Don’t be unnecessarily anxious when in good health
There are some of us who frequently feel sick. We get all sorts of symptoms, and can’t help thinking of the worst diagnoses. Frequent trips to the doctor all turn a blank. Nothing to find on getting examined, and all tests always turn out normal. Sounds familiar? It’s called health anxiety, or if you want a more scientific term, hypochondriasis.
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Infertility: FAQs
How common is infertility? Difficulty in conceiving is common, experienced by one in every six couples. This frequency increases with age, especially after the age of 35.
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Understanding urinary tract infections
Urinary tract infections, commonly called UTIs are fairly common in women. They tend to occur mostly in the bladder and
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Relating your menstrual cycle to conception
Most women have a regular menstrual cycle. This means they can predict fairly accurately when the next period is expected. Some will have irregular periods for various reasons. Still, regular periods could change into an irregular pattern, causing a bit of anxiety. Regular periods imply regular ovulation, and high chances of conception. Irregular periods on the other hand imply unpredictable ovulation patterns, and often a delay in conception.
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Male factor in infertility cases on rise
First-time father Paul Mwanjala (not his real name) dubs the birth of his baby girl last month “a miracle”. He and his wife had waited seven years before successfully conceiving their first child via in vitro fertilization (IVF). The gynecologist found nothing wrong with Mrs Mwanjala, who is in her late 30s. But Mr mwanjala, who is in his early 40s, was dealt a hard blow. Tests found very  few sperms in his semen, a condition known as oligospermia.v
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