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When someone stops sperm excretion by hand, what kind of problem happens?

When someone stops sperm excretion by hand, what kind of problem happens?

If you: Mean when someone compresses the penis to block ejaculation -- it can be very painful and possibly cause some tissue damage. Why would anyone need to do that in the first place? ...Read more

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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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Does a physical addiction like gambling affect the body the way meth addiction does?

Does a physical addiction like gambling affect the body the way meth addiction does?

Similar: Most addictions seem to affect similar brain pathways connected to the neurotransmitter Dopamine linked to pleasure. Some agents, like methamphetamine , have especially powerful effects. ...Read more

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Can someone born with a hole in their heart, who has lived into their early 30s, die suddenly from this condition?

Can someone born with a hole in their heart, who has lived into their early 30s, die suddenly from this condition?

Sudden death: One of the risks of defects in the heart is that of embolism from the venous to the arterial system which can cause stroke or sudden death. This can happen at any age. If the hole is large enough to cause cardiac mechanical or electrical dysfunction, sudden death could also be a risk. ...Read more

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Is it true that anorexics develop a hypermetabolism when they go into recovery?

Is it true that anorexics develop a hypermetabolism when they go into recovery?

Hypermetabolism: Anorexia is a troubling problem and needs close attention. I would strongly recommend that your doctor refer you to a psychologist and also a dietitian. It will take some time to get back to where you want to be but the two folks should be really helpful to you. ...Read more

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How often do patients go into septic shock. From spinal surgery? And do you tell the patients family when this happens?

How often do patients go into septic shock. From spinal surgery? And do you tell the patients family when this happens?

Unusual: It is unusual for a patient to have septic shock from spinal surgery, although it is one of the known complications. This is more likely to occur if there was concurrent multi-trauma or other metabolic issues such as diabetes mellitus. Family should be informed about problems and complications. ...Read more

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When does the anxiety physical symptoms happen and why does it happen. Can 2 months of stress lead to anxiety?

When does the anxiety physical symptoms happen and why does it happen. Can 2 months of stress lead to anxiety?

Of course: Yes, 2 months of stress may lead to anxiety. It is treatable, if possible removing the cause of stress, and through medication and or therapy. Ask your dr. Physical symptoms may appear at any time. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What problems can occur when someone gets carbocaine?

What problems can occur when someone gets carbocaine?

Few: Carbocaine is an amide local anesthetic. It's side effects are similar to any amide local anesthetic which can include allergic reactions, nerve injury, and toxicity if overdosed. Sign and symptoms of high levels include ringing in the ears, numbness of the lips, metallic taste in the mouth, confusion, loss of consciousness, heart arrhythmias, or cardiac arrest. ...Read more

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What does it mean when someone is in icu with pancreitis and theyre taking dead tissue out, is that gangrene? And will this person survive it?

What does it mean when someone is in icu with pancreitis and theyre taking dead tissue out, is that gangrene? And will this person survive it?

Pancreatitis.: Severe pancreatits leads to necrotic pancreatic tissue which is usually removed by drainage or open surgery..When a patient is in ICU it usually suggests severe pancreatitis. ...Read more

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Does it happen that people get relief from carpal tunnel syndrome by massage therapy?

Does it happen that people get relief from carpal tunnel syndrome by massage therapy?

Sometimes: Carpal tunnel happens in individuals who are predisposed to having excessive pressure on their median nerves at the wrist by virtue of their wrist anatomy i.E smaller or larger carpal tunnel, sensitive nerve. On top of that predisposition, overuse of the wrist and specifically flexing/extension will bring on symptoms. While massage may presumably "loosen" up the tightness, the relief may be short. ...Read more

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How does adolescent anxiety work? How does it effect teen boys? Does it basically mean teens are more prone to anxiety and it'll go away in adulthood?

How does adolescent anxiety work? How does it effect teen boys? Does it basically mean teens are more prone to anxiety and it'll go away in adulthood?

Anxiety is treatable: I think you mean anxiety which gets in the way of everyday functioning at school and/or socially. Anxiety disorders are in part genetic, so it's not your fault. Teen boys and girls can develop bad anxiety causing avoidance, isolation and even depression. Boys may be less likely to ask for help. Speak to parents, school psychologist, social worker, but know you're not alone. See: https://secure02.kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/problems/anxiety_tips.html Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What happens to my body when i experience an alcohol induced blackout? This experience, while frequent, only occurs from spirit. Not beer/wine. Why?

What happens to my body when i experience an alcohol induced blackout? This experience, while frequent, only occurs from spirit. Not beer/wine. Why?

Beer blackouts: Beer and wine have lower percentage of alcohol compared to spirits like vodka etc. Question you need to ask yourself is "am i an alcoholic and what should I do about it" get help. Google aa. ...Read more

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Catatonic - what does this mean when referring to the family of a fatal crash victim?

Catatonic - what does this mean when referring to the family of a fatal crash victim?

As catatonia: Is not an illness, it's hard to say what it means colloquially. It may mean that the family is in shock. ...Read more

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How do people develop 'cockyness' or a cocky personality? Where does it come from? Prefer responses from psychiatrists or psychologists.

How do people develop 'cockyness' or a cocky personality? Where does it come from? Prefer responses from psychiatrists or psychologists.

Personality: is shaped by a multitude of factors such as family background, social history, genetics, lifestyle, etc. By cockiness I think you mean someone who has quick answers and arrogance. This MAY actually be due to low self esteem--needing to put others down to build up one's own sense of self worth. The measure of self worth is superficial rather than internal. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Typically how does semantic dementia progress and do you eventually go brain dead or die from something else? My mom, 67 is near mid-stage now.

Typically how does semantic dementia progress and do you eventually go brain dead or die from something else? My mom, 67 is near mid-stage now.

Varies: Semantic dementia which is also known as primary progressive aphasia is a form of frontal temporal lobe dementia. The decline takes place over several years but usually less than 10 years. The cause of death often is pneumonia though other illnesses can be involved. The lungs and heart are not affected by these types of dementia. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean in a person with liver cancer when the pain pills pass through them whole?

What exactly does it mean in a person with liver cancer when the pain pills pass through them whole?

Pills: Some types of medications, especially some narcotics, are a formation that allows for slowr release over a longer time period. Some of the pills will leave the body looking like a full tablet, but the medication has already released itself from small cavities within the structure of the tablet. Never try to crush or break up these types of tablets. ...Read more

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Does it ever happen that a person live with schizophrenia without medication?

Does it ever happen that a person live with schizophrenia without medication?

Yes: Yes- but the question is: what is their quality of life and how severe is their degree of impairment? Yes, a schizoprhenic person can still be alive without psychotropic medications - but it is hard to watch someone deteriorate in front of me & to do nothing. ...Read more

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When it comes to my academic performance, which is worse anorexia or bulimia?

When it comes to my academic performance, which is worse anorexia or bulimia?

Both: Anorexia and bulimia are both eating disorders that causes people to obsess about their weight and the food they eat. These problems may have many potential complications the worse being death. If you have anorexia or bulimia please see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a woman has dependence and addiction?

What does it mean when a woman has dependence and addiction?

Probably not good: Dependence, which is not necessarily pathological (diabetics are dependent upon insulin), is when your body has adapted to and become reliant on a certain drug such that discontinuation of that drug will result in physiological withdrawal symptoms (e..G seizures). Addiction is the repeated, pathological, compulsive abuse of a drug on which one is generally dependent despite harmful consequences. ...Read more

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