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How To Treat Dismenorrhea
Amenorrhea: First you need to diagnose amenorrhea. What causes it? First concern is a pregnancy., so do a pregnancy test. If it has been prolonged it could be pco syndrome, hypothyroidism, anemia , malnutrition, anovulation. Each of these conditions requires a extensive work-up and plan in order to treat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
? PCOS ?: If you mean pcos not pcod -- pcos may be present in up to 30% of women. It is an Insulin resistant state that is characterized by weight gain, irregular or absent periods, hair growth, infertility and predisposition to diabetes. Check w/your gyn. Diet, exercise and weight loss will help, as will metformin which can reduce Insulin resistance and regularize menses and even fertility. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Treatment of dysmenorrhea depends on the cause of dysmenorrhea. Fibroids or endometriosis would have treatment specific to that disorder. We would usually start with ocps and nsaids (ibuprofen or naproxyn). Maybe a gnrh agonist or surgery could be offered if the pills don't help the pain. ...Read more
A specialist eval: Oligospermia refers to a low sperm count (total or concentration). The real issue is sperm function. Men w/ poor function often have low count, motility and few normally shaped sperm. Causes run from genetic, heat (sauna, hot tub), medication (androgens for body-building), recreational drugs, extreme sports, unknown and others (no room here). Treatment based on cause but ivf/icsi works if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alcoholism: If you haven't lost control over the use of alcohol, treatment may involve reducing your drinking. If you're dependent on alcohol, simply cutting back is ineffective. Giving up alcohol entirely must be part of your treatment goal. There are many ways to treat alcoholism, including aa, counseling, residential treatment programs, medications (antabuse, naltrexone, campral). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bipolar treatment: There are many ways to treat bipolar disorder, including with therapy, a healthy lifestyle, and medications. Regarding the latter, mood stabilizers are the treatment of choice. These include medications like lithium, depakote, lamictal, trileptal, and tegretol, to name some. Antipsychotics such as abilify, zyprexa, risperdal, geodon, seroquel, latuda, invega, and saphris (asenapine) are also commonly used. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Eczema treatment: Eczema is a general term for a diffuse rash with itching. It is an incessant itchy eruption that almost invariably begins in infancy, is inherited, is often accompanied in later years by hay fever or asthma. A dermatologist is the best doctor to consult for this. Soaps make it worse. Use cetaphil for washing body. All free & clear for laundry. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on location and severity. For milder cases Hydrocortisone cream and syctera foam. For more extensive or severe cases prescription strength creams and possibly short course of internal drugs. Essential fatty acids such as flaxseed oil and identifying contributing contact or food allergies can be helpful. ...Read more
Erection troubles: Given your age i would advise a good and thorough evaluation with a men's health expert. You could have a number of reasons for this problem. But, you also do not need to suffer in silence. There is a chance you have thyroid or testosterone abnormalities. You may have arterial damage from high blood pressure. There are medications that can also work to help you enjoy a full sex life. ...Read more
Clinomania: Questions? Do you have low energy level? Are you fatigued? How are your sex drive, appetite and motivation levels? I believe it is important to be checked to determine if there is an underlying health condition or even depression. If your proclivity to stay in your bed is not related to medical/psychological conditions - then consider cognitive behavioral therapy. Take care. ...Read more
Sacralization: Sacralization is a congenital anomaly that occurs when the transverse processes of the L5 vertebral body fuse to the ilium. The person appears to have 4 lumbar vertebrae instead of 5. The incidence of sacralization occurs in 3.5 % of the population. Sacralization does not cause pain but can lead to adjacent stress on the sacroiliac joints or the disc space and joints above the fused segment. ...Read more
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