Everything You Should Know About Penile Fractures

Overview A penile fracture is a tear in the tunica albuginea. The tunica albuginea is the rubbery sheath of tissue below the skin that allows the penis to increase in width and length to produce a firm erection. Sometimes the erectile tissue beneath the tunica albuginea also ruptures. That’s known as the corpus cavernosum. Penile… Read More »

Vaginal discharge, causes and treatment

What Is Vaginal Discharge? Vaginal discharge is a fluid or semisolid substance that flows out of the vaginal opening. Most women have vaginal discharge to some extent, and a small amount of vaginal discharge is a reflection of the body’s normal cleansing process. The amount and type of vaginal discharge also varies among women and… Read More »

Urethritis and Urethral Discharge in Men

If you have a urethral discharge you are likely to have a sexually transmitted infection which you can pass on to others. See a doctor, even if symptoms go. What is urethritis and what causes it? Urethritis means inflammation of the urethra. The urethra is the tube between the bladder and the end of the… Read More »

Hypertension Treatment & Care

Treating high blood pressure can take a multi-pronged approach including diet changes, medication, and exercise. Learn about hypertension treatment options here. Hypertension TreatmentTreatment for hypertension comes in many forms, from lifestyle changes to medication. Learn more from this overview about how to lower blood pressure. High Blood Pressure DrugsYour doctor has hundreds of different high… Read More »

Paracetamol Important information (Usage, side effects, precautions)

What is paracetamol ? Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is a pain reliever and a fever reducer. The exact mechanism of action of is not known. Paracetamol is used to treat many conditions such as headache, muscle aches, arthritis, backache, toothaches, colds, and fevers. It relieves pain in mild arthritis but has no effect on the underlying inflammation and swelling of the joint. Paracetamol may… Read More »

Analgesics

What do they do? Analgesics are drugs designed specifically to relieve pain. There are several types of analgesics: acetaminophen (Tylenol), which is available without a prescription, and a variety of opioid analgesics, which are available only with a prescription. Some products combine acetaminophen with an opioid analgesic for added relief. How do they work? Opioid… Read More »

Antiemetic Drugs, Types, Safe antiemetics in pregnancy and children

What are antiemetic drugs? Antiemetic drugs are prescribed to help with nausea and vomiting that are side effects of other drugs. This may include drugs for anesthesia used during surgeries or chemotherapy for cancer. Antiemetic drugs are also used for nausea and vomiting caused by: motion sickness morning sickness during pregnancy severe cases of the… Read More »

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) MOA, Usage, Side effects

What are proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), and how do they work (mechanism of action)? Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) reduce the production of acid by blocking the enzyme in the wall of the stomach that produces acid. Acid is necessary for the formation of most ulcers in the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum, and the reduction of acid… Read More »