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Combating sperm count reduction caused by anxiety - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your qu
Doctor :   How can I Help you ?
User :   hi i just want to know i have suffered from anxiety i am doing cbt therapy to overcome i am ok just overcoming it suddenly i bought a means health book today it said to increase the sperm count reduce stresslevel and anxiety will fertility might be affected through anxiety permanently if overcome it itll be ok i am only 27 years old
User :   sorry mens health book
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   r u there
Doctor :   May I know your query ?
User :   will anxiety affectsa fertility completely or itll be ok if we overcome by reducing the stress and anxiety in a while
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Not to worry.
Doctor :   Cognitive behavioral therapy is a perfect therapy for your anxiety.
Doctor :   And about your sperm count or fertility problems ,
Doctor :   a very long term effect of work/other stress would cause but not a temporary state of stress.
Doctor :   So I need to ask you more specific questions pertaining to your problem to help you better.
Doctor :   May I ?
User :   ok
Doctor :   May I know since when you feel you are stressed up or under anxiety ?
User :   from january since but i have recovered a lot know
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Have you been therapy form Jan. itself ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Have you been put on any medication or only CBT ?
User :   not at all they said my anxety is very low because i am thinking about this too much thats making me nore anxious
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   So I would say that for your case you will not have any issues of low sperm count or infertlity.
User :   you said about long term effects what is the period you were taking abouth
Doctor :   If you have at least for one year or more we see Erectile dysfunction, low sperm counts or other complications .
User :   ok then if thats a case i havent got erectile dysfunction or anything i had sex even in the mionth jan and in the december
Doctor :   Yes that is what I have been trying to suggest.
Doctor :   To add ,
User :   is anxiety is a very serious problem
Doctor :   Is your stress or anxiety due to A Post Traumatic Stress or A Panic Disorder.
Doctor :   Or is it anything else as you have many variants of anxiety problems.
User :   no because of unhelpful thoughts
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Like, if you want to share .
User :   i always worry about things which is unreal which will never happened at all i always worry about my fertility and erection even though i am fine
User :   it always about health anixety
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   i do see escorts regularly one time i made a promise to god then i broke it and had a sex then i was worried whather god will punish me for that simple stupid thingd i worry about]
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   see what you suggestig even if had it 6 months if i concentarate on my cbt and if i do lots of excercise and healthy life style do you think ill be ok
User :   waht is your suggestion about my worries
Doctor :   I would suggest a few recommendations that you have to follow : User :   ok
Doctor :   Can you try to follow the recommendations : User :   but i dont want any medications
Doctor :   May I know where you stay, which city ?
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   I shall not.
User :   london
User :   ok
User :   shall not?
Doctor :   Prescribe drugs.
User :   means i dont need any drugs is it
Doctor :   yes, right.
Doctor :   1. I suggest you to follow up with CBT that you are doing now.
User :   ok tell your recommendation
User :   ok
Doctor :   2. Plan your time in such a way that you get regular and good protein diet and proper exercise for at least 45v mins. every day.
User :   ok
Doctor :   3. Please speak to your parents,family every day before you sleep and keep the conversion very humorous , loving , and positive.
User :   ok
Doctor :   4. Please visit a very nice place , tourism/adventure whenever you find time rather than on anything else or try to get involved in some activity which interests you.
User :   ok
User :   how long it take sto come out of it completly
User :   but my fertility and sexdrive ill be fine is it?
Doctor :   Please do this for 2-3 months very religiously and dedicatedly and you will be out of it.
Doctor :   Absolutely, common Kishan you are fine man, just over worrying where there is nothing.
Doctor :   Keep yourself cool and stick to these points that i have recommended.
User :   is thsi anxiety is a common problem
Doctor :   Very common which every teenager has and might be you are having it a bit late and once you are successful in your sexual intercourse there is no problem.
Doctor :   Take acre
Doctor :   bye
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