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Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Low ef: One can have a myocardial infarction from severe exertion or stress. It would have to have caused marked heart muscle damage for your EF to drop to 10 ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristel Hunt
23 years experience Hepatology
Hyperarousal: the idea of a tube down your throat is unlikely on anyone's list of favorite things. some people have a strong gag reflex, some have a sensation that ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Yes - the body's short-term response to the overwhelming flood of adrenaline can impair a reasoned response.
Dr. Sophie Duriez
32 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: Extreme fight or flight response equals extreme reaction to stress, which triggers the release of a harmful cascade of neurotransmitters and hormones, ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Unlikely: It's good you've read up on the fight-and-flight automonic responses. While this cannot physically damage bone or overlying soft tissue, sustained anx ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Varies: the immune system is linked to the CNS mostly attributed to neurokinins, substance P etc. In general, emotional stress reduces the immune response but ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
40 years experience General Surgery
Always around: Epinephrine is a catecholamine, and is present most of the time, if not indeed always. It's not only secreted by the adrenal gland, but also in some n ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Pupils dilate: from the adrenaline rush.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Salazar
17 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
See below : The heart rate goes up and the left ventricular end diastolic pressure goes up.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Archibald
37 years experience Psychiatry
Sympathetic : The system responsible for Adrenalin production, the sympathetic nervous system.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
When we are afraid: There are two opposite reactions that people have to fight or take flight or flee. It is not a panic attack.

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