4 Keys to preventing infertility in men

The inability of couples to conceive or become pregnant is a problem that is raising its ugly head far too much in the near past and present. The percentage of couples facing infertility is growing by the day. Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after a year of regular intercourse without use of contraceptives. Earlier, infertility was considered to be a women-centric however problem, Studies have shown that in 32% of cases there are problems associated with the male partner, ...
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6 Myths about fertility

The continuation of life is a natural instinct for any organism. This is probably why you hear so many myths about fertility.  Some of these are rooted in scientific facts, while others are quite ridiculous. The myths about both male and female fertility are very common and may cause undue concern and problems. Here are the top 6 fertility myths debunked: You cannot get pregnant after the age of 35 As menopause approaches, infertility does decline because the female is born with all the e...
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3 Birth defects: symptoms and treatments

Birth defects are developmental problems which your baby can develop while he’s still in your womb. The problem can be in your baby’s organs or his body parts, and could vary in severity from minor defects that do not require any medical attention to complicated ones that can cause life threatening complications. Therefore, newborn babies with major birth defects need prolonged care and treatment. The following are the symptoms and treatment for three common birth defects: Congenital Hear...
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Newborn jaundice: causes, symptoms and treatment

Newborn jaundice, also commonly known as infant jaundice, is a condition characterised by the yellowing of the eyes and skin of a newborn baby. It happens because the baby’s blood contains a high level of a yellow coloured pigment called bilirubin. This phenomenon is common in the case of preterm birth and also among breastfed babies as their liver is not fully developed to get rid of the excess bilirubin. However, in most cases, the condition passes on its own as the baby gradually starts to fe...
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The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Pregnancy is an important phase in every woman’s life. During this period, your baby grows inside you and is completely dependent on your placenta for important functions like breathing, nourishment and elimination of waste. However, your newborn baby must adjust to the external environment once it comes into this world; but in certain cases, he/she is unable to adjust to the new environment and the changes it brings. This mostly happens when your baby is premature. Most premature babies, i.e...
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How does diet affect one’s body?

Your diet during pregnancy is very crucial for both you and your baby. You may have taken all the prenatal tests necessary and also not had a single drink of alcohol nor smoked a single cigarette in your whole pregnancy. However, your pregnancy diet may well lead to many health complications, which would affect both you and your baby. A good pregnancy diet is essential to giving birth to a healthy baby. Here is how your diet during pregnancy affects both you and your baby’s health… Eating fo...
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Top common symptoms of STDs

STDs are diseases that are passed from one person to another through sexual contact. These include chlamydia, gonorrhea, genital herpes, human papillomavirus (HPV), syphilis, and HIV. Many of these STDs do not show symptoms for a long time, but they can still be harmful and passed on during sex. You can get an STD by having sex (vaginal, anal or oral) with someone who has an STD. Some STDs, like herpes and HPV, are spread by skin-to-skin contact. Sometimes these infections can be transmitt...
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What are the common symptoms that indicate gynaecological disorders during intercourse?

A gynaecological disorder may be defined as a medical condition, which affects the reproductive organs of women. The female reproductive organ includes the vagina, breasts, uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes. Research has revealed that almost all women experience a related disorder sometime during their lives and seek gynaecological treatment. In most cases, these disorders are minor and are treated and cured easily. However, in few cases, the gynaecological disorder may be quite serious, causi...
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Top 5 symptoms of gynaecological disorders you should be aware of

A gynaecological disorder is a condition, which affects the female reproductive system and it may or may not cause associated problems in the other bodily systems. Symptoms of gynaecological disorders may be caused by a range of diseases, from a mild infection to the presence of cancerous cells in the reproductive organs. Early diagnosis of the symptoms can go a long way in effective treatment and cure of the condition. In case you experience one or more of these warning signs on a regular basis...
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7 early signs and symptoms of pregnancy

Since every pregnancy is different, it is possible that you may miss these early signs and symptoms. The only way to be sure that you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test. These early signs of pregnancy usually become noticeable after a couple of weeks of conceiving. The seven major signs and symptoms are as follows: Missed Period Most of the symptoms appear before you realise that your period is late. However, this well-known sign of pregnancy may be misleading if your periods are...
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