From flu that won’t shift to orgasm problems, Dr Jeff answers your health questions

DR JEFF FOSTER is The Sun Sunday’s new GP and is here to help YOU.

dr Jeff, 43, divides his time between working as a GP in Leamington Spa, Warks, and running his H3 Health clinic, the first of its kind in the UK to deal with hormonal issues in both men and women.

dr Jeff Foster is The Sun on Sunday's new GP and is here to help
dr Jeff Foster is The Sun on Sunday’s new GP and is here to help

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Q) SIX weeks ago I had the nasty flu going around.

I am a 44 year old male and normally in good health but I felt terrible and was in bed for more than a week.

The worst is over but I still feel unwell and very tired.

Is there anything I can do to move it?

John Conway, Bristol

a) One of the biggest issues we’re seeing now with viral illnesses is the perception around recovery and distinguishing between mild illnesses like the common cold and the flu.

A lot of people claim they’ve had a “light flu” and have been feeling unwell for about a week, but in reality it was probably just a bad cold.

Truly serious viral diseases such as influenza, coronavirus and glandular fever can be devastating and take many weeks or even months to fully recover.

Patients who have not recovered from Covid are now being referred to ‘long Covid’ clinics (although there is still no single definitive treatment), but the concept of post-viral fatigue has been around for decades.

Try to do whatever you can to give your body a good chance to recover – e.g. B. maximizing your sleep quality, minimizing stress, and eating well and getting adequate vitamin D intake and exercise wherever possible.

If none of this helps, contact your GP.

Q) I AM a 39 year old woman.

I’ve always enjoyed sex and had orgasms, but for the past few months I haven’t been able to orgasm at all.

I’ve tried everything!

Lauren C. High Wycombe, Bucks

a) Sexual dysfunction in both men and women is a very common problem and the causes are often multifactorial.

The biggest problem is that both sexes are embarrassed to talk about it.

This makes diagnosis and treatment difficult.

We tend to think of any form of sex drive loss as primary or secondary – is it a new problem or something you’ve always had?

In your case, if you previously had normal sexual function, this indicates a recent change in your body, mind, or social circumstances.

If you are in a relationship, make sure you are happy and still find your partner sexually desirable.

I would also look at any external lifestyle factors that may have impacted your sex drive, such as stress, poor sleep, changes in body weight, and too little or too much exercise.

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If none of these apply to you, see your doctor.

A drop in libido can be a symptom of an underlying medical issue, and it’s worth considering other symptoms you may be experiencing. From flu that won’t shift to orgasm problems, Dr Jeff answers your health questions

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