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Is a deficiency in vitamin d, hight cortisol and prolactin, too much LDL cholesterol a sign of hypothyroid ? Symptoms dry skin, astheny and low libido

Is a deficiency in vitamin d, hight cortisol and prolactin, too much LDL cholesterol a sign of hypothyroid ? Symptoms dry skin, astheny and low libido

Forgive my frankness: Your lack of vitamin d is probably the result of your getting too little in your diet and not getting enough sunlight. A spot cortisol is of little value except as a screen for addison's which i will assume is ruled out. Your high prolactin and low libido in a man with some serious acne like you're being treated for makes me suspect strongly that you have a prolactinoma. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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What do I do if I have such a low libido?

What do I do if I have such a low libido?

Ask yourself some Qs: What are you worried about? Job? Money? Family? Friends? Stress can affect sex drive. How's your relationship w/your partner? If it's not good & strong, it's difficult to want to have sexual relations w/that person. How's your mental health? Depression can cause loss of libido. Excess alcohol? Recreational substances? Medications? All these can affect your sex drive. How's your physical health? ...Read more

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How effective is provestra for low libido?

How effective is provestra  for low libido?

Forget it: The only thing it helps is to make a lot of $$ for the manufacturer. You don't really think any supplement or herbal product is going to help low libido, do you. Overall health and being attracted to your partner are the old fashioned ways, which work much better. ...Read more

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Low libido what is the safer way to increase it?

Low libido what is the safer way to increase it?

Places to start: Start with good nutrition, regular exercise, stop smoking, stop drinking or only in moderation. Be experimental in sexual practices. If having other symptoms like fatigue, weight gain, sleep changes or others see physician as this may be an indicator of an underlying medical problem. Any history of injury to genital area? Also a reason to see physician for evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Do progesterone creams work to help low libido?

Do progesterone creams work to help low libido?

Usually not: The over the counter Progesterone creams from reliable companies do contain Progesterone if it is listed as an ingredient and it usually does not help libido. Be sure that it does not have parabens as a preservative because they have be suspected of causing breast cancer. ...Read more

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My girlfriend suffers from depression, does this cause her low libido?

My girlfriend suffers from depression, does this cause her low libido?

Libido and Depresson: There is a strong association between low or lack of libido and depression, both with untreated depression and then as a function of some of the medications. Use of specific techniques between couples can usually overcome this obstacle. ...Read more

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I start to take Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg 5 dayes ago i feel low libido is thats normal and well go away?

I start to take Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg 5 dayes ago i feel low libido is thats normal and well go away?

See details: Reduced libido is a common side effect of zoloft (sertraline) and similar antidepressants. It may improve with time but often it will not resolve unless the med is discontinued. ...Read more

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I want to quit propecia (finasteride) after 4 years. Im experiencing low libido. What is the safest way to stop?

I want to quit propecia (finasteride) after 4 years.  Im experiencing low libido.  What is the safest way to stop?

Cold turkey: You can just stop taking it. I also noticed that you're a female. Propecia (finasteride) has not been shown to be effective in women. Furthermore, women of childbearing age should not handle the tablets (if crushed or broken) as it can cause sexual ambiguation of the fetus. ...Read more

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If im taking zolof for anxiety witch is beter to add for reverse low libido wellbtran or busparone and at what dose is good?

If im taking zolof for anxiety witch is beter to add for reverse low libido wellbtran or busparone and at what dose is good?

Individual response.: Zoloft is a an antidepressant of the ssri group which also helps with anxiety. It has some sexual side-effects. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is also an antidepressant but does not have sexual side-effects. Buspirone is an anti-anxiety that do not have sexual side-effects. The dose response is individual. Your psychiatrist prescribed these for a reason so you need to go back to see if you need an adjustment. ...Read more

Libido (Definition)

Libido is more commonly thought of as sexual desire. Still more specific definitions described libido as the free creative, or psychic energy an individual has to put toward ...Read more