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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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What causes adrenal fatigue? Is it when the body has had too many anxiety attacks and stress over time?

What causes adrenal fatigue? Is it when the body has had too many anxiety attacks and stress over time?

Not a medical problm: "Adrenal fatigue" is a non medical term used by holistic doctors to describe a set of common symptoms that many people have who are depressed, anxious, stressed, etc. People who are told of having this usually do not have any problem with their adrenal gland function, despite whatever non approved tests are done (typically a cortisol saliva test) that is described as "abnormal" ...Read more

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I know that stress can cause tension headaches but i was wondering if anxiety/panic attacks cause do the same thing?

I know that stress can cause tension headaches but i was wondering if anxiety/panic attacks cause do the same thing?

Yes but Prevent: Panic attacks are basically a form of severe anxiety. Stress and anxiety can also trigger migraine which can respond very well to specific medication. Also, there are meds which reduce the frequency of the resulting headaches. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can PVC be caused by stress? If so how can anxiety cause pvc? I have around 700 pac/pvc per day but if i have panic attack ill have more in short time

Can PVC be caused by stress? If so how can anxiety cause pvc? I have around 700 pac/pvc per day but if i have panic attack ill have more in short time

PVC and stress: You heart may be sensitive to catecholamines and that is what is released in stress. Check to make sure not low potassium ,calcium, magnesium, thyroid, arrhythmogenic right heart , Wolff Parkinson White ,associated use of drugs(cocaine), alcohol, or caffeine . Note everyone has PVC when holter is done, though 700 is on the higher end. Check echo,ask about B blocker use f/u w/doc. ...Read more

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I'm confused because I keep being told panic attacks and anxiety can't do anything to me but other doctors say that it can cause stress cardiomyopathy?

Beware Cardiac Fear: After you have been cleared of having any current cardiac or cardiovascular disease, beware: fear of having a heart attack when you are only having a panic attack can lead to you spending many thousands of dollars needlessly, and expose yourself to unnecessary dangers such as catheterization for exploratory diagnosis--which can be deadly. Read what NIMH says about Panic Disorder. ...Read more

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Can stress cause pelvic pain like ovary pain ? I've been so stressed out where i devolped anxiety / depression & panic attacks

Can stress cause pelvic pain like ovary pain ? I've been so stressed out where i devolped anxiety / depression & panic attacks

Yes visceral pain: Yes stress can certainly cause pelvic pain which might be interpreted as ovarian pain. More importantly, what is stressing you out so much. You don't say. However, you need to get help for anxiety/depression and panic attacks. Feel free to write back. Even better find a caring competent psychologist/psychiatrist who can work to improve your painful symptoms. ...Read more

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I have been having a lot of anxiety attacks and stress. What can I do to control iy?

Anxiety Attacks: Panic attacks are common anxiety disorders that are easily treated using cognitive behavioral therapy. We can typically eliminate panic attacks around 90% of the time in less than 10 sessions. Get thee to a good psychologist. Ask your primary care doctor for a referral. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

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


Dr. Alan Ali
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Panic Attack (Definition)

Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder in which someone has repeated attacks of intense fear that something bad will occur when not expected. The person lives in fear that ...Read more