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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 high levels of stress cause speech difficulties?

Can high levels of stress cause speech difficulties?

Dont Worry: Our brains can't multitask very well so if we are trying to formulate a sentence and express information but we are also extremely nervous and anxious our brain tends to jump around between being self-conscious and finding the right words. That can lead to incorrect responses sometimes. Take a deep breath and don't worry. ...Read more

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Can stroke influence speech patterns? What are the symptoms of stroke and does it cause stuttering?

Can stroke influence speech patterns? What are the symptoms of stroke and does it cause stuttering?

Yes to speech: A stroke can cause changes in speech if it affects speech centers in the brain. This includes sudden onset of stuttering. Stroke can present with myriad of symptoms ranging from death to the inability to move parts of the body to changes in behavior. The hallmark is the symptoms usually occur suddenly at the time of the stroke. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep and stress cause delusional thinking small issues as big issues?

Can lack of sleep and stress cause delusional thinking small issues as big issues?

Yes: There have been experiments done where people are woken up when they start to go into rem or deep sleep which found that sleep deprivation can lead to hallucinations. If you are stressed and not sleeping meet with a psychologist to learn stress management techniques and develop better sleep habits. You may also want to start on some sleep medication consult with your physician. ...Read more

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Can needing glasses cause anxiety, and derealization? I'm thinking this could be one of my problems.

Can needing glasses cause anxiety, and derealization? I'm thinking this could be one of my problems.

There are often many: causes underlying the symptoms we manifest. Needing glasses can provoke anxiety and disorientation. Please see an eye and then follow up w/a mental health professional for additional support. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can anything be done to alleviate the problems associated with intellectual disability - eg impaired memory, problem solving and thinking?

Can anything be done to alleviate the problems associated with intellectual disability - eg impaired memory, problem solving and thinking?

Educational &: behavioral therapy is geared to the individual's age & levels of cognitive & adaptive functioning. Does he or she have SSI & Medicaid + ADA accomodations for work, if an adult? People with mild-moderate ID can learn, with repetition. Federal law grants a person with ID the right to services that promote integration into the community.If ID is severe-profound, to a competent caretaker. ...Read more

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Can the occasional missed night of sleep cause future problems like diabetes? I'm in high school and occasionally go without a night.Is this permanent

Can the occasional missed night of sleep cause future problems like diabetes? I'm in high school and occasionally go without a night.Is this permanent

Can be a bad habit: Majority of doctors missed more than an occasional night of sleep during their training, as they had no choice. All humans need their daily sleep to be able to function optimally. Sufficient sleep is an integral part of memory formation, very crucial in a high school student. Its so important it changed rules governing medical training & current doctors in training get at least 2 to 3 nightly rems. ...Read more

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Can high anxiety, high stress, and emotional disturbance cause symptoms of asbergers/autism?

Can high anxiety, high stress, and emotional disturbance cause symptoms of asbergers/autism?

These are not : Causes for aspergers/ autism but they could certainly exacerbate symptoms. ...Read more

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Can anxiety be the cause of mental confusion and memory problems.?

Can anxiety be the cause of mental confusion and memory problems.?

See Below: It might, but it also might be that memory problems and mental confusion are causing anxiety. First of all, get evaluated by your primary care doctor to see if there's nothing physical going on. Find a psychologist to help you cope with your sx and learn techniques to deal with them. Practice relaxation, self-care for your anxiety sx. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can difficulty concentrating be a part of my anxiety disorder?

Can difficulty concentrating be a part of my anxiety disorder?

Yes: Trouble concentrating is often a part of anxiety disorders, in particular 'generalized anxiety disorder' and ptsd. Ocd can cause this too, especially if the obsessional anxieties are frequent. Other times when the trouble concentrating is more situation-specific might have more to do with a specific phobia or feared situation. ...Read more

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Can a thyroid problem cause people to be light headed too? Can it also cause nausea, and trouble sleeping, and a lack of memory?

Can a thyroid problem cause people to be light headed too? Can it also cause nausea, and trouble sleeping, and a lack of memory?

Yes: Thyroid issues can cause the above complaints. If you suspect a thyroid problem, see your doctor to get a blood draw. ...Read more

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Can undiagnosed add be the cause of sudden anxiety and panic disorder?

Can undiagnosed add be the cause of sudden anxiety and panic disorder?

I not aware of : Add being the cause of anxiety or panic disorders. However, add could certainly co-exist with panic disorder or anxiety disorders. ...Read more

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Does high anxiety or hypertension of mother during labour/delivery cause otism or related disorders like hyperactivity to the newborn baby?

Does high anxiety or hypertension of mother during labour/delivery cause otism or related disorders like hyperactivity to the newborn baby?

No: Anxiety and hypertension do effect baby.Their related stress hormones can speed up lung maturity and indirectly reduce the babies birth weight by a few ounces.Add appears to have lose genetic influences and studies point to small gene mutations that may exist prior to conception as a cause of some autism.I would forget these issues for now and work to get through pregnancy as healthy as possible. ...Read more

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What behavioral or anatomic factors contribute to varicoceles? I'm particularly curious about tight pelvic muscles and breathing difficulties.

What behavioral or anatomic factors contribute to varicoceles? I'm particularly curious about tight pelvic muscles and breathing difficulties.

Here are some...: Varicocele is specifically designated to denote the presence of venous dilation resulting from inborn defect of spermatic venous valves , which occurs in some 15% of adult men with 90% in left side and some 10% involving both sides. So its occurrence would not be associated with physical activities, but which may increase its related symptoms just like that commonly occurring in lower legs. ...Read more

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Can gastric problems cause interruption during exercise (heart palpitations etc)? If so, what types of problems can cause this?

Can gastric problems cause interruption during exercise (heart palpitations etc)? If so, what types of problems can cause this?

Not normally : Heart palpitation is normal during exercise. Can be exaggerated if you eat just before exercising, get dehydrated during exercise or if you use some supplements that increase metabolism. Also long runners sometimes develop diarrhea that could be associated with an exaggerated response. Hope this help. ...Read more

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Can anxiety and stress and sleep deprivation due to fear of an exposure which occured in reality cause real symptoms of HIV like white tongue,thrush?

Anxiety: can cause a dry mouth. ( flight or fight response) Candida albicans causes thrush. a simple test can confirm the latter. Taking antibiotics can increase your risk of getting thrush (kill off the normal bacterial flora) If you think you have thrush have it looked at and get it treated. ...Read more

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Can really high levels of stress delay period and cause symptoms like exhaustion,increased temperature,swelling,sensitive breast &inability to sleep?

Can really high levels of stress delay period and cause symptoms like exhaustion,increased temperature,swelling,sensitive breast &inability to sleep?

Yes and no: In order of your questioning... Yes Yes No no no and yes. Reading between the lines here, delayed period definitely needs HPT. Is pregnancy what you are most worried about? ...Read more

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Headache that is sometimes worse sometimes better coupled with some memory trouble. Have anxiety and depression. can's shake the fear of brain tumor.

Headache that is sometimes worse sometimes better coupled with some memory trouble. Have anxiety and depression. can's shake the fear of brain tumor.

There is a solution: Headaches are common and most often related to stress(Tension headache). Brain tumor is an uncommon cause of headache. If you are that worried about brain tumor, it is easy to check for this, with an X-ray. But you need to see a doctor who can then guide you and order either CT scan or MRI of the brain to check for brain tumor which is easy to detect with one of these tests. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Lefer
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Stuttering (Definition)

Stuttering affects the fluency of speech. It begins during childhood and, in some cases continues until adulthood. It is characterized by disruptions in the production of speech ...Read more