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Do masturbation have any effect on muscles strength and metabolism level if I do it regularly 3- 4 times in a day?
Masturbation: First masturbation is a normal, natural and common part of the human experience. There are no negative health consequences to this practice. But, that said, it is like there is a competition in the world to ask us how many times a day one can safely masturbate. It would seem that doctors should not be involved in that decision in any way. One does not go to the doctor to learn how to have sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Social alcohol use would have little or no effect on either basal metabolism or calcium levels. Chronic heavy use of alcohol can cause damage to the thyroid gland and result in low thyroid, which can lower basal metabolism, and also can damage vitamin d absorption. In addition, heavy alcohol users may not take in enough calcium, and can get "brittle" bones and other findings of low calcium. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If one gained body fat on risperidone does it go away after discontinued? Does it have a negative effect on metabolism and hormone levels
Can you tell me of any way to keep my metabolism at a good level considering i sit at a desk alot?
^ metabolism: You can increase metabolism by remaining physically active (despite desk job), building muscles and by maintaining adequate caloric intake. ...Read more
Ornish + Healthy Fat: I would suggest a modified ornish plan. Dean ornish is a well proven way to stay healthy. Most people now suggest adding 20-30 g per day of "healthy fats" in the form of olive oil, nuts, fish, avocado, etc., in addition to the ornish menu. Also very important is to remember that ornish is not just a menu: the plan includes daily exercise and keeping your life 'manageable.' go for it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I need help to sharpen my memory, fatigue, boost energy levels, improve skin, metabolism, sex & stamina?
Just some thoughts: You are 46 years old and if infer correctly from you name, a female...Although my response could apply to either sex. You are looking for 40 is the new 30. As with most things your hormones and body are changing. Start with a physical and thyroid and hormone survey. Look positively and set realistic goals. Examine your diet, stress and habits. Exercise. Hydrate! with work you may find what u seek. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a Serum level of Copper of 61 µg/dL and an RBC level of 49 µg/dL of Copper low enough to interfere with Iron absorption and metabolism?
Follow up needed: In order to accurately interpret these labs results, one has to be sure of the normal ranges used by the lab. These results also need to be correlated with your overall health status Going by the info above, it appears like you've been seen by someone who ordered these labs, I will strongly recommend following up with him/her for further evaluation. ...Read more
My dr said I have low cortisol levels.I know its a stress hormone and it refulates metabolism but what else could happen?
Verify diagnosis: Low cortisol production (adrenal insufficiency) is a rare disorder (though commonly diagnosed by alternative physicians). You should see an endocrinologist to verify if you truly have this problem. The major symptoms of people with true adrenal insufficiency is loss of appetite, nausea, weight loss, low blood pressure. Weakness/tiredness also occurs but those symptoms can be due to other reasons. ...Read more
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