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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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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 depression and stress cause delayed periods?

Can depression and stress cause delayed periods?

Yes: Absolutely! stress can cause you to miss a period, or to have an extra period. The stress hormones can interrupt your normal cycle. Periods should return to normal when the stress lessens. But do make sure you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Can stress cause late periods?

Can stress cause late periods?

Agree w Dr Pappas: 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 (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...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 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

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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 light periods ?

Can stress cause light periods ?

Possibly if very: Significant. The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives & perimenopause. ...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 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

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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 emotional stress cause breast pain?

Can emotional stress cause breast pain?

Unusual: But anxiety is powerful. If you are getting breast pain it is most likely something other than emotional stress. Get it checked out. If it is emotional stress look into getting treatment for anxiety. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How much exercise or emotional stress can cause a missed or irregular period?

How much exercise or emotional stress can cause a missed or irregular period?

Worried you're preg?: Overly exercising and high stress may cause an irregular period. Periods will stop if you are at a very low body weight, since body can not support a pregnancy. However, pregnancy might be the most likely scenario. I know you are uncertain but should have a home pregnancy test asap. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Can stress cause pregnancy like symptoms?

Can stress cause pregnancy like symptoms?

Some: The pregnancy like symptoms stress can cause would be nausea and tiredness, indigestion and heartburn. Stress is less likely to cause breast tenderness. It might cause abdominal bloating, and it can sometimes cause women to miss a period. ...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 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 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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress Management (Definition)

"stress" is mental, physical, or emotional tension or strain. For each of us, the experience is a little different -- and the situations that trigger it are individual also. "stress management" is the process of using tools or skills such as guided imagery/visualization, meditation, biofeedback, breathing exercises, yoga, etc to decrease or contain this ...Read more