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Can you cry and stress yourshelf out and cause death?

Can you cry and stress yourshelf out and cause death?

Broken heart: The best description of this calledbroken heart syndrome. The mayo clinic has a good description. Broken heart syndrome is a temporary heart condition brought on by stressful situations, such as the death of a loved one. People with broken heart syndrome may have sudden chest pain or think they're having a heart attack. These broken heart syndrome symptoms may be brought on by the heart's reaction. ...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 you die from sadness/depression? Like can your heart just give out and you die?

Can you die from sadness/depression? Like can your heart just give out and you die?

No: Great question, I'm glad you asked it. Depression is miserable though, and is treatable. Please dont hesitate to pursue a psychiatrist and a therapist for yourself or a loved one. Best wishes ...Read more

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Can built up stress and worry cause panic attacks and feelings of detachment that will eventually go away?

Can built up stress and worry cause panic attacks and feelings of detachment that will eventually go away?

Panic: Yes, consultation with a mental health professional, or your Dr would be advisable to diagnose properly and find the underlying cause. Best of lucks ! ...Read more

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Stress treatment what can one do to pull out of sress and depression when thoughts of work related injuries and knowledge of wrong doings by others that i can not recieve attention to correct .Constantly preoccupies my life i had job site injury that wrec

Stress treatment what can one do to pull out of sress and depression when thoughts of work related injuries and knowledge of wrong doings by others that i can not recieve attention to correct .Constantly preoccupies my life i had job site injury that wrec

This : This sounds like a tough situation. It is quite clear that you feel very depleted after the workman's compensation issue. When faced with such a challenge, it is pretty common to have a great deal of focus, time and energy concentrated on it. However, now that there has been some resolution, it will exhaust you if you continue to be absorbed by anger. After the dissappointment of no longer being able to fulfill career dreams; it is important to step back and to develop a new set of goals to replace the old ones. It is important to work through the variety of strong feelings you are experiencing. Having a good therapist, could be of real help because you need to heal and then you to need to move on with your life. What is important is not if we are knocked down, but that we get back up. Take care. ...Read more

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If you are sad and mad every day with stress, can it lead to cancer and heart attacks?

If you are sad and mad every day with stress, can it lead to cancer and heart attacks?

Sad and mad : It is unknown whether stress can lead to cancer. I do not believe there are any studies showing this. However stress can definitely need to cardiac problems such as arrhythmias and a syndrome called broken heart or tako tsubo syndrome, which involves transient weakness in the heart function. ...Read more

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Can infection cause me to have emotional distress, depression, and stress and lost of sleep and lost of appetite and scared to eat anything ?

Can infection cause me to have emotional distress, depression, and stress and lost of sleep and lost of appetite and scared to eat anything
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Infection: Yes on alll accounts. Speak to your physician . You need to speak to a psychologist or psychiatrist for help. ...Read more

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Could my depression, sadness and anxiety all be a cause of not working and having something to put y mind too?

Could my depression, sadness and anxiety all be a cause of not working and having something to put y mind too?

Depression ; anxiety: Untreated depression and anxiety can indeed become severe enough to interfere with work. Your family physician can get you started towards a proper evaluation. Consulting with a psychiatrist may be best for your treatment though. You may also want to avoid alcohol, since that can worsen both depression and anxiety. Be well. ...Read more

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Can sinus issues cause you to feel out of your own body and tired?

Can sinus issues cause you to feel out of your own body and tired?

Absolutely: There's been a lot of this going around in the US. It is an infection. tiredness due to direct effects on brain activity (increased delta wave patterns as if in deep sleep) occurs with infection. ...Read more

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What can lead to the body to get shaky when experiencing emotions or stress?

What can lead to the body to get shaky when experiencing emotions or stress?

If you are having a: Fight/ flight reaction you could have release of Adrenalin which could cause shakiness. ...Read more

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When does the anxiety physical symptoms happen and why does it happen. Can 2 months of stress lead to anxiety?

When does the anxiety physical symptoms happen and why does it happen. Can 2 months of stress lead to anxiety?

Of course: Yes, 2 months of stress may lead to anxiety. It is treatable, if possible removing the cause of stress, and through medication and or therapy. Ask your dr. Physical symptoms may appear at any time. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can an anxiety attack cause you're whole body to go numb and also have confusion ?

Can an anxiety attack cause you're whole body to go numb and also have confusion ?

Yes - a panic attack: Can cause that. Panic attacks often last 2 to 10 mins. Sx’s can include: sense of severe anxiety or panic, chest tightness or pain, rapid or pounding heartbeat, areas of numbness or pins ; needles type sensation, hot flashes or chills ; heavy perspiration. There may be a tickle sensation in the stomach or nausea, feeling dizzy or faint ; physical shaking. The person may fear that they are going. ...Read more

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Where can I find a respiratory therapist? A traumatic event and stress has caused me to develop hyperventilation syndrome and i forgot how to breathe.

Where can I find a respiratory therapist? A traumatic event and stress has caused me to develop hyperventilation syndrome and i forgot how to breathe.

Trauma therapy: You need to see a psychotherapist who deals with trauma, perhaps a somatic-oriented psychotherapist. Look in your area through psychotherapy websites where therapists describe their practices. It's important to process the underlying trauma so you can recover! ...Read more

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How much do you have to breathe to cause problems from oxygen toxicity? Is it possible to breathe enough, by yourself, to cause an issue? Maybe through hyperventilation as a result of anxiety?

How much do you have to breathe to cause problems from oxygen toxicity? Is it possible to breathe enough, by yourself, to cause an issue? Maybe through hyperventilation as a result of anxiety?

No Oxygen Toxicity: You can not get Oxygen Toxicity by regular breathing in room air or even by Hyperventilation.However in Hyperventilation you breath in oxygen and breath out carbon dioxide,and all symptoms are due to low carbon dioxide and we correct it by making the person breath in a brown bag and that makes them breath their own co2. Oxygen Toxicity happens when O2 is high concentration like in divers&babies ...Read more

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Can staying indoors and being sedentary cause me to have problems with adrenaline and cortisol? I can feel the adrenaline and when it decreases

Can staying indoors and being sedentary cause me to have problems with adrenaline and cortisol? I can feel the adrenaline and when it decreases

Sorry: Hi. You're attributing symptoms to things that aren't the problem. No, no evidence to show that staying sedentary indoors will cause over-secretion or under-secretion, or disordered secretion of either cortisol or epinephrine. However, I'm sure all the docs will agree with me when I advise you get up, get out, and be active. It's good for you physically & psychologically! Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can you tell me some good ways to keep your motivation high to work out during times of laziness, and hard times?

Can you tell me some good ways to keep your motivation high to work out during times of laziness, and hard times?

Make it fun: To keep on a workout plan try to make your workouts fun( if u can), convenient ( near your home or way home from work), and try to get a ' buddy' to work out with.Hopefully these 'tips' will make u less likely to quit.Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can you please lay out the leading causes of depression and anxiety in women today?

Can you please lay out the  leading causes of depression and anxiety in women today?

Multiple causes: There are multiple causes of depression and anxiety. Some of the main causes are : hormonal changes (i.e. Pms, pregnancy, menopause), stress (i.e.Work, taking care of the children and home), genetics, poor diet and neurochemistry imbalance in the brain. Some medications can also cause depression such as certain types of birth control. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause you to break out in a rash?

Can anxiety cause you to break out in a rash?

Anxiety: Yes, but so does other things like medications, irritants, toxins, etc. Let a dermatologist have a look. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause every muscle in your body to be tight constantly? Never had this issue before anxiety. Every muscle including face and fingers are tight. Been to pcp and hospitals with panic attacks/symptoms. What can I do?

Can anxiety cause every muscle in your body to be tight constantly? Never had this issue before anxiety. Every muscle including face and fingers are tight. Been to pcp and hospitals with panic attacks/symptoms. What can I do?

Panic Attacks: If you have already been cleared for good physical health by your PCP then it would be good to consult with a Clinical Psychologist to sort out what is causing the anxiety and to get relief.l Medication can also be added to help. ...Read more

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What can I do to allow more peace in my life and get off of anxiety medications?

What can I do to allow more peace in my life and get off of anxiety medications?

Great question: First things first. Before tapering anxiety medications, consider practices which may help center you no matter what's going on around you. One of the best i've found is mindfulness meditation -- and there are many mindfulness-based stress reduction courses available these days. Also you can work in psychotherapy on your anxiety -- this would give you additional self-awareness & calming tools. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Mease
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Crying (Definition)

Crying = release of tears ...Read more