Taking minimal or large quantity of alcohol tends to affect the body in such a way that metabolism is complicated. At such a host of diseases can result from prolonged alcoholism.

Some of them include:
1. Diabetes Mellitus : Alcohol is break down to sugar at the end and this can lead to diabetes Type 2

2. Cancer  such as Breast cancer, liver cancer, colorectal cancer, oesophagus cancer etc. : Growth of abnormal cells may occur when the body refuses to break down toxins contained in alcohol.

3. Cardiovascular problems such as high blood pressure

 4. Pancreatitis : Pancreas aids in breaking down food however in chronic alcoholism there might be cases of inflammation of the pancreas known as pancreatitis.

5. Mental illness : Alcohol is a depressant hence taking it can further tamper with your head and reasoning.

Sources:

https://www.aspenridgerecoverycenters.com/list-of-diseases-caused-by-alcohol-5/

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/297734

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/alcohol-use-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20369243

https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/alcohol

Depression is a chronic mental issue whereby one has the feeling of worthlessness and negativity without an obvious reason, this is different from grief or bereavement which is normal when you loss a relative or something bad happened to you.

We are saying when you are depressed, then you are not necessarily in a terrible situation yet you will feel so low , down and sad. Although grief can lead to depression if not properly monitored.

Causes of depression
1. Use of depressant such as Alcohol
2. Lack of exercise
3. Low mental stability
4. Chronic pain
5. Prolong grief

Symptoms of depression

  • Feeling of worthlessness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Inadequate sleep
  • Working without rest
  • Guilt
  • Avoiding responsibility
  • Avoiding social gathering and family etc.

Differential diagnosis of depression

Some issues such as vitamin deficiency, brain tumor or thyroid disease may present symptoms similar to depression hence it is essential for a psychiatrist to diagnose a depressed patient.

Treatment of depression

  • Use of antidepressants medication
  • Talk therapy
  • Electrocognitive therapy
  • Exercise regularly
  • Eat healthy food


Definition of Erectile dysfunction

This is the inability to get or keep a man’s erection firm enough during sex
related terms include nocturnal emission, semen,ejaculation, pregnancy etc.

  • Nocturnal emission : This is commonly known as wet dream, whereby a matured guy release semen while asleep without any stimulation.

The rate at which nocturnal emission decreases with age.

  • Semen : This is a fluid which contain sperm and seminal fluid released by prostate and seminal vesicle
  • Ejaculation :This is the release of sperm/semen during sex
  • Pregnancy : This is as a result of matured egg fertilized by a sperm in order to form a new offspring known as foetus

 

Although erectile dysfunction is not a serious issue can cause stress and other complications.

Causes of erectile dysfunction

The following can lead to the sexual dysfunction.

1.peyronie’s disease: also known as penile fibrosis, this is a scar tissue found in the penis which can lead to painful erection. 

peyronie‘s disease is the injury to the penis due to sex or physical activities thereby forming scar tissue.

2. Obesity: increase in weight can hinder getting ejaculation
3. Sleep disorder: Not having enough sleep, poor sleeping pattern all contribute to erectile dysfunction.

4. Depression


5. Underlying health condition: have untreated diseases such as liver cirrhosis, heart problems, borderline personality disorder etc. can spur erectile dysfunction

6.hormonal imbalance
7.high blood pressure
8.brain disorders
9.anxiety
10.kidney problem.

 

Symptoms of erectile dysfunction?

Watch out for the following:

  • Difficulty keeping erection
  • Difficulty getting erection
  • reduced libido.

 

Risk factors of erectile dysfunction?

The following are the risk factors that predispose you to erectile dysfunction

  • Old age
  • Medical conditions
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Injuries
  • Certain drugs.

Complications include stress, low self-esteem, sterility,Unsatisfactory sexual life.

Prevention of Erectile dysfunction

To prevent erectile dysfunction, do the following:

1. Quit smoking and drugs
2. Treat underlying health issues
3. Get enough sleep
4.have a good mental health
5. Treat kidney problems if you’ve got one
6. Eat healthy foods.

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Treatment of erectile dysfunction
Treatment approach depends on the cause,hence don’t feel embarrassed to discuss with your doctor regarding your life patterns.

Some treatment approach include:
1. Drug therapy
2. Medication
3.vacuum pump
4. Exercises such as Kegel,aerobic, yoga
5. Surgery

Foods you can eat to supplement the treatment include whole grains, cocoa,watermelon, vegetables & fruits.please try to quit or reduce meats, full-fat diary and processed sugar.



Erectile dysfunction is a common male sexual problem overlooked by most men, however you don’t need to self-medicate or taking sexual boosting herbs.if you noticed your sexual life is poor, kindly go to a hospital for a check up.

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Acute pain is a normal response to injury, inflammation or damage to soft tissue. This is the type of pain that doesn’t last more than 3-4 months,once the cause of the pain heals then the pain disappears.

Chronic pain is the opposite of acute pain which can last for years and it is a disease on it’s own, removing the cause of the pain doesn’t stop it .

Example of issues or diseases associated with acute pain include sprained ankle, childbirth, touching hot surfaces, mild infections etc. An example of chronic pain is present in cancer.

Symptoms  include:

  • Throbbing
  • Numbness
  • Pain
  • Tingling

Treatment and management of acute pain
The physician needs to identify the cause of the pain, once it is treated . The pain disappears.

However some other ways of management of pain in the course of disease or infection include:

1. Use of NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs) e.g ibuprofen
2. Application of ice or cold compress
3. Resting the part with pain
4. Use of steroids e.g Diclofenac in the case of sprained ankle.

Ensure you get adequate treatment from a physician and if  such pain last more than  4 months, it is necessary to go back to the hospital for check-up.

Scabies is an itchy bumps made by female mites that feed on humans, it can be transmitted by direct contact with an infected person such as hugging and sexual affairs.

The mite that causes scabies has 8 legs unlike other insects with 6 legs. The holes made by the insect is known as burrows and contain about 8-10 live mites.

Symptoms of scabies
1. Itchy rashes
2. Reddish burrows
3. Scab formation after scratching.
Rashes from scabies get worst at night

Treatment of scabies
Infected skin can be treated with mite-killer creams such as premerthin which is rubbed starting from the neck downward, other treatment include oral medications which involve taking anti-parasitic drugs and anti-histamins.

Prevention
Since scabies is contagious, it is prevented by avoiding contact with infected individuals. Also washing of bed linens and pillow cases will go a long way in preventing the occurrence of the skin disease.