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Acute Stress Anxiety Or Hiv Symptoms
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
Physical symptoms of chronic anxiety please. Not acute but chronic anxiety/worry- chronic as in ...Extreme anxiety for past 5 months?
CBT: Dear kangroo. Strongly encourage you to consider cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) with a good pyschologist. Psychotropic medications are sometimes indicated. Other excellent adjuncts include yoga, acupuncture, increased exercise, decreased caffiene intake & decreased or no alcohol intake. Get help now - anxiety is a treatable condition. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm suffering from generalized anxiety disorder and have the occasional anxiety attack usually from work stress. Any ssris you'd recommend?
Yes, but...: Recommending a specific agent among the ssris or another group for you without an evaluation would be akin to recommending specific engine repairs without doing any diagnostics or even knowing what kind of engine it is. Medicine is nothing more than a tool that must be applied and used in a specific way tailored to fit your specific needs. Haphazardly applying a random tool may just worsen things. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes but ...: Stress can cause anxiety, headaches, fatigue, and muscle aches. These are also some of the symptoms of lupus. Stress and anxiety are common. Lupus erythematosus is an uncommon disease. If you are concerned about the possibility of lupus, see a rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If marijuana were to trigger me to experience angina symptoms, would it also be triggered by other things like physical exertion or acute stress?
See doctor: Sounds like you're worried about chest pain or or other cardiac symptoms from marijuana, physical exertion and stress. You should be seen without delay by your pcp for an evaluation to determine how your heart is reacting to these factors. Meantime, avoid smoking mj or overdoing any physical activity. Tell your doc about any major stress going on. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes: About 40% of people w panic attacks develop chest pain. As a result, they may think they are experiencing a heart attack & fear they are dying. Panic attacks can lead to chest tightness, nausea, vomiting& other physical sxs. Anxiety can be accompanied by marked muscle tension which can lead to tension headaches.If you are experiencing sxs let your provider know. Consider acupuncture or cbt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Always thinking of possible diseases and symptoms! is it depression, anxiety or paranoia? Symptoms may be psychological?
Anxiety related: In my clinical experience, kleptomania seems to be loosely connected with obsessive compulsive disorder in that the individual feels a strong compulsion to acquire something and forcing themselves to not follow thru leads to discomfort and anxiousness. The ind also struggles with the obsessive thoughts. Ocd is a type of anxiety disorder. Not heard of ppl experimcing panic, but it is certainly poss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a case of panic attack or extreme anxiety under stress situations be related to some heart disease?
Be careful: It was once believed that mitral valve prolapse could somehow promote panic. It may be involved in the onset of panic in very few. It with cardiac awareness could be the recipe. Stress can accelerate heart rate - maybe activate an arrythmia as a result - and it is recognized that it can promote angina. Careful medical assessment can offer reassurance that nothing serious medically is causal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many options : Many options available: self-care activities include regular exercise, meditation, deep breathing methods, engagement in pleasurable activities. On the formal side of intervention possibly consider cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and related methods. These target thought and behavioral patterns associated with anxiety. For CBT I might recommend an initial evaluation with a psychologist. ...Read more
Short answer- YES: The diagnosis of AIP should always be in the differential diagnosis of a person who becomes psychotic& who fits a certain clinical profile which usually includes vague GI symptoms and abdominal pain unexplained neuropathy, and other characteristic symptoms. Feel free to write me more questions on this topic and I'll be happy to answer: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
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