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Risk on delay: The frequency of pertussis in the US has grown from 2500/yr to >40000 since the misinformation spread by vaccine haters took off. 60% of pertussis deaths occur in ...Read more
I'm Traci. I need to see if a doc will help me get some special needs equipment for my husband Randy.
We can't help here: HealthTap is a forum for questions and answers, and we cannot via this mechanism examine and treat your husband. What you seek is possible thru his PCP however--please start there. ...Read more
Randy travis got viral cardiomyopathy and after a stroke how serious is it ? Is he going to make it ?
Critical condition: News is being updated regarding mr. Travis' situation as it develops: http://media.Baylorhealth.Com/ we on healthtap have no other knowledge about what will happen next. I wish him recovery and health. ...Read more
Hey randy so ur sayin instead of 1 slice of wheat bread a day, I should eat brown rice instead? And how much a day, tryin 2 cut weight. Im 18, 5'9, 175
Better choice,little: Many believe minimizing sugars ; starches is the best way to lose weight so minimizing all grains help. But brown rice is better than bread because it has a lower glycemic index (50 vs.71) ; lower carbohydrate density (see http://bit.Ly/1btzrp7). Bread also has gluten that some say stimulates appetite ; causes obesity, but this is not universally accepted. The less starches the better.See comment:. ...Read more
Dr. Randy Baker,
It was really helpful. I am using swisse stress relief from couple of weeks. But still no benefit, stress level is same. What should I do?
Continue and...: No pill will make stress vanish but ashwagandha helps us handle stress better. Get adequate rest, exercise,try meditation,consider counseling, acupuncture. Also try magnesium taurate or glycinate, a B complex that has the L-5-MTHF form of folate, (folic acid) L-theanine and other herbs like Tulsi tea,valerian,passionflower,rhodiola and hops. Emotional Freedom Technique may help- see http://www.eftuniverse.com ...Read more
Dr. Randy Baker says on Healthtap that most adults need 5000 IU of vitamin D. Isn't that rather a lot? I am 67.
How often?: If you specify HOW OFTEN the recommendation was made then, there'd be more clarity to the question. There is no real tried & tested protocol yet for how much vitamin D should be taken by human beings, if it should really be supplemented at all. You need to get blood tested first. If your numbers are in need of replacement then, it becomes each physician's discretion how to do that safely. ...Read more
Can you tell me is it bad to have bone/joint pain after being randy/horny but not fulfilling the desire?
Bone & Joint: pain are not connected w/sexual frustration. Conflicted sexual feelings can be addressed w/mental health professional or your doc. Please see doc to make sure there are no physical problems. Peace and good health. Work toward balanced lifestyle, food & exercise. ...Read more
Dr. Randy baker. You said that vit k should be taken with vit D3 to avoid calcium arteries. How much vit k? Is D3 safe?!? Sounds risky.
Vit d3 is very safe- not taking it in fall ; winter is very risky, increasing risk of flu, many cancers, heart disease, autoimmune disease etc. Vit 3 is proven to significantly reduce mortality- see http://bit.Ly/1hc250m
i advise at least 300 mcg of k2/day unless you diet is rich in k. See
http://bit.Ly/1e1y5rd re: the connection between d ; k and http://bit.Ly/18qtb7y for more on vit k. ...Read more
Is it true?: I have several patients whose desire for sex does not seem to be connected to the time of day. Some people might find that sex has a soporific effect (a tendency to induce sleep) because it results in total-body muscle relaxation. That would be a good reason to prefer it at nighttime. ...Read more
Decreased libido: Women's sex drive is more linked to the emotional state than man's ..... If you feel like you are not loved, respected, like you are not able to communicate with your partner... Libido is the first to go... Stress and exhaustion also play a big role for women... Take the time to get away with your partner... Stop and truly communicate with one another... Check out marraigetoday.Com .. ...Read more
We are not all alike: Sex is a very personal experience. For some it is very physical, for others it has a strong emotional component. You may not have met the right person yet. Or, you just may not have a strong sex drive constitutionally. That does not make you odd or peculiar, it may just be your genetic makeup. Hopefully, there are some things in your life that do get you excited. Enjoy those experiences. ...Read more
Need a physical: We're talking about libido, which is the conscious or unconscious sex drive in a person and describes the strength of their sexual desires and interest in sex. If libido is down, desire is down. There could be a medical reason for this (like menopause) or psychological (like depression). Best first talk to your family doctor to see if a physical exam is needed, and then go from there. ...Read more
I had my first baby 6 months ago, and after that i lost my drive for sex. what can i do to restore my desire for sex, what drug or food do i take.
It's complicated: Women's sex drives are fueled by many different factors. Certainly hormones play a big role, and yours aren't back to normal yet. But also, fatigue, stress, depression, diet, exercise, all play a role. If it's been a while since you've had sex, you may want to make time to get "reacquainted" with your husband, with non-intercourse touching (like massage) and see where that takes you. ...Read more
I've recently noticed that I no longer feel things the same way. I feel disconnected from my loved ones and I've completely lost all desire for sex.
Sound depressed but:: These are classic symptoms of depression but I would avoid going to a Dr. who's answer would be to prescribe antidepressant drugs. There may be physiological causes like hypothyroidism, vitamin deficiencies, food allergies or chronic infections like Lyme. Please see a good holistic/integrative doctor. Also consider seeing a good counselor/psychotherapist. Please see my comment too. ...Read more
Libido: is a measure of sexual desire. If that increases or decreases to the degree that it interferes w/relationships or personal comfort level it needs to be evaluated. Start by seeing your family doc. If medical conditions ruled out, consider seeing a licensed sex therapist or mental health pro. Peace and good health. Sexuality is more inclusive than having sex. ...Read more
Many women have: reduced sex drive after menopause. This is related to hormonal changes that impact more on some women than others. If it has gone to zero desire, it is extreme. If this is the case there may be depression or relationship problems with the woman's current partner. Individual &/ or couple's psychotherapy can help. ...Read more
See your doctor: I recommend seeing your ob. Decreased libido is common in new moms as they adjust to all of the life changes that come with being a new mom and if you are breast feeding, the hormone changes that support that can affect sex drive; but it is also important you be evaluated for post-partum depression and thyroid dysfunction. Best wishes! ...Read more
Iam married 17 yrs ago and in my life i hv never go outside my partner in terms of sex, now my desire for sex has reduced for her. What do I do ?
I take medications that reduce my desire for sex, though I can orgasm, but I really need the meds; changed my life. Tips for, uh, encouraging desire?
It happens, but: not for all women, some report improved sex drive. A hormonal imbalance of estrogen, progesterone & even testosterone could cause sexual impairment and symptoms like those reported by menopausal women. These symptoms can be effectively w' comprehensive hormone therapy from a specially trained physician. ...Read more
Need evaluation: To answer this question, your husband would need to see his physician (and possibly a urologist) for a thorough evaluation. There are many possible physical causes for changes in libido and erectile function -- including medications, smoking, and drug or alcohol abuse. Relationship issues can be factors also. You can't know if a problem is "curable" without investigating what it is. ...Read more
I am 2 months pregnant but have lost desire for sex. is it normal? What should I do to improve my libido?
Don't Panic : There is no normal here. Everyone is different. Don't panic. Spend time together with your partner, create the right atmosphere for you and be sure to discuss what you are making together. The two of you may be concerned about hurting your new creation so a gentle exploration of the two of you may be in order ...Read more
Is there anything i can take to increase my libido whilst taking lexapro (escitalopram)? Have no desire for sex.
SRI Sex Dysfunction: 30-50% of people who take ssri anti-depressant medication experience sexual dysfunction. There are case reports showing that addition of other medications such as buspirone, amantadine, and bupropion have reversed ssri induced sexual dysfunction. However, rather than adding a second medication you might want to consider a different medication for depression than Lexapro (escitalopram) to avoid this side effect. ...Read more