DIABETIC FOOT Alternative names: plantar perforating disease; diabetic arteriopathy of the feet, diabetic gangrene. What is it? The problems that appear in the leg and, particularly, in the foot of diabetics pose a constant challenge to science and medicine. The anatomicopathological alterations from diabetes mellitus are numerous, affecting the entire body in a variety of… Continuar lendo DIABETIC FOOT


PROSTATE CANCER What is it? Prostate cancer (PC) is the leading tumor among male patients aged more than 50 years old. As medicine progresses, as well as other areas involved with healthcare, it is expected for the next decades an increasingly larger male population much older than that age cohort. It can be concluded, therefore,… Continuar lendo PROSTATE CANCER


PREMATURE EJACULATION Premature ejaculation is one of the most frequent sexual problems in men and couples, accounting for 40% of the complaints found in sexual therapists’ offices. Premature ejaculation happens to be commonplace in youth, in meetings with new partners or after a period of abstinence. When it is extended into mature age and becomes… Continuar lendo PREMATURE EJACULATION


PHIMOSIS What’s it? The penis is composed by root, body and glans. The body of the penis is the hanging part of the organ having in its extremity the glans. The body of the penis contains the two chambers of the corpora cavernosa and the corpus spongiosum that surrounds the urethra. The corpora cavernosa and… Continuar lendo PHIMOSIS


PENIS SIZE Protásio Alves, MD. Associate Professor of the Surgery-Urology at the State University Rio Grande do Sul. Cláudio Lima, MD, M.A. in Surgery (Urology) by the State University Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). The concern with penis size is common amidst men. Such anxiety can occur in childhood, adolescence, or adulthood. Boys often compare… Continuar lendo PENIS SIZE


CYSTITIS Protásio Alves, MD. Associate Professor, Surgery-Urology Department, Rio Grande do Sul State University (UFRGS). Cláudio Lima, MD, M.A. in Surgery-Urology, Rio Grande do Sul State University (UFRGS). What’s it and how is it acquired? Cystitis is what the inflammatory and/or infectious diseases of the urinary bladder are called. The most frequent cystitis cases are… Continuar lendo CYSTITIS


BAD BREATH What is it? Consists of the unpleasant odors coming from the mouth or through breathing. Since early times, people complain about bad breath. Some 3,5 thousand years ago, the Greek physician Hippocrates prescribed a mouthwash with wine and herbs to enhance the breath. And a young manufacturer of cosmetics, in ancient Rome, has… Continuar lendo BAD BREATH


HEARING LOSS Hearing Loss is an invisible defficiency. We usually underestimate the importance of hearing in our lives, until it starts decreasing in ourselves. Hearing is the most important ability to promote the interaction with the world, making human communication to be priceless. The ear consists of three parts: the external ear, middle ear, and… Continuar lendo HEARING LOSS


CONJUNCTIVITIS Edson Procianoy, MD. – Ophtalmology Specialist, Ph.D. in Medicine, Rio Grande do Sul State University (UFRGS). Guest authors: Letícia Procianoy, MD. Fernando Procianoy MD. – Ophtalmology. An epidemics of conjunctivitis that is arriving in some southern regions of Brazil is causing people to seek information on this topic. Conjunctivitis (“pink eye”) is an inflammation… Continuar lendo CONJUNCTIVITIS