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I'm 36. Cannot lose weight (healthy diet/exercise reg.) low libido, chronic constipation, dry skin on legs and my head sweats a lot! help!

I'm 36. Cannot lose weight (healthy diet/exercise reg.) low libido, chronic constipation, dry skin on legs and my head sweats a lot! help!

Can't lose wt: Goblue, I am sorry you are having problems losing weight. If you haven't been checked out by your physician i would suggest doing so to make sure there are no underling physical problems. Hypnotherapy has been proven very effective in weight loss. Make sure you go to a licensed and certified mental health professional who does hypnotherapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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What can you do to reduce libido while losing weight?

What can you do to reduce libido while losing weight?

Not sure: Libido and weight loss are not usually linked together. I'm not sure of any method to decrease libido and decrease weight at the same time. ...Read more

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As I got perscription for another ssri instead of something different so wouldn't put on weight or lose libido,why does doctor prescribe ssri again?

As I got perscription for another ssri instead of something different so wouldn't put on weight or lose libido,why does doctor prescribe ssri again?

All SSRIs not equal: While a few psychotropic meds are classified as SSRIs, all SSRIs do not share the same side effect profile. There are individually variable pathophysiological responses to meds. Trying one SSRI after another is common practice when a patient reports negative side effects (like weight gain or decreased libido). The 'mechanism of action' is unknown. Bupropion is often used alone or together to help. ...Read more

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62yr old female taking 50mg dhea. Its wonderful; increased energy, bone mass, losing fat, libido came back. Is is detectable in employee drug test?

62yr old female taking 50mg dhea. Its wonderful; increased energy, bone mass, losing fat, libido came back. Is is detectable in employee drug test?

No: Dhea is metabolized to cortisone, estrogen and testosterone -- and you can';t control which one is goes to. Also, there is no medical indication to take it in the first place, and most of the dhea supplements have little dhea in them. Worry about your health, not a drug test. Don't get your medical advice from tv or the internet! ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I do to increase my libido?

Please tell me what can I do to increase my libido?

Libido: Focus on foreplay and take it slow. Don't forget about flirting, hugs, cuddles, massages, etc to help reconnect you to your sexual drive. Talk to your partner openly about your goal to increase your libido and ask them to get on board to help. ...Read more

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I think I can't get 100% erected from porn. Am I losing my libido? And how do I cure this?

I think I can't get 100% erected from porn. Am I losing my libido? And how do I cure this?

Libido concern: I understand your concern. Pornography cannot give full sexual satisfaction. Due to your hormones you will continue to have sexual desire and sexual interest. You feel as if you are losing libido which can be due to not having intimate sexual partner with whom you could have Heart to Heart Talk about mutual sexual need and how to have good Emotional, Physical and Sexual Intimacy. See a Therapist. ...Read more

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I'm 61, no problem w/natural lubrication. Have very low libido, what natural way can I do to increase?

Natural?: By natural, i'm assuming you mean without extra hormonal supplements. Many therapists who deal with sexual dysfunction recommend "changing things up" in the bedroom. Have a talk with your partner about experimenting with bedroom toys, fantasy, those sexy films that both males and females can enjoy, etc. If 'natural' doesn't work, have a talk with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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How to get libido back? I feel nothing. Are there things I can do to increase this for when I get married in a couple months for my future husband?

How to get libido back? I feel nothing. Are there things I can do to increase this for when I get married in a couple months for my future husband?

Libido, Depression: I understand your concern for lack of Libido. " Feeling nothing" is likely due to conflicts in your present life and unresolved conflicts of the past. This is likely causing lack of Libido and depression. Feel good about your empathy and willingness to improve. Have open and honest discussion with your future husband about pleasant and unpleasant feelings, and conflicts and see a Therapist. ...Read more

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How do I increase libido?

How do I increase libido?

Yours or partners?: It's different for men vs women but there are common needs for both. In general men look for home plate and women want to enjoy the game. It's important both understand what is expected of the other. That can go a long way toward building libido. Are there medical issues? Is stress or arguing a problem? Is there lack of privacy or is work draining energy? Can you surprise or create mystery? Toys? ...Read more

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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