Heart Diseases

Heart Diseases

Read about Common causes, incidence, and risk factors of Heart Disease, Risk factors for MI include smoking, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, high fat diet, high blood cholesterol (LDL) levels, obesity, male gender, age over 65, and heredity.

Depression

Depression

If you are at this page either you are new to this word and is looking for its meaning because you heard it somewhere or someone very close to you (can be yourself too) is suffering from it and you want to understand more and hence you are randomly going through pages after pages .

Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer

The most common type of breast cancer begins in the lining of the ducts and is called ductal carcinoma. Another type, called lobular carcinoma, arises in the lobules. For most types of breast cancer, the cause is unknown.

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B

Most of those who get hepatitis B will suffer from an inflammation of the liver, called acute hepatitis. Many people with hepatitis B mistake the symptoms for other illnesses, such as the flu, while others are more seriously affected and may miss school or work for months. Other common symptoms include skin rashes and arthritis, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, malaise, abdominal pain, and jaundice (yellowing of the eyes and skin). There is no cure for hepatitis B...

Nonspecific Urethritis (NSU) or Nongonoccal Urethritis (NGU)

Nonspecific Urethritis (NSU) or Nongonoccal Urethritis (NGU)

Chlamydia trachomatous, T. mycoplasma, ureaplasma urealyticum, mycolasma hominis. An estimated quarter of cases are allergic reactions to latex or spermicide. Similar to gonorrhea but usually milder. Urethral discharge is generally thin and clear. Planned Parenthood estimates that half of the women with one of these diseases doesn’t know it. NSU/NGU in women can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease and sterility. Penicillin is generally not effective ...

Crabs, Pubic Lice

Crabs, Pubic Lice

Pubic lice are just that, lice that has infested your public hair. The most common symptom is intense itching, usually felt mostly at night. Some victims have no symptoms, others may develop an allergic rash. Various shampoos and lotions exist to kill lice, but the best solution is simply to shave off the pubic and hair and shower vigorously afterwards. Nominally through sexual contact, however they may be picked up through use of sheets, towels or ...

Genital Herpes, HSV

Genital Herpes, HSV

Herpes Simplex Virus I and Herpes Simplex Virus II. HSV-I is most often associated with cold sores or fever blisters about the mouth and lips, while HSV-II is associated with sores around the gential area. Herpes is marked by clusters of small, painful blisters on the genitals. After a few days, the blisters burst, leaving small ulcers. In men, the blisters usually appear on the penis, but can appear in the urethra or rectum. In women, they usually ...

Gential Warts and Human Papilloma Virus

Gential Warts and Human Papilloma Virus

Most of the people infected with HPV do not show any symptoms. When symptoms are present, they are small, visible warts appearing at the tip of the penis or at the opening of vagina. In women, HPV also causes cervical lesions. Warts can occur anywhere on the shaft of penis or the scrotum in men, and anywhere around the labial area or inside the vagina in women. In women, an abnormal Pap smear may indicate cervical lesions, but a coloscopy ...

Syphilis

Syphilis

Initial Stage: A chancre sore develops at the site of infection from two to four weeks after infection has occurred. The chancre is painless . The chancre starts as a dull red spot, turns into a pimple, which ulcerates, forming a round or oval sore with a red rim. The sore heals in 3-6 weeks - however, the infection is still present. The chancre is usually found on the genitals or anus, but can appear on any part of the skin. One week to six months after the chancre heals ...

Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea

Yellowish discharge from the penis. Painful, frequent urination. Symptoms develop from two to thirty days after infection. Later stages of the infection may move into the prostate, seminal vesicles, and epididymis, causing severe pain and fever. Rare cases can lead to septic arthritis. Untreated, gonorrhea can lead to sterility. Under half of women with gonorrhea show no symptoms, or symptoms so mild they are commonly ignored. Early symptoms ...

AIDS/HIV

AIDS/HIV

Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome/Human Immuno Virus. It is important to distinguish between the two. HIV is the virus that ultimately causes AIDS. AIDS is a syndrome, a collection of symptoms associated with HIV infection. People infected with HIV may have no symptoms for up to ten years. During this time, they are capable of infecting anyone they have sex with or donate blood to. Initial symptoms of HIV infection include inexplicable ...

Std / Hiv

Std / Hiv

Sexually Transmitted Diseases are ailments caused by various kinds of sexual conducts. This may include Vaginal intercourse, Oral sex, kissing of the genitals etc. These diseases may occur due to improper physical hygiene. Though each STD is unique, many share similar symptoms. They can be painful, irritating, debilitating or, if untreated, fatal. Others may have few identifiable symptoms, and the victims may be unaware that they are infected. Many infected persons resist seeking treatment for their STDs because of ignorance or guilt.

Infertility Problem

Infertility Problem

When most couples get married they expect to have their own babies. Many naively expect they will get pregnant the very first month they try - and are concerned when a pregnancy does not occur. All of us go through a brief interlude of doubt and concern when we do not achieve pregnancy the very first month we try - and we start wondering about our fertility.

Infertility in Women

Infertility in Women

The inability to impregnate a female after one year of sexual activity without contraceptives being involved. Fertility depends on the production of normal quantities of healthy sperm, ability to achieve an erection and to ejaculate sperm into the vagina during sexual intercourse.

Infertility in Men

Infertility in Men

Infertility is caused by an absence of sperm, defective sperm or insufficient sperm in ejaculation.

Drugs & Herbs

Drugs & Herbs

Herbs are plants usually found in tropical and semi tropical climate. Herbs are known for their medicinial quality. herbs are used to manufacture extremely effective medicines.

Infertility

Infertility

People take parenthood as much for granted as birth and death. You are born, you get an education, then a job, followed by marriage, parenthood and finally death. This is some kind of unwritten cosmic schedule that humans follow and no one really thinks about the progression of events as they live their lives. You just flow from one phase of life to another in a seamless fashion.

Peppermint (Mentha x piperita)

Peppermint (Mentha x piperita)

Peppermint is a fragrant herb that grows wild throughout Europe and North America. If you’ve ever grown peppermint in your garden, you know that it has a tendency to spread and take over. People often confuse peppermint with spearmint, a similar plant that is widely used for its refreshing flavor. But what sets peppermint apart are its unique healing ingredients

Chaste Tree (Vitex agnus-castus)

Chaste Tree (Vitex agnus-castus)

Chaste tree is a small shrub that produces berries that have a peppery taste. Since the days of ancient Greece, people have dried and used these berries as medicine to treat health problems related to menstruation. According to folklore, chaste tree (also known as chasteberry) got its common name centuries ago because it helped keep people ‘chaste’

Kava-Kava (Piper Methysticum)

Kava-Kava (Piper Methysticum)

Kava-kava (most people just call it kava) is an herb with an exotic history. For centuries it has been used in the islands of the South Pacific. The root of this herb is made into a bitter, mouth-numbing beverage that people drink at social gatherings, religious ceremonies, and as a way to welcome important guests. (Even Pope John Paul II sampled kava on a visit to Fiji.) In the cultures of the South Pacific, kava has long been used to promote relaxation, as well as ...