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Need more info: Not sure what you mean by bad habits? If you are referring to sexual exposure or lack of it , more information is needed about the boys's symptoms to warrant blood testing? ...Read more
It can be: That is a very common way for that to develop. ...Read more
Handjob: It's not physically unhealthy. Considered a normal alternative to intercourse. ...Read more
I have a bad habit of constinally checking my tempature through out the day. How can I get over this habit?
Health anxiety: Sometimes people engage in excessive checking because of hypochondriasis, ocd or both. ...Read more
I eat large amounts of food at one time, and don't want to. Would like to purge but advised to not. What are effects of either bad habit?
Eating habits: Both of these do risk your health, so i'm glad you're thinking about this. Overeating can risk weight gain, which can lead to other problems like diabetes, inflammation, joint problems, hypertension, and heart disease. Besides being unpleasant, purging by vomiting risks electrolyte imbalance, damaged teeth, esophageal injury, etc. Best to see someone for your eating disorder & save yourself! ...Read more
I am 25 years old and I have to watch porn or anything related to every week at least twice a week.
I need to know how to stop this bad habit?
I do not see a reason behind your question. You are describing a very common part of sexuality. Watching porn, common as it may be, can lead one to objectify their sexual partners and to have unrealistic expectations on what can or should happen with sexual play with the partner.
The frequency you report is not obsessive or addict like. Perhaps seeing a sex therapist is next on the list. ...Read more
I have two problems the 1st one is I am doing musturbation and now I want to avoid this bad habit and get healthy.
The 2nd is that I have weak memory?
Masturbation is: normal, healthy, and natural. It does not cause any negative effects on your memory. You are likely feeling guilty about this due to social pressures. Don't worry about what others tell you about this private matter. Chances are the people who are telling you it is "unhealthy" are doing it also. Weak memory may be caused by other factors, such as stress and poor sleep habits. RELAX! ...Read more
Biology & addiction: Some people have a biological predisposition for alcoholism that runs in their families, other people develop a tolerance and addiction from overuse. Heavy drinking may start out as a bad habit, but alcoholism is an addiction and a disease that needs proper treatment or it can be life threatening. 12 step program and psychotherapy, as well as detox and rehab programs can be very helpful. ...Read more
Change Is Possible: If one's habits lead to unwanted behaviors, the best way to handle this is to replace the "bad" habit with a "good" habit. Closely watch your behavior and reward yourself when you successfully demonstrate the desired behavior. If you make a mistake and see the negative behavior, ignore it and move on. Do not reward the negative behavior by making a big deal over it. Good luck - change is possible. ...Read more
Big question: And it all depends on what exactly the habits are and whether they are in any way dangerous to you or baby. The fact that you are worried about them means that you probably should speak to someone, just to get another person's opinion about whether they are indeed bad and what you might be able to do about them. This could be a parent, an older friend, or a counselor or therapist of some kind. ...Read more
Possibly: Unfortunately we have depended on medicine to solve our problems more easily because we are too lazy to put out the effort ourselves. I dont mean this to be deragotory, we all do it but if we can solve our problems ourself we have a better feeling of accomplishment and self esteem rather than allowing some chemical or mechanical appliance to solve it for us. Although sometimes they are necessary. ...Read more
Picking at your gums can only lead to problems especially if you are making them bleed
ask yourself - why am i picking at my gums?
Find something else to focus on. ...Read more
Red bull: More evidence is coming out that high energy drinks can have negative health effects. ...Read more
Discipline: The question is really why you think its a "bad habit?" because it replaces a real relationship? Then, a therapist may be a big help here. Ejaculation is a perfectly normal biological process and may be hard to stop. Learning how to transfer that natural sex drive to another partner can be very satisfying and rewarding in life. ...Read more
Compulsion: This could represent a compulsive disorder. I recommend that you consider evaluation by a psychiatrist. Therapy and/ or medication may help with this behavior. ...Read more
Several of them: Common cancers caused by bad habits include smoking related, alcohol related and obesity related cancers. The list is fairly long but mouth, throat, larynx and lung cancers are primarily caused by tobacco(both chewing and smoking). Alcohol adds to damage done by tobacco. In addition alcohol causes liver cancer. Overeating/obesity increases risk of cancers like colon cancer, breast and prostate ca. ...Read more
Sleep hygiene: The first step is to clean up sleep: go to sleep and wake at consistent times each day. Spend no more than 15-20 minutes trying to sleep in a dark, quiet room. Avoid activity that could be causing you to have trouble sleeping. Avoid napping during the day. Get up and out of bed if you cannot sleep. Relaxation and imagery techniques may help if racing thoughts. See your doctor if problem persists. ...Read more
Start w good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep regular bed &wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily.
2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music.
3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress &pillows.
4. Use bedroom only for sleep &sex. Put work materials, computers, &tvs in another room. ...Read more
Possible deficit: This is a strange dietary habit. Is it a personal preference or do you feel compelled to eat raw rice? This might be a form of Pica, which is often a sign of some kind of nutrient deficiency. You might consider seeking medical care to evaluate for deficiency in iron and other micronutrients. ...Read more
Addiction?: You may have an addiction which requires getting help from a 12 step program or an addiction specialist. One could try some self - management techniques. Delayiing and distraction are examples. One delays giving into the urge to view porn and does something else. Another approach would be to identify what feelings trigger the urge such as boredom or loneliness and then deal with those feelings. ...Read more
Subsitute: Eat smart bacon instead of regular bacon. It only has 2 grams of fat vs 30g. Turkey bacon has 20 grams. ...Read more
Smoking and Drinking: Discuss various treatment options with your primary care physician. ...Read more
I wants to quit my bad habits like smoking and alcohol please give me suggestions to quit these terms...
First steps: Quitting addictions can b easier for some people than others. Most people who succeed in the long-term make multiple attempts. Odds of sustaining quitting dont really improve much until quite some time, so not relapsing is as important as quitting. The american cancer association has good tips for stop smoking, and there are support groups for alcohol. Mds and psychologists can also help. ...Read more
What to do if i know it takes 21 days to break a bad habit but how long does it take to stop an addiction?
21 days, really?: That idea came from a 1970's self-help book. It would be nice to believe, but it can be much harder & take longer. Recovery from addiction is a process - ask any aa person - an addict is never "cured", but is in recovery. But, you can stop using or doing the object of your addiction right now. Tomorrow, the next day, etc. That's why they say one day at a time. Best wishes for recovery! ...Read more
I have a bad habit of coughing I feel like I'm trying to clear my chest. Now I'm coughing up clear jelly. Should I be worried ?
If I chew tobacco1/2 can or less a day and breastfeed how bad is it for baby (I'm trying to quit as I know it's a bad habit) TIA?
Iv been smoking for over a year now... 5 - 7 cigs a day. I know bad habit, but weirdly now I dont have the urge to smoke anymore. Why?
GREAT!: It is hard to know why you lost the urge, but don't look a gift horse in the mouth! Stay smoke free for the rest of your life, please. Maybe you did not get as addicted as other people. Or maybe you found other ways to achieve a rush, such as developing healthy relationships, finding a rewarding career, or exercising every day. CONGRATULATIONS! ...Read more
My grandmother is like in her 70s, she is diabetic and uses insulin. She has a bad habit of eating stuff other than cooked food. What to do?
See my diet sheet:
she can have more than you think
just not sweet. ...Read more