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07 Apr My close friend, who is single, had an abortion recently. She was very upset soon after the abortion. She got angry with herself easily, and at times felt depressed over the situation. How can I help?

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07 Apr I am 40 years old and have been married for 10 years with 2 children. Recently, I experienced some difficulty in erection. Will any change in lifestyle help me overcome this problem? I am not keen on taking medicine?

You are suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED) or 'impotence.' This is the inability to keep the penis erect or firm enough for sexual intercourse. Don’t ignore it as this can be an early warning sign for more serious health problems such as diabetes and cardiovascular...

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07 Apr I have been having menstrual cramps for the past 3 years and confirmed with a diagnosis of endometriosis by key-hole surgery recently. I am 30 years old and getting married next year. What can I do to ease this condition besides taking medications?

Endometriosis is a protracted condition (refer the article “endometriosis “in “gynaecological conditions” in our website) with a very high chance of the disease recurring. There are quite a few ways that may help reducing the symptoms. 1. Maintain a healthy body weight. Endometriosis is a hormone...

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07 Apr I am a first-time mum. My friend told me that I could have a glass of red wine occasionally after the first trimester. Will alcohol harm my baby?

Yes. Alcohol can affect the growth and development of your baby by entering its bloodstream through the placenta. It has been associated the following conditions: Miscarriage Stillbirth Premature birth Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR): a condition in which the unborn baby is smaller than it should be...

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07 Apr My wife and I have been married for 3 years with no children. We are trying to conceive. What are the nutrients in my diet that can boost my fertility?

Eating a balanced and nutritious diet can boost your fertility by maintaining a healthy reproductive system. The following nutrients are known to help or improve sperm health. Vitamins: Vitamins are powerful antioxidants that protect the sperm from the damaging effects of free radicals, the unstable molecules linked with...

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07 Apr What is a chemical pregnancy?

What is a chemical pregnancy? I think I might have one. I have been trying to conceive. My period was overdue for 4 days and the home pregnancy test was positive. I had a slight bleeding from the vagina the next day. I went to...

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07 Apr I am trying to conceive after having married for 3 years. I have been prescribed the ovulation drug, clomid. I would like to know how the medication work. Any side effects?

Clomid or clomiphene citrate is the most commonly prescribed drug used to stimulate ovulation in women with infrequent or absent ovulation. It is also used empirically for treating women with unexplained infertility.Clomiphene is usually given on day 2 to day 5 of the menstrual cycle....

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