Stress is the body's biological reaction to any unpleasant stimuli. The symptoms of stress are increased heart rate, breathing fast, high blood pressure, insomnia, stomach upset, dry mouth, nervousness, etc. Stress as such is not bad, but prolonged periods of stress might affect your health.

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I have facing hair loss for the past five months. I smoke, had a vitamin D deficiency, and was stressed. How to control my hair loss?

Query: Hi doctor, I am very stressed and scared regarding my hair. I have noticed my hair loss five months ago. I can see my scalp through my hair when I run my fingers in my hair. Although I have not experienced any hair shedding I feel my hair is getting thinner and it can get worse with time. My vertex ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The causes of hair loss could be hormonal, insufficient protein intake, lack of proper nutrition, mental stress, vitamin deficiency, use of gels/hair procedures/styling, genetic, or an autoimmune disease. I will suggest you, consult your dermat...  Read Full »

What should I do if my heart rate is low?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19 year old male. I am 15 to 20 pounds overweight. My height is 6 foot 1 inch. I stopped exercising eight months ago. I do not have a calcium deficiency. I am currently fasting for religious purposes. I ate a whole wheat bagel with a glass of milk at 4 AM. It is now 10 AM. My h...  Read Full »

Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The issue seems to be your weight and stress. If you try to achieve your ideal BMI (body mass index), that is, around 25, and control your stress you will be alright. Take a normal balanced diet, and reduce carbohydrates and fat intake by 20 % till you achieve your...  Read Full »

I have had severe chronic stress for the past two years. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had severe chronic stress for the past two years ago. Even after reducing my stress, getting therapy, and improving my diet, I still have intermittent symptoms that cause extreme stress. I cannot drink coffee or alcohol as I have been getting symptoms for several weeks. Even waki...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. You appear to have symptoms due to Helicobacter pylori infection and chronic gastritis unrelated to an endocrine disorder. After the H.pylori has been eradicated, you must continue treating your gastritis with Eso...  Read Full »

If there is premature ejaculation while masturbating, will there be the same problem during sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been masturbating since I was 14-year-old. I am 22-year-old now. It takes me ten seconds to masturbate. My semen is thin, and the semen comes out very quickly. Masturbation and intercourse are the same things. When I masturbate, I ejaculate in ten seconds. Then I understand that ev...  Read Full »

Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I completely understand your problem and will try to help you out. Premature ejaculation is generally due to stress and anxiety rather than any physical deficiency. It is because of your higher expectations. It would help if you tried to divert your mind while do...  Read Full »

What can cause body pain?

Query: Hi doctor,My vitamin D level is good and all my blood reports are fine. But, why am I getting body pain? Even I sleep for seven to eight hours and still I do not feel fresh. I always get the feel to sleep more. I took Ibuprofen, but it does not work. It disturbs me in sleeping. Most of the time, pai...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash H. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: No, there is no issue in blood or bone marrow based on the attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The erythrocyte sedimentation rate - ESR is very good and complete blood count suggests a well-f...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to take BP medicine lifelong?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35 year old male. I have recently been undergoing a lot of stress in my life in spite of following a healthy lifestyle. Sometimes, I do not even sleep for eight days continuously. A few months back, I have been diagnosed with hypertension and my BP was 160/110 mmHg. My doctor presc...  Read Full »

Dr. Manish N. Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Stress is the main reason for your hypertension and lack of sleep. This can be treated by taking BP (blood pressure) medicines. Start doing some regular exercises as it helps in reducing the stress and BP as well. There are no effects on your sexual desires with the BP m...  Read Full »

Is there any food or exercise that helps to prolong ejaculation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old male. During sex, I ejaculate within three to five minutes, but I want to last atleast for an hour. Could you please suggest any food (vegetarian) or exercise to prolong ejaculation? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Having sex for two to three minutes is normal, whereas one hour is abnormal as it will make you and your partner frustrated and tired. If sex is less than one minute, it is to be concerned. The reasons for premature ejaculation may be as f...  Read Full »

Can you please suggest any surgical procedure available for correcting erectile dysfunction?

Query: Hi doctor, I have trouble getting erection on my demands. I fail to get erection and I am not able maintain full erection if it happens. There is low recovery after ejaculation.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern about your symptoms. According to your complaints, you may have erectile dysfunction (ED). The reasons for erectile dysfunction (ED) are, stress due to work or family-related night duties, Depression, Varicocele, Fear of failure - having on...  Read Full »

Can stress lead to an erection problem during intercourse?

Query: Hello, I got married two weeks ago. Everything was fine before marriage and still fine but getting problem in erection just at the time of intercourse from day first. Firstly I think it is because of so much travel and tiredness it is happening. But still the same, it erected fully during foreplay a...  Read Full »

Dr. Dwipannita Kalita

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From what I can understand after reading your problem is I can say that it is mostly psychological since you said that you think too much regarding how to proceed which puts a lot performance pressure and in the end it gets stressed out. It is a very natural and common to...  Read Full »

What are the causes of body pain and dry skin, other than thyroid?

Query: Hi doctor, Three years back, I had headache and head numbness for few days. I consulted a doctor and got a thyroid test done. That time my TSH was 3.7 and he prescribed me Thyronorm 25 mcg. He told me to discontinue it when my TSH level comes back to 1.5. Now, for around 11 months I am having body p...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your symptoms fit into thyroid disease but your thyroid report is absolutely fine. A normal thyroid report rules out thyroid disease, unless you are presently on Thyronorm. So, we need to find other cause for your symptoms. Body pain and numbness could be due to nerve p...  Read Full »

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