The history of surgical procedures reaches back to the Stone Age and pre-history eras. With humans discovering the benefits of handling primitive tools, they have long employed their budding talents to invent various surgical techniques, every time more sophisticated than the ones before. 

Even if you enjoy watching hospital dramas played on TV, you cannot help but feel nervous about what happens inside the operating room. When it comes to the need for surgical intervention, the experience can be that worrisome. What you feel depends mainly on the approach and technology used to treat your specific illness or injury.

It is a universal standard that the word `erection` is not spoken in public; like a taboo. Even though erectile dysfunction/weak erection has become a prevalent health problem affecting the intimate lives of men and a dreaded cause for physical and emotional distress, most men shy away from talking about it. This is broadly known as the `keep quiet` policy, and it means that many men are suffering in silence.

It is a familiar scenario in urology clinics: The urologist is about to conclude the consultation session with his male patient, and he inquires whether he could be of help in anything else. The patient hesitates, looks down for a second to summon his will, and then says, “Well, there is one more thing I need to discuss with you…”

What an easy decision to make when you are choosing the clothes you wear, the morning drink once you reach the office, the food you will have for lunch, and the place you are going to on the weekend. In fact, you are taking lots of decisions every day, mostly without a second thought. However, would this be the case when it comes to deciding on starting a Testosterone Replacement Therapy?

Sensitive matters like erectile dysfunction often top the list of taboos that many men shy away from talking about. Regretfully, this ‘bear it quietly and carry on' attitude means that many prefer suffering in silence rather than having to endure the embarrassment or `shame` of speaking it out, even confidentially to their doctor. Being ignorant about the cause of their weak erection and also far from certain about what treatment could be effective for them can be so distressing, frustrating, and even nerve-wracking sometimes.

With an endless list of daily obligations and priorities, it is easy to be swept up in life and neglect self-care and health examination appointments. However, health should always be your first priority. If you are a woman, this is really for you:

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), breast cancer is the most common cancer in women both in the developed and less developed world. The UAE is no exception; breast cancer remains the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women according to the Ministry of Health and Prevention.

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