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Can Stress Cause Harmones To Falter
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
Can daily stress be a major cause of male hair loss? Does it increase the male hormone? Can hair grow back?
Stress can result in many effects including hair shedding on anybody- male or female, Stress can also elevate cortisol levels that in turn can lower testosterone. Hair can grow back if the underlying issues are addressed.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/hair-loss/basics/definition/con-20027666 ...Read more
What can cause hypothalamic amenorrhea without stress/exercise/eating disorders? My hormone profile doesn't match pcos, but my periods are irregular.
Which hormone (s) are produced/released by crying? Does the release of these substances help alleviate stress/anxiety & if so, how?
Benefits of Crying:
Crying stimulates the production of Endorphins, our body’s “feel-good” hormones.”
Emotional tears contain stress hormones which get excreted from the body through crying. They contain Adrenocorticotropic hormone to relieve anxiety and stress.
Crying resolves feelings of grief, feeling overwhelmed or frustrated.
Crying is an outlet for intense emotional sensations- agony, surprise or joy.
20, male. Very short 5'7. severe untreated apnea, low hormone, stress alot, I look old and ugly. But don't wanna do COSM surgery. Will I ever find love?
My dr said I have low cortisol levels. I know its a stress hormone and it refulates metabolism but what else could happen?
Verify diagnosis: Low cortisol production (adrenal insufficiency) is a rare disorder (though commonly diagnosed by alternative physicians). You should see an endocrinologist to verify if you truly have this problem. The major symptoms of people with true adrenal insufficiency is loss of appetite, nausea, weight loss, low blood pressure. Weakness/tiredness also occurs but those symptoms can be due to other reasons. ...Read more
No: In fact, it will decrease stress hormone levels. Steroids mimic your body's stress hormones, so your body stops producing its own. This is why it's important to taper off of steroids slowly so that your body has a chance to start producing stress hormones again - otherwise your body would go into shock. ...Read more
What is burnout? Stress hormone related changes OR weakened adrenals due to long period of stress or something else?
I recommend that you get an appointment to see a Psychologist. If things work out over time that's great. If not the Psychologist will refer you to a relevant doctor.
Please let me know what develops. ...Read more
I have severe acne for the past 4 month due to stress and hormone unbalance. I'm prescribed with vitamin H but it doesn't help. What else can I take?
Find other physician: "Vitamin H" (biotin) is an inappropriate choice for acne treatment. Acne is not caused by stress, and your hormonal milieu might be managed by going on the oral contraceptive pill, getting more exercise, and/or some other intervention. Bad acne requires topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid plus prescription-strength meds (antibiotic, spironolactone and/or isotretinoin). Get seen soon. ...Read more
I have had prickling and itching for 3 yrs mainly to face arms and torso which varies in intensity with stress level, hormone fluctuation. Help?
Orphan sensations: It sounds like you need to sit down with a patient dermatologist and get to the bottom of your sensations! It will take time and may not yield a diagnosis but there is always something that can be done. ...Read more
I have had spotting for almost a year. 2 CM fibroid shown in trans vag scan. Very stressed at work. Brown or red and not mid cycle. Hormone imbalance?
Spotting: These set of symptoms do point toward a hormone imbalance but the problem may be in hormones affected by your increased stress. You need to seek out someone who will do a thorough evalualtion on you including a detailed look at your hormones. Ideally this should include a look at your stress hormones as well. ...Read more
21 and trouble maintaining erection without constant foreplay, even during porn and masturbation. Heart checked, hormone levels fine. Stress?
Most likely: In young men, erectile dysfunction is most likely due to stress from various sources, whether social, relationship, school/academics, financial, cultural, religious etc. You've already completed evaluation for middle age guy so unless you're taking more than just Anusol, it's most likely from stress, unless you smoke, in which case, you should quit, or drink to excess (same recommendation). ...Read more
"SUI": Stress urinary incontinence (sui) is when physical movement like heavy lifting, coughing, or sneezing causes accidental leaks of urine. It happens when there is poor function in the pelvic muscles that support the bladder or control the release of urine. This can result from childbirth, pregnancy, or pelvic surgery. For more, see http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/stress-incontinence/ds00828. ...Read more
Very rare: By itself, stress (actually dis-tress, when a person cannot or will not solve a pressing problem) contributes to disease, but causes death by itself only in extreme situations (i.e., torture). There is a "pop" notion that in, say, a fatal fall from a high place that the heart stops before impact and the decedent feels nothing; it's not true but comforts survivors. ...Read more
Sure can: This is the classic picture of "swooning" from screen and stage where the character, upon receiving some startling or otherwise dramatic news, faints, with dramatic music in the background, of course. In real life, this is caused by a drop in blood pressure due to a vasovagal response brought on by a strong emotional reaction. Very common and generally harmless (unless you hit your head!). ...Read more
It can: Stress is the normal response of our body to the multiple stimuli that affects our daily living. It's responsible of our muscle to grow when we do routinely exercise and other beneficial effects. But if the stress is constant, and for long periods of time it can produce damage to our body and mind. The same will happen if you overexert your muscle: it will injure and get constant pain. ...Read more
Common Stress: The most common cause of stress are stressful thoughts. When you are in the midst of a stressful thought you are not in the present moment. Instead you are thinking about painful past events or worrying about a future event. Become aware of your thoughts without judging them. See how they cause stress. As we become more aware of a stressful thought the less power they have to cause distress. ...Read more
Hormones good & bad:
Stress can be good in small doses: The hormone adrenaline helps in the fight or flight response and may motivate preparation for an important event, etc.
Chronic high levels of stress however, can be deleterious to hormonal balance, affecting both the brain and the rest of the body (via cortisol and other hormones) negatively altering sleep, lipid metabolism, mood, blood pressure & immune function ...Read more
Anything at all - every person is different. Stomach pain, weight loss, weight gain, headache, back pain, insomnia, excessive sleep, fatigue, anxiety.....Cancer, gall bladder disease, reflux, . The list goes on and on.
Please try to address the stressors under your control, develop positive coping mechanisms (yoga, exercise, meditation, therapy or whatever!) and address your symptoms with your md. ...Read more