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Does Taking Diuretics And Beta Blockers Reduce Sexual Drive
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
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
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
Hi Dr., Im on Atenolol and it has affected my sexual drive. How do i counter that effect. Michael.
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
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?
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