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Are Alcoholic Men Emotionally Available
Terrible: Suckers of big tobacco's vicious ad campaigns become enslaved to a disgusting vice that makes it harder to get / keep a job, dismays friends, and ruins the lungs / exercise tolerance in middle age even in people fortunate enough to escape cancer, heart attack, and stroke. Just don't start. ...Read more
Yes. They are still used.: If by some chance you are suicidal and are organ donor, please don't use this answer to justify your suicide. Rather, if you are in distress you should call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. I hope the question was not asked as pertaining to you. Best wishes. ...Read more
No: The journey begins in the home. Does the child follow instructions or learn by immitation. Does the adult with the handicap maintain sufficient hygiene to participate in the preparation of healthy foods? Cutting? Handling raw foods? And are they safe around stoves or hot dishes? When given pictures of food can they make heathy choices? Food should be pleasurable, healthy and social. Enjoy. ...Read more
Why are there so many "european-americans" wanting to be circumcised, while their relatives in europe don't?
"American dream": Some russian jews were prevented from being circun=mcised under the old soviet union. Others may think it is more american to be circumcised than not. Us urologists and physicians are also much more inclined to circumcise for mild phimosis (foreskin narrowing), mild premature ejaculation or balanitis than their european colleagues. ...Read more
Perhaps: A man would only know of his defective spermatozoa if there was an issue raised in the past and he had this tested. With azoospermia comes infertility, an important issue with his partner or marital partner if offspring are a goal. Ethically this should be discussed with the partner if in fact it is known to the man. ...Read more
Only in bad old days: ... ; by those who remain uninformed. Someone who does not identify as the gender they were assigned at birth is not considered mentally ill. All major professional health organizations -incl the american medical assn, american psychological assn ; american psychiatric assn- affirm a person's right 2 identify their gender as feels true 4 them. Facebook now has over 50 ways: http://slate.Me/1bs1n3f. ...Read more
Definitions change: The original term was "idiot savant." the reason these rare individuals are of such interest is that often their overall capabilities, what most of us would think of as intelligence, is quite low, and yet in one or two specific areas, they have skills vastly superior to the average population. The term "autistic savant" is now preferred, but mental retardation usually is a part of the picture. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Social withdrawal can be a symptom of schizophrenia, but being shy and socially withdrawn does not increase the risk of developing schizophrenia. Shyness and social withdrawal can be symptoms of other disorders and should be evaluated by your physician or a psychiatrist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is autism person is mentally retarded , do they have professional lives? Are they nomrally weak in studies
Sensitive to testost: Both men and women produce the hormones of estrogen, Progesterone and testosterone. The difference is in amounts, but if either men or women have deficiency or excess of these hormones, symptoms are likely to occur. Pcos (polycystic ovary synd) often causes testosterone to be too high in women, but can be treated. Not enough testosterone in women decreases libido, stamina and strength. ...Read more
Wt loss and ? Rx: Look up all pharmacologic and recreational substances you use to see if they cost gynecomastia if they do get rid of them. Try losing weight if you're above your ideal BMI. If those things don't help see a plastic surgeon. There's nothing unnatural about surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does anyone know if there are any aa meetings for the children of alcoholics (the kids not being alcoholics)?
Yes: Yes i agree with other answer, al-anon is for any family member or friend affected by someone else's alcoholism, however there is also a specific 12 step group for adult children of alcoholics. If in a big enough city it is actually amazing how many different kinds of 12 step meetings there are. There is also ala-teen and ala-tot for kids and teens. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: The majority of mental health problems often surface in the late teens or early twenties or later. However, there are a variety of mental health issues that may surface in early childhood. Clinical depression, phobias, anxiety disorders & many more can emerge & be overlooked unless assessed by appropriate therapists. Referral to a child psychiatrist is often done after a pcp identifies some issues. ...Read more
Most parents do...: And agendas suggest it for schools, but the facts of its success as public health policy are not too hot. Moral education begins in the home, bolstered by religious institutions. Sexuality is a powerful force, best dealt with by frank discussion about facts, consequences, and keeping communications lines open. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Most people who are sexually assaulted come to terms with the attack and can be sexually active. This may take a long time and a lot of help however. If you or someone you know has been assaulted they should seek help. There are crisis help lines all across the country. Any physician can help find counseling and support. ...Read more
If suicide were accepted, then people could get lethal injections at hospitals with organ harvest benefiting others and less botched suicide attempts?
No: In many instances of suicide, the organs are not usable due to trauma, illness, or exposure to toxins, anoxia, etc. So this is not a viable solution for "organ harvest." also, suicidal thoughts or attempts often come from mental illness, which can be treated. There are places allowing assisted suicide, but it requires thorough evaluation by at least 2 physicians & a competent patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a 57 years old non alcoholic, vegetarian man, deteted hapatits b positive in 6 months, 6 month ago iwas negative, what to do?
See below.: First, did you get the Hepatitis B Vaccine and is the only thing positive, the hepatitis b surface antibody? If so, that's normal after vaccine. But you don't have the virus or infection. If something else is positive, then possible sources are sexual contact with an infected person, blood transfusion (low likelihood in us), or IV drug use. See your doctor for further diagnostics & treatment. ...Read more
I, m 57 yrs old hepatitis b positive man, non alcoholic, takes normal veg food, is it sever, first time shows such a report in 6 month, what to do?
More information : I need more information and a better defined question. ...Read more
Hello, I am 32 years old. Gender- man. I have Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Grade 1. So what kind of Treatment or Medicine requires for Me? Please help Me
Man dies age 43 alcoholic CRP given after drug Valium x 2 times collapsed once am then 6pm seizure cpr given no response could we have done anything?
No but . . .: I assume you're asking if anything could have been done to prevent untimely death. Well, stop drinking alcohol to excess is key but i doubt that's answer you want. It's near impossible to give any opinion based upon your limited description of events, especially w/o punctuation, to determine what happened when. Not enough details. Best to ask someone local who can review chart. ...Read more
Sir I am non alcoholic man my age is 47. My livervfunction test shows that my AST is 40 and my ALT is 87. Other is normal. I have diagn fatty liver?
It is what it is.: If you have a diagnosis of fatty liver then that explains your lab values. They are very minimally elevated. I suppose your doctor has told you that a certain percentage of people with this disease progress to severe liver disease, but most people with fatty liver die from heart disease just like the rest of us. ...Read more
Not really: Sperm are produced continuously from stem cells and it is the healthiest/best swimmer that gets to the egg first and triggers pregnancy.There is a chance that some of the sperm may be less potent, but this is a situation where any effect limits the chance that single sperm would work. Fetal alcohol syndrome is an exposure duration issue where mothers consumption affects the fetus over time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Its causes problems: Alcoholic is actually not a medical term, however people in aa call themselves alcoholics because for some reason or another alcohol causes problems in their life, health, relationships, legal trouble. Maybe they were just done having it rule their lives, it kept them stuck, from realizing their dreams, maybe they were robbed of their mind, body and spirit. Unfortunately some never see this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alcoholism: An alcoholic is a man or a woman who suffers from alcoholism - they have a distinct physical desire to consume alcohol beyond their capacity to control it, regardless of all rules of common sense. Signs of alcoholism are drinking alone, drinking in secret. Not being able to limit alcohol. Blacking out. Trouble with the law, relationships or work due to drinking ...Read more
Help with what?: If you want your friend to stop drinking, he or she has to want to or it doesn't work. Alanon is a 12-step organization designed for friends and loved ones of people with alcohol problems, and can help you deal with your concern, anger, guilt and other mixed emotions. We often 'enable' drinkers to keep drinking in ways we dont always understand, and alanon can help reduce this.Don't nag-not helpful. ...Read more
Alcoholism: Alcohol becomes a priority in life. They spend significant time obtaining, using or getting over effects of alcohol. Additionally, alcohol or it's effects may prevent them from family, recreational, occupational or other activities. There body develops a tolerance to alcohol. It takes more alcohol over time to get the same effect. They may drink more or for longer than intends. It impairs them. ...Read more
Alcoholism is a: progressive condition that starts out as novel drinking, then habitual drinking, then compulsive drinking. It can be chronic or binge in nature and can take weeks or years to develop this pattern. Some say its a bad habit (Rational Recovery) while others say its a disease (Alcoholics Anonymous). Go to a psychologist or perhaps an AA meeting for more information. ...Read more
Not always: Nothing works in every situation. Many experts indicate that an alcoholic must "hit bottom" or have nothing else to lose before they are willing to seek help. There may come a time when family and friends have done all they can and have to sever ties with the alcoholic to prevent themselves from being harmed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Some people with alcoholism are almost always intoxicated, lose family and friends, can't hold a job, and have every area of their life ruined by their drinking. Other people are very skilled at hiding it, drink alone and can still maintain work and family, but usually it catches up to them. It is less a matter of how much or how often people drink than what bad things alcohol does in their lives ...Read more
Stop drinking: First and foremost, and this can be dangerous in smoke drinkers - if you get morning shakes or severe anxiety, you may need medical help. Use of support groups, including aa, smart recovery, women for sobriety, lifering secular recovery and others. Many people need formal treatment programs which are available in most places. Talk to your doctor about a referral. Your family may need its own help. ...Read more
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