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1 year ago Health , Medical

Everything You Need to Know About Migraine

A migraine is a severe, painful headache that can be preceded or accompanied by sensory warning signs such as flashes of light, blind spots, tingling in the arms and legs, nausea, vomiting, and increased sensitivity to light and sound.

The excruciating pain that migraine brings can last for hours or even days. Migraine is a common problem affecting 36 million Americans, about 12% of the population.

What are Migraine Headaches?

The exact cause of migraine headaches is unknown; it is thought to be due to abnormal brain activity causing a temporary alteration in the nerve signals, chemicals and blood flow in the brain.

Migraine headaches can be very debilitating affecting 1 in 4 households in India. They are more common in women than men, and 3% of people have chronic migraines where they experience symptoms for half the month for six months.

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What triggers Migraine Headaches?

Some people who suffer from migraines can clearly identify triggers or factors that cause the headaches, but many cannot. Potential migraine triggers include:

  • Allergies and allergic reactions
  • Bright lights, loud noises, flickering lights, smoky rooms, temperature changes, strong smells and certain odours or perfumes
  • Physical or emotional stress, tension, anxietydepression, excitement
  • Physical triggers such as tiredness, jet lag, exercise
  • Changes in sleep patterns or irregular sleep
  • Smoking or exposure to smoke
  • Skipping meals or fasting causing low blood sugar
  • Dehydration
  • Alcohol
  • Hormonal triggers such as menstrual cycle fluctuations, birth control pills, menopause
  • Tension headaches
  • Foods containing tyramine (red wine, aged cheese, smoked fish, chicken livers, figs, and some beans), monosodium glutamate (MSG), or nitrates (like bacon, hot dogs and salami)
  • Other foods such as chocolate, nuts, peanut butter, avocado, banana, citrus, onions, dairy products and fermented or pickled foods
  • Medication such as sleeping tablets, the contraceptive pill, hormone replacement therapy.

Symptoms of Migraines

Symptoms of a migraine can occur a while before a headache, immediately before a headache, during a headache and after a headache. Although not all migraines are the same, typical symptoms include:

  • Moderate to severe pain, usually confined to one side of the head during an attack, but can occur on either side of the head
  • The pain is usually a severe, throbbing, pulsing pain
  • Increasing pain during physical activity
  • Inability to perform regular activities due to pain
  • Feeling sick and physically being sick
  • Increased sensitivity to light and sound, relieved by lying quietly in a darkened room
  • Some people experience other symptoms such as sweating, temperature changes, tummy ache and diarrhoea

Migraine headaches can be severe, debilitating, and uncomfortable. Many treatment options are available, so be patient finding the one or combination that’s best for you. Keep Track of your headaches and symptoms in order to identify migraine triggers. Knowing how to prevent migraines can often be the first step to managing them.

Read: Is Headache During Sex Normal?

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What is In Vitro Fertilization or IVF?

What is In Vitro Fertilization or IVF? and how IVF Process work? In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is an Assisted Reproduction Technique that helps parents to have kids which are genetically identified with them.It includes the evacuation of a woman’s eggs and preparation with a sperm in a liquid medium outside the bodies. The prepared egg Read More

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How long does the flu lasts?

To what extent does the season’s flu virus last? An episode of this season’s flu virus normally endures one to two weeks, with serious side effects dying down in a few days. It generally begins in one to four days after contamination, and the infection may worsen all of a sudden. The main indication of Read More

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Signs of High Blood Sugar: Stop It Before Diabetes Takes Over

High blood sugars and diabetes are very common problems today. Around 1 in every 3 persons is found showing the signs of high blood sugar level. The test results of your blood sugar will help you to identify whether or not you are suffering from the risks of high blood sugar. Generally, high blood sugar Read More

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Respiratory Diseases

Respiratory diseases a term used to define the abnormal or unhealthy condition of our respiratory system, it includes nostril, nasal passage, wind pipe, bronchus, bronchioles and lungs, if one of them is abnormal in function means there is some problem with respiratory system. Types of respiratory diseases: Can be of 4 types Infectious respiratory diseases: Theses Read More

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PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

Mental Health refers to our behavioral and emotional well-being, it is all about how we think, how we behave and how we feel. The term ‘Mental Health’ sometimes means absence of mental disorder. Mental health can affect our daily life, relationships, and even physical health. Mental Health also reduces the ‘ ability to enjoy  life’ Read More

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1 year ago Health , LifeStyle

Male Infertility and Erectile Dysfunction- Symptoms and Causes

Erectile Dysfunctioning: For many couples, reproduction has been a natural and simple experience. But it is not the same for many. A man’s fertility generally relies on the quantity & quality of his sperm. If the number of sperm a man ejaculates is low or if the sperm is of poor quality, it will be difficult and sometimes impossible for him to cause pregnancy. Male infertility is diagnosed only after both the partners and tested and the reproductive problems have been found in the male.male infertility, erectile infertility, symptoms of erectile dysfunction

How Common is Male Infertility?

It is a very common problem. For 1 in every 5 couples, the infertility problem solely lies in the male. It is been estimated that about 1 in every 20 men has the same kind of infertility problem with a low number of sperms in his ejaculate. However, only 1 in every 100 men has no sperm in his ejaculate.

Symptoms of Male Infertility:

In most cases, there are no signs of infertility. Intercourse, erections, and ejaculations will happen without any difficulty. The quantity of semen ejaculated seems to be normal to a naked eye. Medical tests are required to detect male infertility.

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Causes of Male Infertility:

Male infertility is usually caused by problems that affect either sperm production or sperm transport. Through medical testing, the doctor may be able to find the cause of the problem. About 2/3rd of infertile men have a problem with making sperm in the testes. Either low numbers of sperm are made and/or the sperm that is made does not work properly. Sperm transport problems are found in about one in every five infertile men, including men who have had a vasectomy but now wish to have more children. Blockages (often referred to as obstructions) in the tubes leading sperm away from the testes to the penis can cause a complete lack of sperm in the ejaculated semen.

Other less common causes of infertility include:

  • sexual problems that affect whether semen is able to enter the woman’s vagina for fertilization to take place
  • low levels of hormones made by the pituitary gland that acts on the testes (one in 100 infertile men)
  • sperm antibodies (found in one in 16 infertile men).

In most men, sperm antibodies will not affect the chance of a pregnancy but in some men sperm antibodies reduce fertility.

Male Reproductive System:

There are 2 main glands that help in the production of male hormones and sperms. They are the pituitary and the hypothalamus glands. Luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone are the 2 important messenger hormones made by the pituitary gland that acts on the testes.

The tests are a pair of egg-shaped glands that sit in the scrotum next to the base of the penis on the outside of the body. The testes make sperm and the male sex hormone testosterone. It takes about 70 days for sperm to become mature and able to fertilize an egg. When released from the testes, the sperm spends two to 10 days passing through the epididymis where they gain the vital ability to swim strongly or become motile and to attach to and penetrate the egg.

The waves of muscle contractions transport the sperm, with a small amount of fluid, from the testes to the vas deferens. The seminal vesicles and prostate contribute extra fluid to protect the sperm. This mixture of sperm and fluid travels along the urethra to the tip of the penis where it is ejaculated.erectile dysfunction

What is Erectile Dysfunction?

A man is said to have erectile dysfunction if he has permanent difficulty in getting or maintaining a firm enough erection to be able to achieve sexual activity. Most men have occasionally experienced some difficulty with their penis becoming hard or staying firm, but this is not normally causing for a diagnosis of erectile dysfunction. This condition is only considered a concern if satisfactory sexual performance has been impossible on a persistent number of occasions for some time.

See: Facts You Need to Know about Sex after Abortion!

Broadly, two forms of erectile dysfunction can affect men’s sex lives – the main cause is either medical or psychosocial.

Here, psychosocial refers to the psychological effects – including the effects of social relationships – on sexual performance. Medical conditions can also affect psychological well-being, meaning that, while the primary cause of sexual impotence is typically either medical or psychological, there is often overlap between the two.

Erectile dysfunction used to be known more widely as ‘impotence‘ before the causes became better understood and successful treatments came into use. Impotence is a term that is still in use, however, although it can be seen as pejorative.

Know some facts about Impotence!

  • Organic causes are a result of an underlying medical condition affecting the blood vessels & nerves supplying blood to the penis.
  • Mechanical devices are also available to help achieve an erection.
  • Patients experiencing occasional erectile dysfunction and who do not respond to medical treatment may be candidates for surgery to fit a penile implant.
  • A number of prescription drugs, recreational drugs, alcohol, and smoking can all cause erectile dysfunction.

Diagnosis, with the help of a doctor, can identify the likely cause by taking a history, discussing symptoms, performing blood tests to establish the presence of conditions such as diabetes or heart problems, and other physical problems. 

Causes of Erectile Dysfunction:

The relaxation of muscles allows blood to rush into the cylinder-shaped spongy tissue of the erection chamber. This creates increased tissue pressure and erection. This blood flow process is led by nervous and hormonal triggers when the brain is stimulated by touch.

The normal erectile function can be affected by problems that compromise any of the following normal physiological contributions needed for an erect penis:

  • Blood flow
  • Nervous supply

Vascular causes that affect blood flow and neurological causes that affect nerve signals are the major medical causes of erectile dysfunction, often due to the underlying disease such as atherosclerosis and diabetes.

Smoking and diabetes often cause atherosclerosis, and this narrowing or ‘clogging’ of arteries in the penis is the most common vascular cause of erectile dysfunction.

Physical Causes of Erectile Dysfunction:

The following are a list of common physical causes of erectile dysfunction:

  • Heart disease and narrowing of blood vessels
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Obesity and metabolic syndrome (which are also risk factors for diabetes)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Hormonal disorders including thyroid conditions and testosterone deficiency
  • Structural/anatomical disorder of the penis, such as Peyronie disease
  • Smoking, alcoholism and substance abuse, including cocaine use
  • Treatments for prostate disease
  • Surgical complications (surgeries include radical prostatectomy, cystectomy, transurethral resection of the prostate and rectal cancer surgery)
  • Injuries in the pelvic area or spinal cord
  • Radiation therapy to the pelvic region.

Numerous medicines can also cause erectile dysfunction. Anyone taking prescription medications should consult their doctor or healthcare practitioner prior to stopping or changing their medications.

  • Drugs to control high blood pressure
  • Heart medications such as digoxin
  • Some diuretics (known as ‘water pills’ that increase urine output)
  • Drugs that act on the central nervous system (in the brain or spinal cord), including some sleeping pills and amphetamines
  • Anxiety treatments (anxiolytics)
  • Antidepressants including monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), and tricyclic antidepressants
  • Opioid painkillers
  • Some cancer drugs, including chemotherapeutic agents
  • Prostate treatments, including treatments for cancer, and for benign prostatic hypertrophy (such as 5α-reductase inhibitors). Anti-androgen drugs used for prostate disease and other conditions can also cause erectile dysfunction
  • Anticholinergics – drugs with a wide range of uses that block a neurotransmitter (nerve signal molecule) that affects muscle tone
  • Hormone drugs, including estrogens and drugs that act on luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone
  • The peptic ulcer medication cimetidine

The Psychological causes of Erectile Dysfunction include:

  • Guilt
  • Fear of intimacy
  • Depression
  • Severe anxiety.
  • Depression– which can cause a loss of interest in sex (lower libido) as well as erectile dysfunction – and other mental health disorders
  • Stress fear, anxiety, or anger
  • Stress can include work, financial, and emotional problems
  • Performance anxiety – Repeated feelings of doubt and failure in which worrying about getting an erection can cause a cycle of anxiety that prevents one from being possible
  • Poor communication with a sex partner

Other relationship problems such as pressure from a sex partner – for example, because expectations make sex a task instead of a pleasure.

To know more about erectile dysfunction or male infertility and to know its diagnosis procedures log on to www.freedoctorhelpline.com or call us at +918010555444.

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How Eating Healthy foods can lead to Happiness! Good Health Tips

Everyone talks about how having healthy food can increase your life quality, your body metabolism, increasing lifespan etc. but apart from all these beneficial effects it also increases your productivity and gives you happiness. Consuming healthy foods can be an extremely tough choice at the start but eventually, it will really have better effects and Read More

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Cancer: Signs and Symptoms

Cancer is the uncontrolled division of cells of the affected area thereby destroying the adjoining tissues. As the disease grows, this pushes the nearby organs, blood vessels and nerves which makes the symptom appear. This may cause unusual pain. Pancreatic cancer might obstruct the bile duct, thus causing the jaundice. Some common symptoms include: Extreme Read More

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The Best Way to Lose Weight When You Have PCOS

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition, a hormonal disorder which affects women during their reproductive age. Nowadays, PCOS is becoming a serious concern among the society because around every 1 in 10 women is now being detected with PCOS. This health problem makes the ovary produce a higher number of clustered fluids which thereby fails Read More

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Diagnostic tests for HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS also called as Human immunodeficiency virus/Acquired immune deficiency syndrome. One of the most dangerous STD’s, significantly challenging the gobal world with its devastating effects.HIV is caused by the “LENTI”virus[a class of retrovirus].HIV virus mainly acts on the imunne system of the body,by attacking the CD4 cells.Destruction of these cells results in the loss of Read More

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1 year ago Health

Role of Sex Hormones | Synthesis, Regulation & Function

Hormones are the chemical substances that circulate throughout your body. They are produced and secreted by the glands which play a very vital role in our body functions and daily activities. Different types of hormones affect different glands. Sex hormones form an important and a critical part of our body functions that is generally responsible for regulating the skeletal growths in both the males as well as the females. These hormones affect the internal process of skeletal growth when there is an increase or decrease in the skeletal mass during those periods.

The sex hormones tend to interact with the cytosolic and the specific nuclear receptors such that it can produce masses of genomic effects in an innumerable amount of different vascular cells as present inside the body along with the added non-genomic vascular effects while acting with the specific plasmalemmal receptors.

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Our human body comprises of innumerable assortments of different types and forms of hormones each of which performs different functions, few of which may even be interlinked. Growth hormone and sex hormones are few of the examples of those hormone assortments that functions inside our body and regulates our body functions. Hormones are responsible for transferring the messages in between the organs and the cells.

Hormones are secreted in our endocrine systems by the glands that are present inside the endocrine system. This secretion helps in keeping the hormone levels normal and supports in maintaining our body balance. The body thus keeps its balance and functions normally and effectively. 

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Ageing, the progressive change, and the process of getting older are also associated with hormones. It is affected by the loss of these sex hormones in the human body, be it male or female. Therefore, if one wishes to restore their feelings of well-being, happiness, comfort, longevity, sexual desires and ambitions, sex drive, pleasures, muscle or bone losses, lost energy levels, or any other effects that are associated with aging, then, one needs to replace their male / female hormones that have been lost during the process of aging.

Certainly, there exists several approaches and procedures that may be done to restore these hormones and look more youthful. Few of such hormone supplements include creams, patches and pellets. These approaches would at times help you in ageing slowly and lead an improved satisfied life during your old age.

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Sex Hormones Types

Types and Functions of the major male and female Sex Hormones:

  • Oestrogen: Oestrogen is also called as the female hormone because it is present in higher amounts among the females. Unlike the growth hormone, oestrogen also is also primarily responsible for the growth and development of the body and body functions. Further, oestrogen works to stimulate the growth of fat cells and serves as one of the major element or constituents for reproduction.
  • Progesterone: Progesterone is equivalent to oestrogen, and both are considered to complement each other in the bodily functions. Progesterone antagonizes and upsets the growth patterns in the uterus linings that are driven by oestrogens. It affects the growth.  Further, progesterone is also very vital for the premenstrual cycles where the level of progesterone generally tends to rise in the second part of the menstrual cycle to shrink the premenstrual syndrome. This helps in preparing the uterus for the fertilization process and for the fixing of a fertilized egg to the uterus.

Moreover, progesterone is also very beneficial in supporting a healthy and a successful pregnancy. Any type of imbalance in the ratio of levels of oestrogen to the levels of progesterone points to several problems in your healthy well-being.

  • Testosterone: Unlike the oestrogen, testosterone is known as the male hormone. Testosterone is the most predominant and the major hormone present in men. It helps in the healthy desired growth of muscle mass thereby proving the required strength and stamina. Apart from this it also helps in the growth of bone density, energy boosting, memory growth and an overall healthy well-being. Not only in males, but the availability and presence of testosterone is equally essential in females for a proper balancing. Any deficiency in the levels of testosterone can affect both males as well as the females.
  • Pregnenolone: Pregnenolone is a hormone that is generated from the cholesterol. It is a pioneer of other steroid hormones specifically the progesterone, oestrogen, testosterone and the DHEA. The levels of the pregnenolone tend to deteriorate with your age. Any deficiency in the pregnenolone levels may lead to imbalance health symptoms like mood swings, anxiety, stress, etc.
  • DHEA: DHEA or dehydroepiandrosterone is the hormone that is produced by our body’s adrenal glands. It is believed to be the most abundant steroid hormone present in our body.  It is a pioneer to the oestrogen and testosterone hormones. The level of DHEA generally tends to deteriorate and decline with the age, and thus affecting your body functions which in turn leads to several hormonal problems mood swings, fatigue, bone health, etc.

Sex Hormones: Synthesis

  • Synthesis of the sex hormones is controlled by the production of a hypothalamic gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH).
  • During the process of general circulations, GnRH tends to encourage the production of luteinizing hormone (LH) and the follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) in the pituitary gland.
  • LH further binds itself to the target cells which may again lead to an increase in the extraction of steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (StAR) which promotes cholesterol transfers and initiates steroidogenesis.
  • Androgens, DHEA and androstenedione are released in the adrenal cortex.
  • Testosterone is released in the Leydig cells, lying adjacent to the male testes.
  • The production of pregnenolone is initiated in the Leydig cells of the luteinizing hormone.
  • The synthesis of oestrogen in females helps in controlling the growth and development of sexual characteristics in females.
  • The synthesis of glandular oestrogen takes place in the ovarian cells and the corpus luteum.
  • The luteinizing hormone (LH) stimulates the granulosa cells to release pregnenolone.
  • Pregnenolone then diffuses from these granulosa cells and mediate the process of pregnenolone hormone conversion to androstenedione through DHEA.
  • The process of extra-glandular synthesis facilitates the aromatization of androgens to oestrone.
  • The fat cells convert the androgen to oestrone and thereby increases the serum oestrogens.
  • The bones convert testosterone to form local oestrogen and thereby supports the development of epiphyses.
  • Even though oestrogens are usually responsible for balancing the sexual characteristics in females, however, they are also synthesized at some levels in males.
  • Progestin synthesis also exists. The inventories of hormone synthesis alter menstrual cycles during its production.

Sex Hormones: Regulation

  • The release of GnRH regulates the secretion of few hormones like the luteinizing hormone (LH) and the FSH during the movement and circulation.
  • The luteinizing hormone (LH) regulates the release of testosterone from the related cells and stimulates its production.
  • The testosterone released has a negative effect on the luteinizing hormone (LH) and the hypothalamic GnRH
  • The FSH regulates the stimulation and production of inhibin from the related cells.
  • The released inhibin then again feeds an anterior pituitary in return to produce FSH.
  • The regulation of hormones in females may be considered a bit complicated as compared to male hormones regulation. The reason is mainly that of the effects of various hormones that vary during the stages of menstrual cycle.
  • In males, the hypothalamic gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) leads to the production of LH and FSH next to the anterior pituitary.
  • Feedbacks from the theca cells are regulated by the production of the progestins.
  • Feedbacks from the granulosa cells are regulated by the production of the inhibin.
  • Feedbacks from the corpus luteum are regulated by the production of the progesterone and oestradiol during the menstrual cycle phase.
  • Any higher amount of the production or release of the progesterone and oestrogen takes place due to the corpus luteum. As a result, the release of LH and FSH are inhibited.
  • Further, the levels of few hormones like specifically the LH and the FSH tend to increase to some higher levels and thus a decrease in the levels of oestrogen and the progesterone takes place whereby causing the occurrence of the certain new follicle.
  • The follicle that is in the growing stage starts to release oestrogen in heavy amounts which thereby also affects the release of LH and FSH
  • The sudden increase of LH and the FSH takes place which then prepares for the process of ovulation. This mainly happens due to a certain increase in the production of oestradiol or the new follicle that gets produced to higher levels.

Hormones tend to control the functions of all the organs, and therefore it becomes extremely important to keep our hormonal levels balanced. Hormone imbalances can have several adverse effects on our total body processes. It affects the way our body stores its energy. It controls the levels of fluids, salt and sugar/glucose in our body. Sex hormones influences and affects the health of both men and women and therefore there always exists a need to keep a track your hormone levels and perform regular assessments and routine examinations to keep a balance of its levels last longer. Even a very small variation in the hormonal levels can take you to adverse situations.

Figs and their health benefits

Figs, popularly known as ‘Anjeer‘ in Hindi, ‘Athi Pallu‘ in Telugu, ‘Atti Pazham‘ in (Tamil and Malayalam), ‘Anjura‘ in Kannada and ‘Dumoor‘ in Bengali. They are bell shaped fruits with wrinkled and leathery skin. They are one of the sweetest fruits and also have a very sweet aroma. They can vary in size, shape and Read More

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Why do legs and feet get swollen?

Here is something unusual! I’m pretty sure you must not be familiar with this! Have you heard of hypervolemia? Here in this article, you will get to know a lot about it. Come on a read through it and you will be amazed to know what it is! Hypervolemia is a condition in which there Read More

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Pericardial Effusion: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment | Fluid Around the Heart

Pericardial Effusion – the fluid around the heart, is a clinical problem that is caused when an unusual accumulation of that fluid takes place in the pericardial cavity. A condition when there occurs some inflammation in the sac, then those inflammations of the sac are termed as pericarditis. This condition of pericarditis gives rise to Read More

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Home Remedies for Cough

What is a Cough? Coughing is a natural reflex of the body which can be likened to clearing one’s throat, but the problem is that unlike clearing the throat, it cannot be controlled neither that it be stopped from happening Although it is a simple ailment, people visit physicians because of the irritating symptoms. A Read More

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1 year ago Health , healthy , Mental Health

PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

Mental Health refers to our behavioral and emotional well-being, it is all about how we think, how we behave and how we feel. The term ‘Mental Health’ sometimes means absence of mental disorder. Mental health can affect our daily life, relationships, and even physical health. Mental Health also reduces the ‘ ability to enjoy  life’

According to the WHO (World Health Organization), mental health is:

“… a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.”The WHO stresses that mental health “is not just the absence of mental disorder.”

Ways to Reduce Stress/ Anxiety:

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Make Stress Work for You

Stress can come from all directions. We live in a stress filled world. Rather than only looking for ways to change the stress- filled situations,look for stress that can work for you. Stress is primarily a physical response.When stressed, the body thinks it is under attack and switches to fight or flight mode, releasing a complex mix of hormones and chemicals such as adrenaline, cortisol and norepinephrine to prepare the body for physical action.

Read: How to stay Calm when You know you are stressed?

Organize

Disorganization creates stress. Taking the “dis” out of disorganization can produce a sense of control in knowing what will happen, that in turn reduces stress

Create environment that reduce stress

Colors of the walls, floor coverings, and furniture can reduce stress.Hues such as colling greens and blues are positives colors that can reduce stress and create a sense of well-being. Control the air humidity in your environment to a level that comfortable for you. Too dry or very humid air can produce unpleasant environments.  Air humidity can even produce various physical symptoms. Dehumidifiers can take control of the air quality to make rooms feel more livable.  You can acquire these portable humidifiers from any department or discount store.  Must sure you acquire one with a “quiet” button to reduce the noise when running.  If needed, add a few plants to provide a bit of moisture.

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Use stress as a teacher.

As a crisis hits, stop and think of how to use it to make things better. Make lemonade out of lemons in life.

See: De-Stress Workout.

Don’t say yes to everything

Recognize what your strength are and focus on taking the time to do a project built on them. Taking on too many projects results in loss of control and creates stress.

Leave time for the unexpected

Look for the natural coping ability to deal with the unexpected. Coping requires time. Time is needed to perceive a crisis and to rally our internal and external resources.

Maintain a sense of humor

Laughing at oneself can release potential stress from the inside. And laughing creates less wrinkles than worrying.

Make decisions wisely

Indecision increase stress. Good leader make decisions and act on them. If a bad decisions is made, reevaluate.

Choose friends carefully

Your choice of friends can be the key to stress reduction. Friends should be people who help us to increase our strengths and create innovative solutions to stressful situations. They support us and reaffirm that we are not alone.

Stop and look at yourself

Take time to recognize signs of stress such as anger, exhaustion, and poor quality sleep. As you become aware of these signs, you are beginning to identify how to make stress work. You are being proactive,not reactive to situations.

Accept what we cannot change

We can accept what we cannot change by changing what we can. Make choices that are realistic, not out of reach.

These lifestyle changes are useful not only for reducing stress but it also helps in improving your overall health and quality of life. Even a small change can make a difference in your life. If you still finding yourself struggling with stress or depression/ Mental health, Consult a Doctor and  seek relaxation training.

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Nipah Virus – Symptoms, Prevention & Cure

Nipah Virus, gaining a serious concern today in the South East Asia region, is a newly spreading virus that is causing this rare and severe disease, affecting both humans as well as animals. The root cause of this infection is contaminated by disease-ridden fruit bats who are being termed as the natural hosts of Nipah Read More

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Staying Tan-Free Just Got Easier!

Its time for the summer vacations when your kids and family wait to travel around the city or outside the town. Most of you must have already planned up their outdoor vacations to enjoy the summers and make best possible use of their holiday time. The vacation can be a beach or can be some Read More

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Bad Effects of High Cholesterol

BAD EFFECTS OF HIGH CHOLESTEROL: High blood cholesterol is a condition when the cholesterol exceeds the normal limit. Yes, the body needs it but as all the other things, in limits!  It is a type of fat in the blood that the body needs to function normally. Cholesterol is used as a building block for many Read More

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Ignorance About Menstruation cycle Puts Women’s Health at Risk

Menstruation or period is the condition in women in which blood and tissue from the uterus come out of the vagina. Menstruation cycle usually happens every month in girls and women. The menstrual cycle is controlled by hormones like estrogen and progesterone. See: Why Do you Ovulate? According to a study, more than 800 million women Read More

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Vaginal yeast infection

Vaginal yeast infection is most common type of infection seen in as many as 3 out of 4 women during their lifetime. It is primarily an infection of the vagina, caused by excessive growth of yeast in the vagina. It is a type of fungal infection, a yeast infection, caused mostly by the fungus Candida albicans. In General, the Lactobacillus bacteria prevents overgrowth of the yeast, Read More

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1 year ago Health , healthy , Heart Disease

Everything You Need to Know About Chest Pain

The very first thing that could come to your mind when you have a chest pain is a Heart attack! The position & the location of the heart also adds to the fear of a heart attack. Apparently, that may not be the only reason. Often there are many factors associated with chest pain. Certainly, chain pain is not something that could be ignored. Chest pain may be due to many reasons like problems in the rib cage, lungs, or even nerves. Whatever be the reason it requires immediate attention.

The chest pain develops anywhere from your neck to the upper abdomen. Chest pain may be sharp, dull, tight squeezing, burning or aching depending upon its cause.

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Causes of Chest Pain:

  • Anxiety:  Anxiety & stress can often cause chest pain. Chest pain on the left side or in the middle of the chest is mainly due to anxiety. It may cause heaviness, discomfort & even increase the heartbeat rate most of the times. These disorders are usually dealt with medications & therapy. Once anxiety is dealt with then the chest pain will be resolved.
  • Costochondritis:  This is the condition when there is an inflammation around the cartileges surrounding the ribs and this might eventually cause pain on the left side of the chest. This condition may arise due to various reasons such as an excessive cough, vomiting, hitting the chest in a car accident, muscle pulling, or even vigorous exercises. The person is advised to take proper rest and give it some time so that heals on its own.
  • Intercostal neuralgia:  This is referred to as the nerve damage near the chest area. It may be caused due to damage to the rib cage or surgery to the rib cage.
  • Bronchitis:  Any viruses, bacteria or even harmful pollutants such as smoke, fumes, harmful toxins from chimneys or industrial cleaning may cause bronchitis. It is accompanied by a dry cough, tiredness, and vomiting that may contain blood. It also results in shortness of breath or fever. The pain is worsened by coughing. Treatment varies depending on the underlying cause.
  • Pleuritis: it is an irritation of the lining of the chest or lungs. When the irritation is mostly in the left lung the pain is felt more on the left side.
  • Pulmonary embolism: it is more likely to occur in persons who have been immobile for days after surgery or may occur even as a complication of cancer. It is a serious condition wherein the blood clot in any part of the body travels through the bloodstream and gets stuck in the lungs. It causes difficulty in breathing and also increases the heart rate. It requires immediate medical attention. Failure to do so can be life-threatening.
  • Rib fracture:  It may be due to the accident and can cause discomfort in breathing, pain while bending or twisting or a pressure in the chest or rib area. This may be often mistaken for a heart attack.
  • Angina pectoris:  it is a condition where there is a block in the arteries that supply the heart muscles. The chest pain is due to inadequate flow f blood to the heart and is often accompanied by nausea, sweating, tiredness and a feeling of heaviness in the chest. The discomfort arises in the left shoulder or arm and runs downward.
  • Aortic dissection: when there is a tear in the large blood vessel coming from the heart it results in a condition known as aortic dissection. Blood rush through the tear and layers of the heart begin to separate. The pain, in this case, is very severe and feels like a tearing. It is often associated with fainting and is a very rare case that presents in the form of chest pain.

Heart Problems:

Coronary Artery Disease(CAD):   

When there is any block in the blood vessels, the supply of blood & oxygen to the heart is highly reduced results in a condition known as coronary artery disease. This can cause pain in the heart muscle but does not cause any permanent damage to the heart. The chest pain, in this case, is referred to as angina and spreads to the left shoulder, arm, back & jaw.

  1. Myocardial infarction: Even in this case the blood flow to the heart is reduced due to blockages in the blood vessels. The pain, in this case, is even more severe & can cause severe damage to the heart.2.
  2. Myocarditis: it does not cause any blockage but the symptoms are similar to those of heart attack. The chest pain is often associated with fever, heart muscle inflammation, increased heart rate & difficulty in breathing.
  3. Pericarditis: this is the inflammation or infection of the sac around the heart. The pain experienced is sharp & steady and is along the upper neck & shoulder. The pain also causes difficulty in breathing & consuming food.
  4. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: it is a genetic disease that causes the heart muscles to grow abnormally thick. It might turn life-threatening when the heart muscles turn unusually thick as it makes it harder for the heart to pump blood. The chest pain is often accompanied by shortness of breath. 
  5. Mitral valve prolapse: when one of the heart valves fail to close properly it results in a medical condition called as mitral valve prolapse. Chest pain, palpitation, & tiredness are often associated with this condition.

Other problems that might cause chest pain:

  • A hiatal hernia: this happens when the upper abdomen pushes into the lower chest after consumption. This causes heartburn or chest pain. You may experience severe pain when you lie down.
  • Pancreatitis: you will have redness if you have got pain in the lower chest. You may experience severe pain when you lie down.
  • Gallbladder: if at all you develop a chest pain after a fatty meal in the right lower chest area or right upper side of the abdomen then the chest pain is probably due to the problem in the abdomen.

When should I seek a medical help at the hospital?

Generally, as we have already mentioned, chest pain could be a symptom that an individual must not ever ignore. The explanation is that although most times it’s from a benign cause, you cannot  tell whether or not it’s being caused by a critical downside on your own. This is why you ought to get it consult with a Doctor Generally aches that you simply suppose might not mean something serious can be early warning signs of one thing terribly dangerous. 

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Premature Ejaculation: Diagnose, Cause, Medication & Treatment

Premature ejaculation is a very common male sexual disorder, which can be found in around 30 to 40% of men. It is a sexual dysfunction that significantly affects the quality of well being and living. It is a situation when orgasm or the climax comes much before it is actually desired. Premature Ejaculation is an ejaculation that occurs too early, too soon, even before the partners sense to enjoy.

If the ejaculation happens very soon or quickly before/after the initial penetration, then that may become a reason for concern. It greatly hampers the sexual satisfaction of both the partners. The control on the ejaculation is very essential. However, it is not always so easy to keep a control on natural body functions. The control may be poor. There may be times when men worry about the situation to lose their erection and hence rush to ejaculate. In some cases, treating the erectile dysfunction help you in treating your problem of premature ejaculation.

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In recent times, the awareness of premature ejaculation is spreading and lots of improvements and developments have emerged that helps us understand the associated problems and identify its solutions to a greater extent. There are several treatment options available for this today. Both biological as well as psychological conditions play a role in its diagnosis. Its main symptom is the inability to delay your ejaculation.

Premature Ejaculation Causes:

  • Mostly there is a psychological cause attached to it, however, forecasting is good
  • The real cause of this premature ejaculation is still not known and is being suspected
  • Emotional aspects and factors play an important role
  • Depression and worry can also be a cause
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Inflammation or any kind of infection
  • Hormonal levels disbalance
  • Relationship problems
  • Anxiety
  • A tendency to rush
  • Poor bodily posture

 Premature Ejaculation Problems & Risks:

  • May keep you disturbed, upset and distressed
  • May get you embarrassed in front of your partner
  • You may go into slight depressions
  • The timing of your pleasures may be hampered
  • You may sense anxiety and uneasiness
  • The sexual process may not be satisfying for both the partners
  • It can be frustrating
  • May get a feeling of guilt
  • You may feel stressed
  • May hurt your delicate relationship and be a problem for it

Medication & Treatment:

  • There are things that you can do to delay it longer
  • A detailed case study of the sexual relationship between the partner may be required by the doctor.
  • There is no direct medicine officially licensed for its treatment till now.
  • Antidepressants are generally prescribed to delay the ejaculation in some cases.
  • Medications are not always recommended. It depends from case to case.
  • A behavioral technique may help.
  • Consulting a counselor who specializes in sexual therapy helps.
  • Sometimes the symptoms decrease as your relationship with the partner nurture.

There is no defined timeline as to after how long should ejaculate. But yes, it actually becomes too soon to ejaculate if you cannot delay it till the full climax or if you orgasm before the intercourse. It becomes a problem because when you ejaculate, you lose your erection and then you would not be able to continue the sex. This may obviously make you as well as your partner feel unsatisfied and sense that you both actually did not get that enough desired time to enjoy the part. There are different ways to treat this problem, and you may need to try these treatments to check which one works for you.

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Erectile Dysfunction| Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factor & Treatment

Erectile dysfunction or impotence is the inability to keep the erection firm throughout sex. If it arises from time to time then it isn’t a serious problem. However, if it is a persistent issue then it needs to be treated immediately as it causes stress and also affects one’s self-confidence. In most cases, finding the underlying reason for erectile dysfunction is sufficient to reverse the impotence. Sometimes, erectile dysfunction may be an underlying reason for other health conditions or a risk factor for heart diseases.

Some commonly noticeable symptoms of erectile dysfunction are:

  • Keeping an erection
  • Getting an erection
  • Lack of sexual desire

Male sexual arousal is a complex process that involves the brain, hormones, emotions, nerves, muscles and blood vessels. Erectile dysfunction may arise due to the problem in any of these. Sometimes, physical as well as the psychological problem may result in erectile dysfunction.

Physical Causes include:

  • High blood pressure & cholesterol
  • Heart diseases
  • Clogged blood vessels
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Sleep disorders
  • Alcoholism
  • Tobacco usage

Some commonly known psychological problem include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Relationship problems due to stress and poor communication

causes-of-erectile-dysfunction-ed-treament-sexologist-whatsappLet’s look into the causes of Erectile Dysfunction in detail:

  • Depression: sexual excitement begins in your brain and works all the way down. Depression in most cases lower your sexuality & can lead to erectile dysfunction. On a contrary, many drugs used to treat depression can also lower your sex drive and make it harder for erection.
  • Alcoholism: one might consume alcohol to get that mood but it is necessary to keep in mind that overindulging in alcohol can make it worse to finish the act. On the other hand, moderate drinking, one or two drinks a day can keep you away from heart diseases.
  • Medications: your medications for other diseases can also affect your performance in the bedroom. Long-term use of painkillers, blood pressure drugs, antidepressants can lower your sex drive. Street drugs like cocaine can also cause sex pron=blems in men.
  • Stress: when you are overwhelmed by responsibilities and works it is quite not possible to get into the mood. Stress can take it cool on various parts of your body including the penis. Changing your lifestyle that promotes well-being and relaxation can help a lot to get over stress.
  • Anger: it is not possible to feel romantic when you feel anger. Whether or not, the anger is directed to your partner you can not feel the mood at the time of anger. Anger can make blood rush to your face but not to other parts of your body including the one which plays a vital role during sex drive. Unexpressed anger can also affect your performance in the bedroom.
  • Anxietyanxiety from other parts of your life can eventually spill into your bedroom as well. Worrying that you will not be able to perform well in the bed can make it even worse an does not let you do well on the bed.
  • Personal health: your health conditions can also affect your performance at the bed. Various health diseases like heart attacks, kidney failure, blood pressure, etc can adversely affect your performance at the bed.

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     Risk Factor:

As you get older erections might take a lot of time to develop or it may not be firm. Various risk factors that contribute to erectile dysfunction are as follows:

  • Medications
  • Obesity
  • Tobacco use
  • Injuries to the nerves that control erections
  • Psychological conditions
  • Drug & alcohol use

COMPLICATIONS

  • Unsatisfactory sex
  • Relationship problems
  • Stress or anxiety
  • Low self-esteem
  • Inability to make your partner pregnant

DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENTS:

All that a doctor requires diagnosing erectile dysfunction are a physical exam & knowing the medical history of the patient. If one suffers from chronic health conditions then that might be the underlying conditions for erectile dysfunction. Following tests are to be conducted to diagnose impotence:

  • Blood test to check for any heart disease, diabetes, low levels of testosterone
  • Urine test to look for diabetes am=nd other underlying health conditions
  • Ultrasound: it includes a transducer which is held over the blood vessels that supplies the penis. It creates a video image that depicts the blood flow to the penis.

TREATMENT:

The treatment options vary from the severity of the problem, its cause, & underlying health conditions. Your doctor will explain to you the benefits and risks of each treatment.

In many cases, oral medications are successful treatments for many men. Viagra, stendra, adcirca cialis, are some of the oral medications. All these mediations enhance the effect of nitric oxide which is a natural chemical that your body produces which relaxes the muscles in the penis. This, in turn, increases the blood flow and allows you to get an erection in response to sexual stimulation. These medicines vary in dosage and side effects. These supplements may not work for all men and especially in case of men who have undergone prostate surgery.

If Medications don’t work out then your doctor may suggest you another treatment methods.

  • Penis pumps: it is a vacuum erection device. It is a battery-powered pump. The tube is placed over your penis, and then the pump is used to suck out the air inside the tube. This creates a vacuum that pulls blood into your penis. Once you get the erection, you may place a ring which holds it erect. You can then remove the vacuum device.
  • Penile implants: it involves surgically placing a device on both sides of the penis. It consists of bendable rods which helps you to control when and how long you need an erection. These rods not only make your penis erect but also bendable.

HOW CAN FOOD AFFECT YOUR PENIS?

By now we know that pills, surgeries, and pumps work for erection. But how about the food we eat? Can food also affect the penis?

  • Watermelon: these sweet, refreshing fruits help us survive the hot summers. but it might be surprising to know that it can affect your sexual stimulation. Though it is loaded with water, it contains lycopene which is an antioxidant that is good for your heart, prostate, and skin.
  • Coffee: men who have 2 to 3 cups of coffee a day are less likely to have erectile dysfunction. Caffeine helps you boost the blood flow.
  • Dark chocolate: chocolate is rich in flavanols which is a plant nutrient that lowers blood pressure and increases the blood flow. It also helps produce more of nitric oxide that enhances your sexual stimulation.
  • Walnuts: these are rich in amino acids that produce more of nitric oxide. They are also good sources of folic acid, vitamin E & fiber.
  • Garlic: if plague forms on the walls of the arteries having garlic can help cure them. It helps you keep your arteries healthy as age grows.

Fish, grape juice, pomegranate juice, olive oils also help to maintain a healthy lifestyle that in turn enhances your sexual stimulation.

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Sexual Dysfunction in females | Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

The Sexual Dysfunction is basically referred to as the problem that prevents an individual or the couple from experiencing sexual activity. This may arise during any phase of the sexual response cycle. This can eventually cause strain in your relationship with your partner and is medically referred to as female sexual dysfunction. This can occur at any stage in life and may turn out to be a lifelong issue.

Sex” & sex-related problems is a topic that many people are hesitant to discuss. But so, fortunately, most cases of sexual dysfunctions are treatable and it is important for one to discuss with your partner & doctor.

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The Sexual response cycle involves 4 phases: excitement, plateau, orgasm & resolution. The sexual response involves many factors like emotions, beliefs, experiences, lifestyle & relationship. Disruption in any of these factors will affect the sexual desire.

TYPES OF FEMALE SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION:

  • Low sexual desire – lack of sexual interest
  • Sexual arousal disorder – difficulty with arousal or maintaining arousal during sexual activity
  • Sexual pain disorder-pain associated with vaginal contact or sexual activity
  • Orgasmic disorder – difficulty in achieving orgasm
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CAUSES OF SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION:

There are two main causes associated with sexual dysfunction – one is the physical and other is the psychological cause. The physical cause may be due to many medical conditions such as diabetes, kidney failure, heart disease, hormonal imbalance, liver failure, drug addiction, cancer or bladder related problems have high chances of decreasing your body’s ability to experience sexual activity.

Certain medications such as antidepressant drugs, chemo drugs, blood pressure medications can also cause problems with sexual functions. On the other hand, anxiety, pressure, work-related stress, marital or relationship problems are the main psychological causes for experiencing sexual problems. Both men and women of all ages are equally affected by sexual dysfunction. The problem becomes more serious in older adults as their health declines with aging.

HOW DOES SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION AFFECT WOMEN?

  • Lack of sexual desire: Many factors such as hormonal changes, medical conditions such as heart problems, cancer, chemo drugs, depression, etc can lead to lack of sexual interest.  Stress, pregnancy, boredom with regular sex entertainments can also be one of the reasons.
  • Inability to become aroused: Insufficient vaginal lubrication may also be the reason for the inability to become sexually aroused.  This may be due to inadequate stimulation or anxiety. Blood flow problems to vagina and clitoris may also contribute to arousal problems.
  • Anorgasmia: it is a condition where the absence of sexual climax takes place. It may be due to lack of knowledge, guilt, anxiety, or past sexual trauma.
  • Painful intercourse: a painful sexual intercourse may be due to the number of reasons like pelvic mass, poor lubrication, scar tissue after surgery, or ovarian cysts. A condition called vaginismus is even more painful as the involuntary spasm of muscles surrounds the vaginal entrance. It is mostly seen in women who fear penetration is painful or has a sexual phobia.

DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT FOR SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION:

To diagnose the female sexual dysfunction your doctor will first perform a pelvic exam to look for any physical changes that can affect your sexual enjoyment. The physical changes may be thinning of genital tissues, a decrease in skin elasticity, or any scar or pain. Though you may not feel comfortable, it is better to discuss your sexual and medical history with your doctor because your sexuality is the key part of your well-being. The more openly you discuss your problems with your doctor the greater is your chances of finding a better approach for treating them. You can also consult a counselor or a therapist specialized in sexual and relationship problems so that you will find a better way of dealing with it.

Your doctor may also order you to take other tests so as to rule out other medical problems that can affect sexual dysfunction. A complete evaluation of your attitude towards sex and other underlying factors like anxiety, fear, stress will also help the doctor to have a thorough understanding of your health and thus he will be able to recommend appropriate treatments.

TREATMENT FOR FEMALE SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION:

It is necessary to note that female sexual dysfunction becomes a problem only if it bothers you. If it doesn’t bother you then it is not a problem at all. Also, there are many causes and symptoms and so the treatment might not be the same for

Sexual Dysfunctioning in females can be Cured?

The success of treatment depends on the intensity of the underlying problem. Mild dysfunction which is related to stress and anxiety can be treated with counseling, consulting therapist, and better communication with partners.

Here are some non-medical treatment methods for female sexual dysfunction!

As in other medical conditions, the treatment for female sexual dysfunction need not necessarily begin with surgical tools. Your doctor would first recommend you to go through the following:

  • Improved communication with a partner: An open communication with your partner helps you halfway through to overcome the problem. Discussing your likes and dislikes will make a lot of difference in the world of your sexual life.
  • Healthy lifestyle habits: practicing healthy lifestyle is an important factor that can influence your sexual life. Being physically active is very important to increase your stamina and elevate your mood and romantic feelings.
  • Seek out ways to reduce stress so that you can enjoy more on your sexual experience.
  • Lubrication: if at all you experience pain or dryness during sex, you can use a vaginal lubricant that will prevent vaginal dryness and makes things easy thereafter!
  • External device: some may not find this to be a comfortable method but for those who don’t mind can try this. You may use an external device called vibrator to enhance sexual arouse.
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Effect of hormones on female sexual dysfunction:

One may experience less interest in sex with aging as the female hormone estrogen tends to decrease and menopause tends to be another reason. Poor vaginal lubrication & decreased genital sensation are some problems related to menopause.

Estrogen & androgen therapy-  the estrogen therapy comes in the form of a vaginal ring, tablet, or cream. This helps in sexual function by increasing the vaginal tone, lubrication, blood flow and elasticity. Though women have much lower rates of testosterone, it plays an important role in healthy sexual function. Androgen therapy deals with enhancing the levels of testosterone. One must keep in mind that these therapies have both advantages and its own disadvantages. The risks are often associated with the women’s age, type of hormone, whether estrogen is given alone or along with progestin, the dosage, etc.

Effect of menopause on lower sexual desire: During the menopause period, women undergo a lot of hormonal changes and this may be one good reason for the women’s loss of interest in sex. Another reason would be the loss of estrogen after the menopause. In these cases, a vaginal lubricant or Hormonal replacement therapy(HRT) can play a role in boosting sex drive. On a contrary, there are cases of women who experience increased satisfaction in sex due to reduced hormonal changes. This is due to reduces stress and anxiety and also postmenopausal women have fewer child-rearing responsibilities.

FLIBANSERIN(Addyi):

Initially, it was only used as an antidepressant. Later on, it was approved by FDA to be used as a treatment for low sexual desire in women. Daily intake of addyi, can boost the sex drive in women and increase the levels of sexual desire.

When it becomes necessary to consult a doctor?

One may experience sexual problems from time to time. This may not turn out to be a major problem but the problem becomes serious when it is persistent as it may cause distress for the women and also for her partner. When you experience these kinds of a problem then it becomes advisory to go consult a doctor and have a complete evaluation done for yourself!

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Angina Pectoris (Stable Angina) Causes, Symptoms, Risk Factor & Treatment

Angina is a type of chest pain that results due to the decrease in the blood flow to the heart. When there is decreased blood flow to the heart, it means that heart is lacking sufficient oxygen. Emotional stress or physical activities are the main causes of the pain. Angina Pectoris also called as stable angina is the most common type of Angina. Stable angina is predictable which means you can actually track the pattern of the chest when you feel the pain. On the other hand, unstable angina is another type of angina which occurs suddenly and gets worse over time.

Though stable angina is less serious condition both types of angina are the symptom of underlying heart disease.

What Causes Stable Angina?

Stable Angina is a condition when the heart does not receive sufficient oxygen supply. There are many factors that can possibly reduce the oxygen supply to the heart. Some of them are:

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What are the Risks Factors of Stable Angina?

      The risk factors associated with Stable Angina include:

  • Overweight or obese
  • Medical history of Heart disease
  • Diabetic patients
  • People with High Cholesterol or High Blood Pressure
  • Smoking
  • Lack of physical activities

Unhealthy diets, vigorous workouts and extreme cold and hot weathers can also stimulate stable angina in some cases.

What are the Symptoms of Stable Angina?

     The pain that occurs during the stable angina is referred to as pressure or fullness in the center of the chest. The pain may be like a heavy weight resting on your chest or a mild squeezing of the chest. The pain slowly spreads from the chest to neck, arms and shoulders.

One may notice the following symptoms while suffering from stable angina:

The symptoms usually last for 15 minutes whereas in the case of unstable angina the pain is more severe and continuous.

How is Stable Angina Diagnosed?

Your doctor will run through your medical history and perform some tests such as ECG and angiography. These tests help to diagnose the proper functioning of the heart and if the arteries are blocked. You will also be asked to perform a stress test while which your heart rhythm and breathing will be measured. This helps to find out if physical activity triggers angina.  A blood test will also be taken to measure cholesterol and C-reactive protein levels (CRP). High CRP levels can also increase the risk of heart diseases.

How is Stable Angina treated?

Treatment for stable angina includes changes in lifestyle, medication, and surgery.

Lifestyle changes: Certain lifestyle changes can help prevent future stable angina. These changes include regular exercising, eating a healthy diet consisting of whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, nuts, etc. One should also quit smoking. These changes will help in the long run and reduce the risk of diabetes, cholesterol, and high blood pressure.

Medication: nitroglycerine is usually prescribed which relieves pain associated with stable angina. You will also have to take other medications to stabilize your blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol levels.

Surgery: Angioplasty is often recommended to treat stable angina. The blocked arteries can be surgically treated using surgery. Angioplasty involves a balloon which is inserted into the arteries and inflated to a required size. A stent is placed to keep the blocked artery open.

The condition often improves with medications. In addition to this, adapting yourself to lifestyle changes will reduce the chances of future stable angina.

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7 Warning Signs of Heart Attack in Women

Heart attack or myocardial infarction usually occurs when the smooth flow of blood to the heart is blocked, by a build-up of fat. When the flow of blood is blocked the tissues lose oxygen and dies.Heart attack also happens to women and can be identified through certain symptoms.

Symptoms of Heart Attack:

1.Fatigue:

Unusual fatigue can be one of the signs of heart attacks. Some women feel tired, at times even if they’ve been sitting still for a while. One must pay attention to fatigue and should watch out if it’s new or dramatic.

  • Does simple activity like walking to the bathroom make you feel exhausted?
  • Do you experience sleep disturbances even if you’re dead tired?
  • Do you feel completely worn out after your regular exercise routine.

2. Stomach pain:

Most of the time people mistake stomach pain with flu, stomach ulcer, heartburn.

  • Stomach pain can also cause in the middle of the upper abdomen.
  • The pain in the upper abdomen can be more like discomfort or heaviness rather than stabbing pain. It can also occur with or without pain.
  • The pain of a heart attack can also occur in epigastric area, like heartburn.

3.Shortness of breath & sweating:

Shortness of breath is caused by the increase in weight and also because of the lack of exercise. There are certain symptoms-

  • Without exertion, you’ll start sweating or will have a breathing problem.
  • Shortness of breath can also cause chest pain or fatigue.
  • Women can feel shortness of breath while lying down but it eases when they are sitting upright.
  • Sweating can also occur. Excessive sweating without any reason is a common symptom.

4.Chest Pain:

This type of pain is one of the most common heart attack symptoms

  • Chest pain may differ in both men and women.
  • It can be characterized by a sense of fullness, heaviness, squeezing or pressure on the chest.
  • The pain can last for few minutes or it can also return.
  • This discomfort can also spread down to the back or arms or to the neck and head.

5.Neck and Back pain:

These kinds of pains are more common in women than in men.

  • Neck pain can differ and people also misinterpret it at times.
  • Neck pain can also lead to back pain, the pain either be gradual or sudden or recurrent.
  • Jaw pain can also be the result of neck pain.

6.Anxiety:

If you’re feeling anxious, make a note of it.

  • Heart attack patients have said that at times they feel that something is wrong or weird.
  • They stress about everything and start feeling anxious.

7.Feeling Dizzy or lightheaded:

This is one of the most common symptoms of heart attack in women.

  • You start shaking for no reason.
  • Feeling faint from shortness of breath and start sweating.

If you notice any of the above symptoms consult your doctor and take necessary steps. Make a note of the symptoms and explain it to your doctor. Don’t ignore any signs or symptoms.

 

Read: 7 major signs of Heart Diseases.

 

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