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Whoa!: At your age, erectile dysfunction is a warning of serious disease. If the cause isn't clear, you've got a prolactinoma, hemochromatosis or something else that your physician needs to find. If your favorite turn-on (and what that may be is your business) doesn't give you a full erection at your age, your physician has a duty to search for an organic cause. Don't accept less. ...Read more
Things to help: I agree w dr. Re's recommendation for cbt & dr. Fox's for journaling, meditation, imaging & relaxation. Even if you don't desire meds it is important to be medically evaluated. Sometimes anxiety can be caused by underlying medical conditions that need to be addressed. Try to exercise daily. Spend time outside with mother nature. Have a healthy nutrition plan. Consider acupuncture or yoga. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Sun light: Ample sun light is the best natural treatment for sad or seasonal affective disorder. Since once cannot get this in winter, this can be replicated by using a white light lamp of at least 10, 000 lux intensity kept at a distance of one foot. This should be used only with start of fall and discontinue with advent of spring. ...Read more
Maybe: Depends on cause. Can usually control formed stool better than liquid, so diet (fiber) to bulk up stool may help. Sometimes problem is due to muscle weakness in pelvis, or anus as a result of pregnancy/birth trauma. May be a candidate for pelvic floor rehab. Can at least try kegel exercises (try to "hold it in" 6 seconds at a time, 6 times in a row, several times a day). Meds help/ see your doc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Discuss with your dr: Try nutritional approaches. Consider eating oatmeal, bran, apples, oranges, pears, bananas, grapefruit, hazelnuts, avocado, brewer's yeast, royal jelly, saffron, tumeric, honey (buckwheat), alfalfa sprouts, celery, beets, eggplant, garlic, onion, chili peppers, legumes, dandelion root & jerusalem artichoke. Avoid deep fried foods & whole eggs. ...Read more
Diet for diabetes: I specialize in this problem. Lets do second opinion consult to see what is going on. ...Read more
Consider GI: if omeprazole or other "proton pump inhibitor" drug class not work, talk to GI doc, rv proper use (take first thing a.m. followed by decent meal 30-60min later: don't skip breakfast or take w meal). Life style chgs e.g. avoid mint, coffee, alcohol, chocolate and smoking, no late snacks, decrease size of meals, weight reduce, avoid fatty foods. saliva may helps reduce symptoms. happy to consult ...Read more
Basically, no: Gabapentin (US spelling) is an anticonvulsant/pain drug with specific and relatively benign properties. It appears you are using it for a pain syndrome. Pain may respond to many types of treatment, depending upon the person and the condition. You might find something else outside allopathic medicine that works as well for you, for your condition. An alternative for you, maybe not for others. ...Read more
Yes, many: There are various herbal supplements which are said to improve the duration and the quality of the erection; and there are many manufacturers of potency-inducing products, each with its own glossy photos of erect penises and testimonials of the men who now swear by the products. Do they work? Unless you see double-blind, placebo controlled trials (which is unlikely), there is no proof of efficacy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What else can I do to control yeast other than medications. I'd rather take a more natural route.
Are their any natural methods to encourage ejaculation for male unable to produce due to medication?
What medication?: If you are taking an alpha blocker for an enlarged prostate such as tamsulosin(brand name Flomax)or alfuzosin(brand name Uroxatral) then retrograde ejaculation is a side effect.You actually ejaculate but it backs into the bladder instead of coming out.It comes out mixed in your urine. ...Read more
Are there always natural health products that can serve as alternatives to prescription medications?
No: Many medications have no similar herbal/ supplement option. ...Read more
Are there any natural herbs to help a hyperactivity disorder rather than using medication in a child?
None: No natural remedy has been proven efficacious so far. Pharmacologic therapy utilizing stimulants plus behavior modification provides best results without significant side effects. Children who received stimulants for their adhd are not at higher risk to develop substance abuse later. ...Read more
How to increase the male libido w/o taking any medications, what are some natural ways to increase it?
Natural alternatives to pain medication? What are some natural, alternatives to taking pharmaceutical pain medication?
Look at all : Complimentary modalities from acupuncture to meditation. Each one can help each individual differently. Look at anti-inflammatory medical foods as well, such as limbrel, which, in one study, suggested it could help with pain after ninety days almost as much as alleve; some patients benefit greatly, others do not. Try all modalities that are not bad for you and see what works for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ferritin is 6. I’m afraid of side effects of medication. Natural way to raise it?! Foods that can help me? Thank you.
Not natural: Gout is the painful precipitation of uric acid crystals in various joints of the body the most famous being the great toe. Management is by blocking synthesis of the uric acid by a pharmacological agent called allopurinol. This is so effective, and safe, that i wonder why anyone would consider anything else. No "natural" product comes close. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer