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Dr. Marsha Davis
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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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Thanks docs, one more question. I have painful chest pressure when i jog, but when i had my stress test i didn't jog enough time to get the chest pain?

Thanks docs, one more question. I have painful chest pressure when i jog, but when i had my stress test i didn't jog enough time to get the chest pain?

Chemical: If you cannot do the prescribed activity for an exercise stress test, you can have a chemical stress test where a chemical makes your heart beat faster (like it would if you were exercising). ...Read more

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Possible to have chest pain triggered by stress or anxiety? What to take for it?

It's possible: But first you must rule out significant illness by seeing your primary care practitioner. You may need an evaluation by a cardiologist. Once it has been determined that stress/anxiety is the trigger of your symptoms, there are many things you can do to help yourself! anxiety is often triggered by thoughts, beliefs. A psychotherapist, counselor or mind-body medicine practitioner can help you. ...Read more

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What can cause chest pain triggered by stress or anxiety?

What can cause chest pain triggered by stress or anxiety?

Many possibillities: Possibilities include muscular pain, cardiac, psychological or stress itself. Go see your dr for an ekg and blood test which will test for diabetes, kidney, liver ailments and cholesterol level. If there's strong family history of heart disease, your dr may recommend a treadmill to rule out coronary artery disease. Take care. ...Read more

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Idk if it's stress anxiety or heat attack I'm 24 and I feel horrible chest pain weakness and scared !

Idk if it's stress anxiety or heat attack  I'm 24 and I feel horrible chest pain weakness and scared !

See your doctor: Anxiety attacks can cause many physical symptoms, including chest pain, weakness, and others. Many people with panic attacks go to ER's because they are frightened like you. You first need a good health evaluation with your doctor -- this includes physical exam and diagnostic tests to rule out other causes for your symptoms. Psychiatrists & psychologists have good treatments for anxiety. ...Read more

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Can severe anxiety and stress cause chronic chest pain and body aches ?

Can severe anxiety and stress cause chronic chest pain and body aches ?

Possibly: Our minds deal with stress and anxiety in different ways, one of which is somatization, or converting mental issues into physical ones. The difficulty here is in making sure there is no obvious primary cause. See a good internist or family practitioner and be evaluated. Then, if necessary, a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist. ...Read more

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Had a normal stress test and echo a few months ago and was normal. Still having palps, and chest pain. Could something been missed or my anxiety?

Had a normal stress test and echo a few months ago and was normal. Still having palps, and chest pain. Could something been missed or my anxiety?

Yes.: These tests are inadequate for women. You need to explore further. A better option is having a session of multifunction cardiogram. Good luck! http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram. ...Read more

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Could anxiety/stress cause sharp chest pain above your heart area?

Chest Pain Causes: Yes, anxiety and stress can cause a sensation of pain in the left chest. Howeever, you should be seen by a doctor to rule out one of the more serious causes of chest pain. ...Read more

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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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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more


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