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Can Laughing Too Much Cause Drowsiness And Fatigue
Possibly...: If the sleep you are getting is not 'deep' enough (lacking sufficient delta or slow-wave sleep) you won't necessarily feel rested no matter how long you sleep. Ask someone who would know if you snore and how loud. Sleep disordered breathing can also diminish sleep effectiveness. ...Read more
Yes!: Research have shown that acute alcohol intoxication results in diminished cognitive and psychomotor abilities. More importantly, this results in an increased number of alcohol-related accidents and deaths due to impaired performance of motor tasks such as tracking, and reaction time. Additionally, alcohol use tends to inhibit responses in go/no-go tasks, thereby complicating easier tasks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uncommon: But, overpressure in the abdomen, like induced by cough or retching "might" trigger the start of an intussusception. Usually it is during a viral illness or GI allergen exposure that causes lymph tissue enlargement along intestine which gets drawn in on itself, but scar or other anomalies can also serve as trigger point. ...Read more
Unlikely: This sounds very unlikely. Shortness of breath however can be quite serious. Please see a physician. ...Read more
Yes...: Most people have a constant volume of spinal fluid (about 150 ml in adults). People make enough spinal fluid every day to replace the volume about 4 times. The "old" fluid is absorbed as "new" is made. If the relative volume of spinal fluid increases (which would cause an increase in intracranial pressure), then the patient might have a headache. Hope this helps! ...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
Yes.: There is a syndrome known as water intoxification. Athletes who only drink water and no electrolyte replacement after viderous exercise can develop this. Too much water intake dilutes your total body sodium and acts as very low body sodium. Low sodium can swell the brain, cause headaches, seizures, brainstem damage, and even death. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: Too many carbs (including sugar, sweets and starches) force our pancreas to pump out insulin, which then drops our blood sugar and makes us crave carbs again. Vegetables and fruit are preferred with smaller starch portions. Sugar and sugary drinks just stress our metabolism which was not designed to handle it. ...Read more
Yes: Too much caffeine at one time can introduce a variety of symptoms including increased anxiety and changes in mood. I would consider decreasing your exposure to caffeine to see if that helps although you may have to do it incrementally due to the effects of caffeine withdrawal if you were to stop completely. ...Read more
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