, everything has to go smoothly. However, have you ever thought about doing a pre-marital check-up? This blog will give you more insight into its importance.
What is a pre-marital health check-up?
This is also known as premarital screening. On a general basis, this is a test that is conducted for soon-to-be-married couples so that they can identify and resolve all health issues like any injury to genetic blood diseases. Some of them include sickle-cell anemia and infections like Hepatitis B, C.
Why are pre-marital check-ups important?
This examination will provide a detailed report on the chances of transmi... more
We are living in an era where people are more focused on building their career and making a name for themselves than focusing on their health. In fact, we have turned so ignorant that we always tend to prioritise our work over our body. However, in cases of sexually transmitted diseases and infections (STD/STIs), you must be extra careful and get yourself tested at least once.
Research indicated that in the coming years, almost 50% of sexually active people are going to be infected with sexually transmitted diseases by the age of 25. This is quite a daunting number. In the hope to create some awareness on sexually transmitted diseases and infections, this blog post is going to give you a complete overview of the disease.
What is sexually transmitted infections/diseases (STD/STIs)
In the mo... more
Recent reports indicate that one in four men are prone to have erectile dysfunction (i.e.) around 25% of men are victims of this condition. Out of this 25%, there are several people who fear to get any treatment or own up to this condition as they regard it as an embarrassing sexual condition. However, if the disorder is not treated at the right time, it could lead to an adverse state. This article is going to give an overview of this health condition, its causes, effects and the most promising treatment that could eliminate this disorder – shockwave treatment.
What is erectile dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction commonly known as impotence is the inability to get and keep an erection firm during a sexual intercourse... more
Today, we witness that the medical industry is widespread with a range of medical sectors including gynaecology, urology, andrology and many more. In the traditional time, people used to fear to speak about medical health conditions which are slightly sensitive as they believed that there is probably no solution and other people are going view them through a different perception. However, with the changing times, people have adapted and accepted many conditions and have also discovered treatments that will eliminate these conditions.
For instance, today we have clinics where doctors solely specialise in urology and andrology. In fact, there are several intricate medical conditions related to the urinary and reproductive system which can certainly complicate people’s life... more
Many of the times, we do not realise the importance of our health. We are so drowned in making a name for ourselves in our respective industries that we fail to take good care of our bodies. There are people who even prioritise work over medical appointments, but this must stop if we want our body to support us as we build our careers.
On the other hand, there are people who feel conscious when they need to consult certain medical specialists like Urologist and Andrologist. However, there is nothing to be conscious of as these experts are only going to provide valuable advices that will treat the medical condition... more