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Treating Depression: Patients were not Healing With the First Medicine That I Tried had A Good Chance of Success The Second Time

Treating Depression: Patients were not Healing With the First Medicine (AP) - The largest study ever done on treating depression has found that patients were not healing with the first medicine that I tried had a good chance of success the second time. A third of those who added or changed medication were healing from illness mill which is in first place in the American mental health problems, researchers said. This is good news, but overall is more encouraging, say...

Cancer and Fertility Preservation: Patient’s Fact Sheet by ASRM

Cancer and Fertility Preservation In the United States there are approximately 800,000 reproductive-aged men and women who have cancer, many of whom have concerns about their fertility. Life- saving cancer treatments may reduce fertility by destroy- ing eggs and sperm. The likelihood of reproductive dam- age depends on the age and sex of the patient and the type and duration of treatment. The most severe damage comes from...

Hydrosalphinx

Hydrosalphinx Hydrosalpinx is yet another cause of infertility. A hydrosalpinx occurs when a damaged fallopian tube fills with fluid. In a normal functioning fallopian tube, fluid is both secreted and then later reabsorbed. As tubes become damaged they are still able to secrete fluid but can no longer reabsorb it. In general, a hydrosalpinx occurs when the very end of the tube is blocked and then the tube...

Pain in Anus and Anal Fissure

Lots of people suffer from pain in anal canal. It is a distressing and annoying symptom. Fissure means an ulcer or a crack in anal canal. Anus means the passage through which we pass motion and wind. Anal fissure are of two types-Acute and chronic. Acute anal fissure causes severe pain during passing motion. In chronic anal fissure intensity of pain varies. It can occur at any age, I have seen...

Common Gynecologic Problems

Gynecologic Problems and female reproductive system Gynecologic problems are those related to the female reproductive system. Some common problems are caused by such conditions as infections, injuries, or hormonal changes. These common problems include pelvic pain; inflammation of the uterus, fallopian tubes, vagina, or vulva: and non-cancerous uterine growths, such as fibroids. Other common problems are related to menstruation - for example,...

Qus & Ans: Secondary Fertility Problems

Qus & Ans: Secondary Fertility Problems I am 33 years old and want to have a second child. My first child is now 10 years old, and I had no problem getting pregnant with him. About two weeks ago I had a laparoscopy with tubal lavuge and laser surgery, and the outcome was this: I have severe endometriosis and blocked tubes. I am also in a lot of pain. My doctors told me the only way I could get pregnant is through in-vitro fertilization...

Dementia: Definition, Causes and Symptoms

Dementia: Definition, Causes and Symptoms Dementia is a general term that includes specific disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, Vascular or Multi-infarct dementia, Pseudodementia, and others. Dementia is defined as a loss in at least two areas of complex behavior, such as language, memory, visual and spatial abilities, or judgment, that significantly interferes with a person's daily activities. Dementia affects over 4 million...

Qus & Ans: Unexplained Infertility

Qus & Ans: Unexplained Infertility I have been trying to conceive for two years now and recently I read an article about dysmenorrhea. I feel that I have some signs of this, like painful periods that bring me to tears. I also read that it can cause infertility. How true is this? Should I discuss this with my doctor before getting fertility tests done? The two common signs/symptoms of endometriosis are menstrual pain and inability...

Immunological Testing and Treatment for Infertility

Immunological Testing and Treatment for Infertility A new ELISA-based hormonal test, measuring the levels of Inhibin B in serum on day 3 of the menstrual cycle. Since only the Follicular Granulosa cells secrete this hormone, its level reflects on the potential of the ovary to grow follicles, which physicians refer to as 'ovarian reserve'. Women with low levels of the hormone were found to have more impaired ovulation in the course of the IVF cycle...

Hostile Cervical Fluid (Mucas)

Hostile Cervical Fluid (Mucas) Part of what makes understanding fertility so difficult is that there are so many aspects that need to be considered, from sperm motility to egg quality and everything in between. Cervical mucus, a jelly-like substance produced by glands in the cervical canal, is a factor in a woman's fertility. Just how important a factor it is remains controversial. Cervical mucus changes in consistency and...

Urinary Incontinence in Women

UCIM Urinary incontinence is an inability to hold your urine until you get to a toilet. More than 13 million people in the United States-male and female, young and old-experience incontinence. It is often temporary, and it always results from an underlying medical condition. (In this fact sheet, the term "incontinence" will be used to mean urinary incontinence.) Women experience incontinence twice as...

Cervicitis

Cervicitis is the most common of all gynecologic disorders. Over 60 per cent of parous women have cervicitis, usually as a result of pre or postpartum infections. Gonorrhea and mixed infections frequently cause acute and chronic cervicitis in nonpregnant women. Chronic cervical infection is the most common cause of leukorrhea and a major etiologic factor in infertility, dyspareunia, abortion, and...

Kidney Care - Kidney & Bladder Support Formula

Viable Herbal Solutions understands today's issues regarding better health and well-being, and we offer you the benefit of our personal, technical & professional experience through the various products we provide. This brief overview is designed as an introduction to the historical benefits of common herbs and plants which are used to produce Kidney Care Kidney & Bladder Support Formula....

Good Preventive Medicine: How to Avoid Burning Out

Good Preventive Medicine: How to Avoid Burning Out A substantial percentage of professional working people will experience burnout at some point in their lives. Don't let it happen to you! Take action before you place yourself at risk. Set priorities in your own life Identity your core values, and develop your schedule accordingly, making time for people and activities most important and meaningful to you. Share your feelings with others Express...

Bronchiectasis and Atelectasis

Both bronchiectasis and atelectasis result from damage to a portion of the respiratory tract. In bronchiectasis, the bronchi (the airways that branch off the trachea) are damaged. In atelectasis, part of a lung contracts because of a loss of air. Bronchiectasis Bronchiectasis is an irreversible widening (dilation) of portions of the bronchi resulting from dam-age to the bronchial wall....

Management of Problems Associated with Dementia

Management of Problems Associated with Dementia General Principles Delusions or Paranoia Agitation or aggression Depression General Principles in Managing Behavioral Problems Behavioral problems commonly coexist with cognitive deficits during the course of Alzheimer's and other dementing diseases. They cause significant morbidity, interfere with the performance of activities of daily living, and often have a greater impact on the quality of...

Ureaplasma and Mycoplasma

Ureaplasma and Mycoplasma When you complain of burning on urination, feeling like you have to urinate all the time, getting up in the night to urinate or having urgency to urinate when your bladder is full because it hurts so much, you usually have a urinary tract infection. Sometimes, your doctor will order a culture and if the culture grows no bacteria, that usually means no infection or that you have interstitial...

Fertility: General Questions and Answers Part 2

Fertility: General Questions and Answers Part 2 Estrogen Level and Egg Development Q: I am undergoing medicated IUI cycles and have 3 mature eggs ranging from 18-22mm. I've heard that the estrogen level should be around 200 for each mature follicle, but my estrogen level is only 337. Does this mean that some of the eggs are not mature? Thank you. Low estrogen levels could reflect 2 things happening: 1. If the medication you are taking...

Infertility Medication: Brand vs. Generic

Infertility Medication: Brand vs. Generic What do FSH, HCG and HMG stand for? FSH, HCG, and HMG are abbreviations for three different medications used to treat infertility. The following table summarizes generic and brand names that correspond to each abbreviation: Abbreviation Generic Name Brand Name FSH Follicle Stimulating Hormone Gonal-F®, Follistim®, Fertinex® HCG Human...

Brain Tumors - A Brief Overview

Brain Tumors - A Brief Overview A 40-year-old male comes to the emergency room after having suffered a generalized seizure and complaining of a several month history of increasing weakness in his left arm. Both a CT scan and an MRI study reveal a tumor growing into the right front portion of the man’s brain. A 45-year-old female visits the emergency room with almost the exact same history as the gentleman described previously....