painless sex after spinal surgery

How to have painless sex after spinal surgery

People having undergone surgeries for the treatment of spinal cord injuries are often concerned about their sex life post-surgery. Back pain may interfere with intimacy, decrease sex drive (libido) and interfere with sexual enjoyment. Patients with pelvic numbness or nerve dysfunction may feel less stimulation and pleasure or have difficulties developing or sustaining an erection […]

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The ‘epidemic’ of kidney failure has reached gigantic proportions in India

Kidney failure occurs due to a variety of reasons and can largely be grouped into two types – those that are completely reversible (acute) and those that are not (chronic). The chronic disease eventually progresses to end stage when the only treatment options are dialysis or kidney transplantation, the latter being the preferred option. Both […]

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A guide on how to speak to a diabetic

Diabetes is not about pills and doctors alone. Increased blood sugar causes a lot of heartaches in the family. Dealing with feelings, myths and behaviours are some of the greatest challenges. The medical treatment is very important, but the environment can have beneficial or harmful effects on the person. Thoughts, feelings and sensations in the […]

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No market product can ever be a substitute for breastfeeding, say doctors

Breast milk is the best possible food for your new born

Post-delivery, the breast secretes colostrum – a deep yellow serous fluid which is alkaline in nature. It is rich in protein, vitamin A, sodium and chloride content and is low in carbohydrate and fat content. Antibodies IgA, IgG, IgM* and humoral factor – lactoferrin (a protein present in milk and other secretions, with bactericidal and […]

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Conceiving takes longer in smokers

The health risks of tobacco smoking are well known with regard to diseases of the heart, lungs, and blood vessels. Substantial harmful effects of cigarette smoke on fertility have become apparent, but are not generally appreciated. Cigarette smoking has a negative impact on the ability to become pregnant and carry a pregnancy to term. Impact […]

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