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Can feeling guilty cause health problems?

Can feeling guilty cause health problems?

Guilt feelings: Absolutely! guilt feelings can not only cause illness, they are often caused by an illness called depression. Guilt feelings result in a great deal of suffering and you would be wise to consult with a psychotherapist. If you are diagnosed with depression, medication may also help in alleviating your suffering. ...Read more

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Dr. Selby Jacobs
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Guilt (Definition)

to say Guilt is any way I can control you and make you feel anxious doing it. Its an atypical anxiety state that you feel when you are accused of doing something you should not have done, or you didn't do something you should have. The underlying feeling you have is resentment, but that remains unexpressed as you ...Read more


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Can health problems and marijuana cause anxiety?

Can health problems and marijuana cause anxiety?

Yes: Anxiety can be triggered in susceptible individuals by illness, stress, medications and drugs including marijuana, alcohol, nicotine, cocaine, opiates and others. ...Read more

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Can my addiction cause health problems

Can my addiction cause health problems

Likely: I don't know what you are addicted to, each substance does have unique properties and affect the body in different ways, ex alcohol can affect the liver more than cocaine. But any addiction has adverse effects on the mind, body and spirit. Rehabs don't discriminate based on substance yet people don't enter them well. ...Read more

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What can cause mental health problems?

What can cause mental health problems?

Many: There are many causes of mh problems, including genetics, environmental stress, addictive substances, substance sensitivities, psychological trauma, thought processes, neurologic factors, and more. Discerning the cause in specific instances requires medical and psychological evaluations. ...Read more

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What digestive problems can anxiety and worry cause?

What digestive problems can anxiety and worry cause?

Anxiety/ worry: Nausea, emesis, constipation, loose stools, cramping ; change in bowel habitus. It can also effect conditions which you already have such as irritable bowel syndrome or ulcer. ...Read more

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Can emotional problems cause a serious physical ones?

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Can emotional problems cause a serious physical ones?

Emotional: Some can interfere with metabolism and cause serious physical problems, such as eating disorders, alcohol dependence & severe depression. ...Read more

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Does heartbreak cause heart problems or health problems?

Does heartbreak cause heart problems or health problems?

Yes , kind of: Strong emotional events such as loss of a loved one can cause what's called broken heart syndrome or taku tsubo which can present like a heart attack with no evidence of blockages but with weak heart muscle and usually responds to medical therapy and improves with time. ...Read more

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Can eating too much and feeling full cause erectiion problems?

Can eating too much and feeling full cause erectiion problems?

If not a: Pre-existing problem then no. At most it is a temporary problem as over-eating can cause drowsiness which is not always conducive to a sexual activity. Limit your oral intake and see if that solves your problem. ...Read more

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What health problems can being uptight a lot cause?

What health problems can being uptight a lot cause?

Get an evaluation: "uptight" can mean many things, but if you mean feeling tense, with difficulties relaxing, irritable..Etc. This can be associated with long term "physical " health problems, so it does not hurt at all to get evaluated and advised on best course of action. There is always help if you seek it. ...Read more

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Can drinking cause mental problems when you are older?

Can drinking cause mental problems when you are older?

Alcohol: Effects depend on the amount consumed. Small to moderate consumption causes reduced risks of blood clots , stone formation , diabetes & rheumatoid arthritis. Large consumption causes impaired memory & vision, anemia, cardiomyopathy, hepatitis, cancer mouth/esophagus, gastritis, pancreatitis, diabetes type 2, depression, anxiety, psychosis, insomnia, panic, cravings. ...Read more

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Can stress and thinking too much cause digestive problems?

Can stress and thinking too much cause digestive problems?

Absolutely: The digestive system is very sensitive to stress in many people. From top to bottom, symptoms can include nausea, lack of appetite, stomach pains, stomach gurgling, diarrhea or constipation. It's best to manage the stress itself; in the meantime you might try over-the-counter digestive aids like pepto-bismol. See a doctor if symptoms are severe or persist. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep and stress cause delusional thinking small issues as big issues?

Can lack of sleep and stress cause delusional thinking small issues as big issues?

Yes: There have been experiments done where people are woken up when they start to go into rem or deep sleep which found that sleep deprivation can lead to hallucinations. If you are stressed and not sleeping meet with a psychologist to learn stress management techniques and develop better sleep habits. You may also want to start on some sleep medication consult with your physician. ...Read more

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Can constant worry and stress(and anxiety) cause severe gastrointestinal problems? 35 male.Ty.

Can constant worry and stress(and anxiety) cause severe gastrointestinal problems? 35 male.Ty.

You betcha!: Anxiety may certainly cause gastrointestinal problems such as diarrhea, constipation, gas, unexplained pain or discomfort. Depending on the type of anxiety, it may lead to disruption of the neural tone of the gut lining leading to erosion and inflammation, or cause excessive swallowing of air in cases of panic both leading to discomfor or pain. ...Read more

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Can masturbation cause any mental or emotional disturbance in you?

NO, just bad info: Masturbation in& of itself won't hurt u, just like stroking ur hair wont. They both produce pleasurable sensations. But certain religious beliefs about it ("it is bad/sinful" because, 4 example, it 'wastes' seed [sperm]) &/or bad information about it ("it will make u sterile, lose ur hair, etc") can make people fear masturbation &/or feel ashamed by it. ...Read more

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Feeling tired, loss if appetite and nervousness or anxiety. What can these symptoms be related to?

Feeling tired, loss if appetite  and nervousness or anxiety. What can these symptoms be related to?

Many causes: There are many things that could cause these symptoms. Anxiety or depression could be the cause. You may also be dealing with anemia or thyroid disorder. Please see your doctor for an exam and some blood testing. if they do not find a physical cause for your symptoms they may suggest treating you for anxiety or depression. Seeing a counselor could help as well. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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What health problems can constipation cause?

What health problems can constipation cause?

Constipation: Chronic constipation can cause hemorrhoids as well as diverticulosis . Diverticulosis can become infected diverticulitis and lead to perforation abscess and life threatening intrabdominal sepsis. Diverticulosis can also cause life threatening hemorrhage. ...Read more

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Feelings Of Intense Guilt (Definition)

This is the patient who emotionally beats him/herself up for sins both real and imagined, and can often ...Read more