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Which medication will enable me to maintain erection for longer than normal? And what are the side effects?

Which medication will enable me to maintain erection for longer than normal? And what are the side effects?

Depends: It depends on the etiology and severity of your erectile dysfunction. For most men with ed, the most common and best tolerated medications are pde-5 inhibitors like viagra, cialis, and levitra (vardenafil). Newer agents like staxyn are gaining popularity as well. Side effects include dizziness, flushing, and vision changes, among other things. ...Read more

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What A1c level do I need to achieve and maintain to be taken off diabetes medication?

What A1c level do I need to achieve and maintain to be taken off diabetes medication?

My bias is...: Not to stop the meds that got you to have excellent control (except sulfonylureas, insulin) as, if continued, many have data or logical reasons for delaying or preventing diabetes from 'recurring'. ...Read more

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Hi, I am 29 male. Not on any medication. First time I did sex but I couldn't maintain erection. Just for few sec. I was NT expecting. Can I try viagra (sildenafil)?

Hi, I am 29 male. Not on any medication. First time I did sex but I couldn't maintain erection. Just for few sec. I was NT expecting. Can I try viagra (sildenafil)?

Might be a little: First time performance jitters. I would not conclude from one try that you will have future problems. I think it would be premature to try viagra (sildenafil) at this time. ...Read more

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Is it possible to beat anxiety without medication or counseling? By trying to maintain a strong, positive attitude?

Is it possible to beat anxiety without medication or counseling? By trying to maintain a strong, positive attitude?

Yes you can...: Unless anxiety is very severe, regular anxiety symptoms could be treated with lifestyle routines that can help make you feel more relaxed. Mediation and or prayer, exercise, yoga, art (any type) making can help relieve symptoms. If despite of doing all this you still experience symptoms then I would say it is time to see a therapist. ...Read more

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Is there a good over-the-counter medication/ointment to help maintain/decrease the appearance and symptoms of plaque psoriasis?

Is there a good over-the-counter medication/ointment to help maintain/decrease the appearance and symptoms of plaque psoriasis?

Can try cortaid (hydrocortisone): Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease, which affects almost 15 million americans, and most have such minimal disease that they may not even know they have it. A few hundred thousand people have terrible disease with thick plaques on their scalp, hands, feet, and body, and even psoriatic arthritis, you can try some otc drugs, products, with urea, coal tar, and cortisone, but they may not work. ...Read more

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Despite exercising I have a bulgy tummy. What should I do to maintain it. I have even controlled my diet. Any medication that can help it decrease?

Despite exercising I have a bulgy tummy. What should I do to maintain it. I have even controlled my diet. Any medication that can help it decrease?

Sorry, but...: Once you've ruled out abdominal wall hernia, the only way to effectively spot-reduce unwanted abdominal tissue is to surgically remove it. The "pear" body type preferentially stores fat around hips; "apples" store it around their waist. Lose 1 pound of fat for every 3500 calories you drop or exercise off, but you can't pick where--sorry. Abdominal exercise will improve tone of existing muscles. ...Read more

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I have low energy, moody, and difficulty getting and maintaining an erection. Do I need testosterone or ED medication?

I have low energy, moody, and difficulty getting and maintaining an erection. Do I need testosterone or ED medication?

Decreased libido: Your presentation could possibly be a benign pituitary tumor which you want to have evaluated because as as it grows will displace normal tissue. If imaging is negative and hormonal levels are normal look for disease states which alter the autonomic nervous system function most commonly allergy or sleep disturbances or both eg sleep apnea.this obviously assumes normal physical exam to include geni ...Read more

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What is a medication that I can take to maintain my weight gained from the antidepressant mirtazapine?

What is a medication that I can take to maintain my weight gained from the antidepressant mirtazapine?

You can eat calorie: Rich healthy foods to maintain your weight gain - don't do it with drugs. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, Avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil & Smoothies (w added silken tofu). ...Read more

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Anorexia side effect I started new medication a few weeks ago where one of the side effects is anorexia. I'm underweight already (5'6, 105lb) what can I do to maintain my weight instead of losing?

Anorexia side effect I started new medication a few weeks ago where one of the side effects is anorexia. I'm underweight already (5'6, 105lb) what can I do to maintain my weight instead of losing?

You: You might think about calling your physician and sharing your worries about this side effect of the new medication. Maybe he will change your medication to something else without this side effect. ...Read more

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I made sustainable lifestyle changes that I've maintained to lose 70 lbs over 18 months, but recently have been gaining weight (10 lbs) and can't explain & has lately accelerated because of triggered binges. Is there medication to help with cravings?

I made sustainable lifestyle changes that I've maintained to lose 70 lbs over 18 months, but recently have been gaining weight (10 lbs) and can't explain & has lately accelerated because of triggered binges. Is there medication to help with cravings?

Weight control: Congratulations on the dramatic weight loss. Good work! But as you are finding, it's usually just as big a battle to maintain the lower weight. Unfortunatley, there are no drug treatments without potentially horrible side effects. See the excellent article recently in Time Magazine (http://time. Com/4793832/the-weight-loss-trap/). Find a doctor you trust and follow her advice. Good luck! ...Read more

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57 year old Asian woman with osteoporosis. Any studies that show that diet & exercise alone can maintain health, i.e., drugs aren't necessary?

57 year old Asian woman with osteoporosis. Any studies that show that diet & exercise alone can maintain health, i.e., drugs aren't necessary?

A nutritionally-: Oriented doc or a natural medicine doc can help. You need to be monitored but there are natural options such as a combo product of minerals and co-factors or strontium. Please do this under professional guidance. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How can I maintain/ lose weight taking lexapro (escitalopram)? Drug works great for me don't wanna quit. However I've gained 40 pounds since taking.

How can I maintain/ lose weight taking lexapro (escitalopram)? Drug works great for me don't wanna quit. However I've gained 40 pounds since taking.

Less food, exercise: The things which are part of any plan are controlled food intake and regular physical exercise - discuss with your physician ...Read more

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Would you take an antiarrhythmic drug to maintain normal sinus rhythm?

Would you take an antiarrhythmic drug to maintain normal sinus rhythm?

Maybe: It depends. It won't prolong life or prevent strokes, but it may improve the quality of life if atrial fibrillation is significantly bothersome. Cather ablation is another option if drugs don't work or have significant side effects. ...Read more

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How to maintain your weight?

How to maintain your weight?

Must stay in balance: Our bodies are in a simple state of balance. If we eat more calories than we use, we gain weight. If we eat fewer calories than we use, we lose weight. So, people who stay the same weight eat more than they use on some days, and less than they use on other days. . . But it averages out over time, so that they are eating & using the same number of calories. That's why their weights are maintained. ...Read more

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How do I maintain healthy weight?

How do I maintain healthy weight?

Katz book: Disease proof by david katz, md is a good book for overall health. It contains lots of useful information about the way we eat and is written very clearly. Focus more on health and lab results than the number on the scale. Walking can be a great benefit also. You can do it. Please see your doc first. I see that you have had back issues. Low carb and high protein works for some also. ...Read more

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How to maintain a healthy lifestyle?

How to maintain a healthy lifestyle?

Many factors.: Focus on:
1. Improving your diet.
2. An exercise program.
3. Stress reduction.
4. Avoidance of toxins such as nicotine, drugs, and excessive alcohol.
5. Associated with people with similar/positive outlooks.
6. Ample rest/sleep/recreation time.
Seek professional help in any of the above areas as needed.
Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to maintain BP without medicine?

How to maintain BP without medicine?

Exercise, diet, size: Low salt, healthy diet. Regular, daily, aerobic exercise. Maintain a healthy weight for your height. Avoid stimulant medications or drugs. Avoid caffeine. ...Read more

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Can pt improve or just maintain at 90?

Can pt improve or just maintain at 90?

I assume you are: Talking about your knee. Generally if you injured your knee pt can improve range of motion. If you have an old or longstanding injury typically pt will not help. More specifics of your problem would help. ...Read more

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How can I maintain a healthy lifestyle?

How can I maintain a healthy lifestyle?

Healthy lifestyle: Eat healthfully w at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit /day (organic is best). Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Watch portion sizes. No tobacco, illicit drugs & low to no alcohol use. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs sleep /night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Maintain good hygiene. Daily physical ...Read more

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How to maintain a balanced chlorestrol?

How to maintain a balanced chlorestrol?

Cholesterol: Its more complex than you think. Standard lipid panel is cheap only provides basic numbers but not lipogenic particles. This requires NMR test. It identifies lipogenic particles. There is concordance and discordance. Means numbers look good but lipogenic particles are bad. They are car and cholesterol is passenger. Too many on road- blocked artery. Ask dr. For diet and if can do nmr. No space detai. ...Read more

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What can I do to maintain good eyesight?

What can I do to maintain good eyesight?

Maintain good vision: The best advice is getting regular eye exams, taking a mulitvitamin daily, and avoiding smoking. Unfortunately there are no study-proven treatments to prevent a refractive error (need for glasses) or cataracts. ...Read more

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What should I do to maintain a better health?

What should I do to maintain a better health?

Good Nutrition: Plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables and moderate amounts of lean meat. I try to eat 5-6 small meals a day. This keeps your digestive tract working constantly and you never overload your system which can make you sluggish. Drink plenty of water everyday, at least 8 glasses. Moderate amounts of exercise daily. Try to get 6-8 hours of sleep every night. Limited alcohol, coffee, and sugar. ...Read more

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How to maintain body physique in busy schedule

How to maintain body physique in busy schedule

Little things: With very busy schedules, it's near impossible to find an hour to work out each day. I suggest starting with small, high intensity workouts - 10-15 minutes where you do a brisk jog or rug, something to get your heart rate up and break a sweat. Also little things like taking the stairs, walking across the parking lot, and having healthy snacks really does add up and make a difference. ...Read more

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How do you maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle?

How do you maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle?

Moderation: To stay healthy you need to eat healthy foods in moderation. Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean meats are all healthy if not taken to excess. Exercise is also an important part of maintaining a healthy heart and lungs. It is also important to avoid drugs, tobacco and alcohol to excess. ...Read more