Filiberto Di Prospero

Filiberto Di Prospero

Medical Doctor, Consultant in Gynecology and Obstetrics, Endocrinology and Metabolism. Director of Gynecologic Endocrinology Unit at Civitanova Marche General Hospital (Italy). Private clinics in Civitanova Marche, Rome and Milan.

Cigarette Smoking and Pregnancy

smoking and pregnancy

Tabacco use in pregnancy its a very important argument for its effects on the fetus and success of pregnancy. In 2008, 21.1 million (18.3%) women smoked in the United States compared to 24.8 million (23.1%) men (data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey Raw Data, 2008.…

Heavy, Prolonged or Frequent Menstruation: what to do?

menstrual cycle

Do you have abundant menstruation? We explain the possible causes and solutions… Menstruation is the typical genital bleeding that affects all women with a cadence of about 28 days (menstrual cycle) during their reproductive years, a fairly large ranging from Menarche until the age of Menopause. It is the Endometrium cyclic disintegration, the mucous membrane…

Hyperprolactinemia, Prolactin and Pituitary Adenomas

hyperprolactinemia and pituitary adenomas

PROLACTIN (PRL) AND ITS PHYSIOLOGICAL ROLE PRL is a  low molecular weight peptide hormone secreted by Hypophysis, a small gland located at the base of the Central Nervous System in a tiny bony enclosure called the Sella Turcica. The HYPOPHYSIS is directly related to the most central areas of the BRAIN that, through chemical mediators, nervous…

Alternatives to Hysterectomy

hysterectomy

A recent article appeared in the prestigious journal “Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology” puts the spotlight on Hysterectomy (the removal of the uterus). This is a surgery that, although has seen a significant reduction in incidence, is still one of the most common gynecological interventions. Surgery of the uterus can be performed via abdomen or vagina:…

The mystery of Melatonin and Pineal Gland

pineal gland

I started my interest in Melatonin (a polypeptide hormone produced by the Pineal Gland) when I was an intern at Ancona University (Italy). At that time I was interested in chronobiology and interactions between environment and neuroendocrine – reproductive system. The Pineal Gland (also called Epiphysis) is a small endocrine gland located behind the third ventricle…

Dyspareunia: know the causes can help you!

dyspareunia

Dyspareunia is the pain that some women experience during sexual intercourses. Loving, making love, have sexual intercourse is good. It also appears that beneficial effects of a good sexual activity are not only psychological, but also physical. Some studies have shown that it can even extend the life span and someone has tried to quantify this…

Hyperthyroidism in Pregnancy

thyroid

Hyperthyroidism is a clinical syndrome characterized by an increase of thyroid hormones production. As much of the thyroid disease hyperthyroidism occurs more frequently in women with an estimated incidence of 3.9%. Most frequent causes Uncommon causes Graves’ Disease Toxic Multinodular Goiter toxic adenoma (Plummer’s disease) Thyroiditis   assumption of thyroid extracts in diet exogenous administration…

Winning against Cellulite

cellulite

Combating and reducing cellulite is a difficult mission, but not impossible. Try reading this article and you will understand. Cellulite is a medical and aesthetic problem originally identified in France between XVIII  and XIV Century, but it is only in the 60s that arise diffusely. Cellulite not always been considered to be an anti-aesthetic problem, and indeed…

Menstrual Pain: what are the origins?

menstrual pain

MENSTRUAL PAIN is a very common and sometimes debilitating pelvic pain called Algomenorrhea or Dysmenorrhea. Clinical picture ranges from very mild forms (the most common) to forms so intense to hamper normal activities and require use of medicines. Dysmenorrhea or Algomenorrhea symptoms are characterized by pelvic pain sometimes associated with nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, headache and…

Breast Changes in Pregnancy and Lactogenesis

lactogenesis and pregnancy

The physiological changes that prepare for breastfeeding By the term “BREAST” we refer to a complex variety of anatomical structures located bilaterally and symmetrically on the front of the chest. Very reduced in males, in women assumes a highly specialized organ characteristics. Breast is important for reproductive purposes and for baby nutrition, but also plays…