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Glaucoma – Definition
Slow but progressive degenerative disease, usually accompanied by increased intraocular pressure, which damages the optic nerve. Glaucoma occurs when there is an imbalance between production and drainage of eye fluid (aqueous humor), airway obstruction due to outflow of fluid into the venous system. In open-angle glaucoma is a gradual clogging of drainage channels. In rarer narrow-angle glaucoma, the drainage systems are clogged rather suddenly. The increase in pressure within the eyeball compresses small blood vessels and the optic nerve fibers, causing a progressive loss of vision that can lead to blindness.
Glaucoma – Cause
In most cases, the causes of glaucoma are unknown. Some forms may be secondary to other diseases (such as infections, cancer, cataracts). The open-angle glaucoma has a heritable component. Factors predisposing to the onset of glaucoma are: age, the ‘ hyperopia, the myopia, diabetes, and prolonged use of corticosteroids. Read the rest of this entry »
Approximately one third of infertile women have disorders of ovulation . If the menstrual cycle is regular, between 21 and 35 days, it is very likely that ovulation takes place normally. It is the variability of the first phase of the menstrual cycle that determines its length. This first phase, called follicular phase ends with ovulation. Therefore ovulation will occur around the 14th day in a cycle of 28 days, but only to the 21st day in a cycle of 35 days.
The second part of the cycle, called the luteal phase is itself relatively constant between 12 and 14 days.
When cycles are irregular and infrequent, it speaks of oligomenorrhea .
In the complete absence of menstrual cycles, it is called amenorrhea. Read the rest of this entry »
Infertility is the inability of the woman or man to produce offspring. Infertility is a problem that is increasingly increases. It is believed that 20% of couples have or have had at some time in their lives infertility.
There are two types of infertility:
Primary infertility: When a couple has never been produced in pregnancy.
Secondary Infertility: When a man or woman or both parents have been previously identified but can not get it if you try again. Read the rest of this entry »
If a man testify despite regular and unprotected sexual intercourse for two years no child could we speak of a sterility in men.
Most couples can, within eight to ten months after discontinuation of contraceptive methods to bring about a pregnancy. Also, this period can be for some couples a test of patience. Ten to 15 percent of couples in Germany can fulfill their desire for children not in the longer term, the causes are not only the man but the woman or can affect both simultaneously.
Causes of the sterility of the man
There are many causes that can cause sterility of the man:
One example is not treated in time undescended testicles (cryptorchidism). The testes move in most cases already in the fetus, but not later than the end of the first year from the abdomen into the scrotum . In the abdomen or the groin remaining testes are exposed to a higher temperature than in the scrotum. This can affect the formation and movement of sperm and sustainable disturb. Also similar to varicose veins jammed in the testes (varicocele) can cause sperm problems and lead to an infertility favor.
Sperm develop under the influence of hormones such as the male sex hormone testosterone . Testosterone deficiency leads to reduced sperm count in the semen. Even the so-called prolactinoma, a hormone-producing tumor of the pituitary gland can cause sterility in men.
Hereditary diseases such as the Klinefelter syndrome go infertility of the affected men is associated with. Read the rest of this entry »
Definition: Infertility is the inability of couples to achieve pregnancy leading to birth of a child, after a year of sex without planning methods.
Infertility is a couple problem and not a disease but a consequence of one or more diseases.
The most surprising of infertility is that most couples suffering from infertility, all conventional tests that have performed have been normal. And that 20 causes of infertility are not usually treated more than one or two, minimizing any chance of success, usually several causes of infertility coexist.
The simplest test for infertility is the semen because this is perfectly normal if the study would focus on women.
However, it is common to find small abnormalities in the semen that although not impede fertility, if difficult, especially if the woman has altered.
Infertility is a common problem is the failure of conception after a year of sex without any means of planning. Approximately 20% of couples are suffering from infertility, which may be curable in more than 90% of cases if we had a proper diagnosis. However, the absence of such a diagnosis from achieving pregnancy.
Usually causes infertility in both partners, not just one, so it is important to consider both men to women.
Infertility is the total inability to conceive. Approximately 1.5% of couples are sterile, which means that the only option is adoption. Read the rest of this entry »