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Can stress cause fainting?

Can stress cause fainting?

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

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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 neuropathic pain?

Can stress cause neuropathic pain?

Neuropathic pain: Is result of disease or damage to the somatosensory nerves, such as in spinal cord injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, herpes zoster, hiv, tumors, nutritional deficiencies, toxins or direct nerve injury. Stress is not direct cause, but can exacerbate the pain. ...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 prolonged stress and anxiety cause foot pain/spasms?

Can prolonged stress and anxiety cause foot pain/spasms?

It's reaching.: I suppose anything is possible, but stress and anxiety would not be my first, second or even third condition for consideration. ...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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Stress can cause lockjaw?

Stress can cause lockjaw?

Yes: Stress can cause you to overuse your jaw muscles which can then cramp and cause a tightness or stiffness of your jaw. ...Read more

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Can stress cause hyperglycemia?

Can stress cause hyperglycemia?

Yes: Glucose is an acute phase reactant, which means at times of stress, infection, "fight or flight" situations, your sugar levels may rise, at times above what's considered normal. ...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 stress cause arm pain and pressure?

Can stress cause arm pain and pressure?

Yes: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...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 anxiety/stress cause cause leg pain ?

Can anxiety/stress cause cause leg pain ?

Not from nothing: If the leg is just fine to begin w/ - it is very unlikely (but possible). If already imperfect, yes. Intense anxiety/stress can make any pain much worse. So, find and make as much therapy help as you can! ...Read more

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Can stress cause hives?

Can stress cause hives?

Yes: Psychological/emotional stress has been recognized as a potential cause of hives. There are, however, numerous other potential causes of hives including potentially life-threatening allergic reactions, physical factors (heat, cold, pressure, etc) and underlying systemic illness or infection. You should discuss this with your doctor or allergist who can help make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can stress and anxiety cause bruising ?

Can stress and anxiety cause bruising ?

I don't think so: stress and anxiety could lead to carelessness and accidents that might lead to bruising, but just anxiety will not lead to bruises. If you are having bruises and don't know why, speak to your physician to uncover the physiological causes. ...Read more

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Can stress cause on?

Can stress cause on?

Incomplete question: Can stress cause what? Please resubmit your question with specifics. Then we can better provide an answer. ...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 or anxiety cause balance problems ?

Can stress or anxiety cause balance problems ?

Consult your doctor.: Stress and anxiety can impact your body's functioning in various ways. It is possible that the difficulty you are experiencing is related to stress levels, however, stress is not the only thing that may account for this. If you have not already done so, I strongly encourage you to speak with your primary care physician about your concerns to rule out any underlying medical issues. ...Read more

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Can stress and anxiety cause kidney pain?

Stress & kidneys?: stress and anxiety can increase the perception of pain & amt of pain experienced. So, these may contribute 2 pain. Anxiety, by itself, doesn't cause "kidney" pain. Nerve endings that terminate near the kidney will be irritated if the the kidney is inflamed (Bc of infection, for ex) or a stone may cause pain passing thru another structure. C ur doc ASAP if u have kidney pain 2 find cause & treat! ...Read more

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Can stress and anxiety cause back pain?

Can stress and anxiety cause back pain?

Anxiety & back pain?: Yes. stress and anxiety can cause back pain. When we're anxious we experience muscle tension. The back is one place that this tension is frequently most pronounced. The tension leads to contraction, unhealthy posture, & sometimes pain. Back pain is one of the most common medical sxs, so do see your doc for an evaluation for medical conditions that could be causing ur pain & to discuss ur anxiety ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more