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These feelings are either unusually intense or out of proportion to the real troubles and dangers of the person's everyday life. The disorder is defined as persistent worry every day or almost every day, for six months or more. In some cases, a person with generalized anxiety disorder feels he or she has always been a worrier, even since childhood or adolescence. In other cases, the anxiety may be triggered by a crisis or a period of stress, such as a job loss, a family illness or the death of a relative. Although the crisis eventually goes away and the stress passes, an unexplained feeing of anxiety may last months or years. In addition to suffering from nagging worries and anxieties, people with generalized anxiety disorder can have physical and psychological symptoms. The physical symptoms may lead them to seek treatment from a primary care doctor, cardiologist, pulmonary specialist or gastroenterologist. Stress also can intensify the anxiety or lead to a phobia, such as a fear of dogs, driving a car or attending a party. People with generalized anxiety disorder may have low self-esteem or may feel insecure, because they interpret people's intentions or events in negative, intimidating or critical ways. The exact cause of generalized anxiety disorder remains a mystery, but some people have a genetic (inherited) tendency to develop the problem. The disorder probably stems from a disturbance in brain circuits that control the fear response. One of these structures is the amygdala, a structure deep in the brain that receives information about environmental threats, appraises their significance, and coordinates an effective response. Another part of the brain called the frontal cortex, which is responsible for judgment and planning, is also part of the anxiety response. The chemical messengers, gamma aminobutyric acid and serotonin, transmit signals along those circuits. About 3% to 8% of people in the United States have generalized anxiety disorder. Women have the problem twice as often as men. The average adult patient first seeks medical attention between the ages of 20 and 30. However, the illness can occur at any age. Generalized anxiety disorder also has been diagnosed in young children, teenagers and elderly people. The illness is the most common anxiety disorder affecting people age 65 and older. Of all psychiatric illnesses, generalized anxiety disorder is the least likely to occur alone. Between 50% and 90% of people with the disorder also have at least one other problem, usually panic disorder, a phobia, depression, dysthymia (a less severe form of depression), alcoholism or some other form of substance abuse. Symptoms In generalized anxiety disorder, the person has persistent worry or anxiety that lasts for at least six months. This worry or anxiety is excessive, troubling and hard to control, and it often interferes with a person's ability to function at home, at work or in social situations. To be diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder, a person has to have at least three of the following symptoms: Feeling restless or keyed up Becoming tired very easily Having difficulty concentrating or remembering (your mind goes blank) Feeling irritable, crabby or grouchy Having tense muscles Having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, or not feeling rested after sleep People with generalized anxiety disorder also may have a wide range of anxiety-related physical symptoms that may seem like symptoms of heart disease, respiratory illness, digestive diseases and other medical illnesses. These symptoms can include: Chest pains, palpitations, abnormally rapid pulse, abnormally rapid breathing, shortness of breath, a smothering sensation Abdominal pains, abdominal gas, indigestion, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, frequent urination Abnormal or irregular menstrual bleeding Problems in sexual function Tingling in the arms and legs, chills, sweating, hot flashes, itching skin Diagnosis You may consult a primary care doctor first if you suspect your physical symptoms are part of a medical illness. Your doctor may do tests to check for medical problems. If the results are normal, your doctor may ask about your family history, your history of any mental distress, current anxieties, recent stresses, and daily use of prescription and nonprescription drugs. Some drugs can cause anxiety symptoms. The doctor then may refer you to a psychiatrist for care. Your psychiatrist will diagnose generalized anxiety disorder based on a full psychiatric evaluation that includes: Asking you to describe your worries, anxieties and anxiety-related symptoms Determining how long you have had these symptoms Assessing how worry and anxiety have affected your ability to function normally at home, at work and socially Checking for symptoms of other forms of psychiatric illness that might be present at the same time as generalized anxiety disorder The psychiatrist also may order diagnostic tests, if necessary, to check for a medical illness. These won't be needed if they already have been done by the doctor who referred you to the psychiatrist. Expected Duration By definition, symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder last for at least six months. If untreated, the condition can last longer, with symptoms occurring over many years. Prevention There is no way to prevent generalized anxiety disorder. However, if you have already been diagnosed, you may be able to decrease your anxiety level by cutting down on caffeine, alcohol or other substances that might be triggering your symptoms. Treatment If you have generalized anxiety disorder, your doctor probably will treat you with a combination of medications and psychotherapy. Three classes of medications typically are prescribed to treat generalized anxiety disorder: Benzodiazepines Examples are clonazepam (Klonopin), lorazepam (Ativan), diazepam (Valium) and alprazolam (Xanax). They are very safe and often bring quick relief from the symptoms of anxiety. They may be used only during the first weeks of treatment while waiting for other medications, such as antidepressants, to start working. In some people, the medication eventually stops working because the body becomes accustomed to it. This is called tolerance. If you need to stop taking these drugs, it should be done gradually under a doctor's direction, because withdrawal reactions can occur. Antidepressants These are the main treatment, especially when anxiety is long lasting or when of the person also has depression. The drugs used to treat generalized anxiety disorder include the popular selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), such as fluoxetine (Prozac), sertraline (Zoloft) and paroxetine (Paxil), and the tricyclic antidepressants, such as nortriptyline (Aventyl, Pamelor) and imipramine (Tofranil). They take several weeks to work, so a benzodiazepine often is prescribed to give relief during that time. Buspirone (BuSpar) Buspirone is an antianxiety drug that can be effective for generalized anxiety disorder. However, it is used much less frequently than the drugs listed above. Like antidepressants, it usually takes two to three weeks to begin working. Psychotherapy A number of psychotherapy techniques may be helpful. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you recognize the unreasonableness of fearful thinking and teaches you techniques for controlling your symptoms. Psychodynamic, insight-oriented or interpersonal psychotherapy can help you sort out conflicts in important relationships or explore the history behind the symptoms. Two specialized approaches for the treatment of anxiety are: Applied relaxation This method teaches people with generalized anxiety disorder to control their symptoms by using imagination and muscle control. Relaxation techniques, such as diaphragmatic breathing, meditation and visualization, can relieve some of the more bothersome physical symptoms. Biofeedback This form of therapy uses special sensors attached to the skin to teach people with generalized anxiety disorder to recognize anxiety-related changes in their physiological functions, such as pulse, skin temperature and muscle tone. With time and practice, they learn to modify these anxiety-related changes and to control the effect of anxiety on the entire body. When To Call A Professional See your doctor if you are troubled by severe worry or anxiety, especially if: Your anxious feelings have lasted for several months. You feel that you can no longer control your anxious feelings, and this makes you feel helpless or frightened. Your constant anxiety is interfering with your personal relationships or with your ability to function normally at home, at school or at work. You are having difficulty concentrating or remembering. You are having trouble sleeping. You have unexplained physical symptoms that may be anxiety-related. Prognosis In general, the outlook is good. 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Dr. Franklyn V. Beckles, Jr. www.beckles.com Faith Based Grants P.O. Box 682257 Orlando, Florida www.usa.gov Dr. Franklin Frisby www.nccanet.org www.decal.state.ga.us Bright From From The Start 404-657-5562 www.myspace.com/thechildrenchristiancenter Directors The Children’s Christian Center 3725 Old McDuffie Rd. Augusta, GA 30906 706-267-3051 Director/Principal: Rev. Dr. Franklyn Victor Beckles, Jr. Manger: Mrs. Adrian Beckles Est. in 2009 BROCHURE “IMAGINE THE PERFECT DAY FOR YOUR CHILD & TOTAL PEACE OF MIND FOR YOU..” AS A PARENT, YOU WANT YOUR CHILD TO SPEND THE DAY WITH SOMEONE YOU TRUST AND SOMEONE WHO REALLY CARES- SOMEONE WHO RECOGNIZES THE DEMANDS YOU FACE AS A BUSY, LOVING PARENT. YOU AND YOUR CHILD DESERVE THE BEST FACILITY, EQUIPMENT AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS. THE CHILDREN’S CHRISTIAN CENTER MEETS THIS CHALLENGE WITH ENTHUSIASM AND THE KNOWLEDGE THAT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE CAN DO IS FULLY PARTICIPATE IN YOUR CHILD’S HAPPINESS, GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT. JUST WHAT PARENTS ARE LOOKING FOR… WE OFFER PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN SIX WEEKS THROUGH TWELVE YEARS OLD OUR ABILITY TO OFFER THIS CONTINUITY OF CARE PROVIDES YOUR CHILD WITH THE SENSE OF SECURITY THAT COMES FROM LONG TERM RELATIONSHIPS. THE CURRICULUM IS DIVIDED INTO CHRISTIAN-EDUCATIONAL THEMATIC UNITS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR WHICH ARE AGE APPROPRIATE. ACTIVITIES ARE PLANNED FOR EACH AGE GROUP TO STIMULATE CREATIVITY, ENCOURAGE INDIVIDUAL THINKING, HELP DEVELOP LISTENING AND LEARNING SKILLS, MOTOR SKILLS, BIBLE READING SKILLS, AND SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL GROWTH. COMMUNICATING WITH PARENTS WE KNOW IT’S NEVER EASY BEING AWAY FROM YOUR CHILD. OUR CONSISTENT TEACHER COMMUNICATIONS AND DAILY WRITTEN REPORTS KEEP YOU INVOLVED IN YOUR CHILD’S PROGRESS. POSITIVE ENVIRONMENT THE CHILDREN’S CHRISTIAN CENTER TEACHERS KNOW THAT A POSITIVE APPROACH IS THE BEST APPROACH. USING ENCOURAGEMENT CREATES A CONFIDENT ATTITUDE TOWARD LEARNING AND BUILDS A CHILD’S SELF-ESTEEM. AT THE CHILDREN’S CHRISTIAN CENTER, LEARNING IS A HAPPY, REWARDING EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR CHILD, THE TEACHER AND YOU, THE PARENT. PARENTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME WE KNOW THAT YOU WANT THE BEST FOR YOUR CHILD. AT THE CHILDREN’S CHRISTAIN CENTER, WE ALSO WANT THE BEST FOR PARENTS. OUR OPEN DOOR POLICY AND CLOSED CIRCUIT MONITORING ALLOWS YOU TO REGULARLY VISIT YOUR CHILD IN THE CLASSROOM AS WELL AS EXPERIENCE FOR YOURSELF AN ENVIRONMENT FULL OF AFFECTION, LEARNING, SAFETY AND SECURITY. WE LOOK FORWARD TO PERSONALLY MEETING YOU AND YOUR CHILD AND PROVIDING THE PEACE OF MIND YOU’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR. CHILDREN SHOULD BE HUGGED FIRST, THEN TAUGHT. AT THE CHILDREN’S CHRISTIAN CENTER, WE ARE DEDICATED TO PROVIDEING QUALITY, LOVING CARE FOR YOUR CHILD, AND OPEN COMMUNICATION AND INVOLVEMENT FOR YOU. The Children’s Christian Center 3725 Old McDuffie Rd. Augusta, GA 30906 Who I'd like to meet: The Children’s Christian Center 3725 Old McDuffie Rd. Augusta, GA 30906 Director/Principal: Rev. Dr. Franklyn Victor Beckles, Jr. Manger: Mrs. Adrian Beckles Est. in 2009 MISSION STATEMENT The Sons for Christ Church of God Ministries, is a private nonprofit Christian organization which operates The Children’s Christian Learning Center . The daycare program provides quality childcare services, for preschool children, working & busy families, staff, and the people of Richmond and Columbia Counties. Acting as a catalyst for quality childcare in the low-income community to identify poverty-related and human rights problems and to provide daycare resources and christian services to address and aide busy, working parents. Providing flexible, reasonable payment plans, that fits almost any low budget. VISION STATEMENT The Children’s Christian Learning Center , will be an faith-based Ministry & Christian Academy , whose efforts and quality of childcare, bible study, and education will continue to improve while achieving excellence, and serving every eligible child and family, who desires fair, honest, and moral statues to fulfill their child’s educational needs. Director’s Background/Birth of The Children’s Christian Center : Dr. Beckles, Jr., and father, Mr. Franklyn V. Beckles, Sr. Both established the first African-American Private School in Aiken, SC. That took in, and educated students from South Carolina to Georgia , who were kick out of public schools, because of racism or behavior problems. They became so successful, that they graduated in nine years, over 567, 000 High School Students, and helped place them in jobs, and colleges; no one in the C.S.R.A (the Central Savannah Regional Area/Georgia-Carolina) thought that they would accomplish. Mr. Beckles, Sr., had long since retired in 2003, but his son has, despite all odds and opposition; carried on the legacy of C.A. I Academy. He relocated, to Augusta GA. Where the school & college drop out rate are doubled! And he re-established a new private school, to educate, and take care of the children of single mothers, and working women, who desperately need a daycare system, that fits their busy work schedules. Dr. Beckles, Jr., has been respectfully teaching and educating children in need, since 1991. And is a renown Public & Private School Teacher, he is an ordained Minister, and Pastor of a small family church, and he has a Doctorate Degree in Theology. About me: GOD IS MY EVERYTHING "GOD IS MY EVERYTHING HE'S MY JOY IN SORROW HE'S MY HOPE FOR TOMORROW ROCK IN A WEARY LAND A SHIELD IN TIME OF STORM GOD IS, GOD IS GOD IS MY EVERYTHING." The Children’s Christian Center 3725 Old McDuffie Rd. Augusta, GA 30906 706-267-3051 Director/Principal: Rev. Dr. Franklyn Victor Beckles, Jr. Manger: Mrs. Adrian Beckles Est. in 2009 BROCHURE Dr. Beckles, Jr., and father, Mr. Franklyn V. Beckles, Sr. Both established the first African-American Private School in Aiken, SC. That took in, and educated students from South Carolina to Georgia , who were kick out of public schools, because of racism or behavior problems. They became so successful, that they graduated in nine years, over 567, 000 High School Students, and helped place them in jobs, and colleges; no one in the C.S.R.A (the Central Savannah Regional Area/Georgia-Carolina) thought that they would accomplish. Mr. Beckles, Sr., had long since retired in 2003, but his son has, despite all odds and opposition; carried on the legacy of C.A. I Academy. He relocated, to Augusta GA. Where the school & college drop out rate are doubled! And he re-established a new private school, to educate, and take care of the children of single mothers, and working women, who desperately need a daycare system, that fits their busy work schedules. Dr. Beckles, Jr., has been respectfully teaching and educating children in need, since 1991. And is a renown Public & Private School Teacher, he is an ordained Minister, and Pastor of a small family church, and he has a Doctorate Degree in Theology. TO BLESSED TO BE STRESSED "I'M TOO BLESSED TO BE STRESSED FOR THE LORD WON'T PUT MORE ON ME THAN I CAN BEAR I'M TOO BLESSED TO BE STRESSED I WOKE UP EARLY ONE MORNING MY PILLOW WET WITH TEARS WHEN I THOUGHT ABOUT HOW GOOD THE LORD HAS BEEN BY MY SIDE DOWN THROUGH THE YEARS HALLELUJAH PEOPLE THE DEVIL WON'T SHAKE ME NOR BREAK ME OUR OF MY SPIRITUALNESS FOR I'M GROUNDED, CONNECTED, WELL ROUNDED AND PROTECTED I'M TO BLESSED TO BE STRESSED, HALLELUJAH." www.beckles.net Who I'd like to meet: The Children’s Christian Center 3725 Old McDuffie Rd. Augusta, GA 30906 706-267-3051 Director/Principal: Rev. Dr. Franklyn Victor Beckles, Jr. Manger: Mrs. Adrian Beckles Est. in 2009 BROCHURE “IMAGINE THE PERFECT DAY FOR YOUR CHILD & TOTAL PEACE OF MIND FOR YOU..” AS A PARENT, YOU WANT YOUR CHILD TO SPEND THE DAY WITH SOMEONE YOU TRUST AND SOMEONE WHO REALLY CARES- SOMEONE WHO RECOGNIZES THE DEMANDS YOU FACE AS A BUSY, LOVING PARENT. YOU AND YOUR CHILD DESERVE THE BEST FACILITY, EQUIPMENT AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS. THE CHILDREN’S CHRISTIAN CENTER MEETS THIS CHALLENGE WITH ENTHUSIASM AND THE KNOWLEDGE THAT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE CAN DO IS FULLY PARTICIPATE IN YOUR CHILD’S HAPPINESS, GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT. JUST WHAT PARENTS ARE LOOKING FOR… WE OFFER PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN SIX WEEKS THROUGH TWELVE YEARS OLD OUR ABILITY TO OFFER THIS CONTINUITY OF CARE PROVIDES YOUR CHILD WITH THE SENSE OF SECURITY THAT COMES FROM LONG TERM RELATIONSHIPS. THE CURRICULUM IS DIVIDED INTO CHRISTIAN-EDUCATIONAL THEMATIC UNITS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR WHICH ARE AGE APPROPRIATE. ACTIVITIES ARE PLANNED FOR EACH AGE GROUP TO STIMULATE CREATIVITY, ENCOURAGE INDIVIDUAL THINKING, HELP DEVELOP LISTENING AND LEARNING SKILLS, MOTOR SKILLS, BIBLE READING SKILLS, AND SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL GROWTH. COMMUNICATING WITH PARENTS WE KNOW IT’S NEVER EASY BEING AWAY FROM YOUR CHILD. OUR CONSISTENT TEACHER COMMUNICATIONS AND DAILY WRITTEN REPORTS KEEP YOU INVOLVED IN YOUR CHILD’S PROGRESS. POSITIVE ENVIRONMENT THE CHILDREN’S CHRISTIAN CENTER TEACHERS KNOW THAT A POSITIVE APPROACH IS THE BEST APPROACH. USING ENCOURAGEMENT CREATES A CONFIDENT ATTITUDE TOWARD LEARNING AND BUILDS A CHILD’S SELF-ESTEEM. AT THE CHILDREN’S CHRISTIAN CENTER, LEARNING IS A HAPPY, REWARDING EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR CHILD, THE TEACHER AND YOU, THE PARENT. PARENTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME WE KNOW THAT YOU WANT THE BEST FOR YOUR CHILD. AT THE CHILDREN’S CHRISTAIN CENTER, WE ALSO WANT THE BEST FOR PARENTS. OUR OPEN DOOR POLICY AND CLOSED CIRCUIT MONITORING ALLOWS YOU TO REGULARLY VISIT YOUR CHILD IN THE CLASSROOM AS WELL AS EXPERIENCE FOR YOURSELF AN ENVIRONMENT FULL OF AFFECTION, LEARNING, SAFETY AND SECURITY. WE LOOK FORWARD TO PERSONALLY MEETING YOU AND YOUR CHILD AND PROVIDING THE PEACE OF MIND YOU’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR. CHILDREN SHOULD BE HUGGED FIRST, THEN TAUGHT. AT THE CHILDREN’S CHRISTIAN CENTER, WE ARE DEDICATED TO PROVIDEING QUALITY, LOVING CARE FOR YOUR CHILD, AND OPEN COMMUNICATION AND INVOLVEMENT FOR YOU. The Children’s Christian Center 3725 Old McDuffie Rd. Augusta, GA 30906 The Children’s Christian Center 3725 Old McDuffie Rd. Augusta, GA 30906 Director/Principal: Rev. Dr. Franklyn Victor Beckles, Jr. Manger: Mrs. Adrian Beckles Est. in 2009 MISSION STATEMENT The Sons for Christ Church of God Ministries, is a private nonprofit Christian organization which operates The Children’s Christian Learning Center . The daycare program provides quality childcare services, for preschool children, working & busy families, staff, and the people of Richmond and Columbia Counties. Acting as a catalyst for quality childcare in the low-income community to identify poverty-related and human rights problems and to provide daycare resources and christian services to address and aide busy, working parents. Providing flexible, reasonable payment plans, that fits almost any low budget. VISION STATEMENT The Children’s Christian Learning Center , will be an faith-based Ministry & Christian Academy , whose efforts and quality of childcare, bible study, and education will continue to improve while achieving excellence, and serving every eligible child and family, who desires fair, honest, and moral statues to fulfill their child’s educational needs. Director’s Background/Birth of The Children’s Christian Center : Dr. Beckles, Jr., and father, Mr. Franklyn V. Beckles, Sr. Both established the first African-American Private School in Aiken, SC. That took in, and educated students from South Carolina to Georgia , who were kick out of public schools, because of racism or behavior problems. They became so successful, that they graduated in nine years, over 567, 000 High School Students, and helped place them in jobs, and colleges; no one in the C.S.R.A (the Central Savannah Regional Area/Georgia-Carolina) thought that they would accomplish. Mr. Beckles, Sr., had long since retired in 2003, but his son has, despite all odds and opposition; carried on the legacy of C.A. I Academy. He relocated, to Augusta GA. Where the school & college drop out rate are doubled! And he re-established a new private school, to educate, and take care of the children of single mothers, and working women, who desperately need a daycare system, that fits their busy work schedules. Dr. Beckles, Jr., has been respectfully teaching and educating children in need, since 1991. And is a renown Public & Private School Teacher, he is an ordained Minister, and Pastor of a small family church, and he has a Doctorate Degree in Theology. THE CHILDREN’S CHRISTIAN CENTER THE DAYCARE FACILITY WHERE CHILDREN AND PARENTS CAN FIND PEACE, EDUCATION, AND LOVE IN A CHRISTIAN EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT COME AND JOIN US 3725 OLD MCDUFFIE RD AUGUSTA, GA 30906 CALL Dr. frank and Adrian Beckles (706) 589-6793 P.S. FIRST TWO APPLICANTS GET FIRST WEEK FREE!!!!!! www.myspace.com/childrenschristiancenter frankbeckles@rocketmail.com http://cclearningcenter.angelfire.com/daycare/ http://cclearningcenter.shutterfly.com http://cclearningcenter.angelfire.com/frankbeckles/ www.myspace.com/qualitychildcareservices www.beckles.com To sign up for Facebook, follow the link below: http://www.facebook.com/p.php?i=100000044337708&k=Z6L35ZUR4W6OUCD1QB63RWXQ2SGF&r weddingTuesday, February 3, 2009 2:18 AM From: "genegrd9@aol.com" Add sender to ContactsTo: frankbeckles@rocketmail.comhttp://s697.photobucket.com/albums/vv334/mrs_gordon2/? A Pastor who Manages a Christian Daycare- Reaching out to Underprivilage Children & The Homeless, and Impacting The Community in way that hasn't been done before..A Story about Renown Church Pastor- Rev. Dr. Franklyn V. Beckles, Jr. and his Christian Daycare, how they are doing big things in Augusta. First, being the only affordable daycare that's assists single mothers, now they are doing something new: starting a "Soup Kitchen" By Christine O’Donnellcodonnell@nbcaugusta.com Story Published: Nov 15, 2009 at 10:58 PM EST Story Updated: Nov 16, 2009 at 9:58 AM EST AUGUSTA, Ga. - An Augusta reverend and firefighter is doing his best to feed the homeless and serve his community from his home. Reverend Franklyn Beckles, Jr. opened his doors to the homeless Sunday.. Beckles already runs a day care, ministry and learning center out of his home called the Children's Christian Center. Now he's decided a soup kitchen is the next best way to help the Augusta community. “They have to have a need and a wanting to participate in a Christian atmosphere. We give them food talk to them and we give them a little bit of the word, we pray with them,” Beckles said. He'll also feed the homeless from his house November 29th. His home is located at 3725 Old McDuffie Road. 706-533-7128 Ordained & Renown Minister: Rev. Dr. Franklyn V. Beckles, Jr. Director / Principal / Church Pastor African-American History Background: The Children’s Christian Center 3725 Old McDuffie Rd. Augusta, GA 30906 Director/Principal: Rev. Dr. Franklyn Victor Beckles, Jr. Manger: Mrs. Adrian Beckles Est. in 2009 MISSION STATEMENT The Sons for Christ Church of God Ministries, is a private nonprofit Christian organization which operates The Children’s Christian Learning Center . The daycare program provides quality childcare services, for preschool children, working & busy families, staff, and the people of Richmond and Columbia Counties . VISION STATEMENT The Children’s Christian Learning Center , will be an faith-based Ministry & Christian Academy , whose efforts and quality of childcare, bible study, and education will continue to improve while achieving excellence, and serving every eligible child and family, who desires fair, honest, and moral statues to fulfill their child’s educational needs. Director’s Background/Birth of The Children’s Christian Center : Dr. Beckles, Jr., and father, Mr. Franklyn V. Beckles, Sr. Both established the first African-American Private School in Aiken, SC. That took in, and educated students from South Carolina to Georgia , who were kick out of public schools, because of racism or behavior problems. They became so successful, that they graduated in nine years, over 567, 000 High School Students, and helped place them in jobs, and colleges; no one in the C.S.R.A (the Central Savannah Regional Area/Georgia-Carolina) thought that they would accomplish. Mr. Beckles, Sr., had long since retired in 2003, but his son has, despite all odds and opposition; carried on the legacy of C.A. I Academy. He relocated, to Augusta GA. Where the school & college drop out rate are doubled! And he re-established a new private school, to educate, and take care of the children of single mothers, and working women, who desperately need a daycare system, that fits their busy work schedules. Dr. Beckles, Jr., has been respectfully teaching and educating children in need, since 1991, a respected Public School Teacher in Richmond County, a Military Veteran, Former Police Officer & Fireman. Currently, Private School Principal and Church Pastor, he is an ordained Minister, has a Doctorate Degree in Theology, and is still a Fireman for The Augusta Fire Department. Certfied Psychologist, Paramedic, and Social Counselor. THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES WERE WRITTEN BY DR. BECKLES, BASED ON A RENOWN CLINICAL STUDY ON A GROWING PROBLEM FACING MEN AND WOMEN IN THE 21st CENTURY, AT THE UNIVERSITY OF UCLA: Erectile dysfunction (ED, "male impotence") is a sexual dysfunction characterized by the inability to develop or maintain an erection of the penis sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance.[1] An erection occurs as a hydraulic effect due to blood entering and being retained in sponge-like bodies within the penis. The process is most often initiated as a result of sexual arousal, when signals are transmitted from the brain to nerves in the pelvis. Erectile dysfunction is indicated when an erection is consistently difficult or impossible to produce, despite arousal. There are various and often multiple underlying causes, some of which are treatable medical conditions. The most important organic causes are cardiovascular disease and diabetes, neurological problems (for example, trauma from prostatectomy surgery), hormonal insufficiencies (hypogonadism) and drug side effects. It is important to realize that erectile dysfunction can signal underlying risk for cardiovascular disease. There is often a contributing and complicating and sometimes a primary psychological or relational problem. Psychological impotence is where erection or penetration fails due to thoughts or feelings (psychological reasons) rather than physical impossibility; this can often be helped. Notably in psychological impotence, there is a strong response to placebo treatment. Erectile dysfunction, tied closely as it is to cultural notions of potency, success and masculinity, can have severe psychological consequences. There is a strong culture of silence and inability to discuss the matter. In reality, it has been estimated that around 1 in 10 men will experience recurring impotence problems at some point in their lives.[2] Besides treating the underlying causes and psychological consequences, the first line treatment of erectile dysfunction consists of a trial of PDE5 inhibitor drugs (the first of which was sildenafil or Viagra). In some cases, treatment can involve prostaglandin tablets in the urethra, intracavernous injections with a fine needle into the penis that cause swelling, a penile prosthesis, a penis pump or vascular reconstructive surgery.[3] The Latin term impotentia coeundi describes simple inability to insert the penis into the vagina. It is now mostly replaced by more precise terms. The study of erectile dysfunction within medicine is covered by andrology, a sub-field within urology. Overview and symptoms Erectile dysfunction is characterized by the regular or repeated inability to obtain or maintain an erection. There are several ways that erectile dysfunction is analyzed: Obtaining full erections at some times, such as when asleep (when the mind and psychological issues, if any, are less present), tends to suggest the physical structures are functionally working. However, the opposite case, a lack of nocturnal erections, does not imply the opposite, since a significant proportion of sexually functional men do not routinely get nocturnal erections[citation needed] or wet dreams. Obtaining erections which are either not rigid or full (lazy erection), or are lost more rapidly than would be expected (often before or during penetration), can be a sign of a failure of the mechanism which keeps blood held in the penis, and may signify an underlying clinical condition, often cardiovascular in origin. Other factors leading to erectile dysfunction are diabetes mellitus (causing neuropathy) or hypogonadism (decreased testosterone levels due to disease affecting the testicles or the pituitary gland). Erection problems are very common. The Sexual Dysfunction Association estimates that 1 in 10 men in the UK have recurring problems with their erections at some point in their life.[2] [edit] Pathophysiology Penile erection is managed by two different mechanisms. The first one is the reflex erection, which is achieved by directly touching the penile shaft. The second is the psychogenic erection, which is achieved by erotic or emotional stimuli. The former uses the peripheral nerves and the lower parts of the spinal cord, whereas the latter uses the limbic system of the brain. In both conditions, an intact neural system is required for a successful and complete erection. Stimulation of penile shaft by the nervous system leads to the secretion of nitric oxide (NO), which causes the relaxation of smooth muscles of corpora cavernosa (the main erectile tissue of penis), and subsequently penile erection. Additionally, adequate levels of testosterone (produced by the testes) and an intact pituitary gland are required for the development of a healthy erectile system. As can be understood from the mechanisms of a normal erection, impotence may develop due to hormonal deficiency, disorders of the neural system, lack of adequate penile blood supply or psychological problems. Restriction of blood flow can arise from impaired endothelial function due to the usual causes associated with coronary artery disease, but can also be caused by prolonged exposure to bright light. [edit] Causes Drugs (Anti-depressants (SSRIs) and Nicotine are most common. A study entitled “Drug-induced mal sexual dysfunction” concluded that of the 12 most commonly prescribed medications on the market today, 8 of those medications list “impotence” as a side-effect of the drug. Other drugs such as alcohol, cocaine, and heroin negatively impact male sexual libido.) Neurogenic Disorders (spinal cord and brain injuries, nerve disorders such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, and stroke.[4]) Hormonal Disorders (pituitary gland tumor; low or abnormally high levels of the hormone testosterone). Arterial Disorders (peripheral vascular disease, hypertension; reduced blood flow to the penis). Venous leak Cavernosal Disorders (Peyronie's disease.[5]) Psychological causes: stress, mental disorders (clinical depression, schizophrenia, substance abuse, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, personality disorders or traits.[6]), psychological problems, negative feelings.[7] Surgery (radiation therapy, surgery of the colon, prostate, bladder, or rectum may damage the nerves and blood vessels involved in erection. Prostate and bladder cancer surgery often require removing tissue and nerves surrounding a tumor, which increases the risk for impotence.[8]) Ageing. Lifestyle: alcohol and drugs, obesity, cigarette smoking (Incidence of impotence is approximately 85 percent higher in male smokers compared to non-smokers[9]., Smoking is a key cause of erectile dysfunction.[10][11] Smoking causes impotence because it promotes arterial narrowing.[12] See also Tobacco and health. ) Overtraining[citation needed] Other disorders. A few causes of impotence may be iatrogenic (medically caused). Various antihypertensives (medications intended to control high blood pressure) and some drugs that modify central nervous system response may inhibit erection by denying blood supply or by altering nerve activity. Surgical intervention for a number of different conditions may remove anatomical structures necessary to erection, damage nerves, or impair blood supply. Complete removal of the prostate gland or external beam radiotherapy of the gland are common causes of impotence; both are treatments for prostate cancer. Some studies have shown that male circumcision may result in an increased risk of impotence,[13][14] while others have found no such effect,[15][16][17] and another found the opposite.[18] Excessive alcohol use has long been recognised as one cause of impotence, leading to the euphemism "brewer's droop," or "whiskey dick;" Shakespeare made light of this phenomenon in Macbeth. A study in 2002 found that ED can also be associated with bicycling. The number of hours on a bike and/or the pressure on the penis from the saddle of an upright bicycle is directly related to erectile dysfunction.[19] Some evidence suggests that smaller penis size is associated with erectile dysfunction.[20] [edit] Diagnosis [edit] Medical diagnosis There are no formal tests to diagnose erectile dysfunction. Some blood tests are generally done to exclude underlying disease, such as diabetes, hypogonadism and prolactinoma. Impotence is also related to generally poor physical health, poor dietary habits, obesity, and most specifically cardiovascular disease such as coronary artery disease and peripheral vascular disease. A useful and simple way to distinguish between physiological and psychological impotence is to determine whether the patient ever has an erection. If never, the problem is likely to be physiological; if sometimes (however rarely), it could be physiological or psychological. The current diagnostic and statistical manual of mental diseases (DSM-IV) has included a listing for impotence. [edit] Clinical Tests Used to Diagnose ED Duplex ultrasound Duplex ultrasound is used to evaluate blood flow, venous leak, signs of atherosclerosis, and scarring or calcification of erectile tissue. Injecting prostaglandin, a hormone-like stimulator produced in the body, induces erection. Ultrasound is then used to see vascular dilation and measure penile blood pressure. Measurements are compared to those taken when the penis is flaccid. Penile nerves function Tests such as the bulbocavernosus reflex test are used to determine if there is sufficient nerve sensation in the penis. The physician squeezes the glans (head) of the penis, which immediately causes the anus to contract if nerve function is normal. A physician measures the latency between squeeze and contraction by observing the anal sphincter or by feeling it with a gloved finger inserted past the anus. Specific nerve tests are used in patients with suspected nerve damage as a result of diabetes or nerve disease. Nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT) It is normal for a man to have five to six erections during sleep, especially during rapid eye movement (REM). Their absence may indicate a problem with nerve function or blood supply in the penis. There are two methods for measuring changes in penile rigidity and circumference during nocturnal erection: snap gauge and strain gauge. (It should be noted that a significant proportion of men who have no sexual dysfunction nonetheless do not have regular nocturnal erections. Thus presence of NPT tends to signify physically functional systems, but absence of NPT may be ambiguous and not rule out either cause.) Penile biothesiometry This test uses electromagnetic vibration to evaluate sensitivity and nerve function in the glans and shaft of the penis. A decreased perception of vibration may indicate nerve damage in the pelvic area, which can lead to impotence. Penile Angiogram Invasive test - allows visualization of the circulation in the penis and is used during the repair of a priapism. Dynamic Infusion Cavernosometry (Abbreviated DICC) technique in which fluid is pumped into the penis at a known rate and pressure. It gives a measurement of the vascular pressure in the corpus cavernosum during an erection. To do this test, a vasodilator like prostaglandin E-1 is injected to measure the rate of infusion required to get a rigid erection and to help find how severe the venous leak is. Corpus Cavernosometry Cavernosography measurement of the vascular pressure in the corpus cavernosum. Saline is infused under pressure into the corpus cavernosum with a butterfly needle, and the flow rate needed to maintain an erection indicates the degree of venous leakage. The leaking veins responsible may be visualised by infusing a mixture of saline and x ray contrast medium and performing a cavernosogram.[21] Digital Subtraction Angiography In DSA, the images are acquired digitally. The computer creates a mask from lower-contrast x-rays of the same area and digitally isolates the blood vessels (this is done manually through darkroom masking with traditional angiography). Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) This is similar to magnetic resonance imaging. Magnetic resonance angiography uses magnetic fields and radio waves to provide detailed images of the blood vessels. Doctors may inject a "contrast agent" into the patient's bloodstream that causes vascular tissues to stand out against other tissues. The contrast agent provides for enhanced information regarding blood supply and vascular anomalies. Aside from the IV used to introduce the contrast material into the bloodstream, magnetic resonance angiography is noninvasive and painless. [edit] Treatment Treatment depends on the cause. Testosterone supplements may be used for cases due to hormonal deficiency. However, the cause is more usually lack of adequate penile blood supply as a result of damage to inner walls of blood vessels. This damage is more frequent in older men, and often associated with disease, in particular diabetes. Treatments (with the exception of testosterone supplementation, where effective) work on a temporary basis: they enable an erection to be attained and maintained long enough for intercourse, but do not permanently improve the underlying condition. ED can in many cases be treated by drugs taken orally, injected, or as penile suppositories. These drugs increase the efficacy of NO, which dilates the blood vessels of corpora cavernosa. When oral drugs or suppositories fail, injections into the erectile tissue of the penile shaft are extremely effective but occasionally cause priapism. Exercise, particularly aerobic exercise is an effective cheap treatment for erectile dysfunction.[22] When pharmacological methods fail, a purpose-designed external vacuum pump can be used to attain erection, with a separate compression ring fitted to the penis to maintain it. These pumps should be distinguished from other penis pumps (supplied without compression rings) which, rather than being used for temporary treatment of impotence, are claimed to increase penis length if used frequently, or vibrate as an aid to masturbation. More drastically, inflatable or rigid penile implants may be fitted surgically. Implants are irreversible and costly. All these mechanical methods are based on simple principles of hydraulics and mechanics and are quite reliable, but have their disadvantages. In a few cases there is a vascular problem which can be treated surgically. Oral treatment The cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterases constitute a group of enzymes that catalyse the hydrolysis of the cyclic nucleotides cyclic AMP and cyclic GMP. They exist in different molecular forms and are unevenly distributed throughout the body. One of the forms of phophodiesterase is termed PDE5. The prescription PDE5 inhibitors sildenafil (Viagra), vardenafil (Levitra) and tadalafil (Cialis) are prescription drugs which are taken orally. They work by blocking the action of PDE5, which causes cGMP to degrade. CGMP specific phosphodiesterase type 5 causes the smooth muscle of the arteries in the penis to relax, allowing the corpus cavernosum to fill with blood. These medications work when there is sexual stimulation. Depending on the treatment, it will need to be taken 20 minutes to 1 hour before sex and the period of time over which it works can vary between 3 hours and up to 36 hours. Alprostadil Alprostadil can be injected into the penis or inserted using a special applicator - usually just before sexual intercourse. Alprostadil has also become available in some countries as a topical cream (under the brand name Befar),[23] and preliminary studies have shown a clinical efficacy of up to 83%.[24] It has an onset of action of 10–15 minutes and its effects can last over 4 hours.[citation needed] Vacuum Therapy Main article: penis pump These work by placing the penis in a vacuum cylinder device.[25] The device helps draw blood into the penis by applying negative pressure. A tension ring is applied at the base of the penis to help maintain the erection.[25] This type of device is sometimes referred to as penis pump and may be used just prior to sexual intercourse. Several types of FDA approved vacuum therapy devices are available with a doctor's prescription. Surgery Main article: Penile prosthesis Often, as a last resort if other treatments have failed, the most common procedure is prosthetic implants which involves the insertion of artificial rods into the penis.[26] Counselling Counselling is often a consideration, both where a psychological cause is suspected or must be ruled out, or to assist in management of any distress. [edit] Controversial and unapproved treatments ED treatment drugs have a high placebo response: if a good result is expected, any highly praised, and often expensive, treatment can be effective. Reputable drugs can also benefit from the same effect. Zoraxel Currently in phase II development, Zoraxel is based on clavulanic acid and allegedly alters brain dopamine and serotonine levels, thus improving erectile function. Naltrexone Drug used for treating drug addicts can have some success in patients with inhibited sexual desire. Bremelanotide The experimental drug bremelanotide (formerly PT-141) does not act on the vascular system like the former compounds but allegedly increases sexual desire and drive in males as well as females. It is applied as a nasal spray. Bremelanotide allegedly works by activating melanocortin receptors in the brain. It is currently in Phase IIb trials. Melanotan II Like bremelanotide the experimental drug Melanotan II does not act on the vascular system either but increases libido. Melanotan II works by activating melanocortin receptors in the brain. hMaxi-K hMaxi-K is a form of gene therapy using a plasmid vector that expresses the hSlo gene, that encodes the alpha-subunit of the Maxi-K channel. It has undergone phase I safety trials.[27] Ginseng A double-blind study[28]'s results show evidence that ginseng is better than placebo. Enzyte Enzyte is a product that has been advertised by saturation coverage on television channels such as CourtTV. However, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) about Enzyte for deceptive advertising. It is manufactured by Berkeley Nutritionals, which is alleged to be the subject of an investigation by the Attorney General of Ohio and the defendant in class-action lawsuits for false advertising. Enzyte is a supplement that claims to increase the male libido or frequency of erections of the penis. The effectiveness of Enzyte is in dispute. Some medical professionals in fact advise against taking Enzyte, saying that it can lead to damage. The Center for Science in the Public Interest have urged the Federal Trade Commission to disallow further television advertising for Enzyte due to a lack of proper studies supporting claims. Enzyte is said to contain: Tribulus terrestris; Yohimbe Extract; Niacin; Epimedium; Avena sativa; zinc oxide; maca; Muira Pauma; Ginkgo biloba; L-Arginine; Saw Palmetto. Other ingredients: gelatin, rice bran, oat fiber, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide. Prelox Prelox is a Proprietary mix/combination of naturally occurring ingredients, L-arginine aspartate and Pycnogenol. In double blind tests carried out by Dr. Steven Lamm at New York University School of Medicine, 81.1% of men overall judged Prelox to be effective in improving their ability to engage in sexual activity.[29] Whilst the supplements should be taken daily, the manufacturers claim that it brings the spontaneity back into ones' love life; unlike other products which must be remembered to be taken a fixed time before sexual activity. [edit] Alternative treatment methods Numerous alternative therapies are used to improve sexual function. Some include: niacin, zinc, copper, Korean red ginseng root, ginkgo, pine bark, Tribulus terrestris, arginine, Avena sativa, horny goat weed, maca root, muira puama, saw palmetto, and Swedish flower pollen. None of these however have been recognized as effective by the FDA.[30] While zinc deficiency may be a cause of lower testosterone levels in hemodialysis patients, which may benefit from zinc supplementation,[31] such supplements have no effect on the testosterone levels of healthy males who consume a zinc-sufficient diet.[32] [edit] Continuing research The peptide Tx2-6 from the venom of the Brazilian wandering spider has recently received media attention as a potential prototype for new drugs targeting nitric oxide signaling.[33][34] [edit] History The earliest attempts at treating erectile dysfunction date back to Muslim physicians and pharmacists in the medieval Islamic world. They were the first to prescribe medication for the treatment of this problem, and they developed several methods of therapy for this issue, including a single-drug therapy method where a drug was prescribed and a "combination method of either a drug or food." Most of these drugs were oral medication, though a few patients were also treated through topical and transurethral means. Erectile dysfunctions were being treated with tested drugs in the Islamic world since the 9th century until the 16th century by a number of Muslim physicians and pharmacists, including Muhammad ibn Zakarîya Râzi, Thabit bin Qurra, Ibn Al-Jazzar, Avicenna (The Canon of Medicine), Averroes, Ibn al-Baitar, and Ibn al-Nafis (The Comprehensive Book on Medicine).[35] Dr. John R. Brinkley initiated a boom in male impotence cures in the US in the 1920s and 1930s. His radio programs recommended expensive goat gland implants and "mercurochrome" injections as the path to restored male virility, including operations by surgeon Serge Voronoff. After the Kansas State Medical Board revoked his medical license and the Federal Radio Commission refused to renew his radio license (both in 1930), Brinkley moved his operations just over the Texas border to Mexico where he opened a medical clinic and broadcast advertisements into the US from a border blaster radio station. Surgeons began providing patients with inflatable penile implants in the 1970s. Modern drug therapy for ED made a significant advance in 1983 when British physiologist Giles Brindley, Ph.D. dropped his trousers and demonstrated to a shocked American Urological Association audience his phentolamine-induced erection. The drug Brindley injected into his penis was a non-specific vasodilator, an alpha-blocking agent, and the mechanism of action was clearly corporal smooth muscle relaxation. The effect that Brindley discovered established the fundamentals for the later development of specific, safe, orally-effective drug therapies. FINDING OUT that you're pregnant again while you still have a new baby can be rather shocking. Many couples who have failed to listen to the advice of their health care providers in terms of using birth control after having the new baby have found themselves looking at the prospect of another pregnancy. While becoming pregnant within the first months or weeks after having a new baby may not always be ideal and is almost never recommended, the good news is that there is generally little to be concerned about in terms of safety after the first couple of months after giving birth. Within those first few months and weeks after having your new baby, your body needs time to heal. The labor and delivery process force your uterus and your cervix go through tremendous changes. Specifically, the lining of the uterus may be particularly prone to infection during this time. Not just sex but douching, the use of tampons, or the placement of anything in the vagina can introduce bacteria and cause a uterine infection. Lochia, the material that flows from your uterus after delivery, is a sign that your uterus is healing. When the flow of Lochia is not red in color any longer, it indicates that the uterus is nearly healed. This can take anywhere from three to eight weeks for most women. Waiting for your uterus and cervix to heal sufficiently are important parts of determining when it is safe to get pregnant after giving birth. If you get pregnant before this healing takes place, you are at increased risk for infections or even miscarriage. Becoming pregnant again so soon after having a new baby is not the only reason to abstain from sexual intercourse during those first few weeks after birth. While advice will vary from one health care provider to the next, most health care providers recommend that you abstain from sex until after your six-week postnatal checkup. There are a variety of reasons for the wait. If you have an episiotomy, for example, it may require stitches. Having sex could reopen the tear and pull out the stitches. The same danger can occur if you have a vaginal or rectal tear or laceration, as well. In addition, many women find that they have a reduced sex drive after delivery. Some women complain of pain during intercourse, even long after delivery. More common is the fear of pain that a woman may have after delivery. The use of lubricants and the woman-on-top positioning may make a woman more comfortable, and allow her to take more care with areas that may still be sensitive. Becoming pregnant again when you have a new baby can be scary. If it does happen, as long as you have made it through that first couple of months, you should be fine. Regardless of when you become pregnant after having a new baby, you should discuss the situation with your health care provider so that you can have a happy and a healthy subsequent pregnancy. What Home Pregnancy Test Should I Use for Most Accurate Results? When you think you may be pregnant you want to know for sure. Because of this you will want to take the pregnancy test that has the most accurate results. There are many home pregnancy tests on the market and most of the ultra sensitive ones will provide you with an accurate result. Also, if you are testing after you have been pregnant for a few weeks or months then practically any home pregnancy test will give you accurate results. The following tips will help you take home pregnancy tests correctly and ensure the most accurate results. When You should wait an entire week after missing your period. This is the best way to ensure accurate results. Many pregnancy tests claim they are accurate a day after missing your period, but this is not the case for all women especially ones who are slow risers. Also, a negative pregnancy test a day or two after missing your period does not necessarily mean you are not pregnant. It could mean there was not enough HCG to measure yet. So, be patient and wait a week to ensure the results are accurate. Accuracy Results from home pregnancy tests are incredibly accurate one week after missing your period. However, the tests that claim to be accurate a day after a missed period are not consistently so. That means they may detect some pregnancies this early, but not all of them. If you follow the instructions on the box then you will receive accurate results. You can always retest, too, if you feel the test did not give you an accurate result. False Positives Many women wonder whether it’s possible to have a false positive with a pregnancy test. This is incredibly rare and although it is technically possible it’s not likely. If you have protein or blood in your urine then it is positive to get a positive home pregnancy test. There are also some tests that will give a false positive if you are taking prescription drugs. Expired kits may also not work properly and give a false positive. False Negative It is also positive to have a false negative. This usually occurs if you take the test too early, if you use urine that is diluted, or if you don’t time the test properly. False negatives are more likely than false positives and most of the time occur because women test too soon. The postpartum period can be a really stressful time in a couple's life. Many things change after having a newborn and this includes sex and intimacy. Some couples have a lot of fears about sex not being the same or even feeling good. Moms worry about what their partners may think about their new bodies. A newborn also takes a lot of time, so exhaustion is a huge factor in initiating postpartum sexual relations. The following steps will help guide you in re-establishing a great sex life after having a baby. Instructions Step 1Enhance your communication skills. To have a satisfying sex life after baby, you and your partner need to be able to talk. The first thing you should discuss is your fears about having sex. If you had an episiotomy, you may be worried that it's going to hurt. If you haven't lost a lot of weight yet, you may feel unattractive. Talking about these fears can help validate whatever feelings you have. You also need to be able to share your desires. Step 2Set aside a special time for intimacy. You may find that you have a few hours in the morning when the baby sleeps for a longer period of time. Or perhaps he will take a longer nap in the afternoon when you can devote an hour solely to your partner. If you can't seem to find any time when you can devote an hour or so to your partner, see if someone can watch him for a little while so that you and your partner can reconnect. Step 3Bring the tube of lube to bed. Some women experience vaginal dryness after giving birth. This could make Mom feel very self-aware. Using a tiny amount of lubrication can take care of this so you can focus on the more important aspects of intimacy. Step 4Try out new positions. Certain positions may feel better after having a baby. If a particular position is too bothersome, don't be afraid to tell your partner and try something different. Step 5If sexual intercourse is not comfortable quite yet, try a different form of stimulation. Sexual intimacy is not only achieved by sexual intercourse. If you get creative, you can find many ways to achieve pleasure. Step 6Go slow. Don't expect to jump right back into a vigorous sex life. Take your time; acknowledge the challenges, and be willing to be patient. 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Psychological therapy -- Therapy with a trained counselor can help a person address feelings of anxiety, fear or guilt that may have an impact on sexual function. Mechanical aids -- Aids such as vacuum devices and penile implants may help men with erectile dysfunction. Education and communication -- Education about sex and sexual behaviors and responses may help a man overcome his anxieties about sexual performance. Open dialogue with your partner about your needs and concerns also helps to overcome many barriers to a healthy sex life. Medications dealing with Acid Reflux, Insomnia, and other stress related deseases, can have an effect on sexual stamina. Of course, poor Mental Health, or depression can effect how you performe as well, as the emotional stability of your relationship with a woman.. What is erectile dysfunction? Also known as impotence, erectile dysfunction is defined as the inability to attain and/or maintain an erection suitable for intercourse. Causes of erectile dysfunction include diseases affecting blood flow, such as atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries); nerve disorders; psychological factors, such as stress, depression, and performance anxiety (nervousness over his ability to sexually perform); and injury to the penis. Chronic illness, certain medications, and a condition called Peyronie's disease (scar tissue in the penis) also can cause erectile dysfunction. What is inhibited sexual desire? Inhibited desire, or loss of libido, refers to a decrease in desire for, or interest in sexual activity. Reduced libido can result from physical or psychological factors. It has been associated with low levels of the hormone testosterone. It also may be caused by psychological problems, such as anxiety and depression; medical illnesses, such as diabetes and high blood pressure; certain medications, including some anti-depressants; and relationship difficulties. How Are Male Sexual Problems Diagnosed? The doctor likely will begin with a thorough history of symptoms. He or she may order other tests to rule out any medical problems that may be contributing to the dysfunction. The doctor may refer you to other doctors, including a urologist (a doctor specializing in the urinary tract and male reproductive system), an endocrinologist (a doctor specializing in glandular disorders), a neurologist (a doctor specializing in disorders of the nervous system), sex therapists and other counselors. Introduction A sexual problem, or sexual dysfunction, refers to a problem during any phase of the sexual response cycle that prevents the individual or couple from experiencing satisfaction from the sexual activity. The sexual response cycle has four phases: excitement, plateau, orgasm, and resolution. While research suggests that sexual dysfunction is common (43% of women and 31% of men report some degree of difficulty), it is a topic that many people are hesitant to discuss. 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