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Depends: Versed can help with anxiety during your procedure but not everyone needs this. So make sure you ask what the sedation or anesthesia will do to you during the procedure. Many times they use other medications as well. I would discuss this with your doctor to have a better understanding of what you might go through. ...Read more
Penis size: Am I OK?:
When ever I meet a patient who feels his penis is too small I have them do some reading online about what the average sizes of penises are and try to have them feel like they are probably normal and okay.
My experience talking to sexually active adults is that size is not as important as how one makes love... What you do with it is what counts to a partner. ...Read more
If you have fever, and are dehydrated (heart rate above 120 bpm) you need to get to the er for hydration.
If you are keeping up on your fluids and you have no fever or pain then the brat diet can help you supplement immodium. This is a diet where you use bananas, rice or rice water, apple (peeled) or applesauce and unbuttered toast. This can provide some natural bulking up and enough nutrition. ...Read more
Libido Too Low: This common problem is usually related to fatigue, depression, or stress for someone your age. The mental health component of erections and sexual desire is very powerful. You may have to come to terms with what else is doing on in your life; you very well may have to do a blood test for thyroid levels. But, this does not have to be a permanent problem. ...Read more
Weakness: I am sorry you are very weak. Advice over the computer would involve mainly having you see a Doctor to get evaluated and tested to see why you are so weak, as there are multiple causes of possible weakness, and once diagnosed, the best treatment would be forthcoming. Best wishes. ...Read more
Coarse hair?: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more
Agree with Dr. Kwok: If you have a true medical emergency - don't use an on-line general health education forum to get immediate help. Call 911 or go to nearest ER. If you just want fast response - consider Health Tap Prime. ...Read more
Very broad?: There r so many causes of back pain there's books written about it. Simple an causes r a muscle strain, early disk disease. Depends if due 2 injury or came on spontaneously. Upper or lower back. Is there a family history of any back trouble especially on maternal side. Please give us a few clues please. ...Read more
Stay healthy: Eat healthy balaced diet and exercise. American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise (or a combination of moderate and vigorous activity). Thirty minutes a day, five times a week is an easy goal to remember. ...Read more
Day by day...: "very fat" means different things to different people. If you are truly struggling with obesity, there is plenty of help available - but none of it is easy. We run a weight loss clinic in my family practice: two great recommendations are 1) ann fletcher's book "thin for life, " and 2) google up the national weight control registry for tricks of successful "losers." good luck - worth the struggle! ...Read more
Avoid refined carbs: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more
What is your?: Do you have a specific question? If so please repost. ...Read more
See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a Dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, . .. Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, . .. ...Read more
Family practice: See your dr for help. You can try nicoderm (nicotine patch) patch, lozenges, or gum. You can be prescribed zyban or Chantix by your dr. Something can be prescribed for anxiety if needed. Support is helpful. There often local classes being offered. Call your hospital, they may have a schedule. ...Read more
An adult can expect 2-4 colds a year, and a young child about 3-8 colds a year. Many different viruses can cause a cold. This is why colds come back (recur), and immunisation against colds is not possible. Good diet, lots of Vitamin C and regular exercise can help to boost immune system and can be tried.
http://patient. Info/health/common-cold-and-other-upper-respiratory-tract-infections ...Read more
Doctor can evaluate: Haven't seen good research linking certain foods to the smells of bodily parts or bodily secretions. Basic ideas can be followed, such as cleanliness (bathing removes bodily oils, which come from sebaceous glands, which have bacteria and can carry oils/flavors from spicy/odorful foods). However, overwashing damages skin cells, and can make aromas worse. Possibly hormone-related? Doctor can check! ...Read more
It is normal for you:
The dark skin is genetically decided. It protects one from Direct sun rays. Especially if one is living in Tropical countries/area.
Skin cancer like Melanoma, Basal and Squamous Cell CA can happen because of low protection from Melanin Pigment. These Pig, nakes one dark. You are being protected for this as you live in Malaysia. ...Read more
Skin docs like spots: Dermatologists enjoy checking spots. There are many kinds of spots, most of which are ok, but a few are skin cancers. Light colored spots can be a fungus infection (tinea versicolor). Sun damage causes freckles and other spots. Moles can be there at birth, but more appear later. At a skin doctor's office, spots may be frozen off, scraped off, lasered off, burned off with chemicals, etc... ...Read more
Regular brisk walking for I hr., strengthening back muscles by lifting head and feet in prone and head and knees a few inches in supine position 10 times going up to 30 times daily, preferably after warm shower or after a walk. It is wrong to stretch cold muscles. Avoid drugs and too much imaging tests ...Read more
Eat, eat, eat.: You can gain calories by just eating more food. People tend to gain weight with meat because it's more calorie-dense than other foods, but you'd gain more weight by just eating more of less calorie-dense foods. Just keep it healthy - there's a difference between gaining muscle weight and just getting fat. And exercise as well, so you gain lean mass and not just get fat. ...Read more
this is actually a very good and frequent question I get in my practice. I have found that as we age our libidos come and go, and at times there seems to be no sane explanation.
But, libido is a higher functioning need, not as important as food or sleep. So, anything getting in the way such as stress, fatigue, depression or a number of other medical conditions can be blamed. ...Read more