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Can stress cause numbing in the face?

Can stress cause numbing in the face?

It Can: Talk to your doctor. Certainly anxiety & stress can cause facial numbing but so can vitamin deficiencies, trigeminal nerve problems, transient ischemic attacks (mini-strokes), and a variety of other illnesses. Your symptom must be evaluated in the context of what is going on in your life plus a thorough physical exam. ...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 numbeness in face?

Can stress cause numbeness in face?

Yes, but stroke can : If you are stressed, get into therapy. But first see a neurologist or your family doctor asap because numbness in the face can come from a temporary stroke called a TIA or it can be a sign of an impending stroke. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause numbness in the lips and mouth?

Can anxiety cause numbness in the lips and mouth?

Numbness: Also called paresthesias, yes it is common, along with other symptoms of anxiety. ...Read more

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Can stress cause prolonged numbness in just parts of the hands and feet, and not involve the whole hand/feet?

Can stress cause prolonged numbness in just parts of the hands and feet, and not involve the whole hand/feet?

Stress & Anxiety: Stress and anxiety can cause a wealth of odd physical symptoms, including numbness and tingling of the extremities. Usually this waxes and wanes, though, and isn't prolonged. Please consider seeing your physician about this problem. ...Read more

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Help! can anxiety cause tingling in the vagina?

Help! can anxiety cause tingling in the vagina?

No: In 30 years of practicing psychiatry I have never heard anyone with anxiety complaint of that symptom. I believe the answer is no. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause twitching in the abdominal area?

Yes: Anxiety whether transient or as a chronic disorder is a successful mimic of a multitude of physiologic reactions; muscle twitching is just one of the many. ...Read more

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Can heart pain that goes to the arms and causes numbing in arms and hands be a problem?

Can heart pain that goes to the arms and causes numbing in arms and hands be a problem?

Certainly: Radiating or referring pain, particularly to the left arm, hand or jaw are classic symptoms of angina and can indicate a heart attack. Women, in particular, often describe back pain when experiencing a heart attack. Please see your doctor as soon as possible if you are experiencing these symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a headache in the back of the head be cause by stress?

Can a headache in the back of the head be cause by stress?

Absolutely: Yes, there are muscles at the back of your head, connected to your neck, which can tense up with stress that's held for long periods. What you end up with is like a giant charley-horse in the muscles surrounding your head! finding ways to relax, and release the stress is important. Mindfulness practices have been known to help; becoming aware of your body through yoga, etc, helps too. Be well. ...Read more

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Can tingling and numbness in the cheeks be caused by nerve damage in the arm?

Can tingling and numbness in the cheeks be caused by nerve damage in the arm?

No: Although inflammation in the hand can cause shoulder pain at times (hand-shoulder syndrome), the face is not neurally connected to the arm. ...Read more

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Could the mineral phosphorus cure numbness in the right side of face due to stress?

Could the mineral phosphorus  cure numbness in the right side of face due to stress?

Phosphorus: If it does, let us know since there is nothing to verify that. Phosporus is important but certain forms can be harmful. ...Read more

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Water in feet due to nerves damage which can cause numbness in feet and imbalance. What is the remedy?

Water in feet due to nerves damage which can cause numbness in feet and imbalance. What is the remedy?

Seems you have 2 : Problems: neuropathy and edema. Sensory neuropathy will not cause edema or swelling. However, swelling due to compression can cause neuropathy. You need to see a doctor to determine the cause for both these symptoms and then treat accordingly. ...Read more

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Can anxiety symptoms such as numbness to left of the body cause a stroke?

Can anxiety symptoms such as numbness to left of the body cause a stroke?

Horse before cart: Anxiety may cause stroke only if it is extremely prolonged and severe to the point of causing blood vessel disease or severe hypertension resulting in stroke. Anxiety can cause numbness in various body parts but before assuming a psychiatric cause of neurologic symptoms, see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can stress/anxiety cause eye pain in the evening?

Can stress/anxiety cause eye pain in the evening?

Shouldn't: a young person, otherwise healthy should not have any pains, but if you are stressed because of work are you talking about orbital headache,? it may be due to an overuse of your intellect putting a strain on your eye vision, like excess computer screen time, reading, etc.. you are in need of a vision exam. If only anxiety, we can can discuss it further www.healthtap.com/drelenapadrell, code DCAHT ...Read more

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Can stress/anxiety cause physical pain in the body ?

Can stress/anxiety cause physical pain in the body ?

When we are: stressed or hyper-vigilant we tense muscles and rib cage breathe and this constriction can cause pain. The Relaxation Response is a little book/technique by Herbert Benson, a cardiologist that helps reverse this flight-flight-freeze mode of being. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What can cause extreme pain when applying some pressure to the head of the clavicle?

Inflammation: Inflammation around the shoulder joint May be present. Avoid exercising or repetitive motions of the shoulder,try cold applications or heat,and if you can take them,NSAIDS like ibuprofen may help.See your physician if tenderness persists. ...Read more