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Can being overweight affect your hormones?

Can being overweight affect your hormones?

Overweight & hormone: Absolutely. Many of the hormones in our body our steroid based which means that they are lipid soluble. Therefore, the amount of fat you have in your body can affect how your steroid based hormones work in your body. ...Read more

Libido (Definition)

Libido is more commonly thought of as sexual desire. Still more specific definitions described libido as the free creative, or psychic energy an individual has to put toward ...Read more


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Does being underweight affect my fertility?

Does being underweight affect my fertility?

Yes: Women who are underweight and exercise too much can have trouble getting pregnant just like women who are overweight do. ...Read more

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How does being overweight affect pregnancy?

How does being overweight affect pregnancy?

Weight and pregnanct: May contirbute to increase birth weight of the baby, gestational diabetes and hypertension. ...Read more

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Could having too much sex decrease your stamina and adversely affect your athletic performance?

Could having too much sex decrease your stamina and adversely affect your athletic performance?

I know many people..: would say yes, especially boxers! However, I am not aware of any scientific studies supporting this belief! Be safe! ...Read more

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How does being obese affect cholesterol levels?

Obese & cholesterol: It is variable. Obesity certainly increases your chances of developing high cholesterol. On the other hand, there are also genetic causes as well because there are obese people with low cholesterol and non-obese people with high cholesterol (like myself). That said, reducing ones obesity, even if it doesn't lower their cholesterol, will have countless other benefits to their health. ...Read more

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How does being obese affect fertility and responce to fertility medications?

How does being obese affect fertility and responce to fertility medications?

Reduced fertility: Being obese has been shown to be a factor to reduced your chances of getting pregnant. Since being overweight also decreases your health, one should lose as much weight as they can, get healthy, and then get pregnant. You'll have the best chance of getting a healthy baby that way, and less chance of having complications. ...Read more

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Does not sleeping well affect your judgment?

Does not sleeping well affect your judgment?

It can.: Sleep deprivation can ^ risk for fatigue, irritability, v concentration, diminished memory, ^ infection rate, ability to tolerate stressors, blurring of vision, v energy level, ^ micro-sleeps, weight gain, exacerbation of psychiatric problems and can even lead to psychosis. ...Read more

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How does being obese affect blood sugar?

How does being obese affect blood sugar?

It depends: While not every obese person is diabetic, obesity is shown to increase your risk of developing diabetes. ...Read more

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What antidepressants will not affect libido.?

What antidepressants will not affect libido.?

There May be One: Viibryd/vilazodone in all the clinical trials & my experience over the past 8 months or so (since it came out) does not appear to cause sexual dysfunction. Also, wellbutrin/bupropion is very unlikely to do so as well. ...Read more

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Does being on antipsychotics affect fertility?

Does being on antipsychotics affect fertility?

Being Female: No. Not in general. Antipsychotics medications are not in any way hormones or birth control or affect your menses. In general that is since you did not share the specific medication you are concerned about. ...Read more

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Does fat disturbution affect estrogen level i mean if exercise change my fat disturbtion will that affect estrogen level ?

Does fat disturbution affect estrogen level i mean if exercise change my fat disturbtion will that affect estrogen level
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To some degree: Obese women will produce extra Estrogen. This is true. If they lose a lotto weight this improves their Estrogen balance. For normal weight women who are just trying to perfect their body weight the estrogen changes will be minimal. ...Read more

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Does being overweight impact sciatica?

Does being overweight impact sciatica?

YES!: Obestiy is a major contributing factor to lumbar degenerative disc disease which is often the primary cause of "sciatica" which is nerve root compression. Excess weight puts more stress on the spinal skeletal. The spine bones known as vertebrae are separated by shock absorbers known as discs. Imagine overloading your car with too many passengers. The shock absorbers would have excess strain. ...Read more

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How does high testerone levels affect ones moods and ability to think? He does not take anything , never has but behavoir is erratic.

How does high testerone levels affect ones moods and ability to think? He does not take anything , never has but behavoir is erratic.

It can, but...: High testosterone can increase anxiety, aggression, sex-drive, etc. But that only happens when you're on supplements, particularly excessive intake such as Anabolic steroids w/athletes. It is unlikely his behavior is due to testosterone or that his testosterone level is elevated if he is not on supplements. ...Read more

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I'm underweight and have low body fat. Could this affect my ability to get pregnant?

I'm underweight and have low body fat. Could this affect my ability to get pregnant?

Yes: Both underweight and overweight can affect fertility. In the case of underweight, there is inadequate hormone production which affects egg development in the ovary. ...Read more

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Can diabetes affect your erection?

Can diabetes affect your erection?

Yes: Men with diabetes are at increased risk for erectile dysfunction. This is particularly true if the diabetes is poorly controlled (the blood sugar level is higher than it should be). Men with diabetes are also at higher risk for low testosterone. ...Read more

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Does your self-esteem actually affect your overall health?

Does your self-esteem actually affect your overall health?

Yes: Your mind and body are connected. In addition, you treat yourself better or worse depending on how you perceive yourself. ...Read more

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Does amitriptyline have a side affect that makes you lose your appetite?

Does amitriptyline have a side affect that makes you lose your appetite?

Not usually: Amitriptylene generally stimulates your appetite. But there are other GI effects like constipation and even nausea in some -- if this happens, you might lose your appetite. Nausea is much more common with ssri antidepressants than amitriptylene, though. ...Read more

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Overweight (Definition)

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