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Stress Not Eating
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
I lost a lot of weight rapidly last year due to grief and stress/not eating. I'm half the size I used to be, how can I start to gain weight healthily?
My 12 hr fasting blood sugar is 105 mg/ dl today. It is always normal 4yrsago. I'm in a lot of stress and eating lot of sweets. Diabetes?
Stress,,: This is a normal blood sugar. The range of fasting blood sugar for adults is from 70 to 110 mg/dl and varies depending on the laboratory. If it's been higher, stress and sweets can be a very likely reason, especially if you're diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic. But this sugar is normal, so it'd be wise to see your doctor and get reevaluated, and also stop some sweets and stress. Good luck. ...Read more
Stress, not eating for a few days cause gastritis?(Symptoms before no eatin)Doctor says I have it. No tests tho. If so can I eat scrambled eggs still?
NEITHER STRESS NOR NO EATING for a few days CAUSES Gastitis!! Stress is a factor but a combination of decreased resistance to ACID plus in many cases a BACTERIAL infection (H PYLORI) are the major causes of gastritis!
BTW "STRESS" CERTAINLY does NOT HELP!
Consult with your Primary Care Provider!
Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
Could a headache cause low lymph abs & WBC? Or stress & not eating for a few days before the test? Lymph abs was 0.93 start range is 1.20
Not likely: Never heard that it would or read such ...Read more
Stress, not eating/ sleeping well since about 2-3 weeks. Now period delayed but prego test negative. Regular cycles. Related to stress?
How many vaser liposuction procedures are required to achieve the same fat reduction as traditional surgical liposuction? Recently, I gained 30 pounds in two years because of stress-related eating habits and lack of exercise. I would like to have liposuct
For a 5'6 and 3/4 inches tall 22yr old girl at 123lbs, possible to have amenorrhea? Lost 3-7lbs in 3 wks from stress/not eating as much. Period late
Of course : Amenorrhea is caused classically by anorexia and stressful situations, and your scenario dies allow for this cause-effect relationship. However, there are functional and hormonal failures that are not necessarily due to nutritional failure or stress. You need to have a thorough evaluation and hormonal bloodwork done by a gyne endocrinologist, if diet modification and stress reduction don't help ...Read more
I awoke to cramping, went to bathroom and found lightish black-dark green stool is it due to school stress, not eating well for two week, birth control?
Stress/diet: Most likely your symptoms are due to school stress and/or something you ate. Your birth control is unlikely to affect the color of your stool. Some people can develop an "irritable bowel" during times of stress, and this can cause cramping, constipation and/or diarrhea, try to avoid or reduce caffeine, and increase the fiber in your diet. Probiotics may also help relieve your cramping. ...Read more
What can cause hypothalamic amenorrhea without stress/exercise/eating disorders? My hormone profile doesn't match pcos, but my periods are irregular.
I've had 2 regular heavy periods since my last unprotected sex w/o penetration. Am bloated, gassy & having diarrhoea, Stressed & not eating. Pregnant?
It would be nice: To know when your periods were and when you had unprotected sex. The symptoms you describe are NOT typical for pregnancy but, to ease your mind, you should get a urine pregnancy test. It's more likely that you've either eaten something that didn't "agree" with your digestive tract or have a viral infection ("stomach flu") An unlikely event is heavy bleeding from an early miscarriage. Dr. Anne ...Read more
A coping style: Stress causes a variety of emotions (anxiety, fear etc,) there are many who react to unpleasant feelings by eating excessively. Some professionals feel it due to a childhood pattern of food rewards to an upset child. It is a problem if the eating leads to excessive weight gain. Then obtain a consultation with therapist where you gain insight and develop healthy ways to cope with your stress. ...Read more
Stress Eating tips: Have you recently lost a lot of weight? This can cause the loose skin you mention. If you are binge eating, try to eat many small meals throughout the day, maybe a couple hours apart. Regular exercise, 30 min. minimum at least 5 days/wk can help manage stress. Brisk walking is good, try outside with a friend. Drink lots of water. Talk with psychologist who treats eating disorders with CBT. ...Read more
Stress & the brain: Stress can either make your adrenals fatigued thus causing you to crave sugar and salt, or it can deplete your serotonin and dopamune, again making you crave food, especially carbs (chips, soda, candy, cake, etx). Rather than guessing, I recommend adrenal hormone measurements through saliva over 4 periods of the day and urinary brain chemistry measurements. Check out www.Dasilvainstitute. Com. ...Read more
What is the best way to lose 2 pounds a week? What is also the best way to keep over eating/stress eating under control?
Nutrition & exercise: Healthy nutrition & regular exercise are key to getting/staying healthy as well as to optimizing your weight. Aiming to lose 1-2 lbs/wk is ideal. Anymore is not recommended. Look for combination of nutrition & exercise to achieve 500 cal less than consumed each day which will lead to 3, 500 cal/wk or 1 lb. Double the difference to achieve 2 lb/wk. Optimize your thyroid dose via tsh. Work w/ur doc. ...Read more
I've been very stressed and not eating much I'm 5.8 and weigh 110 pounds. Should i be worried about my organs shutting down?
Imagine: Numerous studies including many from harvard suggest that. ...Read more
Two problems here: You're describing two problems--stress & binge eating. Appetite suppressants will likely address neither however. Explore stress management options through your work, patient education centers, &/or local counselors. Exercise rather than reach for food, & keep on-hand only healthy choices if you must snack. Chewing gum, a big glass of water, carrots & celery sticks may help curb your appetite. ...Read more
I think I am a stress eater and without consulting anyone how can I stop stress eating and lose weight?
Many strategies: You are consulting someone right now- don't be afraid to consult with others; this is a very common problem & I advise being open about it! The key is to find other strategies for coping with stress besides eating. These articles give some good ideas & have links to others: http://weightloss. About. Com/od/emotionsmotivation/a/blemeat. Htm http://stress. About. Com/od/dietandsuppliments/a/emotional. Htm. ...Read more
Under stress, anxiety not eating right. Lost 12 lbs in 1month 3 wks. Dr thinks once stress is better ill stop losing. Sound right? I'm worried
Can stress or not eating for a few days result in a slightly low lymphocyte count? (normal range is above 1.5 mine was 1.3)
I've been going through a lot lately and have been looking after my mum who is not good, so I've been stressed and not eating and constipated,?
It's time to take: Care of yourself. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition with 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation. Don't isolate — spend time with friends and stay active. Supportive counseling might also be beneficial. Take care. ...Read more