A 61-year-old member asked:
i have moderately elevated cholesterol levels, and am prescribe statin drugs. which control it nicely, but cause erectile dysfunction. alternatives?
2 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Neurosurgery 27 years experience
Talk to your MD: Statins are wonderful medicines to lower cholesterol and help control your lipid levels. They can have some side effects which are bothersome such as muscle weakness and myopathy.
You should discuss this with your family md and find out whether he would recommend treatment for erectile dysfunction or change your statin and see if another would not have the same effect.
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Holistic Medicine 27 years experience
Different dose or me: Compliance with medication is affected when problems arise, especially ed. Try switching to a different statin, lower the dose & combine with another cholesterol medication. Consider a stress test b/c ED and coronary artery blockage are connected. Decrease your animal fat including dairy and eat more plants. Add coq10 200mg to help with statin side effects and fish oil to help with triglyceride.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Can doctors prescribe birth control pills for women with primary amenorrhea?
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Dr. Andrea Knittelanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
Maybe: Whether or not your doctor will want to prescribe birth control pills for you depends on the cause of your primary amenorrhea. You should see a doctor to determine whether you are not having periods because of hormones, anatomy, or another cause. This will guide treatment of your amenorrhea and help determine your best contraceptive options.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Would adding clonazepam to methadone and oxycontin help my pain control?
4 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Family Medicine
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A 41-year-old member asked:
What can I do to control my pain after lung cancer surgery?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Radiation Oncology 16 years experience
Many things: We have many medicines and approaches to managing pain. The best approach for you will depend on the type of pain you have and its severity. There is no "one size fits all" approach to pain management. You need to discuss the type of pain and severity of it with your physician.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
I sweat very easily. I am hot all the time. My thyroid tests look good - tsh/t3-t4 under control. ?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Hmmm: Are you a hypothyroid patient under treatment? Hyperhidrosis (sweating too much) is common in heavy people, regular people, anxious people, and patients who use certain medications. Cjheck with your doctor.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
I am 27 years old. Recently became overweight. I got a blood test done showing I have a tryglceride level of 209 and total cholesterol level of 267. I am afraid because my father has diabetes and mother has lupus. My glucose was 83, in range. I also have
2 doctor answers • 12 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Get moving!: Didn't get the whole question. You are at a great age to stop future problems. Being over weight and having a family history of diabetes definitely puts you at risk. Start getting into an exercise program and cut back on fried and fatty food. That should help get things back to normal.
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