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How can an anxiety disorder cause the adrenal glands to affect the body?

How can  an anxiety disorder cause the adrenal glands to affect the body?

Anxiety & fear: Trigger the fight/flight reaction to a perceived threat. The brain signals the adrenal glands to release Adrenalin as part of that reaction. Fight/flight includes muscle tension, cold hands & feet, increased heart rate, rapid & shallow breathing, stomach upset, headaches, dry mouth, increased sweating, mind racing, & insomnia. ...Read more

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Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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Can diet pills cause disorders in the thyroid or pituitary glands?

Can diet pills cause disorders in the thyroid or pituitary glands?

Not likely: It may depend on what "diet pills" you are talking about, but most over the counter pills will not affect your thyroid or pituitary gland. ...Read more

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Which types of foods might cause the body to produce testosterone / adrenal glands?

Which types of foods might cause the body to produce testosterone / adrenal glands?

Zinc: Extra zinc can help your body produce more testosterone, as can some health food supplements such as tribulus terrestris! the foods that are richest in zinc include oysters and shellfish, but it is easier to take 50mg of zinc gluconate or acetate! ...Read more

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Can thyroid issues like hashimotos autoimmune disease cause swollen lymph nodes in the neck?

Can thyroid issues like hashimotos autoimmune disease cause swollen lymph nodes in the neck?

No: Almost everyone has a few palpable neck nodes. They are almost always your friends. Disease here she's as very large nodes, very hard nodes, or nodes stuck to surrounding structures. ...Read more

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Which type of doctor should treat chronic pain due to a tumor in my brain and salivary gland?

Which type of doctor should treat chronic pain due to a tumor in my brain and salivary gland?

An oncologist: I would speak with an oncologist first. Are the tumors benign or malignant? ...Read more

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Can hoshimotos automimmune disease of the thyroid make the submandibular glands enlarged? Or any salivary glands enlarged?

 Can hoshimotos automimmune disease of the thyroid make the submandibular glands enlarged? Or any  salivary glands enlarged?

Possible: Auto immune etiology is the reason for thyroid disease in Hashimoto's .The same pathology -autoimmune if directed against the salivary glands Vs lymph nodes is possible. But make sure that the thyroid disease is Hashimoto's and not thyroid cancer. ...Read more

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Could diseases that cause inflammation throughout the body also cause water retention?

Could diseases that cause inflammation throughout the body also cause water retention?

Very possible: However, every disease is different. For instance autoimmune diseases cause fluid retention through causing kidney disease. Others could cause heart or liver disease, thereby, causing retention. ...Read more

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What causes diminished excretion by the parotid and submandibular glands?I do not any autoimmune diseases.

What causes diminished excretion by the parotid and submandibular glands?I do not any autoimmune diseases.

Common Causes: gland stones, infection, tumors, systemic disease, meds that decrease saliva production, etc. Regardless the cause, for the best long-term dry mouth treatment, visit orofacial pain or oral medicine specialist. ...Read more

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What could cause excess cortisol in the saliva and swollen parotid gland?

What could cause excess cortisol in the saliva and swollen parotid gland?

Cushings Disease: There are many conditions that can be related to the question you are asking. It is best to see your internist for a thorough evaluation and diagnosis. For more information regarding cushings syndrome you might check - neurosurgery.Stanford.Edu/pituitary/cushings_syndrome.Html and for salivary cortisol see: macses.Ucsf.Edu/research/allostatic/pdf/faqs-salivcort.Pdf. ...Read more

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Can pituitary malfunction be caused by whiplash or other neck injuries? Can the malfunction cause chronic neck pain in and of itself?

No and yes: It cannot cause injuries by definition in terms of whiplash. However, it can lead to a variety of musculoskeletal presentations in terms of muscle pain or even fractures secondary to osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Could an underactive thyroid cause or allow candidal overgrowth in the body?

Could an underactive thyroid cause or allow candidal overgrowth in the body?

Hypothyroidism: Can contribute to many problems. Luckily it's easy to diagnose and treat properly, thereby removing it as a problem. With very rare exceptions such as end-stage cancer or HIV infection, candida overgrowth is a medical myth propagated on the internet. It's a false diagnosis that has been around for decades, looking to a disease to cause - which there is none. ...Read more

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Can pheochromocytoma cause brain lesions if left untreated or unseen? Also which body parts can they be found in? Just adrenal glands or other organs?

Can pheochromocytoma cause brain lesions if left untreated or unseen? Also which body parts can they be found in? Just adrenal glands or other organs?

Only on top of the: Adrenals, not in them. I've never heard of them causing brain lesions. The symptoms can be robust and Anxiety is a big complaint, but many other chemicals can be out of whack besides Adrenaline. ...Read more

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Can diseases that often cause inflammation throughout the body also lead to water retention?

Can diseases that often cause inflammation throughout the body also lead to water retention?

Water retention: Inflammatory diseases might lead to water retention. Keep in mind that many medications that are used to treat inflammation, such as ibuprofen, naproxen, prednisone, etc may cause water retention or swelling. Water retention is also a side effect of other medications. ...Read more

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What can cause hyperplasia of the pituitary gland?

What can cause hyperplasia of the pituitary gland?

Pituitary: Are you reading a path report? Hyperplasia means proliferation of cells. Pituitary cells can do this for many reasons. Normal physiology, eg. lactating, pregnancy, growth spurt during teens. If you are hypothyroid, your pituitary will increase TSH -cells. Abnormal hormone production (prolactin, ACTH, GH) would involve hyperplasia. The path report must be correlated with the overall picture. ...Read more

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Dr says that stress and tension can cause inflammation of the tendons/muscles of the neck, and as a result, the lymph nodes can swell slightly -1cm?

Dr says that stress and tension can cause inflammation of the tendons/muscles of the neck, and as a result, the lymph nodes can swell slightly -1cm?

Any inflammation : Could cause enlargement of lymph nodes. If they are less than 1 cm in size, they are almost always not "pathologic" meaning it is very unlikely they harbor disease such as infection or malignancy. ...Read more

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Does infection in the jaw cause hashimotos?

No: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune inflammation of the thyroid gland. It is not an infection. An infection of the jaw could spread to the thyroid gland causing a bacterial thyroiditis, but this is exceedingly rare. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more