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Vit D: Low t has many causes, but low vitamin d may be the easiest and most healthy option to correct it. The link between vit. D and testosterone is not totally clear, but many individuals have low d that when addressed their t levels retrain to normal. Before just adding vit d, have other causes for low t evaluated by your doctor. Additionally, adding muscle will improve t. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
25 with low sperm count, low motility, and low testosterone. What can I do to raise each? NEED HELP!!
Usually not: The over the counter Progesterone creams from reliable companies do contain Progesterone if it is listed as an ingredient and it usually does not help libido. Be sure that it does not have parabens as a preservative because they have be suspected of causing breast cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can anybody please help me work out a low carbohydrate diet to help improve my health and help aid weight loss?
Not the key: Ignore everything you read online about food choices, especially vegetables / fruits that are magic / "superfoods". Hit the aerobic fitness circuit hard; fitness and waistline are more important goals than lowering a number from the lab. Consider starting on meds for your hypertension and diabetes. ...Read more
Nephrologist: Potassium balance is tightly regulated by the kidneys, so any potassium disorder implies some derangement in potassium handling. If you have high potassium problems, you must consult nephrologist. Please see this website for info on low potassium diet. http://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/potassium.cfm. ...Read more
Partial list: : http://www.momswhothink.com/diet-and-nutrition/foods-high-in-potassium.html apricots, dried artichoke avocados, raw bananas, raw beets, cooked beet greens brussels sprouts, cooked cantaloupe carrots dates, dry figs, dry honeydew melon jerusalem artichokes kiwi fruit, raw nectarines orange juice oranges pears (fresh) potatoes, baked, prune juice prunes, dried raisins spinach, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vitamin B12 : It may help with low energy levels depending on the cause. It is always best to consult a physician to determine the cause of fatigue, low energy, weakness, asthenia, etc. Before self-medicating with vitamin supplements. While vitamin B12 is safe, the cause for feeling tired may have to do with something unrelated to it. ...Read more
No: Liposuction is just to contour your body and smooth out localized fat bulges. It is does not treat diabetes or high blood pressure. If you are overweight, obese or morbidly obese, and have hypertension or type ii diabetes, you may improve your condition by normalizing your weight. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No: Here are the ingredients: Sugar, Corn Syrup, Plant Stanol Esters, Nonfat Milk, Less than 2% of:, Soy Lecithin, Salt, Natural & Artificial Flavors, Yellow 6 Aluminum Lake (CI 15985). There is NOTHING there that would lower cholesterol. Sugar and corn syrup would RAISE it. This is unregulated - the FDA would never approve it. IMO, this marketing should be illegal. ...Read more
Acupuncture and HLP: No compelling research has been done to prove this. Diet, adequate exercise, life style modification, certain natural supplements and medications have been shown to be more effective. But acupuncture may help with appetite control, which leads to weight loss which leads to lower cholesterol. It may help with mood and depression thereby motivating exercise. ...Read more
Diabetic diet: A diabetic diet is good for both high and low blood sugars. There is much available on the diabetic diet. Basically avoid fast carbs, white sugar, refined flour foods, high fat foods. Instead eat smaller amounts, proteins, complex carbs, eat more frequently and not after 8 pm. The goal is to avoid spikes in your metabolism. The spikes lead to dangerous lows a couple hours later. ...Read more
Foods: Try nutritional approaches. Consider eating oatmeal, bran, apples, oranges, pears, bananas, grapefruit, hazelnuts, avocado, brewer's yeast, royal jelly, saffron, tumeric, honey (buckwheat), alfalfa sprouts, celery, beets, eggplant, garlic, onion, chili peppers, legumes, dandelion root & jerusalem artichoke. Avoid deep fried foods & whole eggs. ...Read more
No: Dhea is metabolized to cortisone, estrogen and testosterone -- and you can't control which one is goes to. Also, there is no medical indication to take it in the first place, and most of the dhea supplements have little dhea in them. Don't get your medical advice from tv or the internet! ...Read more
I doubt it: It is not something that is commonly done. So I do not have any good answers for you. ...Read more
No evidence: There is no evidence to suggest that a low glycemic index diet will help hypothyroid disease. Taking enough thyroid hormone to get thyroid levels into the normal range is the best treatment for hypothyroidism. However, a low GI diet may help someone lose weight and reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. ...Read more
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