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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Increased Sexual Drive (Definition)

Increased sexual drive = heightened Libido. This can represent an increased urge/desire for sexual activity over what is normal for the individual. Or it can be used to describe a higher drive for sex than in rest of population - hence hypersexuality. It can sometimes be associated with a medical condition such ...Read more


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Annyone have a hypersexual child?

Annyone have a hypersexual child?

Not child: When a child exhibits age-inappropriate sexual behavior, it is often due to either adult misinterpretation or sexual abuse. Professional consultation is recommended to clarify the situation and ensure the safety of the child. ...Read more

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Am I hypersexual if I like it daily?

Am I hypersexual if I like it daily?

No: Is an increase in desire/drive or a preoccupation with sex. May exhibit as thoughts, sexual comments or sexual behavior. It is an increase from that person's norm. Thus, it is idiosyncratic. Can include someone engaging in sex with multiple people when they typically don't or it can be a heightened need for sex with the same person. ...Read more

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Can thyroidism affect my monthly period?

Can thyroidism affect my monthly period?

Yes: Thyroid disease is one of the first things we check for when a woman has any abnormal bleeding pattern. ...Read more

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Anyone know anything about hashimoto's thyroidism symptoms?

Anyone know anything about hashimoto's thyroidism symptoms?

Hashimoto's symptoms: Some common symptoms are: fatigue, hair loss, hoarse voice, slower speech, depressed, brittle nails, dry skin, feeling cold, constipation, weight gain... ...Read more

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Is it possible to use ssris to increase serotonin and to stop hypersexuality?

Is it possible to use ssris to increase serotonin and to stop hypersexuality?

Possibly: The ssris often have as a side effect a reduction in sex drive and they could be used for reducing hypersexuality. Another way that ssris are used in sexual conditions is when ssris are used to reduce premature ejaculation. However, it is safest for someone struggling with hypersexuality to be properly evaluated psychiatrically because this symptom occurs in bipolar mania which ssris can worsen. ...Read more

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I have been dxd with subclinical hypo thyroidism. I am very tired.. How is this treated?

I have been dxd with subclinical hypo thyroidism.  I am very tired.. How is this treated?

Not subclinical now: Subclinical means not clinical which means you are not having symptoms from the hypothyroidism, but you do have symptoms (tired). Thus, this is not subclincal. If you have the lab result to support hypothyroidism, along with your being tired, treating it is a reasonable course of action. Thyroid hormone replacement is quite easy and with correct dosing, side effect is rare. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Taking food suplement placenta white .How safe it is when you have hypertension and thyroidism?

Taking food suplement placenta white .How safe it is when you have hypertension and thyroidism?

Placental white: This compound derives from horse placenta and contains a variety of herbs; it seems safe in context of hypertension and thyroid disease, although not studied to be completely sure. ...Read more

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Most of my hypersexual episodes both start and end after sleeping. Does this sound like a symptom of any specific disorder/condition, other than bp?

Most of my hypersexual episodes both start and end after sleeping. Does this sound like a symptom of any specific disorder/condition, other than bp?

Testing needed: I'm not sure how you define hypersexual but if your activity is dangerous or causing social problems it may be in need of treatment. Hormones, sleep disorder, neurological issues, are possible. Please see your doc, a psychiatrist, or a sleep specialist for guidance. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How long does it take for sodium valproate to work? Particularly, how long does it take for it to start affecting hypersexual side of BP unspecified?

How long does it take for sodium valproate to work? Particularly, how long does it take for it to start affecting hypersexual side of BP unspecified?

Days: Valproate can have an some beneficial effect within a few days (and can even improve sleep the first night with an adequate dose), especially if an adequate blood level is achieved quickly. On the other hand, it could take weeks to see the maximal benefit. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of thyroidism?

What are the symptoms of thyroidism?

2 different ways: Hypothyroid includes weight gain, slower mental processes, fatigue, constipation, reduced menstruation... Hyperthyroid includes weight loss, shakiness, elevated blood pressure, rapid heart rate, feeling hot.... See your doctor or endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for thyroidism?

What are the symptoms for thyroidism?

Fatige/dry skin/cons: The following symptoms fatigue dry skin constipation unexplained weight gain depression slow heart rate thinning hair heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods muscle weakness hoarseness puffy face constipation thinning hair increase sensitivity to cold impaired memory elevated blood cholesterol level muscle ache and joint pains syptoms get worse if not treated with thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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How to treat hypo thyroidism permanently?

How to treat hypo thyroidism permanently?

Synthroid (thyroxine): The only way to handle hypothyroidism is to take synthroid (thyroxine) for life, which is a synthetic version the hormone that you are deficient in. ...Read more

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Taking collagen but have a hypo thyroidism is it ok?

Taking collagen but have a hypo thyroidism is it ok?

Yes: collagen supplement is not a contraindicated with hypothyroidism. The question why are you taking collagen supplement . collagen is provided amply in the diet if you eat animal protein. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Increased sexual drive?

^'ed sexual drive: Increased sexual drive = heightened Libido. This can represent an increased urge/desire for sexual activity over what is normal for the individual. Or it can be used to describe a higher drive for sex than in rest of population - hence hypersexuality. It can sometimes be associated with a medical condition such as mania/ or hypomania. ...Read more

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Is there a kind of hyper thyroidism that resolves without treatment ?

Is there a kind of hyper thyroidism that resolves without treatment ?

Yes: Dequervain's thyroiditis can make you hyperthyroid for a few days or weeks then self-cure. Another cause is eating beef into which the animal's thyroid was accidentaly placed by the butcher. ...Read more

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Huntington's disease, hypersexuality or hyposexuality, how are these related?

Huntington's disease, hypersexuality or hyposexuality, how are these related?

They're not related.: Huntington's dz is usu. not assoc. w/ hyper or hyposexuality unless it affects the areas of the brain in the anterior temporal lobes. Early on, degeneration of nerve cells in the central part of the brain in the striatum or basal ganglia cause motor and emotional symptoms. Breakdown of nerve cells can spread to other areas of the brain later on in the disease. It's best to consult w/ a neurologist ...Read more

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I've suddenly become hypersexual engaging n sex w strangers4days@a time, stop, start again.I've never been promiscuous&was celibate 6yrs prior.Help?

I've suddenly become hypersexual engaging n sex w strangers4days@a time, stop, start again.I've never been promiscuous&was celibate 6yrs prior.Help?

Hyper sexuality : If your hyper sexual state is related to lack of sleep, increased energy, increased physical and psychic activity, fast and uninterrupted speech, racing thoughts, and foolish or risky behavior, you may be experiencing a manic or hypo manic episode. It is reasonable to think that if you have a bipolar disorder, you have stopped your treatment or abused drugs and alcohol. Please see your doctor ! ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more