Category: Health

Male Circumcision: Necessary or Not?

Circumcision is the removal of foreskin surgically.  It is the tissue which covers the head of the penis. Today there are many parents who get their sons circumcises for many reasons. The circumcision is performed usually on the second day or the first day after birth.  The procedure would become a little bit more complicated in children and men.

Is circumcision really necessary?

There are pros and cons associated with undergoing the procedure. Parents should have a talk with the doctor about the risks and benefits associated before you make a final decision. Other factors like religion, culture, personal reference will also have to be taken into consideration before you take the plunge.

Benefits of circumcision

  • Lower risk of getting urinary tract infections
  • Protection against the penile cancer
  • Lower the risk of getting sexually transmitted diseases
  • Prevention of inflammation of foreskin and glans
  • Prevention of the phimosis condition wherein the men faces the inability to retract the foreskin
  • Prevention of paraphimosis condition wherein the men faces inability to make the foreskin back to its original position

The other advantage is that it helps the person to keep the penis’s end clean.  But this might be quite a drastic step to take just to maintain cleanliness. The best option one could opt for is to buy an electric groin trimmer for men as it will help a person to maintain cleanliness and free of infection.

Risks associated with undergoing circumcision

Just like other surgical procedure, one might encounter few risks that are associated with this procedure. However, the risk is quite low. Listed below are few of them one might face.

  • Pain
  • Irritation of glans
  • Risk of causing injury to the penis
  • Risk of infection and bleeding at the circumcision site
  • Increased risk of inflammation of opening of penis known as meats

3 Side Effects of Ritalin (Methylphenidate Hcl) on the Body

Ritalin named drug is a cure for Attention deficit hypersensitivity disorder. Methylphenidate HCl is the pharmacologically active substance in this drug. It belongs to the class of piperidines.

Ritalin is a drug which has a similar effect as other CNS stimulants like Methamphetamine.

It acts on the brain to cause chemical changes which lead to various kind of side effects. It also affects the gastrointestinal and cardiovascular system.

The main side effects of Ritalin are:

Agitation and Irritability: One of the adverse effects of Ritalin is that it causes an increased sense of anxiety and irritability in an individual. It is due to the increased adrenaline release in the brain which is mediated by the substance contained in this drug. It also causes nervousness and dry mouth. Sometimes, it also plays with the emotions of the patient and causes reactions to normal things because the patient feels emotionally labile.

Palpitations: Another effect that you may face when you are on Ritalin is palpitations caused by increased heart rate. It is due to the boosting of heart function by adrenaline. Increased blood pressure may also result in some instances.  When the extra adrenaline in the blood acts upon the cardiac muscles, it causes the heart to beat more rapidly and forcefully. This effect was also noticed in a research by Ontario DrugRehabs.

Blurred Vision: A drug-related effect of Ritalin is blurred vision. It may be accompanied by a double vision in some cases. Others may feel absolutely normal vision. The substance in Ritalin can cause the lens to be dilated. It causes blurred vision, especially decreased ability to see far objects.

The patients who are taking this drug need to be monitored and reviewed for the appearance of these side effects so that drug concentration could be altered accordingly.…