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Does Stress Make Your Thyroid Swell
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
It is known that anxiety/stress can lead to certain medical conditions. But which conditions lead to stress and anxiety (whether it be thyroid etc)?
There has been: Some studies that show increase in thyroid disease in families with exposure to pesticides (farmers etc). Women seemed most vulnerable ...Read more
How do antiphysicotics affect a womans
hormones in her 40's? Dont they negatively affect an already stressed thyroid?
Depends on much. : Some increase prolactin, some might affect Insulin levels or sensitivity, some decrease cortisol. Their effects on hunger and satiety hormones also likely differ. I'm not aware of direct effects on thyroid or sex hormones aside from prolactin. Psychiatric symptoms themselves however are known to be associated with thyroid and other hormonal imbalances so i check them all. Hope this helps. ...Read more
What's the easiest way to confirm a thyroid issue? I'm 27 and have had severe panic, anxiety, and stress issues for over 10 years.
21 y/o female diffuse hairloss for past 10 mo.S hair volume reduced to 1/3 of original. No bc taken, thyroid panels clear. Only stressor was mcat.
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
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