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A 18-year-old female asked:

Hello, i have been having some body problems lately. i've been very stressed out dealing with my grand mother who has dementia.i think this has cause?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Stress....: ....Can cause a variety of somatic (felt in the body) problems. You can have headaches, stomach aches, body aches, diarrhea, weight loss, weight gain, difficulty sleeping, mood changes, increased susceptibility to infections, and many other problems, all related to stress. Activities like exercise, meditation, yoga, and counseling can be helpful. Good luck to you.
Dr. Shariq Refai
Psychiatry 13 years experience
Stress: Im sorry to hear your grandmother has dementia. Stress can cause a lot of different issues including problems with sleep energy or even sometimes aches and pain. See a psychiatrist or your physician for further workup and appropriate referrals and treatment. They may even be able to provide resources for your grandmother.

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