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How can I reduce my fats? Most evenings, I buy 1 litre quantity of juice and now my body is fat. I can't stop the addiction. Any other solution?

How can I reduce my fats? Most evenings, I buy 1 litre quantity of juice and now my body is fat. I can't stop the addiction. Any other solution?

Lots of issues: Being out of control for any reason can cause obesity. see your doctor to help you figure out why you think you can not control your weight to feel and look healthy. Good luck with this difficult issue. ...Read more

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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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What is the best effective solution for nicotine addiction? My dad (55 years old) needs around 3 cigarette boxes a day, so about 60 cigarettes a day !

What is the best effective solution for nicotine addiction? My dad (55 years old) needs around 3 cigarette boxes a day, so about 60 cigarettes a day !

Professional help: Coordination with his family dr. Combination of behavioral therapy and perhaps Chantix if safe from a general medical perspective. ...Read more

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Because of over masturbation addiction, I have a headache why? Is there any solution?

Because of over masturbation addiction, I have a headache why? Is there any solution?

Masturbation: Masturbation is a normal, healthy, common part of being a human. Every man you know masturbates or has masturbated. There is no medical reason not to masturbate. This common sexual experience is most likely not the cause of your headaches. Now, if you feel shame or guilt or feel that you should not masturbate then this worry or emotional state may lead you to physical problems such as headache. ...Read more

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I have been reading about topical steroid addiction/steroid induced eczema - what are your thoughts on the condition, and if believed, best solution?

I have been reading about topical steroid addiction/steroid induced eczema - what are your thoughts on the condition, and if believed, best solution?

Tapering off steroid: This has been a challenging problem for several years. Prolonged use of topical steroids leads to erythema and some atrophy of the skin. This leads to an ever increasing strength of the topical to control it which makes it worse. Gradual tapering off the topical steroids and sometimes patch testing for possible allergy is warranted. ...Read more

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If antidepr. Or ADHD meds turn out to be a solution for my sex addiction, does that mean that stopping them at any time would bring sex addiction back?

If antidepr. Or ADHD meds turn out to be a solution for my sex addiction, does that mean that stopping them at any time would bring sex addiction back?

Depends: The treatment for any addiction is not only medications but also good therapy. If one has spent enough time working through their addiction in therapy it is unlikely to return. ...Read more

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What causes addiction?

What causes addiction?

"Liking": Liking something whether it be a substance or activity to the point where there is a preoccupation resulting in harm.. Probably has to do with Dopamine in the brain which some people get more of a boost from than others. This is heavily genetically influenced. Some substances have such a profound effect that they tend to be more "addictive" than others-like smoked methamphetamine or nicotine. ...Read more

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Is addiction a disease?

Yes.: Addiction is a family disease, affecting the person who is using and all of the people who are close to the one who is using. ...Read more

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Is addiction hereditary?

Is addiction hereditary?

Yes: About 50 percent of addiction is attributred to heredity. For some indivuduals this may be a higher percentage for others that develop addiction it may be lower. Usually heredity must cross with life circumstances, trauma, high stress, lack of coping skills, . Or even exposure to high amounts of a substance over time will change brain 'chemistry' and increase risk of addiction independent of genes. ...Read more

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Can I cure my addiction?

Can I cure my addiction?

Yes: Yes you can - need a support system to deal with stress management and coping - being clean is only half the battle developing healthy stress management will be the key of being drug free. ...Read more

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How can I stop addiction?

How can I stop addiction?

Recovery program: For any addiction, you need help from your physician, often also an addiction medicine doctor, and a support group that works with the substance or behavior you're using addictively. If the addiction medicine doctor is not a psychiatrist, you also need a psychiatric evaluation so that any conditions complicating your recovery can be treated. Bottom line: don't do it alone, and you don't have to! ...Read more