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Dr. Jayakumar

Psychologist, Chennai

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Stress - 4 Ways How it Affects Your Sexual Life

BAMS, MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Pune
Stress - 4 Ways How it Affects Your Sexual Life

If you are suffering from excessive stress, it is likely that your physical and emotional health may be affected. Your sexual life too is affected due to stress. Too much of stress leaves you physically tired and exhausted. Because of this, you will not have enough energy to have sex. Moreover, when you are stressed out about some issue, your libido gets affected, and you might not have any interest in having sex.

Effects of stress on your sexual life

  1. Stress results in a negative body image. The hormones which are associated with stress may impact metabolism. With the increase in the production of these stress hormones, you may feel sluggish and gain weight, thereby providing a negative body image due to which you might not have the desire to indulge in sexual activity. Stress causes lowered self-esteem which results in less sex.
  2. Stress results in reduced libido. The hormones associated with stress are required by the body in small amounts, but the overproduction of these hormones can suppress sexual hormones, leading to decreased libido.
  3. Extreme stress may affect personal relationships and cause conflicts between a couple. This will result in rare sexual activity as proper communication between a couple gets reduced.
  4. You may start drinking excessively because of stress. Too much alcohol is bad for sexual health. It makes sex dull and less pleasurable. Alcohol causes dehydration, which affects lubrication. Stress also affects a person’s fertility and menstruation cycle, which could hamper your sex life.

Ayurvedic treatment for stress
Ayurveda offers effective treatments to get rid of stress. By using natural and herbal Ayurvedic medicines, you can get rid of unnecessary stress from your life and revive your sexual life. Here are some effective Ayurvedic treatments for getting rid of stress:

  1. Several Ayurvedic herbs are stress reducing in nature. You can use herbs such as ashwagandha, bala, brahmi, gotu kola, saraswati churna, vacha, tulsi, shankapushpi, Siberian ginseng, liquorice, vidari and shatavari.
  2. You should consume food items, which help in reducing stress. These include coconut, walnut, mangoes, pineapples and bananas, fried in ghee.
  3. Several natural drinks can help in relieving stress. These include tomato juice, ginger tea, garlic milk, and tulsi tea.
  4. You should practice stress relieving activities such as yoga and meditation. Several yoga asanas in different poses should be practiced.
  5. You can try several stress relieving Ayurvedic therapies. These may include Shirodhara (bliss therapy), Abhyanga (warm oil massage), Shiro Abhyanga and Nasya (head massage).

Ayurveda helps in controlling stress. A combination of several benefits known as Panchakarma is provided by Ayurveda for reducing stress. Reduced stress will drastically improve your sexual performance and sexual stamina. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a ayurveda and ask a free question.

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Hi, I am 25 years old. I have problems with most of things. I frequently have problems with whatever my parents say. I have frequent fights with my boyfriend. All for the reasons that I think are right. I want people not to disturb me in anyway. shouting of parents, ignorance from loved ones, indifference of people, if somebody disturb my sleep. I get extremely angry and I shout at them, bang doors. Cancel functions etc. I am an HSP. I am light sleeper. I am literature student. I have family problems. I can't adjust with people. Especially I can't share room with anyone. When that happens I go hopelessly irritated. I go frequently angry, gloomy so on. I also have PMS. No other health disorders. When everything happens according to my wish and will, am cheerful and extremely joyful. What must be done? I have anxiety disorders and I get up in the mornings with pounding heart. Most days this happens.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi, I am 25 years old. I have problems with most of things. I frequently have problems with whatever my parents say. ...
You sound lie someone who is scared but acting angry. Scared people want everything to be under thier control, and so anyone can come along and easily disturb you if they disrupt your system. It can be so bad that you will become vulnerable to others. Because you want to control, you will believe that you are always right! If you go back into your childhood and perhaps with some help from your parents, you could probably find out what happened for you to become this disturbed with fear. That information will be very useful to a counselor to assist you in dealing with this problem. We are all social animals and need each other. If you feel the opposite of this it is not human and so you will have to cultivate friendships and you are not to control them either. If you deal with your fear a lot of your issues will get happily resolved. You should never ever escalate anger over the fear: no one will realise what is going on and everyone will instead get easily irritated with you. You need the help of a counselor not doubt.
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I am 57 years old, male, having mixed Depression-Anxiety and Schizophrenia since 1987. I have taken innumerous drugs for the above ailments, but right now, I am taking a) Venlor XR 150 mg 1-0-0 B) Mirtaz 15 mg 0-0-1 for depression-anxiety. A) Sizodon plus 0-0-1 B) Sizopin 25 mg 0-0-1 for Schizophrenia and Lithosun 300 mg 0-0-1 as a mood stabilizer. There is relief. But of late (say, since a month), I have a problem. There is numbness in a part of my left wrist (near the thumb area) and it is spreading upwards. What is the problem? Is it due to the drugs I am taking or a neurological one? Please confirm.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
I am 57 years old, male, having mixed Depression-Anxiety and Schizophrenia since 1987. I have taken innumerous drugs ...
There are long term side effects of drugs you use and problem could be neurological as well until excluded. I would suggest to start getting herbal support of brain toners, neurotonics and other herbal memory enhancers. Jatamansi, shankhpushpi, brahmi, calcined pearl etc play a vital role. Better to avoid otc products and get it prepared through some vaidya or practicing ayurveda doctor. Practice of pranayam, meditation, yoga postures, walks are very important.
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How can I increase my memory? I forgot things after sometime. Please suggest me. If.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Stress can foil concentration and learning ability. Although concentration is different to memory, they can affect each other. Concentration precedes memory. If you are under stress your concentration will go for a toss, then naturally memory will be totally foiled. So meet with a counselor to take care of the stress and your memory will happily return. You can follow these simple rules in the meantime: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Now take you pick!
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I am SRINIVAS I have smoking habit so many times I ignore that habit but I didn't stop so please tell me some tips.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You have to try and try again and again until you succeed. It helps to change tact each time to introduce something different. You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting a reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged on. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check-up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact, these conditions can exist all through the day, unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heartbeat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact, it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chew gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i. E. At least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. You could also join twitter2quit program and enjoy its success to give up smoking.
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My height is about 5'8 and weighs 73 KG (20 month's back 62 KG) - My concern is, I might be overweight as I can see certain increases on my belly recently. My profession requires me to sit in front of the computer for at least 8 hours a day. I want to create an environment around me which can help me physically fit and mentally peaceful by relieving from my stressful IT job. Is there a home remedy for this? I would really appreciate for your thoughtful and helpful advice on this! Thank you.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Certificate Of Diabetes Education , Ph.D.Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Indore
My height is about 5'8 and weighs 73 KG (20 month's back 62 KG) - My concern is, I might be overweight as I can see c...
Use always stairs. Just near not keep water bottle always walk for drink water, dont use codeless phone at you home, have low kcal, low fat diet.
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Hello doctors I want to increase my height and weight. Please help me out I'm very stressed because if this Thanks in advance.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello doctors
I want to increase my height and weight.
Please help me out I'm very stressed because if this
Thanks in...
Your height is good enough and cannot be increased at all at this age. You can however do a lot of tricks with the clothing designs and patterns to appear taller than you are. You will need to exercise and do some gym workouts to build muscle. Increase your intake of proteins and mixed carbohydrates. I do recommend that you become fat without muscle gain, though. If you manage to calm down you could reduce yoru basic metabolic rate and that way gain some weight.
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I am 24 year age. I have no job right now .i not completed my b tech .because of I cannot concentrate my studies. I want to pass the exam but my mind is lazy and lack of concentration. Give me suitable solution.

CCH, BHMS, DMLT
Homeopath, Jhansi
Dear for concentration do some meditation or yoga in your daily routine life or use some homeopathic medicine like staphysagria 10 m 1 dose in a weeks.
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My son who is 32 years old has been taking 20 mg Raptab Olianze daily on the prescription of the Psychiatri since last 5 years. Please let me know is there any side effect of this medicine and when should we stop it.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
IF THERE IS WEIGHT GAIN OR IF HE HAS DEVELOPED DIABETES GO AND SEE YOUR PSYCHIATRIST AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. OTHERWISE CONTINUE TILL YOU PSYCHIATRIST ADVICES ONCE EVERY 3 MONTHS
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What are the side effects of taking Tab. Restil .25 OD for ten years for a male patient of Anxiety age 54 years?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Chennai
It's not a permanent cure for anxiety disorder. It can be used only for a short period of time. Say few months. There are specific drugs for your complaint. Long use of restyl can disturb your sleep, thinking speed, and memory
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My father had recently get bypass operation and didn't quit smoking. What should I do?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
Motivate him for gradually stopping it by reducing the frequency of cigarettes per day. He may take nicotine buffered chewing gums for few days as a substitute of smoking. Gradually he has to reduce these chewing gums & ultimately stop it. If needed take help of a psychiatrist for de-addiction.
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Of late I have been feeling depressed a lot. I went to see psychiatrist. He advised me to get serum lithium test done. Result says lithium level is below 0.21. I want to know if it signifies that I have some mood swing problem, depression, BPD or it is just to administer my prescription. Also I have heard about side effects of antidepressant so I am bit afraid of taking them. Please advice.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Of late I have been feeling depressed a lot. I went to see psychiatrist. He advised me to get serum lithium test done...
Antidepressants do not have side effects which cannot be managed. Depression has worse effects on health and general well being of a person than side effects of medications if any. Lithium tests are advised usually if you already are taking any medications for your problem. It is a mood stabilizer and used for resistant relapsing depressions or bipolar disorders. Consult online for any queries and assistance.
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I am 26 years old n have psychological problems. My mind is always speaking. I am also speaking with my mind. And my mind is very strict with cleaning, my mind is always thinking that everywhere dirt will be there and, I am repeatedly washing my hands, my mind is always working, always thinking about cleaning only, I can't even sleep, I have this problem from past one years, please suggest me any treatment or counseling for escape from this problem.

BHMS, M.D.
Homeopath, Pune
I am 26 years old n have psychological problems. My mind is always speaking. I am also speaking with my mind. And my ...
Hello Lybrate user, the symptoms like constant repetitive thoughts and constant cleaning and washing are symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder [OCD], this is an anxiety disorder in which a person have persistent unwanted thoughts, this obsession in mind leads to distress and certain repeated behavior or actions [like washing hands, or stuff, or repetitive checking lock etc]. Causes of anxiety disorder could be familial, genetic, neurobiological, environmental, certain life events, disturbing past etc.; natural homeopathic medicines, with zero side effects, can be a great help in the treatment of OCD. Homeopathic remedies strike at the root of problems and works towards complete treatment and cure. Medicine is selected individually on basis of thorough symptoms and detail history of patient, like medical history, causes, routine, family history, temperament etc.; such well selected remedy gives complete relief and cure. Message back for proper consultation.
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I feel nervous while facing crowd and talking. Is there any pill to reduce this nervousness

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
You will benefit from learning how to talk in public. Feeling the limelight could be pressuring for you. This you can easily manage with practice. Pills are not required.
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My father is suffering from body ache and he suffering from lot of stress in his mind and also he use to so much mechanical work. Please suggest some medicine or any kind of cure.

Psychiatrist, Pune
My father is suffering from body ache and he suffering from lot of stress in his mind and also he use to so much mech...
Body ache & stress in mind are two different things. Body ache may be because of excess mechanical work. Please consult a physician for check up & medical treatment. The reason for stress must be found out by checking his lifestyle, attitude & some other things by discussion with him. Also practising some relaxation techniques will help in this matter. Help of counsellor can be taken to improve mindset. Necessary changes must be made in daily life if advised.
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Hi I am 24 year old, I feeling anxiety and nervous every time. My hands all shivering. Please advice me.

M.A-Philosophy, Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling, B.A.M.S
Psychologist,
Hi I am 24 year old, I feeling anxiety and nervous every time. My hands all shivering. Please advice me.
Dear, you can control your anxiety and hands shivering by deep breathing. When you are anxious your breath is faster, you have hyperactive sympathetic system. You can consciously change it by starting deep breathing. You should inhale for four seconds, dont hold breath and exhale for six seconds. Again inhale and exhale. Do it for three minutes, you will be more relaxed. When you breath slowly sympathetic stimulation get reversed. You can do it anytime anywhere because it is not pranayama. Pranayama has some restrictions. You van practice deep breathing regularly in morning and evening to get accustomed to it. I can help you to remove unnecessary anxiety by personal counseling and coaching. all the best, you can overcome the problem easily. I am with you to help. Take care Dr. Yash velankar.
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Hi, I don't have any one in this world. Am all alone for this whole life. No parents. No relatives. No friends. I am really feeling very lonely. I have a lot of suicidal tendencies. Please help me. I have lost everyone because of my anger. No one wants to be with me.

MD, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Dear lybrate user your anger and suicidal tendency is an output of depression you need to consult a psychiatrist immediately. In meantime you can start taking following homeopathy medicine nat mur 30 8 pills once a day for 15 days passiflora q 15 drops 3 times a day for 15 days with water it wikk be available at any homeo pharmacy.
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Iam studying B. Tech. I am not able to remember during exams what I have read. I should read a question 5 to 6 times to get it. Please suggest me what should I do.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are definitely under some stress. Meet with a counselor and take care of the stress to regain your concentration. In teh meantime do the following regularly: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food.
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I am very muchh addicted of smoking from last 7-8 month. How can I quit smoking. Please help Me

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Even though treatments are available to curb nicotine craving, you should have sheer will power if you want to stop smoking. Nicotine gum, patches etc will help you. Take care.
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