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Could stress cause acne?

Could stress cause acne?

Yes: Yes there is a strong correlationj between stress and acne. Emotional stress increases many hormones particularly testosterone which accelerates sebum(oil) production in the skin which can leead to blocked pores and acne. Physical stress or exertion also can increase these hormones but also accelerates sweat production which can sometimes aggravate acne eruptions. ...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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Could stress be causing my acne?

Could stress be causing my acne?

Stress is good: Basically. Only "dis-tress" -- when you're in a situation in which you're helpless -- is suspected of being linked to disease, and even this is cheap and largely subscientific. Get your acne treated -- if topical benzoyl peroxide has failed, your physician can give you rx-strength meds. If you're in an abusive situation, get out by whatever means. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could chronic stress cause hirsutism?

Could chronic stress cause hirsutism?

Maybe....: It could be an unusual cause, but there are many other more likely conditions to rule out first. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does stress cause acne?

Does stress cause acne?

Acne and Stress: Absolutely! stress changes your hormone levels. Zits, goobers, zingers, honkers, screamers, and splashers can all be due to, or aggravated by, stress. Stay cool! ...Read more

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Does stress cause acne?

Does stress cause acne?

Stress acne: The cause of acne is clogged pores due to sebum, dead cells, and bacteria. But stress can aggregate the condition due to increased release of chemicals such as adrenaline and testosterone. So in addition to practicing good skin hygiene, releaving stress is also beneficial for the complexion of your life in general. ...Read more

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Can stress cause and acne breakout?

Can stress cause and acne breakout?

Not by itself: Stress is good when it pushes you to do things that are good for you and others, bad only when you're helpless or don't know how to cope. Serum cortisol, your best stress hormone, has a slight tendency to worsen acne. Instead of trying a pseudoscientific "stress-reliever" protocol, you owe it to yourself to get 21st century treatment for your acne. Being a young adult is stressful enough! ...Read more

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Can stress cause acne in you?

Can stress cause acne in you?

Can make worse.: Stress does not cause acne, but it can exacerbate the hormonal spikes that do cause acne flares. ...Read more

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Could stress cause stomach problems?

Could stress cause stomach problems?

Yes: Significant stress levels can contribute to gastrointestinal issues (think ibs, loose stools, pud). Work to manage your stress. ...Read more

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Could stress cause varicoceles?

Could stress cause varicoceles?

NO: This is an issue of the valves in the veins not working properly. ...Read more

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Will stress cause my ectopic eczema to manifest?

Will stress cause my ectopic eczema to manifest?

Stress and eczema: Eczema is an inflammatory skin disorder. But the driving force is dryness and itching that cause it to become inflamed. Stress should not increase it. ...Read more

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Can stress really cause gastritis?

Can stress really cause gastritis?

Yes: Among other causes, high stress levels can lead to disruption of the mucus layer that protects your stomach tissues from the acid secreted by cells lining your stomach. In turn, stomach acid can damage your stomach. So can other irritants like alcohol. ...Read more

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Can stress cause baldness?

Can stress cause baldness?

Yes: Psychological stress can result in various physical conditions, including hair loss. Practicing thought dropping, meditation exercises, and various relaxation exercises can help. However, it's best to get a medical evaluation, since there are many medical conditions, such as thyroid problems, that can be the cause. ...Read more

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Could stress and anxiety cause sle type symptoms?

Could stress and anxiety cause sle type symptoms?

Yes but ...: Stress can cause anxiety, headaches, fatigue, and muscle aches. These are also some of the symptoms of lupus. Stress and anxiety are common. Lupus erythematosus is an uncommon disease. If you are concerned about the possibility of lupus, see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What can be used against stress related acne?

What can be used against stress related acne?

Stress and acne: Yes stress can cause acne and even worsen it. Find ways to reduce stress in your life. ...Read more

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What skin diseases can stress cause?

What skin diseases can stress cause?

Stress: Stress directly affects the immune system. The immune system is involved in many skin diseases, thus stress can affect many diseases. Psoriasis, eczema, acne, rosacea are a few. ...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

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Can stress due to personal issues cause a miscarriage?

Can stress due to personal issues cause a miscarriage?

Unlikely: Most miscarriages occur due to abnormal genetics in the pregnancy. Stress plays a role in reproduction. But some stress is positive. Stress must be very severe to cause a miscarriage. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more