They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, something I doubt many of us would dispute. When it comes to mental health its surprising how much people appear to know, especially when they have no background or specialist training in the subject. In saying this, I'm not especially banging a drum for mental health professionals, neither am I trying to undermine those who without formal knowledge undertake painstaking research to give themselves insights into a condition or disease. No, I'm thinking more about the person who is neither of these things yet they know all about your depression and what's best for it.
How do we recognize such a person? Well, sometimes they stand out a mile. Other times they hide behind pseudo-qualifications as a cover for providing advice. Yes, you can ask to see the qualifications and grill for information about professional backgrounds, but when depressed it's sometimes the case that people are only too pleased to have a sympathetic ear, someon...
Today, treatments for yeast infections are available in your grocery store or pharmacy, over-the-counter. You don’t need to see a doctor in order to buy a treatment kit and use it. Because yeast infections are common, this helps millions of women. However, there are times when you should see a doctor before purchasing and using the medication.
What Are Vaginal Yeast Infections?
Yeast is a type of fungus. A yeast infection is caused when you have an overgrowth of the fungus called candida albicans in your vagina. Symptoms of a yeast infection include:
Redness, soreness and swelling of the vagina and vulva
Pain during sex or when urinating
Thick, white discharge that resembles cottage cheese
Rash on the vagina
You may have all of these symptoms or just a few. Symptoms can be mild or severe. Approximately three-fourths of women will have a yeast infection sometime in their life. Yeast infections are not STIs and are rarely transmitted during sex. Yeast infections can be uncomf...
<p><strong>What Is A Urinary Tract Infection?</strong></p>
<p>A urinary tract infection (UTI), also referred to as a bladder infection or cystitis, occurs when bacteria enter the urinary tract and travel into the urethra to the bladder. A UTI is a common infection seen 10 times more often in women than in men. A kidney infection, also called pyelonephritis, occurs when the infection travels up into the kidneys. Pyelonephritis is less common than bladder infections but tends to be more serious.</p>
<p><strong>Who Gets Urinary Tract Infection?</strong></p>
<p>Approximately 50% of women will have one UTI or more in a lifetime. There is also a high recurrence rate, approaching 30-40% within six months to a year. UTIs are one of the most common causes of physician visits. The fact that women have a shorter urethra compared with men may play a role on why the condition is seen more frequently...
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