GYNECOMASTIA

Gynecomastia is characterized by the enlargement of one or both male breasts and is due to a non tumoral proliferation of the mammary ducts and of the relative stroma-supporting tissue. It should be distinguished from the simple accumulation of adipose tissue (so-called “lipomastia” or pseudo-gynecomastia) and from the presence of inflammatory or tumoral process. The…

ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION (IMPOTENCE)

Erectile dysfunction (impotence) is the inability to achieve and/or maintain a sufficient erection for satisfactory sexual intercourse. It can occur in all decades of life, from puberty to old age; for some men this can be an occasional problem while for others a frequent one. It is important to note that having an erectile dysfunction…

Choosing the Best Birth Control Pill

birth control pill

Which is the best birth control pill? The pills available since 1960, the year of commercialization in the U.S. of Enovid the first oral contraceptive preparation (the result of studies conducted by Gregory Goodwin Pincus, Min Chueh Chang and John Rock) have undergone profound changes that concern both the estrogen and the progestin components and…

Travel during Pregnancy: some useful Tips.

pregnant woman traveling

Pregnant women require special care when traveling or on holiday. Many questions regarding pregnancy, travel during pregnancy and tourism were asked to our Medical Staff. Where to go? How to travel?  In fact, Pregnancy determine notable changes in the body physiology, particularly in the cardiovascular system (hyperdynamic circulation with low resistance) but also in neuro-endocrine…

Amenorrhea and absent or rare periods

woman with missed period

When a lack of menstruation exceeds a period of 3 months is called AMENORRHEA. Primary Amenorrhea is the condition in which the patient has never been a spontaneous menstrual bleeding and Secondary Amenorrhea when absence of menstruation takes over after a period of spontaneous flows. Excluding pregnancy, SECONDARY Amenorrhea’s (missed menstrual period) causes are especially endocrinological: among…