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Can High Stress And Anxiety Cause Nasal Passage Swelling
Yes: Emotional stress is a common trigger for non-allergic rhinitis. If this is a short term problem, taking 1 Sudafed should help; but if occurring frequently or if you have recurrent sinus infections, then you need to be evaluated by a physician (usually an Allergist) to discuss options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
Probably not: So your cardiologist shoukd look into other reasons ...Read more
Can bronciectasis cause chronic sinus problems, and nasal congestion?;
or can it instead be caused by the symptoms and impact of rhinosinusitis?
Can a moderate dose of caffeine (coffee) cause breathing problems by constricting your sinus passages?
Coffee: Coffee is a vasoconstrictor, if anything, it should decrease congestion, which it does not do usually for nasal congestion. My point is, it does not cause nasal congestion. On the other hand, vasomotor rhinitis can occur from hot drinks, and it is related to the temperature of the food/drink. Same wil happen with soup. ...Read more
Can troponin levels elevate due to stress, anxiety and such and cause chest pain but will not cause a heart attack?
No: Stress and anxiety do not typically raise troponin levels. Medical conditions such as severe high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, renal failure are associated with elevated levels of troponin. Elevated troponin is not the cause of heart attack, but can result from one. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can vitamin B12 deficiency lead to nasal congestion and blood in the mucus and sometimes from the salivatoo?
Can I freely use high doses of combination of OTC antihistamines which seem to relieve extreme dryness of nostrils accompanying my chronic sinusitis?
Within Reason: I'm not sure what you mean by high doses of OTC antihistamines, but if you are only using antihistamines to treat your allergy symptoms you are not utilizing all available treatments. The gold-standard therapy for chronic sinus issues are nasal steroid sprays and/or antihistamine nasal sprays. Nasal saline rinses and an in-room humidifier help dryness but only if you are not allergic to dust mites ...Read more
Leukocytosis: Relative leukocytosis can be produced by any condition that causes increased levels of catecholamines like epinephrine, because this causes release of the WBCs from where they are adherent to the walls of the blood vessels. It is not a true increase, but change in disposition. Allergies do have the potential to actually produce an increase in WBCs, often eosinophils. ...Read more
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
Frequent nose bleeds can be from trauma. The nose has a tremendous blood supply. After the first nose bleed you may find additional nose bleeds hntil it finally heals.
Try to keep the area clean and moist but dont pick the scab or blow your nose too hard etc. try nasal spray to avoid the itching. ...Read more
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
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
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