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Anxiety Or Serious Problem
No: Some pts with poorly functioning hearts and poor cerebral perfusion can have menral status changes from time to time. But not otherwise. Some congenital diseases may have mental retardation and heart problems but theres no cause and effect relationship with heart dz and mental illness. ...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
Could be either: Your body is set to breath only as much as you need oxygen or have to rid carbon dioxide. If the lungs become diseased and cannot perform its normal function, the body will respond by causing a higher respiratory minute volume(both rate and depth of breathing). Certain central nervous system problems may cause increased minute volume also, such as heavy alcohol intoxication, high fever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It?: Not sure what u r referring to as "it" , but would be glad to help if u would clarify & resubmit. ...Read more
Start w a med: eval. It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed. Cognitive Behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep /night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation. Take care. ...Read more
If I have a real problem studying due to extreme anxiety, colorectal problems, causing incapability. Can this be solved?
Depends: It sounds like you are looking for a single cause for these problems. It may be several problems that occur at the same time rather than one disorder. That being said, migraine and digestive symptoms are sometimes a result of emotional problems. Since you do not give details, I cannot answer specifically. Please reask the question with more detail. ...Read more
Some people do: Have trouble swallowing pills, despite being able to swallow a large piece of steak. So yes, in some cases it is anxiety related. For others, they forget to take a swallow of water before talking the pill--which really helps if you have dry mouth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Anxiety can cause a range of disturbances in vision, including blurriness, tunnel vision, eye strain, and other problems. Some of the symptoms may be due to surges in adrenaline that accompany anxiety. The vision problems are not serious in themselves, but definitely see a mental health professional and get treatment for your anxiety, which should include psychotherapy. ...Read more
Can untreated anxiety or generalized anxiety disorder lead to thyroid problems, for example hyperthyroidism? Thank you
Not any time soon: Yes, a long lifetime of stress, anxiety and panic can damage all of your bodily systems and the cardiovascular one is a major risk - but it takes a long time. The panic attack 'feels' like a heart attack and many ER visits for suspected HA turn out to be false alarms. At your age panic is much more likely. But you can learn skills in CBT therapy on how to avoid, reduce and manage anxiety. Try it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Psychiatrist: A well trained, experienced psychiatrist is the short answer. Since the range of symptoms from discomfort to paralyzing anxiety in general to specific interaction or even severe avoidance, a skilled & thorough evaluation should clarify what is experienced as well as the underlying cause. So the difficulty may range from incidental or relatively contained to initial sx. Of schizophrenia. Serious! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but...: Most of the time, anxiety is just what it appears to be--a psychological problem that should be treated psychologically (i.e., with psychotherapy). Some medical conditions can cause similar symptoms. If your doc has ruled out likely medical causes, see a psychologist/psychiatrist. Don't keep searching for ever-more obscure ; unlikely medical explanations. If it looks like anxiety, it probably is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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