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Any Connection Between Depression And The Stomach
Absolutely: Remember - everything that happens in your body starts with the food you eat, digest, and absorb. This provides the basic building blocks for everything in your body. If yo don't digest well (lack of acid or digestive enzymes), or you don't absorb well, or have a metabolic disorder underlying utilization of nutrients or detoxification, then your body starts to suffer. This can cause weight issues. ...Read more
Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more
Blushing: Blushing is a wonderful example of the mind-body connection. In many of us, emotional feelings of embarrassment or shame lead to an internal experience of anxiety and physical heat/flushing -- which shows up on our skin as "blushing." particular situations may bring out these responses, such as social anxiety and others. Depression can complicate all this. Consult a therapist to explore more. ...Read more
Thyroid deficiency: Or excess can affect every organ, process and function in your body. Since i don't know what you mean by "gastric", i can't tell you if it's caused or affected by your thyroid. ...Read more
Food: You mast pay better attention to what and how much you eat. The most what may help you is your own observation about your meal, i.e. which food ingredient is possible offender.Eliminate it and see what will happen. Keep diary. There is no recipe; it is give and try until you you find right composition of food for yourself. ...Read more
Symptoms Overlap: Ulcers are associated with acidity, pain, eating difficulty, low blood levels, weight loss sometimes. Cancers can have the similar picture but do not get better with acid-blockers. Also cancers when advanced lead to nausea, vomitting, fatigue and a more severe picture. Than ulcers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tell me the difference between the symptoms of a stomach ulcer and not just an upset stomach or indigestion?
Let me help: Indigestion a discomfort in the abdominal area that is often associated with food. An ulcer is a physical wound where the inner lining of the stomach or small intestine wears away exposing the inner tissues. Indigestion can be caused by many different types of gastrointestinal problems. ...Read more
Recently recognized: In 2008, the journal chest published a literature review describing multiple case reports and fda adverse event reporting suggesting a link between station use and interstitial lung disease. There was no possible mechanism of injury proposed, & there was not a strong link established (it appeared rare). However, ild was then added in 2010 to the product insert as a possible, rare adverse reaction. ...Read more
Asthma / GERD: Asthma is reversible airway disease, there is narrowing of airway due to inflammation, mucous in airway, spasm, due to triggers followed by wheezing, respiratory distress. Anti-inflammatory + bronchodilator is treatment. Gerd is reflux of stomach contents in esophagus bc of lax sphincter, sometimes with vomiting, aspiration in lungs causing resp. Distress. Rx. Acid reducing med, sometime surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any correlation or association between having Gastroparesis and the symptom of shortness of breath?
Not Really: Cooking food was first used to disinfect food. ...Read more
Yes: People with depression are more prone to heart disease for a variety of reasons, not the least not caring for oneself, eating poorly and not exercising. The opposite is also true as people with heart conditions get depressed from impaired function, lack of exercise and possible medication side effects. ...Read more
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