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Can stress cause a heart attack?

Can stress cause a heart attack?

Probably: In someone with undelying coronary artery disease. This is an area of research as to what factors contribute to an unstable plaque which is a precursor to a heart attack, stress is certainly one factor. ...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 stress cause a miscarriage?

Can stress cause a miscarriage?

Probably not: It is common to assume that mental stress can cause a miscarriage, but there is no evidence to support that. Women who do miscarry are inherently stressed, but that does not cause the miscarriage. ...Read more

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Can stress cause a cardiac arrest?

Can stress cause a cardiac arrest?

Stress: It is possible depending on whether you have underlying medical problems or not. A more commonly recognized temporary decrease in function of the heart (takasubo's) has been related to stress. ...Read more

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Can stress cause a heart attack in a teenager?

Can stress cause a heart attack in a teenager?

Squeeze don't pull: This is of course a matter of degree. How much are you squeezing? Normal sexually intermittent squeezing is unlikely to produce any long term effects. However 24x7 pulling and squeezing will likely cause enough tissue expansion to cause long term ptosis. ...Read more

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Can a mva cause a stroke?

Can a mva cause a stroke?

Yes, indirectly: Uncommonly, the force of deceleration may tear the lining of an artery that supplies blood to the brain, called "dissection". When this happens, it can narrow or occlude the lumen of the artery limiting flow to the brain which can lead to stroke. ...Read more

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Can stress or anxiety cause stroke like symptoms?

Can stress or anxiety cause stroke like symptoms?

Possibly yes: Stress and anxiety will result elevated blood pressure and therefore it can cause stroke like symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a lot of stress cause someone to have a vertigo attack?

Can a lot of stress cause someone to have a vertigo attack?

Yes it can: Yes, stress can bring on vertigo. But, you need to work with your family physician also to make sure nothing else is going on. With "stress" it's not just the events but it's how we're responding to them that's important. There is help for stress responses that are limiting or overwhelming to you. At any age, meditation and other mind-body practices can be extremely useful. ...Read more

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Can midodrine cause a stroke?

Can midodrine cause a stroke?

Possibly: Since this medication raises blood pressure an excessive response could occur with the potential for a stroke. I believe this medication is not currently available on the U.S. ...Read more

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What can cause a stress fracture?

What can cause a stress fracture?

Overuse: Stress fractures are the result of repetitive micro trauma to a bone from overuse. This is typically seen in individuals who start on a very vigorous exercise program that their body is not in condition to handle (e.g. New military personnel in boot camp). ...Read more

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Can a fall cause a stroke?

Can a fall cause a stroke?

Not usually: It can cause intracranial bleed, if its big enough it can cause some neurological symtopms, but an ischemic stroke! ...Read more

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A bad posture can cause stroke?

A bad posture can cause stroke?

Not really: We should all strive to have good posture to preserve our backs and necks. But bad posture will not lead to a stroke. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause a seizure?

Can dehydration cause a seizure?

Possible: Depending on extent of dehydration and resulting chemical imbalance, a generalized seizure could develop, but other problems involving blood pressure, cardiovascular collapse, and coma, could also be seen. ...Read more

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Can stress echocardiogram cause death or a heart attack as due to have one tommoz and scared help...

Can stress echocardiogram cause death or a heart attack as due to have one tommoz and scared help...

Yes: Stress testing increases work a heart has to do ; can cause a heart attack by decreased blood or abnormal heart rhythms. The incidence of death or mi is .01-.02% - very low. That is why ur doctor is constantly monitoring ur symptoms, ECG ; BP and will stop at the first sign of any complications. ...Read more

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Can having a stroke cause headache?

Can having a stroke cause headache?

Absolutely!: Either acutely with the stroke or afterwards when recovering or haveing recovered from the stroke, one can have headaches. There would be multiple reasons for this and not in the perview of 400 letter space here. Discuss your yoiur neurologist, pcp or neurosurgeon. Best to you. ...Read more

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Can stress due to personal issues cause a miscarriage?

Can stress due to personal issues cause a miscarriage?

Unlikely: Most miscarriages occur due to abnormal genetics in the pregnancy. Stress plays a role in reproduction. But some stress is positive. Stress must be very severe to cause a miscarriage. ...Read more

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Can extreme stress cause a type of encephalitis in your brain?

Can extreme stress cause a type of encephalitis in your brain?

No, no and no: Encephalitis means inflammation of the brain. Inflammation is almost always caused by infection. Encephalitis is usually due to viral infections. This notion of "stress" as the cause of everything bad is nonsense, or that "stress" in modern. You don't think the sight of a saber-tooth cat leaping out of the underbrush was stressful to our ancestors? ...Read more

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Can a hickey cause a blood clot which Then lead to a stroke ?!

Can a hickey cause a blood clot which Then lead to a stroke ?!

No: A hickey is a shallow bruising, blood cells leaking from tiny capillary beds that will dissolve over time. It is not a clot. Such clots occur in a moderate or big blood vessel to trigger a stroke. ...Read more

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How can a blood clot cause a heart stroke?

How can a blood clot cause a heart stroke?

Heart stroke: A heart stroke is also known as a myocardial infarction or heart attack. A blood clot forms in a heart blood vessel. This cuts off flow to a part of the heart and that part dies. This can cause pain, rhythm and pumping disturbances. These things can result in disability or death. ...Read more