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Can stress cause headaches in back of head and make my lungs feel full?

Can stress cause headaches in back of head and make my lungs feel full?

Yes: Anxiety can cause a myriad of symptoms from the headache you describe, to stomach pain, chest pain, flushing, and so on. However, to be sure this is what is occurring you should visit with your primary care physician and have an exam to be sure. ...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 bad chest pains and a heavy pressure feeling that starts in head and effects whole body? Also have back/neck/jaw pain,?

Can stress cause bad chest pains and a heavy pressure feeling that starts in head and effects whole body? Also have back/neck/jaw pain,?

Yes, possible: Anxiety disorders and type A personalities are common confounders and contributors to heart disease. As is Prinzmetal's angina, which is vasospasm (of the arteries) caused by psychologic factors which causes chest pain. So yes, stress & heated arguments can cause physical symptoms; sometimes it needs treatment and testing, other times, no. TTYD or seek help on HealthTap Prime for better guidance ...Read more

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Can stress cause bad chest pains and a heavy pressure feeling that starts in head and effects whole body? Also have back/neck/jaw pain,?

Can stress cause bad chest pains and a heavy pressure feeling that starts in head and effects whole body? Also have back/neck/jaw pain,?

Stress can cause: chest pains and generalized pain but it is CRUCIAL for you to be examined by your doctor. Chest pains suggest the POSSIBILITY of a cardiac problem. When that is ruled out you can see a mental health professional for stress management training. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Stress from work leads to anxiety, than i get body pain in my chest and neck along with neasua and irritability also i get the feel of a band in arm?

Stress from work leads to anxiety, than i get body pain in my chest and neck along with neasua and irritability also i get the feel of a band in arm?

See your Dr. first: See your physician to rule out any physical reasons for your symptoms. If it is only anxiety, most mental health specialists especially clinical psychologists, social workers, etc are very effective in helping you work with your anxiety. Perhaps you need to explore if this job is the correct one for you, or if there's other reasons for your stress. We often educate on coping strategies that help. ...Read more

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Can a neck spasm and upper back pain worse when turning neck cause me to feel our of balance?Lightheaded? Blood pressure is fine.

Can a neck spasm and upper back pain worse when turning neck cause me to feel our of balance?Lightheaded? Blood pressure is fine.

Yes: There are nerve pathways in the upper neck muscles and spine that provide head and neck position sense (HNPS). These structures can be injured with minor trauma and result in symptoms such as yours ...Read more

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Chronic stiff neck/neck pain and pain often goes to the back of my head and i get dizzy when i move my head in certain ways. +neuro problems. Help?!

Chronic stiff neck/neck pain and pain often goes to the back of my head and i get dizzy when i move my head in certain ways. +neuro problems. Help?!

Stiff neck: Any old trauma or whiplashes. You are welcome to check with the neurologist first to exclude rare but serious problems but most cases are helped by an osteopath, physiatrist or chiropractor. ...Read more

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Can having a sore throat and fluid in ears cause fibromyalgia pain to feel 100 times worse. ?Back of my neck and shoulders feel beat up.

Can having a sore throat and fluid in ears cause fibromyalgia pain to feel 100 times worse. ?Back of my neck and shoulders feel beat up.

Of course: You are describing what sounds like an ear infection of some kind. This leads to an inflammatory response which then heightens your pain as it affects your nerve endings in general. ...Read more

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How to relieve muscle pain and tension due to anxiety and stress? I feel it more in front of neck, chest, and lower back

How to relieve muscle pain and tension due to anxiety and stress? I feel it more in front of neck, chest, and lower back

Address your stress!: To address stress: Talk about feelings & address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or Progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more

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Have pain in Back going up my neck and into head, Also eyes are very sore and a bit of nausea. What can be the cause?

Have pain in Back going up my neck and into head, Also eyes are very sore and a bit of nausea. What can be the cause?

Hard to say: Without a detailed history and thorough examination . If you are already under the care of a physician , I would suggest starting from there , so he may address your other issues to come out with a more effective treatment plan. You might need to see a neurologist( for headaches ) or a psychiatrist (for anxiety, PTSD) and other related issues . ...Read more

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Having throbbing vessels, pressure and faint feeling in back of head. Cant sit up. Had mri/mra of brain and neck. Any other tests?

Having throbbing vessels, pressure and faint feeling in back of head. Cant sit up. Had mri/mra of brain and neck. Any other tests?

Blood pressure: Measuring blood pressure in both arms while in different positions may provide some clues. Keep seeing your health care provider. A neurologist consultation may also be helpful. ...Read more

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Severe pressure and heaviness in my head and constant bursts of anxiety in my chest. Are these related and what's best for anxiety?

Severe pressure and heaviness in my head and constant bursts of anxiety in my chest. Are these related and what's best for anxiety?

Sure it's anxiety?: Should be checked by a Dr. Your symptoms may be anxiety, but could be a combination of factors. Need to speak to someone unbiased, someone who will listen to you and won't judge you. ...Read more

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Could sinuses lead to my body aching, feelings of weakness, sneezing and heavyness in my head?

Could sinuses lead to my body aching, feelings of weakness, sneezing and heavyness in my head?

Yes: The symptoms you describe are most likely due to a virus, as your immune system tries to fight the disease. If it doesn't improve in about a week, you may have a bacterial infection and should see a physician. ...Read more

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Can sinus problems make me feel off balance constantly for over a year? Along with headaches and pain in teeth and neck?

Can sinus problems make me feel off balance constantly for over a year? Along with headaches and pain in teeth and neck?

Possible? Yes.: Your complaints and symptoms are worrisome. Lest one speculate on all the issues at hand and causes for your symptoms, i would recommend you see your pcp and then have an appropriate work up, testing, referral to ent, neurology and others that may be appropriate and then see what comes out. I would not delay in getting your symptoms addressed. Best to you! ...Read more

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Sometimes parts of my head get really hot almost to the point of burning and goes away. What could this be? Also have nerve problems in head.

Sometimes parts of my head get really hot almost to the point of burning and goes away. What could this be? Also have nerve problems in head.

Neuropathy: It sounds like you are describing local pain/burning on the surface of your head that comes and goes. As it is variable, this sounds like a neuropathy. There may be nerve endings in the scalp that are more sensitive. Thus, they may "fire off" and lead to the burning sensation. There are metabolic causes of neuropathy such as diabetes or thyroid. Disease. Check with your doctor as it can be helped. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more