In many cases, a hernia is a painless swelling that gives no problems and needs no instant medical attention.
A hernia may, however, be the cause of discomfort and pain, with symptoms often becoming worse when standing, straining, or lifting heavy items. Most people who notice increasing swelling or soreness eventually see a doctor.
4. The bulge cannot be pushed back into the abdomen
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Although only about 5% of all heart diseases in dogs are caused by genetics, there are some breeds that have a higher inclination. Newfoundlands, Dobermans, Great Danes, and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are more prone to heart disease. Most congenital heart conditions can be detected at birth or a very young age but it is still wise to have a regular visit to the vet to be sure your dog is in perfect health. #genetics#gettested#vetvisit
An important part of adulting and having an active sex life is protecting your sexual health. You may have heard a bit about sexually transmitted infections, or STIs, but usually they are mostly mentioned as a scare tactic to discourage people from having sex. Some of them can be pretty damn scary but it is really important to know about them. Do you know the difference between a #STI and a #STD ? ⠀
Check out our article to learn more!⠀
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0 814 December, 2019
get tested, people. care for your safety and that of your partners. let‘s end the stigma around STDs. it can happen to everyone. doesn‘t matter how many partners you have and what you‘re into. some diseases can go undiscovered for years and yes even condoms don‘t always keep you 100% safe 💛🧡❤️ #gettested#sexed#std#sti#takecare
A hernia can be present at birth or grow in children who have a weakness in their abdominal wall.
Activities and medical difficulties that increase pressure on the abdominal wall can lead to a hernia. These include:
1. straining on the toilet
2. persistent cough
3. straining to urinate
4. being overweight or obese
5. abdominal fluid
6. lifting heavy items
7. poor nutrition
9. physical exertion
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Lmao actually I know so many of these guys at this point that now I get to hear the rumors and apparently he’s responsible for the same thing! But then again, my costar said “False information doesn’t become true just because it’s repeated” so I’m skeptical
We love two things:
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Thanks to @rebuildingtogetherclt we will be giving 100 Safe & Healthy home kits to families living with HIV. Each kit includes essentials in safety and home maintenance:
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Reggie Williams was an AIDS activist, who spread awareness to communities of color. He was a leading force in the development of the National Association of Black and White Men Together and the National Task Force on AIDS Prevention.
Williams became involved in the National Association of Black and White Men Together (NABWMT) when he first moved to San Francisco in 1981 & began the San Francisco BWMT's AIDS task force in 1984. In 1985, Williams began organizing to address the AIDS epidemic spreading throughout his community. He noticed the efforts aimed at preventing HIV infections were not culturally compatible with black gay men, and other men of color. He began by initiating the National Task Force on AIDS Prevention, (NTFAP), with the help of Steve Feeback, and Phill Wilson. In 1986, Williams was diagnosed HIV+ at the age of 35.
Later in life, Williams moved to the Netherlands to avoid the stigma and discrimination towards men with HIV/AIDS. AIDS related complications took Williams' life on February 7, 1999, at age 47. February 7 is now celebrated as the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
Today we're going to be sharing HIV myth busters on our stories! Ending the stigma against HIV is super important to us, and we're dedicated to keeping people informed on the truth about HIV. #endthestigma
1 2913 December, 2019
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Syphilis is more common than you might think, and it’s even more common among men who have sex with men. Swipe ➡️ to learn more!
3 2513 December, 2019
Reposted from @hivgov Not everyone will have the same symptoms of #HIV . The only way to know for sure is to get tested. Click the link in our bio to find locations that offer free testing near you.
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First of all, we want to say thank you!
It can be fucking scary to talk to your provider about sexual health. Advocating for yourself to somebody with so much school and so many letters after their name is a daunting task.
But here's the good thing: you're doing it, and that's bad ass!
We've got some tips for you, and, most importantly, we're going to address some persistent myths among providers and patients. Let us tell you, there's lots of myths...
No, your teeth will not fall out from PrEP medications!
HAVING THE CONVERSATION
Time to educate your provider
Chances are, you're already more prepared to talk to your provider about PrEP than they are. If you're lucky enough to have a provider familiar with the therapy, then this will be pretty easy.
Our number one suggestion is to be proud and confident of your decision to seek out sexual wellness. If your provider is uncomfortable, that is not your fault. In fact, it's a testament to you and your strength.
The truth is, PrEP is super effective and super safe, but our society has made sex scary to talk about. On top of that, your provider may not be familiar with prophylactic antivirals, so you may have to educate them.
Where might you run into some hurdles in getting your prescription? Here are some common myths.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR PREP?
There are CDC guidelines, but we think we can make it much simpler.
Are you having sex?
You should consider PrEP.
If you have more than one partner, talk to your provider about PrEP.
If you only have one partner and there's any chance that person has other partners, talk to your provider about PrEP.
Have more questions about PrEP or finding a prescriber?
I’ve been around some women who have been willing to buss the pussy open for me without really even getting to know me, and what’s worse is they NEVER want to use condoms so when I say nah we not having sex they get offended by my overt sense of self respect and honor for my body. But let me be honest and tell you this just aside from the fact that STD’s ARE IN FACT A REAL THING and not some made up figment of imagination. Sexual energy is also real and the more you spread yourself around with just anybody and everybody the more lower your vibrations. I have seen ppl contract STD’s and literally blow it off as if it was nothing because it was curable. I’ve witnessed folks just hop from cock to cock or snatch to snatch like they livin they best life... and tbh its hella irresponsible #selfcare#gettested
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1 811 December, 2019
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STD testing isn’t always part of your regular checkup or gynecologist exam. So make sure to ask for STD testing. Talking about STD testing might feel awkward, but try not to be embarrassed. Remember, nurses and doctors have seen and heard it all.
Here are some ways you can bring up STD testing:
-I’ve never been tested for STDs. Do I need to be?
-Have you ever tested me for any STDs during my checkups?
-What STDs should I watch out for? How will I know if I need to get tested?
* #regram : @ppindkentucky#STD#GYT#gettested#STDtesting
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When Amina (left) found out she was born with HIV she decided she wanted to be open about her status in order to help other young people living with HIV find acceptance.
“It was hard to tell them, but I had to because I want to help other young people with HIV. In order to help others, I must be open myself,” she says.
Three years later, Amina is now part of a youth organisation run by volunteers who offer outreach to other young people living with HIV in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The volunteers fight stigma by helping young people living with HIV face their own insecurities and begin antiretroviral therapy. Local health workers often call them to assist with counselling as the young volunteers can communicate more openly with Dar es Salaam’s youth.
Amina believes that thanks to their efforts more adolescents and young people have gone for check-ups and have started treatment in her community.
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The 90's hit TV show A Different World always touched on serious issues within the Black community.
Hiv & Aids can be somewhat of a taboo topic to discuss in intimate relationships but it is a must that we have the conversation with our significant others, children, friends and family. -
Today is World AIDS Day, a day to raise awareness of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and to mourn those we have lost. For the past 5,444 days, I have taken medication to manage my HIV, and for the past 5,444 days, I have lived in gratitude for the scientists, doctors, nurses and caretakers who have given me a healthy life. But there are still millions of people on this planet who don’t have access to this quality of care. We need to continue fighting for healthcare for all, reduction in medication costs, and the decriminalization of HIV in order to eradicate this virus once and for all. For more information on how you can help make this happen, please visit worldaidsday.org. #worldaidsday#gettested#hiv#hivpositive#hivawareness
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Today on #WorldAIDSDay2019 I remember my beloved uncle, who was diagnosed as HIV positive when I was eleven years old. Back then it was a death sentence, and my uncle died of AIDS when I was twelve. I am so thankful HIV is now treatable and no longer means it has to be a death sentence. Update what you know about testing, prevention and treatment. It is a great day to update your understanding of HIV. #ad#KnowHIVNoFear
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My time in South Africa was one of the most inspiring experiences I have ever had. @novalanalove and I made new friends - Eli and Nwabisa who showed us what life with HIV can look like if you are getting tested and take your medication. We learned a lot about the stigma that comes along with HIV and realized how important women’s empowerment is, since many men think it’s the woman’s job to take care of prevention.
We may think that what we do here in Europe only affects European people but that’s not true. Every statement we make to empower people, every rainbow flag we wear and everytime someone speaks openly about HIV, the waves we create go around the world. We are all so lucky to have the knowledge and the medication the generation before us had to die for - so the least thing we can do is use that.
The @globalfund makes sure the right medication is affordable and available everywhere around the world to bring the possibility of treatment and prevention wherever it‘s needed. Thank you to our new friends for opening our eyes by telling your stories so bravely and openly. I admire you deeply ❤🙏🏻🌈 #StepUpTheFight#FightTheStigma#GetTested#HIV@gatesfoundation (Anzeige, ehrenamtlich)
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12/1 World AIDS Day⠀
Everyone has faced HIV in some way... we’ve known someone, lost someone, feared for ourselves, our friends, our chosen family...⠀
I was 20, knew I hadn’t engaged in anything which put me at risk for HIV, but there I was terrified at Planned Parenthood waiting for my results... every rational part of me couldn’t escape the fear of an incurable disease, a death sentence... I went through this every 3-6 months. For gay men (and many others) sex has always had a strong connection with disease.⠀
My last rotation in PA school was at the Jeffrey Goodman Special Care Clinic in the LA LGBT Center⠀
I knew that I had to care for this community- which suffered from stigma, discrimination, unfounded hatred... people living with a disease that would impact every aspect of their life... but it turns out it wasn’t a death sentence⠀
People were LIVING with this disease⠀
One patient took one pill a day. He was going back to school. He was dating. I saw medicine not just saving peoples lives- but giving them opportunities that didn’t exist a few years prior.⠀
I’ve spent a decade caring for people living with HIV⠀
I’ve seen the medicine change, but the stigma remains⠀
🚫stop stigmatizing people living with HIV⠀
🚫stop stigmatizing testing for HIV⠀
🚫stop calling HIV “another chronic disease” - it’s so much more⠀
💪make sure your patients are tested and treated⠀
💪prevent HIV transmission with PrEP & U=U⠀ #worldaidsday#worldaidsday2019 •⠀
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Expose Yourself.....to a Mammogram.
You know with sisters… you never know what you’re going to get. But mine was near perfect. Kathleen was kind, considerate, sweet, smart, and loved her family more than anything, and of course, her best trait - she laughed at everything I did and said. One of her sweetest traits was that she always put everyone’s needs before her own.
Her oncologist told us that her breast cancer was, in fact, a treatable kind that responds well to chemotherapy, but there was simply just too much of it. Early detection would have saved Kathleen’s life. If she had known the pain her absence would cause us: her sisters, her sons, her husband, and the two grandchildren who will never know her, she would have been compelled to pay more attention to herself and would have found time for her mammogram. She never would have wanted us to suffer like we have since her death. In fact, as a cancer survivor, I am certain she would have loved this photo of Liz and me.
Please get your mammograms. ❤️ Margaret
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