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Can stress cause constipation?

Can stress cause constipation?

Stress constipation: Stress can definitely cause constipation. An anal fissure can make the constipation even worse by causing the internal sphincter to tense, which makes it hard to defacate. Pain and blood-streaked french fry- like stool results. It is painful and a vicious circle. Surgical treatment of the fissure may help as may steroid suppositories. I don't know of any psychotherapy studies on these dynamics. ...Read more

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 pancreatitis?

Can stress cause pancreatitis?

No: Pancreatitis can be caused by too much alcohol, greatly elevated triglycerides, and tuberculosis as well as and e. Coli infection. It is not brought on directly by stress. ...Read more

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Can IBS cause anxiety?

Can IBS cause anxiety?

Yes, I think so.: But this is definitely a two way road! anxiety can most certainly cause gastrointestinal symptoms. I am confident that good psychotherapy would help to relieve the severity of both conditions. I would suggest avoiding medication for anxiety since the side effects of many medications include a variety of gastrointestinal problems. Learn how to live in a well balanced manner and feel better soon. ...Read more

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Can anxiety and stress cause tenesmus?

Can anxiety and stress cause tenesmus?

Anxiety: can lead to urinary frequency or ^'ed number of bowel movements. with the need to repeatedly use the bathroom. ...Read more

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Can stress really cause gastritis?

Can stress really cause gastritis?

Yes: Among other causes, high stress levels can lead to disruption of the mucus layer that protects your stomach tissues from the acid secreted by cells lining your stomach. In turn, stomach acid can damage your stomach. So can other irritants like alcohol. ...Read more

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Can stress cause gas?

Can stress cause gas?

Indeed it can: Stress, the nonspecific set of reactions to what your brain perceives as a threat or a demand, causes alterations in blood flow, directing it away from the digestive organs. This disrupts digestion. In addition, there is often tension and spasmodic contraction of the large bowel, and even some inflammation that can occur. These and other effects can change the bacterial processes and result in gas. ...Read more

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Can stress and anxiety cause hemorrhoids?

Can stress and anxiety cause hemorrhoids?

Not really: Moreso from straining from constipation, hard stool, childbirth, or some tendency. But some people's anxiety affects their bowel habits, and rarely anxious people have trouble relaxing their anal schincter. ...Read more

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Can traumatic stress cause gastritis?

Can traumatic stress cause gastritis?

GI impact: Yes, stress related to unresolved trauma can impact gastric motility and secretions. ...Read more

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Can stress cause migraines?

Can stress cause migraines?

Stress migraine: Many illness exacerbations are due to or least somewhat influenced by stress. Stress in the form of worsened sleep, anxious worry, muscle tension, chronic dread, and vigilance could increase frequency and even severity of migraine. Biofeedback which coordinates relaxation, diaphragmatic breathing, and imagery is a successful treatment - for migraine and other illnesses felt to stress-related. ...Read more

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Can stress cause many symptoms?

Can stress cause many symptoms?

Yes: Stress can cause many physical symptoms: headaches, stomach aches, back aches, skin rashes, itching, upset stomach, tight throat, muscle tension, jaw clenching, etc etc. Chronic stress over many years can lead to life-threatening medical disease. ...Read more

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Can stress cause dibetise?

Can stress cause dibetise?

Not directly: Maybe not directly, but stress can provoke several behaviors that may collectively send you on the road to Insulin resistance and weight gain -- towards diabetes. You can eat too many processed foods that are high in sugars and hydrogenated fats, leading to inflammation and weight gain. Stress can also lead to sleep disturbance, which can in turn lead to weight gain and Insulin resistance. ...Read more

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Can stress cause lupus symptoms?

Can stress cause lupus symptoms?

Indirectly: Stress can cause lupus to flare or lupus symptoms to worsen. However, stress by itself cannot cause to lupus to develop. ...Read more

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Can stress cause my pancreatic suymptoms?

Can stress cause my pancreatic suymptoms?

Yes it can: Stress can make any existing physical illness worse. Also, if the stress makes you drink a lot of alcohol, pancreatitis will flare up for sure. ...Read more

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Can stress cause fever?

Can stress cause fever?

Stress/Fever: Anxiety, among other symptoms, can present with cold or hot flushes, shivering, feeling warm, but true fever can be from other causes such as immune system issues or inflammation/infection. ...Read more

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Can stress and IBS cause groin pain?

Can stress and IBS cause groin pain?

Groin pain: It can cause abdominal pain, but not groin pain. Groin pain is from a pulled muscle. You could have either or both. See a doctor if you are concerned. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Does stress cause indigestion?

Does stress cause indigestion?

Often for many folks: Stress indicates that your system believes there is a demand, or some danger that you are confronted with. Your body then goes into a kind of fight or flight mode. It sends energy to your muscles for action and takes it away from the gut where digestion is underway. The result can be digestive problems. Learn more about stress effects at http://drmiller.Com/learningcenter/stressmanagement/. ...Read more

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Can stress relief cause periods?

Can stress relief cause periods?

Yes: It may be more clear to say it this way: stress can delay or prevent menses (periods). Relieving stress can reverse this effect and allow a normal menstrual cycle to resume. ...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

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

A long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...Read more