General Health

Constipation – causes, prevention and management

Constipation occurs when bowel movement becomes difficult or less frequent. Constipation is a relatively common ailment that affects a number of people at one time or the other. A number of factors can cause constipation. These factors include: Dehydration, a low fiber diet, pregnancy, some medications can cause one to be constipated and even a …

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Vaginal Discharge in women – What you need to know

From experience gathered while clerking patients, both as a medical student, and now as a doctor; most ladies are clueless about Vaginal discharges, often mistaking the “normal” vaginal discharge as “abnormal”. Hence the question, “are you having a vaginal discharge?” is often met with the answer “yes.” However, when you probe further you realise, in …

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Female Viagra now approved for use

The Food and Drug Administration approved a so-called “female Viagra” pill Tuesday, saying it wanted to offer an option to women with sexual dysfunction, a decision that disappointed doctors and advocates who said the drug didn’t work safely enough to justify approval. “Today’s approval provides women distressed by their low sexual desire with an approved …

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