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Habit Reversal Training Hrt
Usually done to provide the hormones that would be deficient upon surgical removal or inactivity or malfunction of a hormone producing gland or organ. The endocrinologist is the medical specialist that specializes amongst other things , in doing just that. Insulin/glucagon-pancreas, thyroid hormone-thyroid, ovaries, testicles, hypothalamus, ...Read more
Angioplasty coronary arteries (2 stents) in April 2015, is it safe to use cross trainer for 30 min for cardio & light strength training 4/5 times/week
Bingeing for 27 yrs always in therapy incl cbt, ret, group, analysis, oa, ssris, bupropion, diaphr.Breathing, yoga, meditation, exercise...Is there still hope?
Yes!: Bingeing and eating disorders are like other addictive conditions where one can nevertheless develop strategies to live a full and contented life. There is always the possibility of a "flare-up". The key sometimes is to be consistent with these strategies no matter what and to make the goal to binge less whatever frequency that turns out to be. ...Read more
In your experience, has use of CPAP reversed low testosterone? Total T 199 ng/dl.lh 2.2 iu/l.fsh 1.9 iu/l for past 7 years. Weight 210 lb height 6ft
Board cert. Surgeons train 5-7yrs gen. Surgery then 2-3 yrs speciality training...I don't get it, do doctors choose length of programs or is it random?
Not random: The length of the program is determined by the specialty certification boards who have determined that this is the length of time necessary to insure that doctors have adequate training. During this time the doctors work long hard hours under the close supervision of their teachers while also participating in the training of medical students & less senior doctors. It takes a lot of dedication! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many ortho surgeries on legs as a child, on crutches now @ age 55, pain & low mobility & nafld-best wt loss route? Bypass, sleeve or lapband?
Beginning neuro biofeed back treatment for anxiety, excessive worry & job stress affecting performance. What is success rate for biofeedback?
For stress managemen: t, it should be great if you can finish the course needed to allow your body, breathing to control and lower your stress and anxiety feelings. Don't stop half way. The merits are that you can control your feelings, your thoughts, your breathing & begin to use this to monitor you stress levels before they become overwhelming.Using positive focus, visualization, meditation will also help w/success. ...Read more
Obese woman with pcos, on yasmin, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) limited carbs, regular exercise. ~2yrs from wanting kids. Weight loss very slow. Would you recommend metformin?
I would, but: You're not my patient and i don't know the details of your case; you need to discuss the specifics with your doctor. ...Read more
Masturbating daily(sometime 4-5 times) for 15+ yrs.last few yrs feeling much less desire(w.o. any reason).Would Iowering frequency help regain libido?
Likely: You can become drawn into the fantasy world that supports this activity to the point your brain is wired to respond only to those cues.Reducing may help, but you may need to consult with a therapist to re-train your system.There are often therapists attached to Urology groups that treat all forms of performance issues and this is one. ...Read more
Tubal ligation.What is required to do in-vitro physically&financially?How do people pay? Finance? Up front? Pay plan through clinic? Same ?S reversal?
Reversal vs IVF: Depending how menu children you desire. Procedures are not covered by insurance. Cost for ivf varies from clinic to clinic. Some clinics have payment plan. Cost is $7000 to 10.000 per cycle . Reversal is less expensive in the long run. Cost varies from $5000 to to $8000 and is one time expense. A hope around. Always ask for success rate of the facilities (take home babies) good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Interested in doctors Thoughts Re: essyltstein or ornish diets on reversing heart disese? Trying 2 lose weight w/minor heart defect, does it work?
Speak with you: The Ornish diet is to help patients who have severely calcified aortic arteries and heart disease avoid bypass surgery by changing their diet to a no fat diet. Atkins diet is meat/ vegetable based and no carbs. For minor heart defect, you're better off speaking to your doctor or cardiologist about which diet may be better. You can always get a second opinion from an integrative medicine doctor too ...Read more
I'm 41 178cm 109kg big frame m.Birth weight 5.5kg.Since 17 struggling with weight of 90-110.Exercises diets don't help.Should I go 4 bariatric surgery?
Not that I know of: But it does all kinds of other terrible things to you, including increasing the amount of carbon monoxide in your blood, robbing your muscles of needed oxygen during exercise, not to mention increasing your chances of ultimately getting bronchitis, emphysema, heart disease and cancer. Good for you for wanting exercise, now do something even more important for health and life - quit smoking! ...Read more
24 y/o histry of macroprolactinoma, heartburn, mild cholesterol issues. I keep gain weight at a slow pace, but not gaining any size. I'm 190 lbs....
Question: Sorry - not sure what you're asking? ...Read more
Yes: All addiction is unhealthy; however, spending a lot of time playing video games is not neccesarily bad unless it is leading to predictably negative consequences in your life.. A former patient of mine who spent a lot of time on games, got a job working for a games development company getting the kinks out. If there are negative consequences, counseling may be appropriate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healing time for toe amputation? (DM+; 63y/o, F; varicose veins 20+ years; poor circulation before surgery - surgeon did stent procedure -success).
Up to 6 weeks: Since you have diabetes, your healing will be unfortunately somewhat slower especially since the surgery was in your lower extremity. However, please check with your vascular surgeon to confirm how you are doing in terms of recovery, and he/she will keep you informed if you will recover in 6 weeks or need more time. Best of luck! ...Read more
Is hCG diet safe for me?Ovarian cancer 2007, total hysterectomy and chemo done.I'm 38 years old, 5 feet, 67kgs.
Bad choice: The HCG diet prescribes a severely calorie-restricted diet and prescribes a pricey placebo to go with it, then attributes the success of the diet to the placebo. You are smart enough to realize that (1) you don't need this, and (2) the way to achieve the body you want is by changing your lifestyle & how you think about food and fitness. Congratulations on seeking a better life after a cancer cure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer