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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Increased Sympathetic Nervous System In Hyperthyroidism

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Can heartburn cause nervousness?

Can heartburn cause nervousness?

Well..it may cause..: For example: heartburn can be perceived as a possible heart attack and thus can cause the person to be nervous/anxious/scared, but this just means it can trigger those symptoms, not causing the anxiety disorder itself. Having underlying anxiety disorder and having certain illnesses can make the anxiety worse over time. If severe/persistent, you can develop anxiety/depressive disorder. Consult doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


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If i have an overdriven sympathetic nervous system (manifesting in tachycardia &restlessness) would that be a cause of my muscle rigidity? Sooo tight

If i have an overdriven sympathetic nervous system (manifesting in tachycardia &restlessness) would that be a cause of my muscle rigidity? Sooo tight

Possibly: Your system is in a high strung state and could cause muscle tightness and tension. I assume you have had endocrinology testing to rule out hyperthyroidism,pheochromocytoma,etc. If so, perhaps a stress management program would effectively treat your symptoms best and you have been recommended to avoid alcohol,caffeine and nicotine. Your physician would know best whether beta blockers would help. ...Read more

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What causes overactive sympathetic nervous system?

What causes overactive sympathetic nervous system?

Dysautonomia: Several, such as Adrenal fatigue, Headaches, Hypertension, Heart disease, Food sensitivities, Chronic fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety, Alcoholism, Compulsive overeating, Insomnia, Irritable bowel, Obesity, ADHD, Overactive bladder, PTSD, Alzheimer, Parkinson's disease, Excess sweating. ...Read more

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How could one calm down an over-active sympathetic nervous system ?

How could one calm down an over-active sympathetic nervous system ?

See below: First, not clear what you mean by over-active, as to me it could imply reflex sympathetic dystrophy, hyperthyroidism, even hypertension. Second, you need to explore possible underlying disorders which might cause disruption of autonomic nervous system. Third, is your lifestyle or food/alcohol/smoking an issue. Talk to your doctor and explore your concerns. ...Read more

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I think i've overstimulated my sympathetic nervous system by repeated stage fright, and now my body overreacts to everything. How can I reverse this?

I think i've overstimulated my sympathetic nervous system by repeated stage fright, and now my body overreacts to everything. How can I reverse this?

Mindfullness Therapy: Sympathetic overdrive evokes fear, anger, & general uneasiness. Better to dominate with parasympathetic-related emotions of relaxation, digestion, orgasm, sleep, and appropriate bladder and bowel evacuations. Meditation, relaxation therapies, yoga, & biofeedback are some means to this end. Students learn to use mind to control body. Read relaxation response by dr. Benson & see heartmath.Com. ...Read more

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Which spinal nerves are associated with the sympathetic nervous system?

Which spinal nerves are associated with the sympathetic nervous system?

Learning: You have asked a lot of questions that are suggestive that this is related to school project. It is important to learn and not just look for a quick answer. http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/brain_spinal_cord_and_nerve_disorders/autonomic_nervous_system_disorders/overview_of_the_autonomic_nervous_system.html ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism is also known as Overactive Thyroid. Is an oversecretion of thyroid hormone or hormones. For a full analysis check the website for the american thyroid ...Read more