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Can menopause cause constipation and insomnia?

Can menopause cause constipation and insomnia?

Menopause: Both can be accompanying symptoms of other psychological/physiological symptoms seen commonly in menopause, such as depression/anxiety, irritability, pain, mood changes & poor quality sleep. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Can constipation cause breathlessness?

Can constipation cause breathlessness?

Possible: In severe constipation with abdominal bloating and distention, it is possible to experience shortness of breath due to pressure on the diaphragm and impairment of its movement. ...Read more

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Can severe anemia cause constipation?

Can severe anemia cause constipation?

No, but look further: Severe anemia is an unlikely cause for constipation and vice versa. Anemia and constipation can both be caused by cancer of the colon, however, so the greatest concern should be their occurring together, but not one actually causing the other. Further studies should be pursued when anemia and constipation show up at about the same time. ...Read more

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Can stress cause constipation?

Can stress cause constipation?

Stress constipation: Stress can definitely cause constipation. An anal fissure can make the constipation even worse by causing the internal sphincter to tense, which makes it hard to defacate. Pain and blood-streaked french fry- like stool results. It is painful and a vicious circle. Surgical treatment of the fissure may help as may steroid suppositories. I don't know of any psychotherapy studies on these dynamics. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause severe heartburn?

Can constipation cause severe heartburn?

Not really: constipation refersto difficulty in the large intestine: heartburn refer to stomach lining irriation from gastric acid or reflux ( GERD). ...Read more

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Can indigestion cause constipation?

Can indigestion cause constipation?

Some circumstances: Indigestion describes an upset stomach; constipation relates to infrequent stooling. There is little likelihood of a cause & effect relationship. However, many patients with indigestion reach for remedies that may be constipating (e.g. Calcium or aluminum-based antacids). Also, global dysfunction of transit through the gut would result in both symptoms due to a slow emptying stomach & colon. ...Read more

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Can kalms cause constipation?

Can kalms cause constipation?

Kalms: Kalms is valerian root extract used to help reduce the effects of stress. It should not cause constipation, but also won't really do anything to help with constipation in my experience. Magnesium added to this may be quite helpful. ...Read more

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Can mebervine cause constipation?

Can mebervine cause constipation?

Not listed: as a side effect of this medicine. Known side effects include: allergic or hypersensitivity reactions such as anaphylactic reactions angioedema face edema skin rash or rashes urticaria ...Read more

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Can IBS cause anxiety?

Can IBS cause anxiety?

Yes, I think so.: But this is definitely a two way road! anxiety can most certainly cause gastrointestinal symptoms. I am confident that good psychotherapy would help to relieve the severity of both conditions. I would suggest avoiding medication for anxiety since the side effects of many medications include a variety of gastrointestinal problems. Learn how to live in a well balanced manner and feel better soon. ...Read more

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Constipation can cause dehydration?

Constipation can cause dehydration?

You have things back: Ward. Dehydration causes constipation. You need at least 80-100 oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily at a minimum to avoid constipation. More if you exercise or do anything strenuous., or if you are on meds that contribute to constipation. ...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 oxycodone cause constipation?

Can oxycodone cause constipation?

Yes: Yes it can. Drink fluids, eat pears, raisins, fruits and vegetables. Consider taking something to clear out your system if you are already constipated, because you have 20 feet to clear out. Then prophylactically prevent after you have treated the problem. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause incontinence?

Coexist: Bowel and bladder dysfunction may coexist and is seen often in children with voiding dysfunction. Having constipation and a distended rectum may lead to problems with bladder emptying and/or storage. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause vomiting?

Can constipation cause vomiting?

Yes, if SevereEnough: and intestines are full enough, they vomiting is the fall back option to at least partially reduce intestinal volume. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause diaherra?

Can anxiety cause diaherra?

Anxiety: Anxiety can cause multiple symtpoms including psychological and physical physical symptoms include nausea vomiting diarrhea chest pain dizziness fainting weakness sweating cramps headaches etc please rule out medical causes also thanks. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more


Dr. Troy Reyna
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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

The difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools. ...Read more