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Blood pressure meds: One of the most common types of blood pressure medications in use today are calcium channel blockers - amlodipine, verapamil, Nifedipine are just some examples. Many doctors who prescribe this medication are not aware that they can cause a reversible male infertility. Sperm heads contain many calcium channels that help them to fertilize the egg. These drugs can block fertilization. ...Read more
See urologist : Management of "male infertility" depends on the nature and etiology of male infertility. For example, mildly decreased sperm count or severe (no sperm). There are several causes for having a low sperm count. Best to seek a urological evaluation to possibly determine the cause of an abnormal semen analysis. The etiology will determine the best option to correct the problem, if possible. ...Read more
Should be OK, but: Ask your doctor first... It should be ok... ...Read more
E.D. NOT universal: Erectile dysfunction (e.D.) is not universal but depends upon medical conditions. In some studies overall prevalence is 18% but rises to 50% of diabetics and 90% of men with combination of smoking, high blood pressure, and vascular (blood vessel) disease. Also prostate cancer surgery has high prevalence. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When do men start getting erectile dysfunctions? Is there a way of treating it without medication?
Any age: we most commonly see men start to have erectile issues later in life 55-60+. The most common cause is actually the effect of chronic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and atherosclerosis. Erectile issues in young men are most often psychogenic ("performance" anxiety), induced by drugs and alcohol, or by medications. A detailed interview and exam would be needed to determine exactly why. ...Read more
Why are all studies done on medications done on male subjects? A mans body is different than a womans. This is incredibly sexist for this day and age!
Depending: Some studies are women only. Except for hormonal variations, bodies are pretty similar. ...Read more
Pressure techniques: Squeeze the top of the penis, hard, just below the point of pain, and just below the head of the penis, for 10-15 seconds. ...Read more
Diabetes: The answer depends on how high your blood sugar readings have been. The best place to start is to eat a diabetic - low carbohydrate diet and get a proper amount of exercise. Medications are used as an adjunct to diet and exercise modification. There are many good oral antihyperglycemic agents. Metformin is a common medication that may be an option for you. ...Read more
Can a man have no sperm and if so what if any medication or method can be use or perform to help increase his count
51 year old man having BP medication,is it ok if I do 15 minutes yoga in the morning.taking medicine after yoga.
Certainly,but tellMD: You should let your MD know anytime you may be doing a significant exercise regimen change,although the BP you gave us doesnt inherently mean you cant do Yoga.I often send my patients to Physical therapy before starting maintenance exercises like yoga where their BP and other cardiac parameters can be monitored 1st. More importantly that lets them warm up and prestretch muscles.Keep your MD aware. ...Read more
Is there a pill alternative to vastecomy for men? If yes, what are some of the medications to make a male infertile. Thanks
Check out these: Links. Find a partner and make love all night long- then call in sick the following day. Ask your dr if he can give u an excuse letter.Have fun! http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/male-sexual-performance. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/erectile-dysfunction-herbs/mc00064. ...Read more
Not necessarily: There is no clear evidence on this. ...Read more
Yes: Several of the effective medications for ibs are officially approved for use in women, but men are also afflicted. The medications were mainly studied in women and your provider will go over that if these meds are felt to be likely helpful. ...Read more
Yes.: Antipsychotics causes Dopamine blockade increasing levels of Prolactin which causes unovulation and irregular menstrual cycles due to decrease levels of Follicle stimulating hormones and Estrogen. It also causes decrease libido, galactorrhea and osteoporosis. For man, the there is decrease in testosterone and galactorrhea and decrease libido. ...Read more
Don't count on it: Please continue to use contraception and practice safe sex. If you believe you are having infertility problems, you should seek medical help to evaluate the cause of infertility. Many men who take schizophrenia medication are able to father children. Sterility is not a common side effect of medications. ...Read more
How easy is it to pass herpes from a woman to man? And what about if both are on anti viral medication?
Herpes Newest INFO: Gender has nothing to do with this. Herpes viruses do not discriminate. So here is what we know: a person with hsv 2, the 'genital' form of herpes can shed virus irregularly and without sores. Medication can lower this risk by 50% but not more than that. A person who already has hsv 2 cannot get it again. The same goes for the hsv 1, the simplex virus. I am unsure why you are both on meds. ...Read more
Does TGF Beta Biomarker helps with diagnosis of what trigger cyclic thrombocytopenia in adult men with no drug and medication use ?
TGF etc..: hello ~ prob'ly not. Very brief review of the literature done and I could not find this connection. Its not an appropriate use of my time here to do in depth review of the literature to find arcane connections of biomarkers to rare diseases. This is a complex issue + I am sure you are well acquainted with using Internet search engines or Pubmed. Relevant personal info you should d/w treating Oncol ...Read more
I am a man i want to have breast what kind of medication would I have to take and what is the prosess i would have to go through i don't want surgery
You : You will need to schedule a visit with an endocrinologist (hormone specialist). There are ways to increase breast tissue with hormones. I must warn you that the endocrinologist may recommend that you be cleared by a psychiatrist prior to initiating a medical plan. The main reason for this is to ascertain your emotional/psychological well being because this type of change is dramatic and life altering. The specialist will want to make sure this is something you can handle, and assure that you have made a well informed decision. Best of luck. ...Read more
I am a virgin but I want to lose it to my man. I can't because of how painful it is when it is barely in. Is there any medication soI won't feel pain ?
Brings Back Memories: I'm encouraged to hear that your man hasn't just rammed up in there. With some time, gentle accomodation and proper lubrication I'm sure you'll work it out. Just don't be impatient. Aldo, you could try some sex toys of progressive sizes. Just have a playful attitude about it. The proprietor of the local sex shop will be glad,I'm sure, to help you pick out the proper utensils and lubricants. ...Read more
Possibly: Any medicine can have any side effect. Even though seizure medication doesn't commonly cause ed, medication needs to be considered as a possible cause. Work with your physician to see if a change is safe for you. If you are able to change meds and the ed resolves, then there is your answer. ...Read more
What diseases does he have?
What diseases do you have?
That’s the real question— ...Read more
Penile rehab: There are a number of treatment options. Seek out a urologist specializing in sexual medicine. ...Read more
Can you tell me what you suggest if a man is infected with HIV at 60 how long can he live with medications and good food?
51 Year old man taking high BP medication,after taking medicine it's now reding 120.
Is it ok to do Headstand(shirshan)Yoga in morning for 5 min?
I would think so: Interesting question! I don't believe it's ever been studied! If your BP is well controlled, I would think it's okay. ...Read more
If doctors did their job properly they would understand that a womans body does not work like a mans at all, therefore medications should be adjusted.
Yelling at Doctors: Perhaps this is not the forum to take out your frustrations. The physicians here are volunteers, trying to make the world a better place and to bring understanding of health and the health care system to all humans outside of any overriding bureaucracy. If you have had a negative experience with a male physician it is well within your right to not see them again and to choose one to your liking. ...Read more
Essential tremor: I get that question a lot and honestly do not have a great option for you. Sometimes magnesium can help, dosing with mg malate 400 mg per day if tolerated. Some people have used herbs like lemon balm, passion flower, and lavender and there are advocates for a number of homeopathic remedies. Deep brain stimulation is an excellent treatment if you are willing to consider. ...Read more
Testosterone, maybe: Regardless of who lost his/her sex drive, the evaluation is similar: first evaluate your relationship. Second, consider external stressors, eg money, family, friends, work, etc. Third, consider substance use, eg tobacco, alcohol & illicit materials. Fourth, any new medications? Fifth, evaluate his/her health: depression, diabetes, high blood pressure and/or cholesterol, heart disease, low t, etc. ...Read more
What is the best way to retard Parkinson's in a 84 year old man? He is on Parkinson's medication.
Other options: Other then Dopamine agonists, traditional meds for parkinson's disease, MAO inhibitor and comt inhibitors have been beneficial. Physical therapy can help to improve mobility, strength, and agility. Deep brain stimulation has promise - it used for those with advanced cases that do not tolerate medications. It can reduce or eliminate dyskinesia (involuntary movements) and tremor. ...Read more
I am 30 year old man with no specific disease or medication.I take 25 mg viagra (sildenafil) in most of my intercourses. Will it make adverse effect in long term?
Likely: No medication is without risk or side effect, and this class can be fatal, or lead to surgical emergency resulting in loss of erection function. If you are having erectile dysfunction at 30 years old you need evaluated by a urologist and possibly neurologist to identify problem that symptom is pointing to. Your age group is not highly common to need meds to assist. ...Read more
Fungal Infections: I am a bit surprised by your question. Yeast infections of the skin should respond to creams, powders or other over the counter products. If there is something severe about your infection you may want to see if this is truly a fungal issue or if you need an oral rather than topical approach to your problem. ...Read more
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