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Addicted to masturbation. Want to know will this lead to infertility?

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hello doc.
i'm XXXXXXX XXXXXXX , my age is 23 yrs now
i do hand job daily and now i addicted to it.if i wont do hand job i won't get sleep and i can't concentrate on studies. i feel depressed to and scolding myself after doing that.
i want help to get way from it and what to know will this lead to infertility .
pls help me doc
Posted Tue, 9 Oct 2012 in Infertility Problem
 
 
Answered by Dr. Enrique Molina 2 hours later
Hi XXXXXX:
Masturbation is normal and it has not been proven to cause health problems in the long run, much less infertility. Some studies suggest it may cause hair loss, but on the other hand other studies suggest it protects against prostate cancer. Nothing has been proven with good evidence.
In your case it can be a social problem if you can't function in your daily life activities without masturbating. If masturbation is affecting your self esteem, your work, your social and sexual relationships then you may need to seek psychological support and advice. There are many medications available to help your anxiety and depression, which a psychiatrist can prescribe and adjust the medication regimen as needed, if you indeed need them. There are even support groups and online forums for people to express themselves.
Hope that helps, let me know if I can answer any further questions.
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Follow-up: Addicted to masturbation. Want to know will this lead to infertility? 9 hours later
thank u doc.
i would like to know, why i feel sleepy when i start reading my books with in 10 min
what would be the reason and how can i avoid it
 
 
Answered by Dr. Enrique Molina 5 hours later
That is a difficult question to answer, but in general you should read in an appropriate environment, with good illumination, and if you are getting sleepy then preferrably not reading in bed.
Reading late at night will not help either. Maintaining a good sleep hygiene is also beneficial and i would recommend you getting a good 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night.
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Follow-up: Addicted to masturbation. Want to know will this lead to infertility? 5 hours later
thanks doc
one last qeustion, i also addicted to eating {if i saw any thing in a shop then i imediately attract towards that and start eating } which results , now i'm over weighted as compared to my height {174 cm height and weight 88 kg}
is there any way to control my self.
and sorry to trouble u doc.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Enrique Molina 6 hours later
it seems you may be having anxiety.
You can talk to your primary doctor regarding prescribing an appetite suppressant medication, which will stop making you feel hungry.
The following natural appetite suppressants will make you feel full and satisfied for a longer period of time: apples, flaxseeds, caffeine, hot liquids (such as soup), oatmeal, almonds, salmon, wasabi.
Try it out! Hope that helps.
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Follow-up: Addicted to masturbation. Want to know will this lead to infertility? 13 hours later
thanks doc
 
 
Answered by Dr. Enrique Molina 52 minutes later
you are welcome!
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