Genital Infection & it’s effects of sex life


INTRODUCTION TO GENITAL INFECTION
Genital infection and inflammation are one of the common disorders in male. However, these symptoms, many-a-times goes unnoticed and the condition affects the sexual life of the patient. The genital disorders, especially those affecting the penile health lead to reduced sexual life and decreased libido. Some of the common genital disorders include balanitis, posthitis, male candidiasis, orchitis, epididymitis, and inflammatory dermatoses. Inflammation or genital organs may lead to erectile dysfunction and also leads to male infertility.
TYPES OF GENITAL DISORDERS
Balanitis: Balanitis is the condition affecting almost 3%-12% of the males. Characterized by the inflammation of the glans penis, this condition can occur in adults at any age. Boys with age less than 4 years and the uncircumcised males are at higher risk of developing balanitis. The symptoms experienced by the people suffering from balanitis include painful penile skin, soreness or redness on the glans penis, itching in the genital area and tightened foreskin. The urethra is under stress due to swelling of the penile tip leading to painful urination. Untreated balanitis may progress to cause complications such as poor blood supply to the penis, and painful retraction of the foreskin.
Male Candidiasis: Although a common fungal infection in women, candida may also affect male. The fungus lives on the human skin and when there is an overgrowth due to various reasons, the patient experiences the symptoms. The risk of male candidiasis increases with diabetes, increased use of antibiotics, steroidal administration, weak immune system or taking immunosuppressant drugs and poor hygiene. Symptoms experienced by the people suffering from male candidiasis are small papules around the penis, itching, and soreness on penile skin, discharge under the foreskin and there is a difficulty in pulling back the foreskin. The fungal infection cause on the penile skin by candida balanitis is also known as a penile yeast infection.


Posthitis: Inflammation of the foreskin of the penis is known as posthitis while inflammation of the rounded penile head is known as balanitis. When both the conditions are present simultaneously, it is known as balanoposthitis. The risk of developing balanoposthitis is high in uncircumcised males as there is no foreskin. However, following proper hygiene of the foreskin, the risk of posthitis, balanitis and balanoposthitis can be significantly reduced. Patients with posthitis may experience swelling and redness of the foreskin and penile discharge.
Inflammatory dermatoses: Dermatoses in male genital area results in skin rashes, itching, and lesions. The reason for dermatoses may either be confined to the genital area or as a result of a generalized condition such as psoriasis. The patients are presented with ulceration, phimosis, paraphimosis, and pruritis while consulting the doctor for dermatoses. The foreskin is in contact with a wide variety of substances such as urine, sweat, moisture, and microbes. This results in inflammation of foreskin which may progress to develop lesions.
Epididymitis: Epididymitis is the condition occurs due to the development of inflammation in the epididymis. In most cases, the cause of this condition is a bacterial infection. The bacterial infection generally are sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia or gonorrhea. A patient suffering from epididymitis experiences painful urination, blood from semen and penile discharge. The condition can be diagnosed with imaging techniques such as ultrasound and through blood and urine tests.
Orchitis: Orchitis is the inflammation of testicles. The condition can be caused by bacteria or virus. Simultaneous inflammation of epididymis and testicles is known as epididymo-orchitis. Orchitis may involve in male infertility. The condition may affect one or both the testicles. Patients suffering from orchitis experience pain and swelling in testicles, nausea and vomiting and fever. Mumps virus is one of the common viral infections that may cause orchitis. Bacterial infection causing orchitis includes sexually transmitted infections and urinary tract infections.
EFFECTS OF GENITAL INFLAMMATION ON SEXUAL HEALTH
Infection and inflammation may occur in Genito-urinary tract in males. In some cases, the condition does not cause severe complications and there is no discomfort to the patient. However, in many cases, the quality of life of patients gets significantly reduced and these disorders may take a toll on a patient’s sexual life. Following may be the effect of genital inflammation on sexual health:
Erectile dysfunction: Balanitis may interfere in the sexual life of the patient. If the condition is not dealt with seriously, the severity increases and this may lead to erectile dysfunction.
Reduced libido: As performing the sexual activity while having inflammation may lead to worsening of symptoms. Because of these symptoms, the patient lost his interest in sexual activities and the libido is reduced.
Infertility: Reduced libido and erectile dysfunction may lead to infertility. Apart from this, the inflammation of epididymis may also lead to reduced sperm count and decreased sperm mobility.
Peyronie’s disease: This condition invites inflammation in the penis. Gradually the plaque is formed leading to a curved or bent penis. This results in painful erections. In severe conditions, sexual intercourse becomes almost impossible. People with this condition are at higher risk for erectile dysfunction.
Anorgasmia: Inflammation in the penile region may also lead to anorgasmia. This condition is characterized by lack of achieving orgasm in spite of sufficient stimulation.
Ejaculation problems: Poor penile health may lead to ejaculatory disorder. The patient may have painful ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, premature ejaculation, and retrograde ejaculation.
TREATING GENITAL INFLAMMATION – THE AYURVEDIC WAY
Ayurveda offers some of the best treatments for penile and overall genital inflammation. The treatment is done according to the disease and symptoms experienced by the patients. To initiate the treatment, an accurate diagnosis of the disease should be done. The patient should visit experienced and qualified ayurvedic doctors to get proper diagnosis and treatment. Dr.Vikas Nagi Senior Ayurveda Doctor from Dr.Nagi Clinic are one of the best and experienced doctors for diagnosing and treating penile inflammation with Ayurvedic medicines. You should visit the clinic with prior appointment to have a hassle-free experience.
Ayurveda treats penile inflammation through medication and change in diet and lifestyle. If you are tired of eating Antibiotic Medicines, Anti Fungal Medicines, Local Steroidal Creams application, then don’t worry. Visit Dr.Nagi Clinic .clinic is in ambala city and ambala cantt. Other branches in ludhiana, patiala, mandiGobhindgarh, yamunanagar.They treat most of the Sexually Transmitted Diseases & Sexually Transmitted Infections.

Ayurveda Guidelines for preventive health and boosting Immunity

Ministry of #AYUSH recommends the following self-care guidelines for preventive health measures and boosting immunity with special reference to respiratory health. These are supported by Ayurvedic literature and scientific publications.
Recommended Measures
I General Measures

  1. Drink warm water throughout the day.
  2. Daily practice of Yogasana, Pranayama and meditation for at least 30 minutes as advised by Ministry of AYUSH (#YOGAatHome #StayHome #StaySafe)
  3. Spices like Haldi (Turmeric), Jeera (Cumin), Dhaniya (Coriander) and Lahsun (Garlic) are recommended in cooking.

II Ayurvedic Immunity Promoting Measures

  1. Take Chyavanprash 10gm (1tsf) in the morning. Diabetics should take sugar free Chyavanprash.
  2. Drink herbal tea / decoction (Kadha) made from Tulsi (Basil), Dalchini (Cinnamon), Kalimirch (Black pepper), Shunthi (Dry Ginger) and Munakka (Raisin) – once or twice a day. Add jaggery (natural sugar) and / or fresh lemon juice to your taste, if needed.
  3. Golden Milk- Half tea spoon Haldi (turmeric) powder in 150 ml hot milk – once or twice a day.

III Simple Ayurvedic Procedures

  1. Nasal application – Apply sesame oil / coconut oil or Ghee in both the
    nostrils (Pratimarsh Nasya) in morning and evening.
  2. Oil pulling therapy- Take 1 table spoon sesame or coconut oil in mouth. Do not drink, Swish in the mouth for 2 to 3 minutes and spit it off followed by warm water rinse. This can be done once or twice a day.

IV During dry cough / sore throat

  1. Steam inhalation with fresh Pudina (Mint) leaves or Ajwain (Caraway seeds) can be practiced once in a day.
  2. Lavang (Clove) powder mixed with natural sugar / honey can be taken 2-3 times a day in case of cough or throat irritation.
  3. These measures generally treat normal dry cough and sore throat. However, it is best to consult doctors if these symptoms persist.

1 The above measures can be followed to the extent possible as per an individual’s convenience.
2 These measures are recommended by following eminent Vaidyas from across the Country as they may possibly boost an individual’s immunity against infections.

Dr.Nagi Clinic , Ambala

Look Young and Live Healthy

Today everyone is fascinated to look young and live a healthy life. Most of us believe that the anti aging cream or the night cream we use may help us look younger and some health drink or supplements might bring huge effects to our health. To be very honest, it’s all a trap! There is no short cut to health and to look young. Basically health comes from what you eat, breathe, live and ultimately your younger looks depends on your health status.

Ayurveda states that to attain holistic health the basic elements viz. the three humors (termed as Doshas), the seven types of tissues (termed as Sapta Dhatu), three wastes (Tri Mala), five sensory organ (Pancha Indriya), consciousness (Mana) and our Soul (Atma) must be in an equilibrium and maintain the blissful state. Any imbalance in these elements is the basic cause of any physical or mental disease.

To attain and maintain this state of health, Ayurveda suggest balancing the above mentioned basic elements. This can be done with a holistic approach of Ayurvedic Diet, Lifestyle, Detoxification and Herbal remedies (if required).

Here are a few suggestions related to Diet –

Eat fresh
Always go for freshly cooked food rather than packed preserved or refrigerated, as it makes a huge difference to your digestive system. To the least you can go for warmed up meals, in case freshly cooked is not possible. But make a rule to consume food prepared on the same day.

Go for fruits not for juice –
Fruits are always preferably than juices when you have an option to choose. To be more specific about fruits, it is best to have seasonal and regional fruits. Fruit intake should be strictly before meals as it enhances digestion by utilizing the fibers. Whereas post meal consumption of fruits can overloads the digestive system.

Plan your meals –
It is necessary to provide at least 3 to 5 hours (varies on individual body constitution and dietary habits) after a meal to get it digested well. Although the best time to have meals is when you are hungry it should also be noted that any snacking in the meanwhile may lead to overloaded digestive system resulting in sluggish digestion.

Avoid excess –
Eat according to your digestive capabilities while maintaining some part (approximately 1/4th) of your appetite empty for quick and better digestion. Also avoid excess consumption of a particular taste or substance. It’s true that you need all the nutrients for good health, but it will benefit you only when taken in a limited amount.

Avoid distraction while dinning –
Try to avoid any possible distractions such as TV, music, talking, reading, etc. as it is very important to be aware of what you eat. Keep your focus completely on your food during meals. Everything else can be spared for later!

Cut out coffee –
Many of us have a myth about caffeine, as it makes you feel fresh instantly with its stimulant rush. Apart from being addictive coffee also has another negative impact on your body i.e. Caffeine is a very strong stimulant which over a period of time leads to issues like anxiety, insomnia (sleeplessness), hyper acidity, impaired digestive system and bowel habit, etc. Not only coffee but even tea and other such stimulants should be avoided or at least limited.

Lifestyle related recommendations:

Workout regularly –
It is the best you can do for your health! Also your skin needs to flush out toxins via sweat. Sweating is a natural way of detox. For best results go for a moderate to heavy cardio workout such as Yoga, running, swimming, ground exercises, cycling, trekking or at least a power walk. Walking is a subtle form of exercise, but yes it is something better than nothing as many individuals may find it difficult to start with a heavy routine of exercise.

Face wash –
Wash your face 3 to 4 times a day, especially before bed time. It is not necessary to use any cosmetic product or some face wash. Water itself can serve the purpose, as it helps to remove the excess oil from your face and also rejuvenate your skin tissue by cleansing the clogged pores of your sweat glands. Until and unless you are exposed to excessive dust, pollution and sweat water would be sufficient.

Avoid sun exposure –
Sun exposure is surely something your body needs as a source of vitamin D. But excess sun exposure may lead to dullness of skin. Use a good sun screen lotion approximately 15 to 30 minutes prior to getting into the heat. Any good quality sun screen will do, as far as it suites your skin type.

Moisturize it well –
Apart from the wide range of moisturizers available in the market, it is best if you go for the natural form of moisturizer. Sesame oil in winters and coconut oil in summers can be a good moisturizer to be used instead of your night cream. This will keep your skin in good shape for the upcoming day.

Sleep early, wake early –
Early to bed and early to rise! This is the magic mantra of a healthy life. Sleep helps to relax your mind and also in the rejuvenation of skin. A good qualitative and quantitative sleep will give you a natural glowing skin and also reduces your dark circles.

Getting out of the bed might be a tough job for few individuals especially when you are habitual to wake up late every morning. But once you fit it into the new routine, the freshness will certainly amaze you. Waking up early will also make you sleep early at night helping you out of insomnia (sleeplessness).

Quit smoking –
The best advice to stay young and healthy is to get rid of your addictions. Smoking not just affects your lungs, but it also leaves a deep impact on your body. It can potentially cause harm to your nervous system, cardiovascular system, intellectual level, digestive system and also snatch away the natural glow of your skin. It might be difficult to quit if it’s been for quite long time but you can do it gradually with the help of beloved friend and family members. It only needs a motivation and determination from within.

These were few suggestions to stay young and healthy. Stay tuned with us to know more about how Ayurveda and Yoga can take you towards holistic health.