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Can low potassium be causes stress & anxiety? Also have low vitamin D

Can low potassium be causes stress & anxiety? Also have low vitamin D

No.: Low potassium does not cause stress or anxiety. Spontaneously occurring low potassium in conjunction with hypertension is often related to hyperaldosteronism. If you do not have high blood pressure I would not worry much. Vitamin D level greater than 20 is normal according to some experts and 30 according to others. Migh want to look at your level more closely. ...Read more

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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Told boss I have some health issues that are causing stress & anxiety affecting job performance & getting counseling. Did I make a mistake telling?

Told boss I have some health issues that are causing stress & anxiety affecting job performance & getting counseling. Did I make a mistake telling?

Some yes, some no: Bosses are not all the same. You'd know your own job market, etc. It would be wonderful if such an action was a good thing to do - honest, responsible, open. If your performance has been recorded as great and you face penalty - you could fight it. Not knowing anything about any of these things leave it open - who knows? I approve but I don't count. ...Read more

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Mother-in-law causing stress/anxiety in my pregnancy. Am in my late third trimester. Causing me to lose my patience. What can I do? Can thus harm bub?

Mother-in-law causing stress/anxiety in my pregnancy. Am in my late third trimester. Causing me to lose my patience. What can I do? Can thus harm bub?

Communicate needs: This stressor is unlikely to harm your baby. Though it may be hard, recommend a family discussion about what you are experiencing. Without assigning blame discuss what your current stress level is and politely state how your family could help you through this time. Doing this now will also be beneficial as things may be magnified once the baby arrives. Also recommend self care activities. ...Read more

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Are you born with vagal response or viovagle synscope? And why would it just start happening? Are there warning signs? Is it caused by stress/anxiety

Are you born with vagal response or viovagle synscope? And why would it just start happening? Are there warning signs? Is it caused by stress/anxiety

Vagal responses: Activation of the vagus nerve typically leads to a reduction in heart rate, blood pressure, or both. This occurs commonly in the setting of gastrointestinal illness such as viral gastroenteritis or acute cholecystitis, or in response to other stimuli, including carotid sinus massage, Valsalva maneuver or pain from any cause, in particular, having blood drawn. The extreme manifestation is syncope ...Read more

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Can heart palpitations caused by stress/anxiety be painful or painless?

Yes: Stress and a anxiety have direct relationship to arrhythmia and subsequent palpitations (symptomatic). Other patients can have arrhythmia and remain asymptomatic.

If palpitation is present, there are a series of evaluation (physical examination, history, diagnostic tests and labs), which may be necessary to rule out any serious situations. ...Read more

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If my chestpain/palps/leftarmpain and jaw pain are caused by stress & anxiety like the cardiologists say. Why do I get it when I'm relaxed??

If my chestpain/palps/leftarmpain and jaw pain are caused by stress & anxiety like the cardiologists say. Why do I get it when I'm relaxed??

Unconscious factors: If it is really anxiety, then it could be outside of your full awareness. Doctor sometimes call this a "somatic" symptom, psychogenic, or stress-related, etc. There is some neuroscience e.g. with fibromyalgia and other pain syndromes, which shows changes the brain. It may also be related to a physical activity like jaw clenching. Talk with the cardiologist more. ...Read more

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Can atenolol hurt your heart or cause permanent damage over time? Intake 100mg split dose daily for tachycardia caused by stress/anxiety.

Can atenolol hurt your heart or cause permanent damage over time? Intake 100mg split dose daily for tachycardia caused by stress/anxiety.

No: Atenolol is a beta-blocker and is a drug used to slow your heart rate among other things. It is protective for your heart. If fact we commonly given to people what heart attacks to help the heart recover. ...Read more

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I think my physical symptoms are caused my stress and anxiety. Is this possible?

I think my physical symptoms are caused my stress and anxiety. Is this possible?

Yes: It would help to understand what you symptoms are. However, it is true that your brain is intimately connected to your body and they do effect one another. ...Read more

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Has stress caused my anxiety disorder?

Has stress caused my anxiety disorder?

Possibly: When someone perceives something as challenging or threatening anxiety or feelings of insecurity begin. This ordinarily quickly ends when stressor leaves. Those that are anxious-reactive (genetics) experience stress that persists even after the stressor is removed. This elevated baseline anxiety contributes to catastrophic thinking, harm overestimation, and emotional reasoning -> tension ->. ...Read more

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Can a nosebleed be caused by my stress/anxiety?

Can a nosebleed be caused by my stress/anxiety?

It can!: Studies have shown that, in some cases, patients who experience nosebleeds get them after finding themselves in stressful situations. A 2001 article in the British Medical Journal suggests that this could have something to do with the spikes in blood pressure that are very common when you're stressed out. Read: http://www. Nbcnews. Com/id/42648940/ns/health-mental_health/t/weird-signs-youre-way-too-stressed-out/#.WTdn7WgrKUk ...Read more

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More aware of visual snow or tv static in vision lately (not floaters). Could this be caused by anxiety/stress? Stress has been up lately.

More aware of visual snow or tv static in vision lately (not floaters). Could this be caused by anxiety/stress? Stress has been up lately.

Eye exam and CBT: Rule out any possible eye disease by an exam - not just sight test. Then consider a psych eval by a psychologist to Dx and give treatment recommendations. CBT is a way to optimize your mental health outcome. Medication alone is less effective. Learn how to handle stress. Best! ...Read more

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If medication can control a symptom (e.G. Gerd/lpr reflux) does that mean the symptom isn't caused by stress or anxiety?

If medication can control a symptom (e.G. Gerd/lpr reflux) does that mean the symptom isn't caused by stress or anxiety?

Stress not by self: Stress may worsen gerd symptoms, but unlikely to be only cause of your chronic heartburn. In the past stress was thought to be the culprit in a variety of gastrointestinal problems, including ulcers and inflammatory bowel diseases such as crohn's disease.
Hiatal hernia, diet, pregnancy, obesity are few known contributors. Sometimes genetic. ...Read more

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Diagnosed short term memory loss after stroke caused by stress and anxiety. How long will I need to get help with this and what kind of rehab.

Diagnosed short term memory loss after stroke caused by stress and anxiety. How long will I need to get help with this and what kind of rehab.

Neurologist needed: Memory loss secondary to a stroke would seem common. Strokes are really a lack of oxygen to areas of the brain; the severity and location of which are the main indicators of the symptoms and signs one would have. A full neurology work-up to diagnose the extent and origin of the stroke is needed and a plan of rehabilitation is needed to bring back as much function as possible. Good luck! ...Read more

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Will my tremors go away? If my head tremors are caused by stress and anxiety, and I tackle the stress and anxiety in my life, will my tremors disappear? Or could it be a chiropractic problem? My head tremors used to be mild, but they're getting more sever

Will my tremors go away? If my head tremors are caused by stress and anxiety, and I tackle the stress and anxiety in my life, will my tremors disappear? Or could it be a chiropractic problem? My head tremors used to be mild, but they're getting more sever

Tremors: Tremors can be associated with different medical conditions. There are different types of tremors. Anxiety may not be the cause of your tremors. Don't know your age. Because your temors are getting worse and it is seriously impacting the quality of your life - I recommend that you see a neurologist. Many types of tremors can be treated with medications. The best thing you can do right now is to find out the cause of the tremors through a medical evaluation. The doctor can recommend treatment options once he has evaluated you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible that temporomandibular joint disorder is caused by stress and anxiety?

Is it possible that temporomandibular joint disorder is caused by stress and anxiety?

See below: Stress and anxiety are risk factors associated with TMJ and there is additional data supporting structural TMJ problems caused by anxiety. ...Read more

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Can Paroxetine help to heal a gastritis and ulcer if they are caused by stress and anxiety?

Can Paroxetine help to heal a gastritis and ulcer if they are caused by stress and anxiety?

Paxil (paroxetine) can help: Gastritis can certainly be worsened by stress. Paxil (paroxetine) can help if your stress, depression, or anxiety is so severe that it is causing impairment. It is not uncommon to have stress and anxiety show up as physical signs and symptoms. Diet and exercise can help, too. Good luck! ...Read more

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My doctor says my leg pain is being caused by anxiety/stress. Can stress really cause painful symptoms?

Cortisol hormone: The increase in the hormone cortisol from stress, may contribute to chronic pain. Some forms of chronic pain could be due to the cumulative destructive effects of cortisol on muscle, bone and neural tissue as well as the immune system. Stress and anxiety are a factor, not the cause. ...Read more

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How do you treat GERD that is being caused by extreme stress/anxiety/depression? What do I do to treat this while I'm working on the anxiety disorder?

Antacid agent: Probably would still use a prescription acid reducing agent like Omeprazole while you are having your other medical conditions taken care of. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can the hives be caused by stress or anxiety. Have it on my neck, chest, back and ears. Never had this before. No new things that would be allergic to?

Can the hives be caused by stress or anxiety. Have it on my neck, chest, back and ears. Never had this before. No new things that would be allergic to?

Yes: Idiopathic urticaria (hives for no readily-identifiable reason) can be brought on by stress, anxiety and a variety of other things. First-line treatment is antihistamines. You might try a combination of either Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Claritin (h1 blockers) with either tagamet or Zantac (h2 blockers). You should also see a doc for a thorough evaluation and other treatment options. ...Read more

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What can be causing throat tightness stress/anxiety?

What can be causing throat tightness stress/anxiety?

As above: I advise u to see your PCP for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can stress/anxiety cause physical pain in the body?

Can stress/anxiety cause physical pain in the body?

When we are: Stressed or hyper-vigilant we tense muscles and rib cage breathe and this constriction can cause pain. The Relaxation Response is a little book/technique by Herbert Benson, a cardiologist that helps reverse this flight-flight-freeze mode of being. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is what I'm feeling being caused by anxiety and stress or something else.?

Is what I'm feeling being caused by anxiety and stress or something else.?

ByWhatYouSaid, Yes!: It would be helpful to know what you are feeling. Without knowing that, I start to feel jumpy, like something bad is going to happen, fearful and my heart beats fast and I might sweat a bit. I'd feel shaky and kind of out-of-control and maybe even a little dizzy or light-headed and I'd lose my appetite and not sleep well. So please tell me what it is that you feel!!! Please!!!!! ...Read more

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Can stress cause boil or anxiety?

Can stress cause boil or anxiety?

Yes: Stress leads to anxiety. Get to your doctor and talk about some stress rection techniques. Stress can certainly reduce immune system function which could allow the boil to occur. The boil is probably related to a exposure, though and may need to be lanced. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
3,281 Doctors shared insights

Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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