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Cause and remedy for low libido in a teen - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am 19 years old and I know that my sex drive is not what it should be. Is there anything I can do to increase it?
User :   Hello
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   may i know your gender ?
User :   Female
Doctor :   how about the periods ?
User :   Are they regular? Is that what you mean?
Doctor :   yes
User :   Yes they are
Doctor :   may i know your height and weight ?
User :   5'2" 110
Doctor :   do you have the habit of alcohol consumption and or smoking ?
User :   No
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   when and how did you come to know you have a reduced sexual drive ?
User :   I have always wondered. But recently my boyfriend had been saying something about it and he thinks that I am not attracted to him, but that's not it. I would say within the past 6 months
Doctor :   do you have any stress ?
User :   some but no more than life and college wouldn't normally cause
Doctor :   sexual drive is a combination of physical and mental health
Doctor :   if there is stress , any conflict with your boy friend, fear or some unknown differences among the relatives
Doctor :   all will show up as reduced sex drive
Doctor :   also if you have medical conditions like anemia, asthma, allergy and menstrual disorders they also can have reduced sex drive
Doctor :   usually it is the unsatisfactorily relations that is the most common cause for the reduced drive
Doctor :   find out do you have any of these problems and rectify them
Doctor :   also you can take nutritional supplements which are considered as sex drive enhancers
Doctor :   they are
Doctor :   Gingko and ginseng
Doctor :   argenine an amoino acid supplements
Doctor :   turmeric, cayenne pepper
Doctor :   onion, leek, chive, and ginger.
Doctor :   these are all sex drive enhancers and needs to be taken in small quantity
User :   What about DHEA?
Doctor :   it is the treatment carried out under the supervision of a gynecologist
Doctor :   it is mainly used to increase the appearance of the external genetelia
User :   I also read that Zinc might do the trick. Is that true or no?
Doctor :   yes it can
Doctor :   but you need to remember it is the combination of many in small quantity which has good results than any one
Doctor :   also the most important is physical activity
User :   So you mean like take a few different ones together but in small quantities instead of just focusing on taking one like ginseng?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   one has always limitation
User :   Which ones would you recommend above all to take together
Doctor :   as they are all nutritional supplements no harm in taking all together and i shall say to take all in small quantities in the food every day
Doctor :   also exercise
User :   I do exercise often. I am a tennis player
Doctor :   ok
User :   would ginseng, ginger, and zinc work?
Doctor :   yes they do work
Doctor :   ginseng is like a weak DHEA
User :   Just one last question. You mentioned that I should take them in food. Is it ok if I take the pill form in the morning?
Doctor :   yes you can take it in any form, and give some time for them to show the results
User :   ok. What exactly is a DHEA?
Doctor :   it is an androgen hormone which is procured in small quantity in our own body
Doctor :   it is the precursor of the hormones estrogen and progesterone
User :   ok. Thank you very much for your help. You have helped me out very much
Doctor :   thanks for consulting health care magic
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   Have a great day
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