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Doctor insights on: Are Occasional Sexperformance Problems A Cause For Concern

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Are occasional sexperformance problems a cause for concern?

Are occasional sexperformance problems a cause for concern?

No: Occasional problems can be related to alcohol which can increase desire but diminish performance, medication, trying to perform too often, stress or anxiety. ...Read more

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Can frequent alcohol-abuse consumption for a year and a half cause any major health problems for a young (in 20s) active male?

Can frequent alcohol-abuse consumption for a year and a half cause any major health problems for a young (in 20s) active male?

Maybe: Maybe. Acute gastritis is common from excessive alcohol consumption, for one thing. Too much alcohol does not contribute to good health. Young people often think they're invinsible and believe they can just bounce back from stuff. Such is not always the case. One is liable to make unwise choices while intoxicated. ...Read more

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Can having chronic leukopenia affect other lab tests or cause other problems? I've had this for many years with no known reason for it.

Can having chronic leukopenia affect other lab tests or cause other problems? I've had this for many years with no known reason for it.

Probably not...: Depending on how low your white count is, sl. Low white cells should not adversely impact or cause other health problems. As always, healthy behaviors are recommended... Sleep, hydration, exercise, balanced diet... ...Read more

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Are there any diseases that would cause general anxiety symptoms for only a few months?

Are there any diseases that would cause general anxiety symptoms for only a few months?

Many: There are many medical conditions that cause anxiety-like sx. In order to be diagnosed with anxiety, anything medical needs to be ruled out first. If you do have a medical conditions, and it's chronic, you might need to learn how to cope with it and what life-style changes are involved in managing the illness. Talk to your general practitioner first and take things from there. ...Read more

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What are some common aids for a constant sleeping problem?

What are some common aids for a constant sleeping problem?

Insomnia: With help from your doctor, finding the cause and treating that. ...Read more

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What are possible causes for recurring nosebleeds in a child? 

What are possible causes for recurring nosebleeds in a child? 

Trauma, dryness: Nosebleeds are often caused simply by dryness of the nose, sometimes compounded by trauma (nose picking), prominent blood vessels along the nasal septum, a deviated nasal septum, and / or infection. In boys, a particular type of (rare) tumor, juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma, causes bleeding. Initial preventive measures for bleeding include avoiding trauma and moisturizing. ...Read more

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Can there be any reason for having symptoms of a thyroid problem, but having normal blood levels?

Can there be any reason for having symptoms of a thyroid problem, but having normal blood levels?

Many possibilities: The symptoms of both hypo and hyperthyroidism are also the symptoms of many other conditions, so symptoms alone, without supporting blood tests, should not lead to treatment for your thyroid. ...Read more

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Can you name some of the most common causes for getting bad grades? Would depression, anxiety and poor confidence be causes? yes or no

Can you name some of the most common causes for getting bad grades? Would depression, anxiety and poor confidence be causes? yes or no

ACADEMICS: - Sub-optimal study habits/technique - Learning Disabilities - Poor sleep habits - Improper Diet - Less-than-ideal study environment And yes, depression & anxiety could play a role. I would seek out counsel from your doctor... though a school counselor might be a better starting point. You may also find help from pastoral counseling. ...Read more

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B12 deficient and pregnant. Is there a potential for problems?

B12 deficient and pregnant. Is there a potential for problems?

Not really: Your doctor could give you a B12 supplement and that would solve the problem. ...Read more

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What are some causes for a sudden change in vision that lasts more than a month, accompanied with neurological problems/symptoms?

What are some causes for a sudden change in vision that lasts more than a month, accompanied with neurological problems/symptoms?

Eye or brain: Changes in vision can result from disorders affecting the eye, the optic nerve, or the brain. Important in distinguishing between these is whether the change occurs only in one eye, or both eyes. This helps to localize the problem. Migraines, for example, can present with visual changes and headaches. Other neurological symptoms need to be described in more detail to know it might represent. ...Read more

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What causes cannabis to cause mental health problems for some but not for others?

What causes cannabis to cause mental health problems for some but not for others?

Cannabis: If someone is genetically at risk for developing depression, anxiety, or even psychosis (i.e. - schizophrenia), marijuana can hasten their onset and/or exacerbate these disorders. However, almost anyone who uses marijuana frequently enough can develop one or more of these disorders, as the brain will try to adjust by semi-permanently producing or absorbing less of certain chemicals. ...Read more

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Are there any possible side effects or medical problems related with not wearing an underwear in daily life?

Only social problems: Nit wearing underwear doesn't constitute any medical problem. It can however be helpful in some potentially awkward moments in certain social settings or if you have medical issues like leaking etc. which is more common with older folks. ...Read more

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What are physical reasons that can cause a panic attack to occur once/month-good health, no trauma or history of panic for 40 years! coffee in am?

What are physical reasons that can cause a panic attack to occur once/month-good health, no trauma or history of panic for 40 years!  coffee in am?

Puzzling: Having monthly panic attacks after 40 years without is a puzzle. In some people, caffeine and other stimulant use can certainly precipitate higher anxiety level and possibly panic. Your additional patient information indicates you also have insomnia, so you are not symptom-free otherwise. Please see your primary care doc for a personal review of these issues and your health. ...Read more

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What are the possible underlying medical problems that can cause dementia-like symptoms? for middle aged women.

What are the possible underlying medical problems that can cause dementia-like symptoms? for middle aged women.

Dementia symptoms: Require exam by your doctor. One possibility is a circulatory cause but here are more likely other causes. Consider using coconut oil. See a nutritionally oriented practitioner for dose. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is there a medical or psychological explanation for why adults sometimes have bad dreams? What are the most common causes/reasons for them?

Is there a medical or psychological explanation for why adults sometimes have bad dreams? What are the most common causes/reasons for them?

Dreams: are one way that we work through conflicts and work on healing. Nightmares sometimes are symbolic and are a way that we try to work through issues that may be lingering. Vivid dreams or nightmares can also occur as a side effect from some medications. ...Read more

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What are a few safe medications for severe anxiety for someone with a significant cardiac history?

What are a few safe medications for severe anxiety for someone with a significant cardiac history?

SSRI: The typical treatment for anxiety is not contraindicated for patients with cardiac diseases - short-term benzodiazepines (diazepam, clonazepam, etc.) or ssri/snri, or wellbutrin (bupropion) can all be good choices. ...Read more

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What are common causes for very mild dyspnea at my age(1-2 seconds long?) physical causes? I have anxiety but am curious as to other causes? Benign?

What are common causes for very mild dyspnea at my age(1-2 seconds long?) physical causes? I have anxiety but am curious as to other causes? Benign?

No causes: It is not physiologic to become short of breath for 1-2 seconds. Common causes of breathlessness are: asthma, COPD pneumonia, blood clots, congestive heart failure, heart attack, collapsed lung, tumors and rare causes but all of the above cause prolonged periods of breathlessness. Hyperventilation due to anxiety can be very brief. Try some relaxation techniques-check this out: http://dawnbuse.Com. ...Read more