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I'm so stressed barely eating & feel nauseated I need this to go away?

I'm so stressed barely eating & feel nauseated I need this to go away?

Stress: You need to leanr to relax. Joining a yoga class may help. If it does not improve then you may need some medication and should seev your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

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


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How can I manage my stress without eating and without leaving my desk at work?

How can I manage my stress without eating and without leaving my desk at work?

Work Stress: Try using the free anti anxiety app featured on the soundmindz. Org website, full of exercises, articles, video't and the workbook, transforming anxiety into joy. Best. ...Read more

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Hungry. Stressed and eating fast. Wolfing down my food, I inhaled a little piece of hamburger. Should I have any concerns?

Slow down!: The hamburger won't kill you typically, but it's not a good practice. First, aspirating can be dangerous or even deadly. Second, eating fast may contribute to obesity. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

NO: 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

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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

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

Same number: Liposuction is not a weight loss solution. It is just to give your body a better contour and better shape if you have some localized fat in the lower or upper belly or hips and flanks. Start by losing the extra 30 lbs then consider liposuction. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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

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I've had 2 regular heavy periods since my last unprotected sex w/o penetration. Am bloated, gassy & having diarrhoea, Stressed & not eating. Pregnant?

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

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What is stress eating?

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

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How to stop stress eating?

How to stop stress eating?

Stress: Channel the energy into something else which doesn't cause new issue, like meditation, exercise, hobbies. ...Read more

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How to control stress eating???

How to control stress eating???

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

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How can I manage my stress eating?

How can I manage my stress eating?

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

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Stress eating. What to do to avoid this!?

Stress eating. What to do to avoid this!?

Stress: Eat slowly, be thoughtful as you approach food and express your concerns about your day before you approach food. Stress eating is an avoidance of what is truly troubling you. Address directly the anxiety you have in life, share with someone close to you. Best. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

Not likely.: The body is pretty smart. At your age you really have to work hard to make it fail. Organs don't just "shut down." they adapt and work hard to prevent failure. The kidney is often the most sensitive organ. As long as you make about 1.5 l of urine per day they will do fine. ...Read more

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Affordable appetite suppressants that work for stress eating?

Affordable appetite suppressants that work for stress eating?

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

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I think I am a stress eater and without consulting anyone how can I stop stress eating and lose weight?

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

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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

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

Could be: You need to have a check up and labs done to make sure everything else is fine. This is a significant amount of weight loss and it could be due to stress and anxiety but other medical conditions need to be ruled out too. ...Read more

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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)

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)

That's fine: Stress can do this -- you just had a root canal? —- and remember that the reference ranges are set up so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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,?

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

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If stressed eating meal I get food blockage. After relax & regurgitate food I can finish meal. Is this spasm of skiatski ring Or barrats asophogus?

If stressed eating meal I get food blockage. After relax & regurgitate food I can finish meal. Is this spasm of skiatski ring Or barrats asophogus?

Stricture or hernia: Something is holding up your food. It may be a stricture related to previous inflammation or a hernia. It sounds like you need a scope to make a diagnosis and you're eating more comfortable. All the best. ...Read more

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Baby's 4 months old, still having bouts of ppd. Can not stop stress eating, stressing, obsessing. How do I stop this self-destructive behavior?

Baby's 4 months old, still having bouts of ppd. Can not stop stress eating, stressing, obsessing. How do I stop this self-destructive behavior?

PPD help: PPD can last for some time. It's better to get help now so you can learn to cope skills to get you through. You can contact postpartum international to find providers in your area. ...Read more