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Are shingles caused by stress?

Are shingles caused by stress?

I don't think so.: I don't think we know what precipitates " shingles". But for all adults after age 50, i recommend the shingles vaccine ( zostavax), to protect yourself. Most insurances cover it, but even if they don't its worth to invest $ 200.00 having a shot. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Nervousness (Definition)

Nervousness is feeling anxious or afraid in certain circumstances or with particular people, objects or activities. It might make one feel jittery or afraid. Nervousness can sometimes cause people to avoid the things that make them fearful. Reasons for nervousness could be biological or from ...Read more


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What other symptoms are caused by german measles?

What other symptoms are caused by german measles?

Non-specific: German measles (rubella) in adults and older children is usually a self limited illness characterized by "flu"-like symptoms (i.S. Fever, coughing, a rash) and is usually short-lived. It can present as stillbirth or with serious birth defects if acquired transplacentally during the first trimester. It msy sldo give a rash. ...Read more

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Is it true that tension headaches are caused by muscles, and migraines caused by blood vessels? What are headaches caused by CSF pressure called?

Is it true that tension headaches are caused by muscles, and migraines caused by blood vessels? What are headaches caused by CSF pressure called?

No and no: (1) both ideas are old-fashioned with just a bit of truth. Today, the neuroscience articles attribute both to abnormal patterns of function in the brain that may affect vessels (as in migraine, which ma produce stroke) and muscles (as in common headache); if the vascular and muscle problems were the cause, these headaches would be much easier to treat. (2) increased intracranial pressure headache. ...Read more

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Can heartburn cause nervousness?

Can heartburn cause nervousness?

Well..it may cause..: For example: heartburn can be perceived as a possible heart attack and thus can cause the person to be nervous/anxious/scared, but this just means it can trigger those symptoms, not causing the anxiety disorder itself. Having underlying anxiety disorder and having certain illnesses can make the anxiety worse over time. If severe/persistent, you can develop anxiety/depressive disorder. Consult doc. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of liver damage caused by rezulin?

What are common symptoms of liver damage caused by rezulin?

Nothing specifc: Drug induced liver injury from Rezulin would appear similar to injury from other drugs and it would include abnormal liver tests and possibly jaundice. ...Read more

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Which types of skin cancers are caused by sunlight? Are the non sunlight caused cancers caused by something else or just bad luck?

Which types of skin cancers are caused by sunlight? Are the non sunlight caused cancers caused by something else or just bad luck?

Most skin cancers: Sun exposure is thought to be the main cause of all types of skin cancer. The most common type- basal cell cancer- is usually caused by years of sun exposure. Others, such a melanoma, may be related to occasional sun burns. There are some rare inherited diseases which can lead to skin cancers. So, wear a hat and use sunscreens generously! ...Read more

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What symptoms are caused by the human immunodeficiency virus?

What symptoms are caused by the human immunodeficiency virus?

Many and few.: At the outset the patient infected may not even be aware of the presence of the virus, and this can persist until the immune system is badly damaged, and secondary infections or cancers occur (8-12 yrs). Sometimes, acute HIV syndrome will present as a mononucleosis-type illness with multiple symptoms. Best thing to do is get checked and tested if you feel you have been exposed. ...Read more

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Can bell's palsy be caused by lots of stress?

Can bell's palsy be caused by lots of stress?

Probably not: Although stress can exacerbate a number of neurological problems, it has not been identified as a cause of bell's palsy. Although not definitely proven, bell's palsy is thought to be caused by a viral infection. ...Read more

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What symptoms are caused by Alzheimer's disease?

What symptoms are caused by Alzheimer's disease?

Problems with memory: thinking, finding words, judgment, getting lost, handling money/paying bills, repeating questions, completing daily tasks, losing/misplacing things, mood, personality changes; Moderate: memory loss, confusion, problems recognizing family/friends, unable to learn new things/situations, carry out multi-step tasks (getting dressed), hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, impulsive behavior. ...Read more

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What are the problems caused by hyperkalaemia?

What are the problems caused by hyperkalaemia?

Depends on level : Slightly high potassium may not be symptomatic. Critically high potassium can be dangerous- can cause fatal heart rhythm problems, muscle weakness. ...Read more

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Can diarrhea be caused by nerves?

Can diarrhea be caused by nerves?

Yes: Diarrhea can be caused by a condition of being nervous, but it quickly disappears after the nervousness is gone. ...Read more

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Can motor nuropathy be caused by a virus?

Can motor nuropathy be caused by a virus?

Yes but maybe no: Several viruses are associated with motor loss but not always a direct effect. Herpes zoster occasionally causes motor loss but only to a few dermatomes guillian barre is often preceded by a virus infection but is itself auto immune. Poliomyelitis and west nile virus affect brain and spinal cord a recent study felt that motor neuropathy was not caused by viral infection. ...Read more

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Which other health problems are caused by whooping cough?

Which other health problems are caused by whooping cough?

Seizures, apnea: Besides the terrible cough, whooping cough (in young babies) can cause cessation of breathing (apnea), seizures, and death. ...Read more

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Can ageusia be caused by lots of illnesses?

Can ageusia be caused by lots of illnesses?

Yes: Neurological disorders such as bell's palsy, familial dysautonomia, and multiple sclerosis cause similar problems. Disorders of the endocrine system, such as cushing's syndrome, hypothyroidism and diabetes mellitus, can cause similar problems. Ageusia can also be caused by medicinal side-effects from antirheumatic drugs such as penicillamine, antiproliferative drugs such as cisplatin, ace inhibito. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of infections caused by being uncircumcised?

What are the symptoms of infections caused by being uncircumcised?

Symptoms of uncirced: Foreskin will be tender, red & swollen. Usually tight & diffcult, painful & possibly impossible to retract. May have pussy looking material from under foreskin. Possible burning sensation with urination. ...Read more

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Are heart diseases or heart attacks sometimes caused by merely anxiety?

Are heart diseases or heart attacks sometimes caused by merely anxiety?

Is possible: High levels of anxiety or stress that go untreated can put one at a greater risk of heart disease or heart attacks. ...Read more

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What can be used against sleeplessness caused by acidic tendencies?

What can be used against sleeplessness caused by acidic tendencies?

Have any GERD : Medically addressed. Use excellent sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on >. ...Read more

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Can depression be caused psychologically? or is it just caused by a chemical imbalance? if caused by psychological what are some symptoms of it?

Can depression be caused psychologically? or is it just caused by a chemical imbalance? if caused by psychological what are some symptoms of it?

Depression: Oftentimes there is a very fine line that's often blurred by depression as an internal phenomenon via chemical imbalance, versus depression as psychological (as you put it) which I interpret as being aggravated by external factors. Both phenomena interact reciprocally with each other. Welcome to another variant of the time honored "chicken and egg" debate! ...Read more

Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the ...Read more