Men & Women’s Health

Menopause  Women Health

The onset of menopause, the decrease in oestrogen is often accompanied by flushing this is what doctors call vasomotor symptoms. It is believed that VMS are caused by fluctuations in hormone levels. They usually last from two to five years, but in some women, they can last for decades. 

 

Other symptoms associated with menopause include:

 

  • night sweats
  • nausea
  • dizziness
  • palpitations
  • vaginal dryness
  • libido decrease
  • genital or urinary discomfort
 
Sex hormones are responsible for maintaining the high level of metabolism necessary for reproduction. Their fall thus resulting in a net decrease in metabolism and accelerates the ageing process. This is also reflected in the significantly increased risk of osteoporosis and disability it causes.

Andropause  Men Health 

Even at forty, a man can have a reduction of 40% of its level of free testosterone compared to what he had in 20 years.
 
This drop in testosterone,called andropause, is associated with many signs and symptoms such as:
 
  • a decrease in sexual drive
  • emotional, psychological and behavioural
  • a decrease in muscle mass and bone mass
  • loss of muscle strength
  • increased fat in the central and upper parts of the body
  • a reduction in the size
  • decreased energy
  • a frequent fatigue
  • mood swings
  • a concentration or memory deficit
 
This condition, which can be corrected with testosterone supplementation, should be evaluated in a comprehensive manner taking into consideration all the hormones so as not to override an underlying disease more serious. Moreover, the effects of hormone therapy can not be separated metabolism, nutrition or physical activity.
 
That is why we  offer a multidisciplinary approach to address any medical condition to this problem

Erectile Dysfunction. Men Health 

Erectile dysfunction is often a manifestation of metabolic problems such as:
 
  • Diabetes
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Andropause
 
So not only we will propose a pharmacological solution, but we also seek to ensure that you do not have a underlying problem.
 
A blood test and a stress test may be necessary to determine if you also have a testosterone deficiency or heart disease occult.

Sexual Disease Screening 

STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) now called STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections) can be passed from one person to another through sexual contact, including vaginal, anal and oral sex. You can get or pass on an STI whoever you’re having sex with.

 

Women can pass infections on to women, and men can pass infections on to men. Many STIs can be cured with antibiotics. Some, such as HIV, have no cure, but can be treated to prevent them getting worse.

 
You can’t tell by looking at someone (including yourself) whether they’ve got an infection, so it’s important to get a check-up if you’ve had unprotected sex.

Symptoms

Many people don’t notice symptoms when they have an STI, including most women with chlamydia.If it’s left untreated, chlamydia can affect your ability to get pregnant. Around 50% of women and 10% of men with gonorrhoea don’t have symptoms.
 

If you have any of the symptoms listed below, get tested.
In women and men:

 

  • pain when you pass urine (pee) 
  • itching, burning or tingling around the genitals 
  • blisters, sores, spots or lumps around the genitals or anus
  • black powder or tiny white dots in your underwear (this could be droppings or eggs from pubic lice)

In women:

  • yellow or green vaginal discharge
  • discharge that smells
  • bleeding between periods or after sex
  • pain during sex
  • lower abdominal pain

In men:

  • discharge from the penis
  • irritation of the urethra (the tube where urine comes out)

 

These symptoms don’t necessarily mean that you have an STI, but it’s worth seeing a doctor so you can find out what’s causing the symptoms and treat it. For example, it’s possible to get thrush without having sex, but it can cause STI-like symptoms, such as soreness, itching and discharge. Thrush is easily treated.

 

Our clinic offers a fast screening for STIs / STDs  commonly: chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis, hepatitis B, C and HIV. Blood, urine  and vaginal samples are taken for these tests. The results of serological tests for HIV, syphilis and hepatitis are usually available within 2 working days. 

 

The result of screening for chlamydia and gonorrhoea usually require about 3-4 working days.

PAP SMEAR Women Health

A cervical screening test (previously known as a smear test) is a method of detecting abnormal cells on the cervix. The cervix is the entrance to the womb from the vagina.

 

Detecting and removing abnormal cervical cells can prevent cervical cancer.

 

Cervical screening isn’t a test for cancer; it’s a test to check the health of the cells of the cervix. Most women’s test results show that everything is normal, but for around 1 in 20 women the test shows some abnormal changes in the cells of the cervix.

 

Most of these changes won’t lead to cervical cancer and the cells may go back to normal on their own. However, in some cases, the abnormal cells need to be removed so they can’t become cancerous.
It’s possible for women of all ages to develop cervical cancer, although the condition mainly affects sexually active women aged 30 to 45.

 

The cervical screening test usually takes around five minutes to carry out. You’ll be asked to undress from the waist down and lie on a couch, although you can usually remain fully dressed if you’re wearing a loose skirt.

 

The doctor or nurse will gently put an instrument, called a speculum, into your vagina. This holds the walls of the vagina open so the cervix can be seen. A small soft brush will be used to gently collect some cells from the surface of your cervix.

 

Some women find the procedure a bit uncomfortable or embarrassing, but for most women it’s not painful. If you find the test painful, tell the doctor or nurse, because they may be able to reduce your discomfort. Try to relax as much as possible, because being tense makes the test more difficult to carry out. Taking slow, deep breaths will help.

 

The cell sample is then sent off to a laboratory for analysis and you should receive the result within two weeks.