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Hi. How can I prolong my erections and prevent early or premature ejaculstion. I'm a 42 year old man. Should I practice the stop start procedure during masturbation or what do you recommend is best. Thank you for your help. Gerry?
Takes practice: A bit of anesthetic gel on your glans, a condom, or practicing the squeeze technique with your partner can all help -- the last is actually a lot of fun and will build your relationship. A low dose of a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor will reset your brain centers, and I've been told that Saint John's Wort can do the same. ...Read more
I have been dealing w Gerd for 3 yrs diagnosed by Endoscopy omaprazole helps but can't live with out it how often should I repeat the test?
Is it possible to get accurate visual field test with macular pucker decline in visual acuity, lights less bright & white computer screen looking gray?
Usually it is fine: You have defects in the central visual portion of your field of view - an area poorly outlined by most field testing devices. Field tests will define major defects which largely will register from the peripheral areas tested. Have you had a field tested in the past? Is there some condition being sought for with a field.? Your ophthalmologist would not order a field if he doubts the result. ...Read more
I had my thyroid removed 7 months ago and I am dealing with a swelled feeling in my throat for about 5 months now. Could this be Gerd?
Anti H+ pills: Gerd is from reflex passage of acid from the stomach into the esophagus. It is a long term risk for damage to the lower esophagus including cancer. You can modify the diet, use secretory inhibitors like omeprazole, and use short term antiacids like rolaids and tums (calcium carbonate). Some are helped by elevating the head of the bed. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Help them get help: Keep the communication channels open and suggest taking the moody person to a counselor, social worker, therapist, psychologist, or Doctor for help. Make sure the moods are not secondary to a medical condition like Hypothyroidism for example. If the moods are secondary to Bipolar disorder there are treatment options. Help the moody become stable and happy. ...Read more
Decline varies: I'd like to ask what you mean by "decline." the first thing that comes to mind for me is dementia, which tends to have a gradual onset and progressive decline. If this is what you're asking about, the symptoms vary across people. The brain itself develops physical pathology associated with multiple cognitive deficits, especially worsening memory problems. Other cognitive problems occur as well. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Heeby Jeebies is a feeling of anxiety or apprehension. Creepy crawlies is a feeling like insects crawling on your skin ("formication"). It is caused by a sympathetic system response to fear — tiny muscles pull on hairs, which literally stand up, giving you the sensation of something on your skin. It goes away when you relax or calm the anxiety. ...Read more
Common cold: Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. ...Read more
Yes: During it's peak years of detection in the late 70's, reye's syndrome was usually fatal. It often lead to a depressing rapid deterioration to brain death within days. Turning off a ventilator to let a 7 year old go is a tragic event. I haven't seen or heard of any cases in many years. A few survived with good intensive care & luck. I'll always remember the first words of the one that did for me. ...Read more
Anything: There are no restrictions or specific exercises for raynoud. Raynoud's occurs when the small arteries in the fingers and toes spasm and block blood flow due to coldness. So avoid exercising in cold conditions that makes your raynoud's worse. ...Read more
Maybe none.: Each person grieves in there own unique way. It could be someone else is saying that you don't grieve the way they do. On the other had, trouble dealing with a loss could indicate that the person is becoming depressed and not just grieving. Talk to a professional to help you figure this out. ...Read more
Yes: Every state has laws concerning the process of mental health commitments for all people, including teens. Check with your local law enforcement or county courthouse for details. ...Read more
Find meaning: Only you can decide what her death means in the larger scheme of things. Will you seek a faith-based answer? A scientific naturalist's gratitude for the good times? Forgiveness (for him, for you) after the fact? Live as he'd wish you to? Learn from any mistakes so you may perhaps be a better parent yourself? Be glad that you loved your Grandma in a world full of loveless homes? Talk to your Dr.? ...Read more
Nutrients: Hunger is the temporary deficiency of nutrients; long term it will stunt growth; psychological effects can be as severe as PTSD ...Read more
Exercise for overall: Health. Do some cardiovascular like running and some weight lifting for muscle and bone health as long as your doc says your health is ok to exercise. Otherwise, concentrate on the way you treat people and your values. That's much more important than your butt and more long-lasting in terms of relationships. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Are there formulas on dealing with the type of people out there, if there are 5 types of personality?
I wish!: A "type" is a general classification based on several characteristics. But it's not a hard & fast classification. We are complex creatures! Everybody acts & reacts differently. It is always safest to follow the Golden Rule: treat others as you wish to be treated. That is: be kind, be respectful, pay attention & listen. Look people in the eyes when you talk, don't be mean, & say please & thank you! ...Read more
I've been dealing with off balance, swaying feeling for 7 months now, trying to figure out the cause. Help!
I am having many probs. If I take better care of myself will I get better or am I in a perm. State of decline?
Depends: Depending on what problems you have, will depend on if you will get better, but generally speaking, any time you can take better care of yourself, you should improve from an overall health standpoint. Keep seeing the dr. For evaluations and get well. Best wishes. ...Read more
In september I was hit by a semi sense then I have lost a great deal of my memory and have been dealing with flash backs at night. What should I do?
My kleinseun kom kuier maar het twee weke terug waterpokkies gekry, watse risiko hou dit vir my in? Ek is 61 en dink nie ek het wpokkies gehad nie?
It would help if you could say it in English.
Wish you good health! ...Read more
Cold sores: Herpes (i think this is what you mean) type 1 is the main cause of oral cold sores that the first episode is often painful but if he immune system remains strong many times there might not be a recurrence or very few and far in between. If contacted with the genital area it can go to the genital area as well but not very common. ...Read more
Yes but. .: We all exhale = it is part of the breathing cycle. Most exhaling is gentle and carries little if any material with it and this includes germs. If you have an infection, the liklihood increases especially if you are coughing or sneezing at the same time. ...Read more