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Masturbation is neither good nor bad. It is normal and common and part of the human experience. There is no medical or health reason not to masturbate. All men you know masturbate or have masturbated. It is a normal part of a sexual life.
What can be bad for health is shame instilled in our youth that touching themselves is some how evil. This shame is very damaging to the human experience. ...Read more
Goog morning. I hav been on clomid (clomiphene) for three months, but d fourth month, I didn't take it. Will its effect still be in my system and make me ovulate?
Breast pumps: Breast pumps for augmentation will not give you fuller breasts. They can stretch the skin and damage the breast tissue so they are not recommended to enlarge your breast tissue. ...Read more
How do you get rid of a scalp cyst? I have a small bump on the middle of the back of my head. I've recently just asked a question about it on avvo. I got my answer and the person said it might be a cyst. I've searched up 'how to get rid of a cyst' on goog
Cysts: Cysts are simply sacs of tissue filled with a substance that makes them expand. There are many types of cysts in the body, but the most common in the area you are talking about is a sebaceous cyst. Most are benign problems but some can cause damage to surrounding structure and some, even more rare, can be neoplasms. Cysts typically cannot be treated at home. Definitive treatment of a cyst requires complete removal of the tissue and, in cases where the growth is more aggressive, some surrounding normal tissue is removed to prevent a recurrence. For these reasons you seek care from a surgeon for evaluation, removal and biopsy. ...Read more
Hi goog morning doc my question is my chest xray result is fibrotic tb lesion noted. What does it means do I have to undergo another treatment? I
Not necessarily: Without knowing the full details of the report, this most likely means that you had TB in that part of your lung in the past and that you were either treated for it or your own immune system controlled it successfully. The damage done by the TB left a scar. I would need more information on what treatment you have had in the past and what your current symptoms are to fully answer your question ...Read more
Some thoughts...: Successful diets require that a person stick to a plan for months or years, so easier goals and small milestones are good. She must be happy with the foods she gets to eat, so severe calorie restriction is not successful. Eat vegetables with little sauce or dressing. Look for healthier oils. Don't use clarified butter (an animal fat) or eat too many egg yolks. Sugar is unhealthy; try to avoid it. ...Read more
Diet & exercise:
Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you don't feel hungry and they are very low in calories.
Get at least 8 hours of sleep at night. ...Read more
Avoid processed food: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes your blood sugar which increases Insulin and promotes weight gain. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and just enough protein. ...Read more
It can be: In lap land - it is a common practice to repeatedly move from a sauna into a cold dip in a river. This process can be used as part of a detoxification program. Changing back and forth from a cold to hot shower is a similar detoxification protocol. ...Read more
Mediterranean diet: A good diet really isn't a diet b/c diets are temporary. Instead, look to make a lifestyle change. With that said, recent randomized controlled trial demonstrated ability of mediterranean diet to prevent heart disease. Check out http://alvinblin. Blogspot. Com/2013/02/mediterranean-diet-prevents-heart. Html. Just remember that this needs to become a way of life. And don't forget to get/stay active. ...Read more
In 400 characters...: Cardiovascular exercise most days of the week, small more frequent meals, 50 grams of fiber daily, plenty of water so urine is almost clear, six to nine hours of sleep nightly, don't smoke, don't drink too much alcohol, don't talk on your cellphone while driving, complex carbohydrates, lean protein sources, keep weight healthy, don't do drugs, obey the speed limit. Did I miss anything? ...Read more
Unsaturated: The weight of opinion is that a diet high in saturated fat increases LDL cholesterol / vascular risk (heart attack, stroke). Epidemiologic studies especially based on what people say they've eaten and without controlling for other factors generate unreliable results; this is "best current thinking." trans-fats are generally no longer available over concerns about risk despite no real animal model. ...Read more
Depends: As with any activity, it can be good or bad depending on how you do it! Boxing is a great exercise, but you need good coaching to avoid injury. Your cardio, strength and agility will all improve, and you don't need to spar for these benefits. Striking target mitts, or punching bags can develop your basics. "Light" sparring is safe, but I would avoid strikes to the head to avoid concussions. ...Read more
Man up!: You're still in your physical prime. You can't change your facial bones, your natural body hair distribution, your height, or your natural skin color. What you can change -- and it's no secret -- is your physical development. Aerobic exercise & watching what you eat will give you definition; resistance training gives you mass. Work out, be hygienic, be polite & considerate & life will be great. ...Read more
Good relationship: It's hard, but think about waiting until you have found somebody that you know and that you truly like. Talk with each other about what is most enjoyable. You are male so you are almost certainly going to climax; work hard to bring her to the greatest enjoyment you can. Always practice safe sex and save barrier-free love for marriage. Your physician can guide on specific issues. Good luck. ...Read more
It's all in the mind: Good health is a general sense of well being and freedom from illness, injury or pain. Health is often defined differently by doctors and patients. I think it entirely possible to have many illnesses and injuries yet remain "healthy." I have seen many patients who refuse to become ill or sick despite severe adversity. Health care providers love to see patients like that! ...Read more
Cholesterol: If you have elevated levels of cholesterol and trigycerides you need to discuss with your doctor the best way of managing this if in fact it is necessary to do so. This otc product, like other 'natural' products purported to be effective is not tested or regulated by the fda and so have no way of knowing whether it really works. Look up pt barnum. ...Read more