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Doctor insights on: Anxiety And Stress Symptoms

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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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MG and anxiety.stress symptoms r pretty much same. Ex. Weak/SOB/tension/pain/diff. Swallowing n etc. SO how to decifer if I suffer BOTH MG And Anxiety?

MG and anxiety.stress symptoms r pretty much same. Ex. Weak/SOB/tension/pain/diff. Swallowing n etc. SO how to decifer if I suffer BOTH MG And Anxiety?

MG info: Here's good info on MG. http://www.myasthenia.org.au/html/background.htm Click deeper for full info on Dx, etc. You need to find Tx for Health Anxiety if your search for a disease causes you or others too much trouble. It can be costly. Read this info and try to relax! ...Read more

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Can anxiety and stress cause HIV symptoms?

Can anxiety and stress cause HIV symptoms?

No: Although HIV have to do with immune systems but unless you engage in risky exposure because of stress and anxiety., one does not cause the other by themselves. ...Read more

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Could anxiety/panic/stress really induce symptoms that feel severe and life-threatening?

Could anxiety/panic/stress really induce symptoms that feel severe and life-threatening?

It could feel that: Way if you are having a panic attack. However, panic attacks are not life threatening. Take care. ...Read more

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Can symptoms from high anxiety, depression and stress mimic symptoms of Alzheimer's.

Can symptoms from high anxiety, depression and stress mimic symptoms of Alzheimer's.

Anxiety & Depression: can interfere w/memory but not to the extent of severe Alzheimer's. A mental health professional can help you learn stress management strategies. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Anxiety/Stress - Can the symptoms be higher BP, arm pit pain, upper back pain? Can it also be triggered by not eating enough through a day?

Anxiety/Stress - Can the symptoms be higher BP, arm pit pain, upper back pain?  Can it also be triggered by not eating enough through a day?

Possibly : You need to be seen by a doctor to ensure there is no organic cause for your symptoms . Even though it is possible for anxiety to cause an array of symptoms it is not safe to make that assumption . Evaluation by health care provider needs to be made ...Read more

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Can meditation music lower stress, anxiety and the symptoms of depression?

Can meditation music lower stress, anxiety and the symptoms of depression?

Yes: Meditation is a great way to de-stress and cope with our chaotic lives. Exercise is also a great way to cope with stress. Find a type of exercise that you enjoy, so the exercise itself doesn't become a chore. ...Read more

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Can u have a panic attack when u r relaxed with no anxious thoughts and no trigger? I have no stress/anxiety. Symptoms are = to panic, though.

Can u have a panic attack when u r relaxed with no anxious thoughts and no trigger?  I have no stress/anxiety.  Symptoms are = to panic, though.

Panic attacks: By definition, panic attacks come out of the blue -- they do not have predictable triggers. And you would be the first person I have met in over 30 years of medical practice who has absolutely "no stress/anxiety." I have known many people, though, who are so disconnected from their inner lives that they don't notice when they're anxious. The body does its best to help by releasing things. ...Read more

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Is it possible for anxiety and stress to cause stomach symptoms such as gas, bloating / fullness etc?

Absolutely: You have probably heard that it's possible for a person to worry so much that they develop an ulcer? It is true. Also, a person who is anxious may swallow a lot, including swallowing air, which can lead to belching. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of stress and anxiety?

What are symptoms of stress and anxiety?

Stress & anxiety: Symptoms of stress & anxiety include feelings of body tension; headache; jitteriness; irritability; sleep disturbance (especially difficulty getting to sleep which can progress); anxiety; worry; dread of situations that exacerbate stress -- work may be a frequent scenario; isolating one's self; difficulty concentrating, etc. Please see your doctor about your own situation -- help is possible. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
3,146 doctors shared insights

Anxiety (Definition)

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


Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more