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Does Anxiety Cause Numbness
It Sure Can: All of the physical symptoms of anxiety r directly the result of the cascade of physiological events that get triggered when ur primitive fear ; rage brain centers sense danger. Learn about this "fight or flight or freeze" response. See: http://bit.Ly/wzhvqo once u understand the physiology of anxiety, the symptoms make sense. This doesn't make them feel less unpleasant necessarily though! ...Read more
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
Sure, but...: Anxiety can cause pain in any part of the body. Depression also can cause pain anywhere. Of course, lots of other disorders can cause pain. Therefore, one's primary care doctor and a Podiatrist, Rheumatologist, or Orthopedic doctor can evaluate to see what the cause or causes of the foot pain could be. Normal activities such as walking or running can also cause foot pain. It's a common symptom. ...Read more
Not causal: People who are depressed will often experience an increase in anxiety due to their depression. They are related, but i would not say that anxiety, per se, causes depression. Increased stress in your life could, however, lead to both depression and anxiety. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not likely: I agree with dr. Ali that is not likely that anxiety would cause permanent tinnitus. However, tinnitus can be very painful emotionally, and the anxiety resulting from experiencing tinnitus can increase its intensity. If the tinnitus is severe, start with your primary care physician to clarify issues regarding medications as dr. Ally states, however you may need to see and otologist for definitive answer. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It does: As opposed to a mechanistic model of disease which suggests that whenever there is pain there is something wrong with the body, the biopsychosocial model postulates that a person is a complex unit and the body cannot be separated from the mind. Pain is as strongly associated with anxiety as with depressive disorders. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a part of neurological treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This is VERY: UNUSUAL and I suggest you consult your endocrinologist about a referral to a NEUROLOGIST since this may be due to peripheral neuropathy from other causes including Diabetes (which may be "uncovered" by the high levels of thyroid hormone! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: As does having leg problems, eyebrow problems, ingrown toenail problems. Anything unusual can cause stress/anxiety. What is important is how you deal with it. If you have dental issues, don't stress out, call your Dentist who has the training and experience to treat your dental problems. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Does early anorexia cause weakness and lightheadeness? What other physical symptoms does it cause? Do the symptoms ease later on?
Anorexia-dangerous: It can be life-threatening. Anorexics often have problems with electrolyte balance which can have critical effects on the heart. Imbalance of fluids/nutrition, muscle wasting, toxic metabolites, not a healthy state of mind or body. The human body needs an optimal amount of hydration, nutrition, energy, & activity. Too much or too little is not a state of health, but rather a dangerous game. ...Read more
Head jerking or: twitching may represent a tic (spasm-like movements of particular muscles). Anxiety may aggravate or increase tics which are otherwise usually harmless but may be annoying and may be able to be suppressed. Anxiety management strategies are powerful. Tics come and go. If serious consult physician. Best regards. ...Read more
Indirectly, yes: Nerve pain can come from many causes. Some might also cause physiological mood/anxiety disturbances. Without knowing the details of your pain - it's not surprising to hear of those problems too. If your energy and resources are being depleted coping with pain -irritability, worry and unhappiness are all quite likely - it makes sense. I'd avoid medicating them. Resolve the pain and see if they go. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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