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History of regular masturbation. Loss of memory, difficulty concentrating. Help

hai doctor i am 21 years of age i started masturbation at the age of 12...... i was not aware about the after efffects till nw......but wen i look at the after effects in google i could find that i am experencing most of that...... the main problem is my nervous system ....loss of memmory ,,,,lazzinesss to study,,,,cant remember.....grasping power becoming low....etc... can u help me.... i am enginering student nd have lots to study...but nw i cant...pls pls pls help me.....suggest me some remedies other than medicines to overcome this.....pls
Asked On : Mon, 14 Jan 2013
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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

Masturbation is considered as a part of normal human sexual behaviour and is very common among young males in their teenage. It does not have any bad effects on health and does not lead to any medical problems.

Some people have many wrong ideas about masturbation - that it causes ill effects on health like nervous weakness, reduced energy, etc or sexual problems like impotence in the future. All this is not true and these are just myths and misconceptions.

So, the problems which you are experiencing are not due to your masturbation practice in childhood. Regarding your problems, I would advise you to see a psychiatrist for a detailed psychological assessment and further management.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Tue, 15 Jan 2013
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