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It depends: Upon the cause. There are many possible mental and physical causes. Things that can help are relaxation, avoidance of toxins such as alcohol/tobacco/anabolics/opiates and certain medications, diet/exercise and weight loss, making sure hormonal levels are normal, etc. Check w/your doctor. At your age, stress and anxiety are most common. ...Read more
No!: The most common reason for people to try to end their lives is depression, a treatable condition. Another is chronic pain, also treatable. Finally, there is terminal illness, when people decide to end their lives before their quality of life deteriorates too far. If you're depressed, I urge you to get treatment. Life seems hopeless when you're depressed, but that can change very quickly. ...Read more
Up to you!:
The term "middle age" isn't in my opinion, a medical term with a clear definition of a start and end point.
I think traditional medical age related associations don't really hold true as often.
We are seeing young patients with diseases of older people, and we have older patients with bodies, health and attitudes of much younger patients.
You are as young as you want to be ;-). ...Read more
Touch the HOME icon?: On an ipad, I can pinch the screen, and the app closes. There might be an "x" on a tab for the app, that also closes the app. I haven't used this on android (methyltestosterone), (methyltestosterone) but there should be a "home" symbol or icon that you can touch to leave the app and go to the home page. There also might be an "x" on a tab for the app on android (methyltestosterone). Healthtap is a really good info source, with >13, 000 volunteer doctors now! ...Read more
Your heart has 2: Phases, systole and diastole. Systole is when your heart is fully contracted to pump the blood out and diastole is when the heart is relaxed and filling. So end diastolic volume is the volume of blood in the ventricle at the end of diastole. ...Read more
Talk to your partner: It's not clear to me what you mean by "more exited". Are you asking to increase your sex drive or libido? Or to deal w/erectile dysfunction? Or some other issue? All are addressed differently to some extent. But at the same time, good nutrition, regular exercise & healthy lifestyle are imperative. In other words, don't smoke and don't drink to excess. Plus don't do drugs. Write back w/specific qs. ...Read more
Only if unanswered: One can edit her question only if it has not been answered. If there is a link from an email from HealthTap, one can follow that link to go edit the question. If an unanswered question appears under one's Activity page or Activity screen, one can click on the question there and go to edit the question. Otherwise, the question is not editable, but a person can submit a new correct question. ...Read more
ED in young man:
It is not unheard of. But, the reason may be easier to treat. Do not be afraid to get a full evaluation from an expert in men's health. Erections are more than 50% caused by one's brain or mental function and less than 50% about the body.
Once the worry is diminished many men find their erections have returned. ...Read more
Interesting question: There are certainly some people with antisocial personality disorder whose exploitative and devious behavior towards others might be called "evil." however, I think there are some whose behavior is not due to a medical condition but is a conscious choice. Serial killers, career criminals, etc. These may act with extreme cruelty and sadism towards others, and are untreatable with any therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unknown: I assume you are asking regarding the risk of infection one may incur. Don't assume "high end" means decreased risk of infection. Ask the owner/manager how they clean the instruments, see if your state regulates these and check their license, and ask others who have gone to that salon. Do not shave legs 1-2 days before going for a pedicure; this has been shown to increase chances of infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer