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Cognitive behavior: There is a cognitive behavioral therapy technique called progressive desensitization. You learn a relaxation technique (i prefer hypnosis) then you develop a hierarchy of the phobic experiences from least to most anxiety provoking, then you imagine the events while remaining relaxed.. ...Read more
Yes: Anxiety about going to psychotherapy for the first time is completely normal. I have not met a client who did not have some anxiety coming in the first time. I do group psychotherapy and there is even more anxiety about going to group for the first time. But in individual and group therapy I have seen so many times that the initial anxiety turns into relief, safety and even joy. Be well, . ...Read more
A major role.: Anxiety involves numerous hormones that stimulate the autonomic nervous system, increase blood volume and blood pressure, stimulate the adrenal glands, affect metabolism of sugar, fat and protein, affect the immune system, etc. In other words, anxiety and stress affect virtually every part of your physiology through hormones and the nervous system. ...Read more
Cellulite: If you have reached a healthy body weight by diet and exercise and cellulite is a problem there are promising treatments using lasers, negative pressure and radiofrequency. See a plastic surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery to learn about options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Constantly?: If you're obsessed with erotica and are missing out on the rest of life and other things you need to be doing, tell your physician about it -- he's heard it before -- and a bit of medication and/or learning some mind tricks should fix you up. Entertaining yourself up to several times a day is otherwise risk-free & actually prepares you for marriage / adult life. Think about that one special person. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
We see this: Yes, many people are concerned about surgical procedures. Ask your doctor / surgeon to address all your concerns. Often, we can walk you through (literally) how things will go before the operating room, in the operating room, and after. Get all your questions answered and I bet you'll feel better about the procedure. ...Read more
Yes, but: It is an irrational fear, but you are not alone, given that this imagery is often used to frighten people in horror movies. It ties back to evolutionary issues ("caveman mind") and the way in which we are conditioned to draw toward those with an "ideal" form and to be fearful or avoidant of abnormalities in form due to concern for possible illness or disease. ...Read more
Intense pre-sigmoidoscopy fear and anxiety, please help me. Huge fear to point of cons. Not having it done. Fear of procedure.Best pharm intervention?
ABrushWithFlushing: It would probably be easier to avoid embarassing situations than it would be to suppress your blush reflex, unless you are an actress or sociopath. But, hey, actors do it; they can even fake cry; that takes training. Here's a couple of sites that may help: http://www.uncommonhelp.me/articles/how-to-stop-blushing-tips/ http://www.wikihow.com/Avoid-Blushing There are more. Consult Dr. Google ...Read more
Avoidance & Drea: Shyness is not same as social anxiety. People w/social anxiety repeatedly avoid social situations b/c they dread feeling embarrassed or judged/shamed by others. (See http://ow.ly/EXo0z) Gradual exposure 2 those sitn's -easier ones at 1st, then harder-really helps. Tools 4 managing social anx: http://ow.ly/EXnfP | But anything that interferes w/building relationships seems worth working on! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
. Penis retracts extremly in feelings of anger, fear and physical movement.Urologist says there is no concern.
Self protection: Good job! there are muscles that pull the testicles up tight to the pelvic floor under stress--yours are very strong and protect your penis, too. If it does not happen during strong lustful or loving emotions there is no risk to performance. Only problem could be if this is happening several hours daily, the increased heat on your testicles could cause reduced sperm production. ...Read more
Health issues,chronic stress 7+yrs (financial/family/legal - abusive ex) ongoing.V resilient in past,suddenly overwhelmed. Prx propranolol. What now?
Mental health: Sounds like you are having a difficult time. Propranolol is used for anxiety, especially for stage fright, but it sounds like you may need to consider counseling and discussing with your doctor a different type of medication like an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor). You are not a "weak" person for asking for help or for using a medication to help you through this. ...Read more
Removal of foreskin: Only undeniable truth. Unecessary for all men unless jewish or muslim. Does reduce risk of utis in 1st 6-months of life. More hygeinic if penis isn't washed. May or may not inprove sexual intercourse by delaying time to ejaculation. Definitely reduces risk of contracting hiv-aids in africa. Prevents/cures phimosis (tight foreskin) prevents RAE penile cancer in phimotic or unwashed penises.Optional. ...Read more
Tabata Protocol: The key to undertaking any high energy training is to first discuss it thoroughly with your doctor and your trainer, if you have one, and make sure your body is healthy enough for an "all out" cardio. Never plunge right into this all at once - work yourself up to the full protocol gradually. ...Read more