Hepatitis A Information »

What is Hepatitis A ?

It is an infection caused by the hepatitis A virus leading to inflammation of the liver. The infection is usually short lived and while the symptoms can be unpleasant, it is rarely serious.

Hepatitis A key facts

Hepatitis A is a viral infection which leads to inflammation of the liver and can cause mild to severe illness.

The symptoms are generally a …

Stroke »

… having a Stroke is quite frightening for many older people but, as with many other serious Illnesses , you must bear in mind that it is not inevitable.

Stroke mostly affects people over the age of 65, with women in this age group more prone to the event than men. There are two main types of Stroke. Ischaemic stroke occurs when a blockage occurs in the blood supply to the brain. Haemorrhagic stroke results from a burst Artery  wall. Both result in damage to areas of …

Trauma »

… or diarrhoea

easily startled by noises or unexpected touch

more susceptible to colds and illnesses

increased use of alcohol or drugs

overeating or undereating

Emotional Reactions

shock and disbelief

fear and/or anxiety

grief, disorientation, denial

hyper-alertness or hypervigilance

irritability, restlessness, outbursts of anger or rage

emotional swings — like crying and then laughing

worrying or ruminating — intrusive thoughts of the trauma …

Can’t Get / Keep an Erection »

… may not be working properly, allowing the blood to leave too soon.

Neurological

Illnesses such as diabetes and multiple sclerosis can lead to an eventual deterioration of the nervous system, and as with stroke, the signals giving rise to an erection may be blocked. It has been estimated that as many as 71% of men with multiple sclerosis will experience erectile dysfunction.

 

Surgical/ trauma

Any injuries to the nervous system, whether as the result of an …

Unable to Ejaculate »

… “no ejaculation”.

What causes anejaculation?

Many drugs taken for the treatment of illnesses can interfere with the ability to orgasm or ejaculate. If you are taking drugs of any kind then their side-effects should be considered as a possible cause.

This includes things you might not consider to be drugs, such as alcohol, which is well known for its adverse effects on sexual capability. Anejaculation may be an extreme form of retarded (delayed) ejaculation.

Psychological …

Choosing a Combination »

… and maintain it at that level. A low viral load reduces your risk of developing HIV-related illnesses and makes it more difficult for drug resistant HIV to develop.

Choose drugs you have not used before

If you have already taken anti-HIV drugs, when choosing your new combination it is usually best to have a resistance test done to see which drugs are suitable.  This is because it is possible that HIV has developed resistance to drugs that you have been taking.

Choose drugs …

Sex and Ageing »

… have a knock-on effect on sexual ability at all ages. As you grow older you become prone to those Illnesses which can take many years to manifest themselves. These can include heart disease, stroke, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, prostate problems and the long term effects of diabetes. It is illnesses like these which can have a detrimental effect on your sexual capability.

Some can be treated more successfully than others, and the treatments themselves can have an adverse effect …

Your Prostate »

… examinations are important. This is especially so if there is a family history of Prostate Illnesses.  Examinations may be on an annual basis, starting from as early as age 40 and can involve Rectal examination of  the prostate and blood tests.

The causes of most problems with the prostate cannot be identified exactly so recommended preventative measures to help avoid them consists of the usual advice you would expect for leading a healthy lifestyle; a healthy diet, no …

Prostate Cancer »

… examinations are important. This is especially so if there is a family history of Prostate Illnesses .  Examinations may be on an annual basis, starting from as early as age 40 and can involve Rectal examination of  the Prostate and blood tests.

The causes of most problems with the Prostate cannot be identified exactly so recommended preventative measures to help avoid them consists of the usual advice you would expect for leading a healthy lifestyle; a healthy diet, no …