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What can be done for insomnia due to hormonal imbalance?

What can be done for insomnia due to hormonal imbalance?

Specific: There are no 'non-specific' hormonal imbalances. For insomnia related to specific endocrine problems you diagnose and treat the underlying cause: thyroid disease is treated with thyroid medication, etc..Females with insomnia related to menopausal changes can use hormone replacement therapy. ...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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Does stress cause you to be tired?

Does stress cause you to be tired?

It could: Stress can cause just about any symptom or side effect. Everyone responds differently. Talk to your doctor about different methods to deal with stress. I prefer exercise and personal time. ...Read more

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Can your thyroid cause pseudoseizures?

Can your thyroid cause pseudoseizures?

No.: Thyroid disease creates many physical symptoms but not pseudoseizure. Pseudoseizures are seizure like activity produced by emotional / mental factors. Since thyroid disease is so common I am sure there are some with pseudoseizure and thyroid disease but there is no causal relationship. ...Read more

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Could stress be leading to my vision problems?

Could stress be leading to my vision problems?

Doubtful: Your eyes are designed to work under good and adverse conditions to have normal visual function. ...Read more

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Can adrenal insufficiency or hypothyroidism cause you to be constantly tired?

Can adrenal insufficiency or hypothyroidism cause you to be constantly tired?

Yes, both can: Fatigue is a common symptom of both conditions. However, fatigue is common to many other medical problems also. Fatigue is a non-specific symptom. ...Read more

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Can a Thyroid problem cause your heart to race every so often, and can a thyroid problem cause headaches, and can it cause lack of breath sometimes?

Can a Thyroid problem cause your heart to race every so often, and can a thyroid problem cause headaches, and can it cause lack of breath sometimes?

Every do often: I do see patients for headaches and learn that they have a thyroid disorder. I suppose the only way to know is to see your doctor and have a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if prolonged stress can lead to an increased level of which hormones?

Can you tell me if prolonged stress can lead to an increased level of which hormones?

Stress hormones: Stress hormones are generally not good for the body. The main potentially harmful one is cortisol. But there are several others including epinephrine. In the short term these are fine and may help you in a fight/flight scenario. However chronic high levels will lead to insulin resistance. weight gain, hypertension and diabetes. ...Read more

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Can emotional stress be causing my period to be delayed?

Can emotional stress be causing my period to be delayed?

Yes: It can cause a transient disruption of normal hormonal production/cycling that can cause delay or skipping of a period. ...Read more

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In your experience, can insomnia be related to B12 deficiency?

In your experience, can insomnia be related to B12 deficiency?

Not usually: Balance issues,slow thinking, low energy are to be expected followed by sub cortical dementia. B12 deficiency is easy to treat. Keep the blood level above 350 . Usually costs 8-10 dollars a year for weekly or biweekly B12 sub lingual liquid. Sub lingual pills are taken daily and costs a bit more. ...Read more

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Can stress cause you to skip your peroid?

Can stress cause you to skip your peroid?

If fairly severe: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can lithium cause my kidneys to be stresses?

Can lithium cause my kidneys to be stresses?

Kidney stress: Yes, long-term lithium use can stress your kidneys. This is why doctors periodically check your kidney function studies along with parameters of your mood disorder. If there are abnormalities, they can be dealt with early -- and possibly change medications if need be. ...Read more

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Can stress due to personal issues cause a miscarriage?

Can stress due to personal issues cause a miscarriage?

Unlikely: Most miscarriages occur due to abnormal genetics in the pregnancy. Stress plays a role in reproduction. But some stress is positive. Stress must be very severe to cause a miscarriage. ...Read more

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Can stress and anxiety be related to extreme headaches?

Can stress and anxiety be related to extreme headaches?

Yes: Stress and anxiety can certainly play a role in causing significant headaches. And if you're having bad headaches this could lead to stress/worry. Headaches have many causes though, and can be complicated so please see your doctor for a complete history, exam and discussion of tx options. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you treat hormonal imbalances that may relate to PMS?

Can you treat hormonal imbalances that may relate to PMS?

Hormonal Imbalance: possibility. You need to be lab tested through your doctor. He/she will then be able to tell you what many be needed to restore balance. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Stress and thyroid cause hair loss. What else?

Many things: Any acute illness or surgery, psoriasis or other skin disease if it affects the scalp, some meds, genetics, age... ...Read more

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While stress/thyroid/vitamin deficiency can cause hair loss, is hair loss around the crown of the head normal?

While stress/thyroid/vitamin deficiency can cause hair loss, is hair loss around the crown of the head normal?

Male pattern loss: Hair loss around the crown of the head in men, is usually part of male pattern hair loss -- and while upsetting to many men, is "normal." http://www.Webmd.Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/hair-loss-introduction-mens some research is now developing about vitamin d in this situation -- it's not ready for clinical application yet, as it's only gone as far as animal research. ...Read more

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Are there any other heart tests other than echo/ekg/holter/thyroid/adrenal tests to determine cause of tachy/pvcs? Should i ask for stress test?

Palpitations: There are many causes that can't be identified with a test like caffeine, tobacco and stress just to name a few. For some, there is no identifiable cause of pvc's. A stress test would provide a more thorough evaluation but typically that doesn't illicit the cause. ...Read more

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How to tell thyroid pain from tonsil or throat pain? Also, can anxiety/stress/lack of sleep cause thyroid issues?

Throat pain thyroid: 22 M asks; 1. if thyroid pain from tonsils or throat pain. 2. can anxiety/stress/lack of sleep cause thyroid issues. ANS: 1 thyroid pain not likely form either. Have your Dr. examine you.2. Not likely but talk to your Dr.The stress of starvation will lower thyroid. ...Read more

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Noticing hair loss. 40 F. Thyroid, dhea-s, testosterone, zinc, b12 normal. Miscarriage last yr, but derm. says not cause. Puzzled- Can it be stress?

Noticing hair loss. 40 F. Thyroid, dhea-s, testosterone, zinc, b12 normal. Miscarriage last yr, but derm. says not cause. Puzzled- Can it be stress?

Look Simple First: Stress can cause hair loss. You listed a lot of tests, but few basic ones. Iron def is an often overlooked cause and may be one the most common. You don't have to have anemia but low iron, simp blood test. Preg or early preg loss. OCPs. Menopause. Thyroid dz. Other B vit def. (biotin). Sig wt loss. PCOS. Meds. Low estrogen. In male pat levels not always high. consid bx. Basic w/u 1st. PCP 1st. ...Read more

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Can fibroid cysts and heavy periods cause dizziness, lightheadedness and loss of balance ekg, tilt table.Thyroid, and stress test all good?

Can fibroid cysts and heavy periods cause dizziness, lightheadedness and loss of balance ekg, tilt table.Thyroid, and stress test all good?

Bleeding, anemia: Fibroids, also called leiomyomas are benign uterine tumors (not cysts) that can cause pain and heavy bleeding with your periods. If they are causing very heavy periods, this can lead to anemia and the dizziness, lightheadedness, etc you described. They are easily diagnosed with an ultrasound. See your ob/gyn for this. ...Read more

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What is the normal size of lymph nodes under neck? Can too much stress cause the lymph nodes get bigger?

What is the normal size of lymph nodes under neck? Can too much stress cause the lymph nodes get bigger?

1 cm or less: Lymph nodes under the neck are the 1st line of defense against bacterial and viral illness from the mouth. They form a protective barrier from the germs our mouth is exposed to. It has been a busy season with viral illness. If your are swollen then they are busy fighting infection. See your doctor if they are large and you are always tired. ...Read more

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Can stress & tension cause neck and shoulder pain especially if have injury n neck and shoulder? What if anything helps?

Can stress & tension cause neck and shoulder pain especially if have injury n neck and shoulder? What if anything helps?

Yes it can: Absolutely, as stress builds people tend to have it manifest in increased muscle tension in the neck and trunk. This can easily translate to the trapezius area and therefore shoulders. Heat, cervical stretches, can be helpful. Meditation can be helpful as can exercise to relieve stress. Core workouts such as yoga increases flexibility and decrease stress as well. ...Read more

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I catch myself always cracking my neck, why do I have it? Is it maybe caused my stress?

I catch myself always cracking my neck, why do I have it? Is it maybe caused my stress?

"Popping" joints: I had always been told it came from bone on bone when it hurt, and then more ligamentous or involving cartilage if it did not hurt. A better explanation can be found- http://www.Loc.Gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/joint.Html hope this helps dr. P. ...Read more

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Can stress cause severe pain in back and neck? How does this happen? How can you relieve it naturally no pills

Yes: A lot of people "carry stress" in their musculoskeletal system. There are lots of non pharmaceutical ways to deal with it. First, address the stress. But then you can use heat, massage, yoga, stretching exercises, and meditation along with good nutrition and adequate rest. ...Read more

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Could stress cause pain in left temple and left side of my neck?

Could stress cause pain in left temple and left side of my neck?

Yes: Stress can cause all sorts of pain issues or make them feel worse. Once your stressful situation improves you will notice improvement in the pain as well. Suggest trying some breathing techniques, meditation and visual imagery options to improve while you are in stress right now. If the pain persists I would consider getting your neck evaluated. ...Read more

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Can stress cause pain in left temple and left side of my neck, what do you recommend?

Can stress cause pain in left temple and left side of my neck, what do you recommend?

Possibly: Stress can cause a wide variety of physical, mental, and emotional experiences. However, i suggest a thorough medical workup to determine the source of your pains rather than making assumptions. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of neck/back pain caused by stress?

Yoga: Yoga is exceptionally well-suited to relieving tension and mobilizing stiff joints and tired muscles. While any exercise, even walking can be helpful, yoga is has been shown to reduce stress, lengthen telomeres, and relieve pain and improve health in a number of ways. Intuitively, one can see how the unusual "postures" involved break the habitual patterns of movement. ...Read more

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Can bad neck and shouder tension from stress and anxiety cause paralysis?

Get diagnosis: Have your doctor do an examination to make sure there are no serious medical problems causing the tension. If the findings are that there are no known medical causes, then find a psychologist who will diagnose you, and then may teach your tried and true methods of controlling and reducing anxiety. ...Read more

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Can stress and tension in the neck cause sinuses not to drain properly?

It may be related: Those two are different problems, don't always go together. however if you have a sinus drainage issue with possible sinusitis, i.e., headache, stuffed nose, airways blockade , poor sleep, etc. it may exacerbate or worsen the stress and tension levels. On the other hand, stress and tension if not treated it lowers inmune system and it may prompt you to all kind of infections like sinusitis. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more