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Doctor insights on: Can Adrenal Fatigue Lead To Severe Anxiety

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Can chronic or excess anxiety cause shortterm memory problems?

Can chronic or excess anxiety cause  shortterm memory problems?

Yes: Yes. Anything that distracts someone from focusing on the present moment can impair memory. Memories sometimes don't get generated when the mind is distracted by worry. ...Read more

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Dr. Melissa Haglund
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Adrenal Fatigue (Definition)

Adrenal fatigue is not a recognized diagnosis in science based medicine. Although inconsistent with our understanding of adrenal physiology, the theory is that the adrenal glands "wear out" after a prolonged stress leading to fatigue. There is no evidence or reason to believe this occurs. When the adrenals are damaged or fail in conditions such as addison's disease -- ...Read more


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Can anxiety cause chronic nausea and weakness?

Can anxiety cause chronic nausea and weakness?

Anxiety: Assuming your pcp ruled out any physical causes, through lab workup & exam, it is possible. Also, effect of medications is another possibility. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause fatigue and low mood, which might cause you more anxiety?

Can anxiety cause fatigue and low mood, which might cause you more anxiety?

Anxiety & depression: When you're very anxious, your nervous system is essentially in over-drive. It can lead to difficulty relaxing in general, and can disturb your night-time sleep as well. Without good restorative sleep, you gradually become more run down . . . Possibly leading to depression. When depressed, you might not feel like participating with others or completing tasks, which gets you more anxious again. ...Read more

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Can untreated anxiety or generalized anxiety disorder lead to thyroid problems, for example hyperthyroidism? Thank you

Can untreated anxiety or generalized anxiety disorder lead to thyroid problems, for example hyperthyroidism? Thank you

Vice-versa: Hyperthyroidism can cause nervousness, anxiety & irritability, not the other way 'round. See http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hyperthyroidism/basics/symptoms/con-20020986. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause anxiety (from generalized anxiety disorder) to get worse?

Can dehydration cause anxiety (from generalized anxiety disorder) to get worse?

Sure: It just gives you another thing to worry about. Being weak and dizzy causes lots of people to worry. Drink lots of fluids. ...Read more

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Can stress and anxiety lead to HIV symptoms?

Can stress and anxiety lead to HIV symptoms?

No, except...: ...Insofar as that under stress and anxiety people tend to engage in riskier, tension relieving activity. ...Read more

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Can stress and anxiety be related to extreme headaches?

Can stress and anxiety be related to extreme headaches?

Yes: Stress and anxiety can certainly play a role in causing significant headaches. And if you're having bad headaches this could lead to stress/worry. Headaches have many causes though, and can be complicated so please see your doctor for a complete history, exam and discussion of tx options. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can adrenal insufficiency cause lightheadedness and fatigue?

Can adrenal insufficiency cause lightheadedness and fatigue?

Yes: However, there are many other causes of these symptoms so you would need testing to find out if it is your adrenals. 'adrenal fatigue' is not generally recognized by mainstream medicine and, i believe, is a real condition that unlike addison's disease, is not life threatening but can cause symptoms that can be very distressing. You would need to see an integrative or naturopathic physician. ...Read more

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Can adrenal insufficiency cause memory and cognitive problems?

Can adrenal insufficiency cause memory and cognitive problems?

Yes, in stress.: Adrenal insufficiency can cause memory loss, especially in stressful situations, as well as confusion, absentmindedness. There is poor resistance to stress, great difficulty to functioning well in stressful situations, or even to react to them, becoming paralyzed. Stress is experienced as being unfair, too much. ...Read more

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Can migraines lead to anxiety and or depression?

Can migraines lead to anxiety and or depression?

It depends.: Migraines itself cannot lead to anxiety and depression but anxious people often complain of tension headaches and migraines. Migraines are caused by the relaxation of constricted vascular muscle . It can be triggered by a variety of things, foods rich in Tyramine like aged cheese, pickled food,red wine or stress. ...Read more

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Can stress and anxiety cause dizziness? Can stress also cause constant hunger? Cause I'm very often hungry..

Can stress and anxiety cause dizziness? Can stress also cause constant hunger? Cause I'm very often hungry..

Stress causes it all: Stress is the number one trigger for many many many medical conditions, emotions, and maladaptive behaviors. Therefore, the short answer to your question is "yes" but the better answer to your question is that you should get an examination by a doctor if you are feeling overwhelmed and overloaded either physically or mentally. ...Read more

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Could anxiety and panic lead to adult death syndrome?

Anxiety/ Panic : Attacks are not lethal. However, people sometimes fear that they are having a heart attack or that they will die when experiencing a panic attack. ...Read more

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Can adrenal fatigue cause constant lightheadedness?

Can adrenal fatigue cause constant lightheadedness?

It can but: In your age group, it is more likely to be anemia, low blood pressure, or low blood sugar. Try eating more often, avoiding sweets which can make your sugar drop. Try to drink enough fluids to keep your urine a pale yellow color (if its clear, that's too dilute, drink less) and try to get more protein in your diet. If not better with that in a week or two, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Could anxiety lead to addison disease?

Visa versa: The biologic and chemical cahnges in addison's disease can cause anxiety. Consult your endocrinologist office. ...Read more

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Can chronic disease lead to depression?

Can chronic disease lead to depression?

Yes: Diagnosis of a chronic disease is a life-changing experience. Often the management of the disease requires to limit things used to do prior to the diagnosis, bringing a sense of loss. Medical condition proper and side effects of medication also can bring changes in your emotional state. I would recommend discussing chronic disease impact on your life with a health psychologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

A mental health disorder characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety, or fear that are strong enough to interfere ...Read more