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Diuretic (Definition)

By strict definition, a diuretic is any medicine causing increased urination. More practically, a diuretic is a medicine causing the kidney to secrete excess fluid by blocking the re-absorption of either water itself or electrolytes like sodium (primarily), potassium, chloride and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). These medicines are effective treatments for many disorders including ...Read more


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Since taking birth control, my sexual drive has seemed to lessen. Is it my birth control? Can i do anything about it??

Since taking birth control, my sexual drive has seemed to lessen. Is it my birth control? Can i do anything about it??

Yes, it can be: The new hormone levels in the body, due to the birth control pills, can change one's sex drive. One can check back with her doctor if no improvement after the second or third pack of pills, to try a different dose or a different brand of pills. If not able to feel normal on pills, one can try non-hormonal contraceptives such as a non-hormonal IUD. An Ob-Gyn doctor can help, if needed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any herb medicine to increase ones sexual drive?

Can you tell me if there are any herb medicine to increase ones sexual drive?

Here are some...: Since anything happens to us is always a process of lifelong making as well as a result from multiple factors, it is most advisable to be checked what may cause low sex drive before indiscriminately taking herb pills. How to put all related matters together in right way? Follow instruction in articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onSexLife-ED-CareOptions.html. Best... ...Read more

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Adipex and sex, has anyone experienced increased sexual drive on this?

Adipex and sex, has anyone experienced increased sexual drive on this?

Mixed reports: Carries a warning regarding impotenece and possible loss of libido when taken for weight loss. Some report a hightened sexual experience. I would be very cautious and advise against its use because it has a weakened amphetamine-like action. This action can cause significant erectile dysfunction and loss of libido although some report that it makes sex more exciting. Beware! ...Read more

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Hi Dr., Im on Atenolol and it has affected my sexual drive. How do i counter that effect. Michael.

Hi Dr., Im on Atenolol and it has affected my sexual drive. How do i counter that effect. Michael.

See remark: There are other drugs with the action of atenolol ,I prefer you ask your doctor who prescribed it to change the drug if possible.Different drugs have different side effects ...Read more

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What can I do about loss of sexual drive from my antidepressants?

Possibly switch: Not uncommon for anti-depressants to suppress libido. Sometimes switching to an alternative medication can be helpful. ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why my sexual drive increase during my period?

Could use expert help with why my sexual drive increase during my period?

Here are some ...: You're not alone to experience heightened sex desire during period. The theory and the pattern for such abounds but still with no consistent views. Roughly, we do know individual subtle balance between testosterone and estrogen seems playing an important role for such cyclical change. More? Refer to http://www.menstruation.com.au/periodpages/libido.html for some potential helpful information. ...Read more

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26 yo/LOW ON SEXUAL DRIVE/Vit D3,B12 levels were very low (4.8 and 140). Took a couple of shots of both + daily Nuroday/Shelcal M + 60k D3 once/mo?

26 yo/LOW ON SEXUAL DRIVE/Vit D3,B12 levels were very low (4.8 and 140). Took a couple of shots of both + daily Nuroday/Shelcal M + 60k D3 once/mo?

Determine cause: It would be important to determine the cause of such low levels of Vit D and B12. Is there a GI disorder causing malabsorption? Colitis? Sprue? Is there a parasite? Previous GI surgery? ...Read more

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I'm 26 and my sexual drive is gone its uncomfortable it either tickles or hurts i've had three c sections what is wrong with my body already told doc?

I'm 26 and my sexual drive is gone its uncomfortable it either tickles or hurts i've had three c sections what is wrong with my body already told doc?

Consult your doc: I know it sounds like a worn off advice on this website to see your doc, but that's the only thing i can really say because based on your limited description, it's literally impossible to list all the possible causes ranging from depression/fatigue to some delicate hormonal issues. ...Read more

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How can I increase my sexual drive myself (male)?

How can I increase my sexual drive myself (male)?

No quick easy As...: The quality and quantity of sex desire widely vary among men and even along their life path reflecting genetic factors and current overall energy, ability, and health, which result from lifestyle with or without overindulgence & obsession. To explore more on male sexuality, go to articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onSexLife-ED-CareOptions.html. More? Contact me at www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin... ...Read more

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Why do women lose there sexual drive after they reach fifty or so?

Why do women lose there sexual drive after they reach fifty or so?

They don't: Not all women loose their sexual desire. If it does go away, she should be evaluated. It may be hormonal, especially if she is post menopausal. Hormone replacement therapy may help if that is the cause. Some medications cause loss of libido as do some medical illnesses. ...Read more

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How do I extend my sexual drive or sexual stamiba i just last for 10 - 20 seconds ? Plzz help

How do I extend my sexual drive or sexual stamiba i just last for 10 - 20 seconds ? Plzz help

Squeeze: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/premature-ejaculation/ds00578/dsection=treatments-and-drugs http://www.Metacafe.Com/watch/4255494/squeeze_technique.

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Does having a complete prostatectomy lower a mans sexual drive?

Does having a complete prostatectomy lower a mans sexual drive?

No, but . . .: Prostatectomy shouldn't affect libido or sex drive b/c testosterone levels shouldn't be affected. For that matter, his relationship w/his partner, worries about money, job, family/friends, etc shouldn't change, nor his overall health, eg diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, depression, or lifestyle choices, eg smoking & excess alcohol consumption, shouldn't change, thus sex drive should be same. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Increased sexual drive?

What is the definition or description of: Increased sexual drive?

^'ed sexual drive: Increased sexual drive = heightened Libido. This can represent an increased urge/desire for sexual activity over what is normal for the individual. Or it can be used to describe a higher drive for sex than in rest of population - hence hypersexuality. It can sometimes be associated with a medical condition such as mania/ or hypomania. ...Read more

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What are some techniguqes to increase sexual drive and also to increase erections?

What are some techniguqes to increase sexual drive and also to increase erections?

No quick fix, but...: There would be no easy quick fix, but making effort to understand and confirm what could be the modifiable things you can with or without drugs. How to realistically help improve - not cure - sex drive and erection can be reached by perusing and following instructions described in the articles listed on http://formefirst.com/eBlogList.html. If not improving as wished, contact me and I can help... ...Read more

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I am having weak eraction during sexual intercouse . What can I do to naturally boost my sexual drive?

I am having weak eraction during sexual intercouse . What can I do to naturally boost my sexual drive?

Exercise: Eating a diet filled with fruits and vegetables and exercising at least 45 minutes a day is a great natural way to boost penile blood flow and testosterone boost. ...Read more

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Could steroids increase your sexual drive a lot more than usual?

Could steroids increase your sexual drive a lot more than usual?

Depends: There are lots of steroids. If you're on prednisone, this usually doesn't increase sex drive although i've known a few patients who say it does. Androgenic steroids like testosterone certainly increase your sex drive. ...Read more

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What are the hormones which could cause low sexual drive in both male and female?

What are the hormones which could cause low sexual drive in both male and female?

Several: Imbalance of several hormones can cause sexual dysfunction. Deficiency or excess of thyroid hormone, Insulin deficiency (diabetes) deficiency of testosterone and abnormality of other pituitary and adrenal hormones can all effect sexual function in men. In women the same hormones and ovarian hormones can cause sexual dysfunction and loss of libido. ...Read more

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Sexual Drive (Definition)

Sexual drive, often referred to as libido, means sexual desire. The amount of desire that a person has on a consistent basis is referred ...Read more