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Richard Freier, M.D.
Medical Director
Optimal Male Performance Center

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Dr. Freier Answers Your Men’s Health Questions

If you would like to ask the Doctor a question, email us at  Info@OMPcenter.com. All questions will be answered, and your question and answer may even be posted here!

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I am getting old! How can I fight the aging process?

Dear Doctor, I just turned 50 years old, and I am starting to see some changes in my look and how I feel that I don’t like.  I want to be proactive in fighting off the aging process for as long as I can.  Can you give me some ideas as to how I win this fight?

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Can Certain Foods Promote Weight Loss?

Dear Doctor, I am a 35 year old mom with two small children, and I am carrying a little bit of extra weight from my last pregnancy.  It is getting harder each year to lose it, and I am looking for easy ways to lose the weight between taking care of two little ones.  My best friend told me that there are foods I can eat to speed up my metabolism and drop the pounds.  I haven’t been able to find much online to help me determine if this is true… and what I did find looks a little iffy.  Can you help?  A miracle weight loss food sounds too good to be true….is it?

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I sweat constantly...and its embarrassing. Can anything be done?

Hello Doctor, I am a 28 year old female, and I have an embarrassing problem.  I sweat constantly.  At first I thought it was just from exercise, but I now notice that sometimes when I am just sitting at work, my feet, under my arms and chest are sweating, and everyone around me appears to be comfortable.  This is particularly embarrassing when my hands are sweating and I have to greet people.  I also have to be careful what type of blouse I wear because of my under arms sweating. When I go outside, and it is warm, the sweating is even worse.  Can you tell me what is going on? I don’t think this is normal.  Is this something you can help me with?

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What is a Vasectomy, How Long Does It Take, and What is the Recovery Time?

Dear Dr. Freier, I am 45 years old and have been divorced for several years.  I have just recently entered into a new relationship, and the last thing I want to worry about is an unplanned pregnancy.  I have thought about getting a vasectomy for years, but never did it.  My questions are, how long does the actual procedure take, and how long is the recovery?  Also, how soon after the procedure will it be safe to have sex without using a condom?

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What is ‘Low-T’ & how do I know if I am?

Dear Dr. Freier, I am 45 years old, in good health, but I don’t have the energy that I once did.  I often feel worn out and sometimes I am a little depressed… and I am struggling to keep my weight under control.  I have been reading on-line about Testosterone, and I am wondering if I perhaps I have low testosterone levels which is causing me these problems.  How do I know if I have low testosterone and how do I increase it if I do?

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What Are Adult Vaccinations and Do I Need Them?

Dear Doctor, I am 50 years old and in good health, and I want to stay that way.  I thought vaccinations were just for children but I have heard that there are about a half dozen “adult” vaccinations that I may need to look into.  Can you tell me about these vaccinations and are they necessary?

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What is Safe Sex and What Are My Options?

Dear Doctor Freier, I have been widowed for a number of years, but have recently begun seeing a wonderful woman.  She is younger, and my concern is that she may have been with a number of men in the past, and I want to practice safe sex to protect both of us.  I have not been single in a long time, and I may be a little rusty on what are my options to protect us against sexually transmitted diseases?  Thank you in advance!

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Why Does Optimal Male Not Accept Insurance or Medicare?

Dear Optimal Male, Why does your clinic not accept health insurance or Medicare?  I have Medicare and my wife has insurance through her work.  We love your services, but would like to take advantage of our insurance coverages.  Thank you in advance for your response.

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Do Kegels Work For Guys?

Dear Optimal Male, My wife does kegel exercises every day because her doctor told her it would decrease her risk of becoming incontinent, make bowel movements easier, improve her sexual function, and help prevent her uterus from falling out…..I didn’t even know that could happen!!

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What is "Medical" Weight Loss?

Dear Optimal Male, I have struggled with my weight for years. I have done Jenny Graig, Weight Watchers, Atkins, as well as others….. some have helped, some have not. I see the term “medical weight loss” bantered around a lot now. What is the difference between medical weight loss and what I’ve been doing?

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What is IV-Therapy and What Will It Do For Me?

Dear Doctor, During a trip to California, my wife and I saw several spas offering “IV Therapy”. It appears to be very popular, and I see that Optimal Male offers this service too. Can you tell me more about this therapy, and what I can expect if I try it out?

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What Is A PRP-Shot And Will It Improve My Sex Life?

Dear Doctor, I read in a men’s health magazine about a procedure called a P-Shot that is supposedly a way to improve your sex life. Is there any truth to this? What exactly is this procedure? What are the possible side-effects of the procedure? Is it painful?

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What Is TriMix & What Does It Do?

Dear Doctor, I have heard there are shots that I can give myself that will produce an erection.  I have not been able to get an erection in a couple of years, and I am wondering if this would help me.  What is this drug?  Is it a permanent solution?  Is it painful to give yourself a shot in the penis?

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What Is Pressure Wave For ED?

Dear Doctor, I keep hearing about a new treatment for ED called “wave” treatment that supposedly uses sound waves to permanently restore erections. What exactly is this procedure, does it work, and is it painful?

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Why Does Viagra Give Me A Headache?

Dear Dr. Freier, I am a 32 year old, healthy man that has used Viagra for several years now to overcome occasional bouts of ED. While the drugs helped with my ED in the past, I always got headaches after taking it and sometimes a slight stuffy nose.

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What Causes Nail Fungus?

Dear Doctor, I am 45 years old and I have noticed that several of my toenails on one foot have turned yellow. One of the nails seems to be a little loose now as well. What is causing this, and is it something to be concerned about? …

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What Causes Erections?

Dear Doctor, I am 67 years old and in relatively good health but I have experienced ED off and on for about 10 years. I have a new girlfriend now, and the ED is causing me some concern. What actually causes erections, and how do I overcome this problem? …

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