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Is Propecia Dangerous?

What is Propecia?

Propecia is a medicine that has been approved by FDA for use in male hair loss patients. It has been found that the drug allows the regrowth of hair in men suffering from male pattern baldness. The performance of Propecia has been wonderful in clinical trials as 9 in 10 men found improvement in their hair loss condition. They either experienced growth of new hairs on their scalp or found that they are no longer losing their hairs. As many as two out of three men increased their hair count after using propecia. 

How Propecia Works?

Propecia belongs to a class of medicines knows as 5-alpha-reductase-inhibitors. This group of medicines is used to cure conditions which are caused by DiHydroTestosterone also known as DHT. DHT is a hormone produced by the human body using testosterone. In males suffering from male pattern baldness, DHT limits the ability of the hairs present on the top of the head to grow. This results in hair line first becoming thin and then going back. Since Propecia belongs to 5-alpha-reductase-inhibitors group of medicine, it stops the production of DHT in the body. Thus there are no DHT attacking hair follicles which results in no or reduced hair fall and a regrowth of hairs. 

Causes of Hair Loss

Hair loss is a condition that is present in both men and women. In both cases, hair fall significantly reduces the confidence of the male or female suffering from hair loss and makes the person distressed. Some of the most common causes of hair loss in both men and women are explained below: Read More...

STD Health Service Report

Commercial Aspects of the Diagnostic Testing of STDs

A new industry analysis and forecast report on the global market for diagnostic testing of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) has estimated that by the year 2020, the diagnostic testing market for STDs will reach $167.4 billion. According to this STD market report, this increase in growth can be mainly attributed to the increase growth in HPV and HIV testing. The diagnostic testing of STDs is very important due to the fact that undetected and untreated STDs can lead to a world of problems for men and women who are infected with them, infertility being one of the main results of undetected and untreated STDs. In addition, undetected and untreated STDs also increase the risk of transmission. Certain STDs such as Chlamydia have a very high transmission rate and are easily transferred from an infected partner to another, thus increasing the economic burden on the healthcare departments. 

Common Sexually Transmitted Diseases



Genital Herpes is a very common sexually transmitted disease which spreads very quickly. The viruses responsible for genital herpes are the herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) and the herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2). Once a person carrying these viruses’ has unprotected sex with another person, the disease can transfer. 

It is also very common among those who have multiple sex partners. Sometimes it may even transfer from a person who is infected but shows no symptoms of the disease. The virus after entering the body can remain in a dormant or an active phase. When the virus remains dormant, the symptoms preside but once the virus gets in the active phase, the symptoms become visible. The prime symptoms include red rashes around your genital or even inside on the wall of the vagina for females.  Read More...

Ureaplasma and a Pathogen

What is ureaplasma?

Ureaplasma is a small bacterium that belongs to the mycoplasma family and has seventeen identified species of which the ureaplasma urealyticum and ureaplasma parvum bacteria belong. These bacteria are commonly known to colonize the urethra and the vagina which means that you have a very high chance of being infected with the bacteria if you have unprotected sex.

Ureaplasma has a low level of pathogenicity which means that it can exist in the body without causing any problems and without showing any symptoms. However, even though you might have no symptoms, you can still pass on the bacteria that exists in your genitals to your partner. Many adults are infected with this bacteria; however, they do not know it because they do not show any symptoms. However, there are some people who do show symptoms so it is important that you know what these symptoms are so that if you do identify them in yourself or your partner, you can get tested.

Possible Symptoms of ureaplasma

Some possible symptoms of ureaplasma include:

Low Level Knowledge of Sexual Health

Low Level Knowledge of Sexual Health

Health is of extreme importance for all human beings as this life is not worth living if you aren’t healthy. A person who stays unhealthy for long periods of his life can’t enjoy various wonders of the world, can’t do anything productive consistently and can prove to be a burden on the people who care about him. So, it’s important that everybody takes care of their health as much as possible.

It is true that almost everyone gives priority to their physical health. However, according to AUA’s recent report, most people give little to no importance to their sexual health. Your sexual well-being is extremely important for your physical health as any sexual issues would obviously affect both your body and your mind.  Read More...

HRT is Safe to Prescribe

Menopause and its symptoms

Sexual hormones play a big role in our lives, and not only because of their effect on our sexual behaviour. Testosterone, oestrogens and progesterone influence our brain functions as well as the structure and physiology of our bodies. Soft tissue, skin, bones and organs are affected by the presence or absence of these substances. 

During our lives, we all experience changes in the quality and quantity of our hormones, which respond to phases in our reproductive cycle. When we reach puberty, our blood levels of sexual hormones increase significantly, changing our bodies to give them adult sexual features and preparing them for reproduction. A few decades after that, our blood levels of sexual hormones decrease and our reproductive functions disappear or become seriously affected. When this happen to women, the process of hormonal decrease is called menopause. Read More...

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