Andrology (Men's Health)

What You Need to Know About BPH (Benign Prostate Hypertrophy)

For a huge chunk of your life, you have been enjoying your nights, almost sleeping like a stone. But now, this has slightly changed, and your nights are now characterized by bothersome bathroom trips, once or two times every single night! If this is the case, then there is a high chance you are suffering from BPH, also known as…

All You Need to Know About Hepatitis C

Hepatitis is a serious disease that claims the lives of millions of people around the globe. Hepatitis is a medical term used to describe liver inflammation. Hepatitis C is a liver disease that is caused by the hepatitis C virus, a bloodborne virus that is extremely infectious. It can result in both short-term (acute) and long-term (chronic) inflammation of the…

What is Gonorrhea?

Arguably one of the most common types of sexually transmitted infections, gonorrhea is a highly infectious disease caused by a bacterium known as gonococcus, or Neisseria gonorrhea, that thrives in moist and warm environments. Although curable, untreated gonorrhea can result in a whole host of lifelong health problems. Gonococcus bacteria is usually found in the penile or vaginal discharge. You…

Syphilis

Syphilis

According to statistics from the CDC (Centers for Diseases Control), syphilis is slowly making a comeback. In recent years, there has been a general increase in syphilis cases among both homosexuals and heterosexuals. In Singapore alone, an average of 1,500 cases had been reported yearly over the last five years, according to Singapore health authorities. Syphilis is caused by a…

Blood in Semen

Why is there Blood in My Semen? The presence of blood in your semen, also referred to as hematospermia, is not only a sign of an underlying health condition but can also instill fear and shock in the affected individual. However, this is not a common condition and rarely signals a serious health issue. There are instances when blood in…

Am I Balding?

Androgenic alopecia has become a common type of hair loss, especially among males. Research has shown that at least 50% of men aged fifty and above suffer from some degree of hair loss. Anyone who has experienced any sort of hair loss perhaps knows how devastating it feels. Society today tend to associate luxurious hair with beauty, youth, and good…

All You Should Know About Mycoplasma Genitalium

Mycoplasma genitalium refers to a type of bacteria that causes sexually transmitted diseases. You acquire it by having intercourse with an individual who has it. For some unknown reasons, very few people are aware that this disease even exists. Perhaps this is mainly because this particular infection can be quite difficult to test. What’s more, a significant number of patients…

What is Trichomoniasis?

Trichomoniasis refers to a sexually transmitted infection that is caused by a very small protozoan parasite known as Trichomonas vaginalis (TV). Though the associated symptoms usually vary, many of those who have the parasite may not be able to tell they are infected. This parasite usually infects both the urethra and vagina in females. On the other hand, it can…

All You Need to Know About Molluscum Contagiosum

Also referred to as water wart, this is a relatively common skin infection that is caused by the Molluscum contagiosum virus, which belongs to a group of pox virus. It usually manifests as harmless raised bumps or visible lesions on your skin’s outermost layer. It can equally manifest as raised, pearly skin-colored bumps that may occasionally feature a central dimple…

What Causes Genital Warts?

Genital warts refer to contagious, fleshy growths that occur in the genital area. Genital warts are among the most common types of sexually transmitted infections. They usually consist of fibrous overgrowths that are covered by a thickened, outer layer. They may appear around a woman’s cervix or genital regions. So, what causes Genital warts? They are caused by HPV or…

Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is a very common sexually transmitted infection caused by the herpes simplex virus, HSV. Sexual contact is the primary mode through which the virus spreads. This means that it can be transmitted through oral, vaginal, or oral sex. After the initial infection, the virus will remain dormant in the body and can reactivate numerous times a year. The…

What Your Acne Does Not Tell You

What to Do if I Have Acne First and foremost, it is important to understand that acne is a common skin condition. Most people have acne, which also frequently occurs during our teenage phase. Here are some helpful information to know why does this occur and how can it be managed. Understanding your acne and pimples Acne is caused when…

What You Need to Know About Chlamydia

Chlamydia is arguably one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Even though it can be easy to be treated and cured, it can potentially result in extremely painful complications as well as serious health conditions if left untreated. Many people suffering from chlamydia usually do not experience any noticeable symptoms after infection. Today in this post, we want…

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