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Can the mental health effects of inhalants affect psychological dependence?

Can the mental health effects of inhalants affect psychological dependence?

What do you mean?: Can you rephrase the question? What mental health effects? What aspect of psychological dependency? Someone will be happy to help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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The stress & effects seem inevitable. What are some physical/mental effects of stress?

The stress & effects seem inevitable. What are some physical/mental effects of stress?

There are quite a fe: Chronic stress is bad for human body. It is implicated in many diseases like heart disease and mental ailments like depression. Find ways to diminish or avoid it if you can, remove the precipitating cause, often at job or in relatiionships.Suggestions to minimize its bad effects are: exercise(walking) regualrly even if you do for 10 minute periods x2-3/day. Yoga, meditation, deep breathing can help. ...Read more

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How does psychological stress effect oxidative stress in cancer patients?

How does psychological stress effect oxidative stress in cancer patients?

Awesome question!: Recent study supports the emerging model that chronic stress exposure promotes oxidative damage through frequent and sustained activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. It also supports the less studied model of 'eustress' - that manageable levels of life stress may enhance psychobiological resilience to oxidative damage. Best regards. ...Read more

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How could irritability(a mental heath effect caused by inhaling nitrite) influence dependence on the drug?

How could irritability(a mental heath effect caused by inhaling nitrite) influence dependence on the drug?

Dont understand ?: Most of the time, when a drug producing 'dysphoric' effects - effects not considered pleasant by most people - fewer people abuse that drug. However, many drugs produce irritability, including cocaine and amphetamines, but people still get enough benefit to continue to use them. People use nitrites mainly for sexual enhancement, and are willing to pay the price of some stimulation/irritability. ...Read more

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What are potential adverse health effects of occupational stress?

What are potential adverse health effects of occupational stress?

Stress link: Stress is linked to many diseases including cardiovascular problems, high blood pressure. Mindfulness which there are many books is an effective way to deal with stress without medication. ...Read more

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Can stress and lack of sleep cause asthma to act up?

Can stress and lack of sleep cause asthma to act up?

Yes: Stress is a well known and documented trigger for people with asthma and may cause symptoms to worsen. ...Read more

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What are the effects of psychological stress on health?

What are the effects of psychological stress on health?

Stress & the body: Stress prepares for action by activating the autonomic nervous system & numerous hormones. Stress can cause muscle tension, cold hands & feet, increased heart rate, rapid & shallow breathing, stomach upset, headaches, dry mouth, increased sweating, mind racing, & insomnia. Chronic stress decreases immune functions & contributes to numerous illnesses. ...Read more

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What factors can negatively affect peak flow in a normal person? For example lying down, body posture, stress?

What factors can negatively affect peak flow in a normal person? For example lying down, body posture, stress?

Peak flow changes: Any things which trigger your asthma will decrease your peak flow rate. Also anything which restricts the movement of your chest wall - tight fitting clothes, injury to the chest wall. ...Read more

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Would panic attacks have any positive effects on the heart/cardiovascular system of the sufferer?

No: None that i can think of. The heart doesn't benefit from a panic attack and is also not injurred from panic attacks. ...Read more

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What are the physical effects of chronic stress?

What are the physical effects of chronic stress?

Chronic Stress: Chronic stress can lead to a depressed immune system, increased belly fat, increased blood sugar, hair loss, and memory loss to name a few. ...Read more

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Can stress and anxiety of the mom negatively affect a vsd?

Can stress and anxiety of the mom negatively affect a vsd?

No.: No, but some of the medications taken during pregnancy for maternal stress and anxiety (ssris) can cause vsd to the fetus. ...Read more

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Can 10 mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) and beer cause major health problems? Can't sleep because of anxiety of a health issue from interaction

Can 10 mg of  Lexapro (escitalopram) and beer cause major health problems? Can't sleep because of anxiety of a health issue from interaction

Not recommended: Lexapro (escitalopram) is a common anti-depressant medication with the potential for serious side effects like fast heartbeat, hallucinations, loss of coordination, severe dizziness, severe nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, twitching muscles, just to name a few. Drinking alcohol and taking Lexapro (escitalopram) is not recommended, but if you decide to drink, consider the potential health consequences. ...Read more

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What is the impact of heart rate variablity, due to mental & social influences?

What is the impact of heart rate variablity, due to mental & social influences?

None: The heart rate is variable throughout different ages, activities, mental, physical, ambiental circumstances. Only when heart rate variability is EXTREMELY exaggerated it could bring some problems. If you do not have symptoms: PLEASE do not waste any time or effort measuring your heart rate ...Read more

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Could memory decrease due to the intake of harmful pollutants?

Could memory decrease due to the intake of harmful pollutants?

Possibly: Significant or repeated exposure to pollutants can lead to brain injury and learning and memory problems. The part of the brain called the hippocampus is particularly sensitive to damage caused by inflammation due to exposure to air pollution. ...Read more

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Effects on all system from medication related autonomic hyper reflexia?

Effects on all system from medication related autonomic hyper reflexia?

Hyper Reflexia: Read this: http://www.Drugs.Com/cg/autonomic-dysreflexia.Html. It summarizes the possible "triggers" and the resultant effects on various systems. Also: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/autonomic_dysreflexia for specifics on medi-related causes. The paroxysmal hypertension needs to be treated carefully with anti hypertensives. ...Read more