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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

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


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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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Can too much stress cause depression?

Can too much stress cause depression?

Yes: Stress over time, particularly when feeling helpless to control, can develop into depression. Feeling demoralized may be an early sign. Best to learn to manage stress early on. See: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/StressManagement/FourWaystoDealWithStress/Four-Ways-to-Deal-with-Stress_UCM_307996_Article.jsp#.VnaqUVmHsjk I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...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 eating too much chilli cause any problems?

Can eating too much chilli cause any problems?

Indigestion: heatbun, gas and cramping can occur- also burning of mouth and eys if touched. ...Read more

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Can too much masturbation/sex and resulting hormone imbalance/vessel stress cause blood pressure&heart rate problems? If yes how does one fix them?

Can too much masturbation/sex and resulting hormone imbalance/vessel stress cause blood pressure&heart rate problems? If yes how does one fix them?

No: To the extent that you are involved with self sex to the exclusion of other productive activities, the obsession impairs your chances at those productive events.By itself it does not mess up your hormones or blood pressure, but obsessive behavior can lead you to ignore proper nutrition,sleep and exercise, resulting in poor health. ...Read more

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Can eating too much cheese cause you to have pancreas problems?

Can eating too much  cheese cause you to have pancreas problems?

Possibly: Hi. Hi fat in the blood (aka high triglycerides) can be a product of genetics and metabolic problems. Very high blood fat (triglycerides) can cause pancreatitis, and can exacerbate pancreatitis of any cause. You look lean in that pic. You'd pretty much need a bad gene to get pancreatitis from loading up on cheese. Ain't cheese GRAND?! ;-) ...Read more

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Can you please lay out the health problems that drinking too much soda can cause?

Can you please lay out the  health problems that drinking too much soda can cause?

Many severe ones: Even one soda a day is associated with many serious health consequences-it increases diabetes risk by 22%.Sodas are associated with increased risk of heart attacks, kidney stones, osteoporosis, obesity, tooth decay, heartburn & high blood pressure.Diet soda is just as bad! see http://texasfarmersmarket.Org/the-hazards-of-drinking-soda/ try kombucha as a healthy alternative- i like trilogy by synergy. ...Read more

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Can overdoing exercise and to a too high intensity cause heart problems in teenagers and young people? Does it cause problems overtime?

Can overdoing exercise and to a too high intensity cause heart problems in  teenagers and young people? Does it cause problems overtime?

It is possible: Max heart rate (in normal sinus rhythm) for person is 220 - age. If you are 30yo, your max. HR is assumed (not real science) 190bpm. Never recommended to exceed max rate for signif time. Intense exercise will release leg muscle enzymes into the blood stream(CPK, etc). These substances kidney toxic. Heart Musc not strengthened by exercise, poss will become more efficient, but too much can hurt ...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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Could cutting yourself too much cause blood disorders or diseases?

Could cutting yourself too much cause blood disorders or diseases?

No disease unless..: Cutting yourself per se does not. However, if you cut yourself with a tainted instrument you can transmit hep b, c, or hiv. Then the would itself can become secondarily infected with bacteria. Not something you want to happen. ...Read more

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Can eating too many oranges cause problem?

Can eating too many oranges cause problem?

Acidic friut: Oranges are nutritious fruit rich in vitamins and antioxidants such as vitamin C. Oranges should be eaten in moderation. They have natural sugar. Diabetics should count oranges as part of their carbohydrate allowance for a meal or snack. Also, acidic fruits can damage tooth enamel and aggravate GERD(reflux). Enjoy oranges as part of a well-balanced diet with a variety of fruit. Avoid orange juice ...Read more

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Can gastric problems cause interruption during exercise (heart palpitations etc)? If so, what types of problems can cause this?

Can gastric problems cause interruption during exercise (heart palpitations etc)? If so, what types of problems can cause this?

Not normally : Heart palpitation is normal during exercise. Can be exaggerated if you eat just before exercising, get dehydrated during exercise or if you use some supplements that increase metabolism. Also long runners sometimes develop diarrhea that could be associated with an exaggerated response. Hope this help. ...Read more

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Does having too much adrenaline cause physical damage to the heart?

Does having too much adrenaline cause physical damage to the heart?

In excess: But you don't have any way of reaching those levels without a rare endocrine malignancy. See the "adrenaline rush" blog for more information. ...Read more

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Can too much alcohol cause depressed reflexes?

Can too much alcohol cause depressed reflexes?

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 more

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What can breathing too much chemicals cause?

What can breathing too much chemicals cause?

Damage your airways: Any chemical could cause airway irritation, burning or even bronchospasm. Depends on person genetic susceptibility. With time could developed, chronic irritation, lung or airway destruction leading to emphysema, chronic bronchitis or lung fibrosis. Some irritants are known carcinogens. Thats why I opposed any smoking. Even electronic cigarretes can damage your lungs ...Read more

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Does stress and depression actually cause memory recall problems in young people or is there a more common cause? Like too much computer use?

Does stress and depression actually cause memory recall problems in young people or is there a more common cause? Like too much computer use?

Many causes: Of course, problems like drug use, depression & chronic sleep disturbance cause the most serious memory problems in young people. But there is some evidence that young people are not exercising their brains in the same way their grandparents did. Today young people rely on Smart Phones for their appointments, directions, names of new people they meet, etc. Develop your brain's own hard drive! ...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