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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


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I cant seem to stop stressing. I got almost all the time anxious feeling and a certain stressful feeling in my stomach and chest area. Any help?

I cant seem to stop stressing. I got almost all the time anxious feeling and a certain stressful feeling in my stomach and chest area. Any help?

To address stress:: Talk about feelings & address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or Progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more

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2nd day physical feeling of anxiety in chest & stomach.Startled by security alarm going off.false alarm. Clear mind, still feeling in chest & stomach?

2nd day physical feeling of anxiety in chest & stomach.Startled by security alarm going off.false alarm. Clear mind, still feeling in  chest & stomach?

Where did the: security alarm go off? At home, school? Did you talk to your parents or a teacher about the event? Have there been incidents of violence in your home or school in the past? Speak to your parents about your anxiety and ask to talk to a psychologist or speak with a guidance counselor at school, they will be able to refer you for help. ...Read more

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Hi, I have anxiety, wen i exercise and heart rte go up i get a vibrtion feeling in stomach/lower chest , when breatng, it thn goes, no pain, will see dr?

Hi, I have anxiety, wen i exercise and heart rte go up i get a vibrtion feeling in stomach/lower chest , when breatng, it thn goes, no pain, will see dr?

YES: See your doctor, because anxiety has multiple presentations, and people can have different physical triggers for their panic. The good news is anxiety is treatable and regulatable, see your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What can cause the feeling of rapid heart rate (not going over 100) and a adrenaline (nervous/excited) feeling in chest and abdomen? Not anxious!

What can cause the feeling of rapid heart rate (not going over 100) and a adrenaline (nervous/excited) feeling in chest and abdomen? Not anxious!

Nervous/anxious: You can't have it both ways. You cannot be "nervous/excited" and not be anxious. Two options: Contact your doctor. Consult a Psychologist - they are experts on anxiety. ...Read more

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Can autonomic nervous system problems/damage cause butterfly/nervous/exciting feeling in chest and stomach with nausea?

Can autonomic nervous system problems/damage cause butterfly/nervous/exciting feeling in chest and stomach with nausea?

Yes: The autonomic nervous system (ANS) controls involuntary movements in the body. It affects the beating of your heart and the continuous movement of the intestines; as well as multiple other vital functions. Dysfunction of the ANS commonly causes changes in heart beat and blood pressure. It can definitely cause the symptoms you describe. ...Read more

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My sister has being feeling a burning feelibg in her chest and stomach has being feeling bigger what symtoms would that be?

My sister has being feeling a burning feelibg in her chest and stomach has being feeling bigger what symtoms would that be?

GERD/gastritis?: Assuming your sister is also young but older than 18, have her try over-the-counter Prilosec (omeprazole) or similar PPI's. If after several days no improvement, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Just found out that am having Herpes Type 1 and started medication.but why is my body feeling hot within the chest,stomach and back?Please reply

Just found out that am having Herpes Type 1 and started medication.but why is my body feeling hot within the chest,stomach and back?Please reply

Details are everythi: Herpes type 1. First time? Where? Name and dosing schedule of "medication"? These often are triggered by fevers. Perhaps the herpes is caused by the fever. Your DR may be able to sort it out. There is probably some underlying illness. ...Read more

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On the left side of my chest near my stomach I have been having this numbing/tingling feeling for awhile what could it be?

On the left side of my chest near my stomach I have been having this numbing/tingling feeling for awhile what could it be?

Tough to say: Without an exam, but any time the chest is involved with numbness and tingling, it is important to make sure it is not your heart or "cardiac" in nature. Best for you to get and evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a feeling such as empy stomach, (up right between my ribs) and if I eat something I get a sharp pain in my chest area (more on the right side)+?

I have a feeling such as empy stomach, (up right between my ribs) and if I eat something I get a sharp pain in my chest area (more on the right side)+?

GERD?: Some things that come to mind include gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease), which can cause both pain on an empty stomach and chest pain after eating. Gall bladder problems can also cause right-sided abdominal and chest pain, especially after eating fatty meals. Heart problems do not usually cause "sharp" pain, but it still needs to be ruled out by your doctor. ...Read more

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