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Life With Vaginismus
The answer really: depends on why the patient has the feeding tube. Obviously, this treatment is only used when there are significant health problems that impair normal swallowing and eating. A person who has had a stroke might survive several years; a person with dementia has a poorer prognosis. Adequate nutrition can be supplied via a feeding tube and if no other issues, the patient could survive a long time. ...Read more
Dont be guilty: Herpes is a virus. Being exposed to a virus is akin to catching a cold. If everyone had a blood test for herpes, estimeates put it at 75% positive. Most don't know they have it. If you know you have the herpes virus & learn the symptoms, then sex w/ you is safer than w/ someone who doesn't know they have it. Always discuss w/ a partner before engagin in intimate contact. ...Read more
Lowered function: While sexual potential can carry through into quite older age, the erectile capacity and ejacualate volume decrease with age. Some lose desire which is entirely psychological. Note the many products on the market for this and the destruction of endangered animals for this (rhino horns, bear gall bladder stones, etc.). ...Read more
Can someone with conversion/functional disorder due to tramatic life experiences ever be cured and live a normal life?
What is Normal?: Yes, a happy and productive life is possible after trauma expressed in conversion and functional disorders. There is a wide range in what we consider "normal" but the ability to live in relative emotional comfort and be able to function is a key concept. Please see a mental health professional. Clinical hypnosis is very helpful w/conversion disorders and trauma. See www.asch.net for referrals ...Read more
I believed i'm going through a midlife crisis. I'm 46 and very disappointed with my life. Which type of medical professional can help me?
UR: Best bet would be to see a psychiatrist or a psychologist. Do not delay. ...Read more
Can an agoraphobic hypochondriac with GAD, OCD, panic disorder, and social anxiety ever hope to live a normal life with marked reduction of symptoms?
Hope: The different diagnoses that you listed could easily be summarized as someone dealing with severe anxiety issues. There is always hope to have reduction in the symptoms of anxiety and to live a happier life. My suggestion to you would be to seek wise counseling and to work closely together with a psychiatrist or other mental health professional to find the right treatment regimen for you. It is very common for people who struggle with anxiety to feel hopeless about their future. ...Read more
Sexual disorders: This broad phrase makes it difficult to respond, but traditional home remedies seldom work. A combination of education, psychological counseling and communication usuall are effective. If there is a sexual counselor near you, see them. Good luck and good sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can people with osteogenesis imperfecta type 1 continue their life without getting blind? And what's their life expectancy?
No blindness : Persons with type 1 oi do not become blind fron the disease. Life expectancy should be normal or very close to normal. They may have more broken bones than average, short stature, easy bruisability. They may have deafness or hearing loss in adulthood. About 1/2 will have dentinogenesis imperfecta (leading to teeth that are discolored and break easily(. More info at oi foundation website. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good: Pesseries for prolapse (cystocele, rectocele, vaginal prolapse) are very useful for someone who wants to avoid surgery, desires more vaginal deliveries (children), or can't have surgery. Properly sized & placed, pts feel no pressure, most don't notice a difference. The best candidates are pts who are able to remove & replace it as needed. I have many pts satisfied with only their pessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medical assisted tx: Is it trouble coping with the drug abuse during pregnancy or with the pregnancy itself? Opiate dependent pregnant women can be very safely and successfully treated with Methadone or Buprenorphine. Plus counseling and cognitive behavior therapy. Please visit your OB/GYN and ask for a referral or help finding an addiction specialist. ...Read more
Ever seen a schizoid fibromyalgic, anxious and depress man with ptsd. Husband, father of an addh girl. Teacher with dermatillomania and gynecomastia?
Well, no not exactly: Sounds like a lot going on. But, it is actually common to have multiple psychiatric conditions at the same time. So don't fear that you are terminally unique in this matter. You are on Cymbalta (duloxetine) - but are you receiving psychotherapy? Cognitive processing therapy or the more generalized cognitive behavioral therapy may be helpful for you. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sex and kidney: I am not sure there is a link. Or maybe i don't understand your question. ...Read more