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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

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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Is there any data that proofs that the anti müllerian Hormon fluctuates (especially when the woman is young, 26y) For example when extremely stressed?

Is there any data that proofs that the anti müllerian Hormon fluctuates (especially when the woman is young, 26y) For example when extremely stressed?

Some flux: AMH may fluctuate some but is generally thiought to be a more reliable indicator of ovarian reserve as compared to tonFSH levels.
See a reproductive endocrinologist for further information. ...Read more

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Is it possible for some stress to go to an area your worried about? For example if your worried about appendix can you cause stress there?

Is it possible for some stress to go to an area your worried about? For example if your worried about appendix can you cause stress there?

No: Although excess worry and stress will probably have a negative effect on your overall health, there is no evidence that worrying about any particular organ in your body will cause physical damage to that organ (eg worrying about your appendix leading to appendicitis). ...Read more

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Is it possible to cause stress on a place your worried about? For example can I cause stress on my appendix area if I worry about it to much?

Unlikely: There is an old saying that the "mind is more powerful than the body.' however, it is not possible for you to stress about your appendix and cause an problem with your appendix. However, stress can have other adverse effects on your health. A better question to ask is why you are stressed out and what can you do to resolve these feelings. ...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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What's the difference between chronic vs acute stress?

What's the difference between chronic vs acute stress?

Acute vs chronic: Acute stress disorder (ASD) is a disorder seen in the first month following a trauma. Symptoms overlap with post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd), which isn't diagnosed until a month after the trauma. Over 80% of people with ASD also have ptsd 6 months later. Those with multiple previous traumas, other mental health issues, & who dissociate when seeing trauma, are more often affected with both. ...Read more

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How long will it take me to recover from chronic stress?

How long will it take me to recover from chronic stress?

Recovering fro stres: It depends on u, type of stress and u support system. ...Read more

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I have a question about chronic stress and exercise benefits?

I have a question about chronic stress and exercise benefits?

Agree with Dr. Namey: Exercise is a great antidote to chronic stress! to address stress:
talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation or yoga. ...Read more

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What's the difference between regular anziety and chronic stress?

What's the difference between regular anziety and chronic stress?

Stress: Chronic strss is an condition internal or external to your body that you percieve is a noxious or unpleasant experience that results in physiological changes in your body as a result. Chronic anxiety is a genetic or acquired condition characterized by problems sleeping, irritability, easy frustration, nervousness or tension that is persistent. It may be caused or aggrevated by chronic stress. ...Read more

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Please share a have a few on tips on how to manage chronic stress?

Please share a have a few on tips on how to manage chronic stress?

Tips: 1) deep breathing exercise
2) get in the habit of meditating (look on youtube)
3) what's causing the chronic nature of the stress? Maybe you need to make some enduring changes to your life. ...Read more

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Can chronic stress cause you to become very ill? How does it happen?

Can chronic stress cause you to become very ill? How does it happen?

Stress can affect ou: More important than stress is our personal response to life circumstances that determine how our emotions and in turn our physiology responds to this event. There is research to support that our immune system, perception of pain, and autonomic nervous can be influenced by chronic stress. A chronic stress response in certain circumstances can influence our health and rate of recovery. ...Read more

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How strong is the mental and physical connection with chronic stress?

How strong is the mental and physical connection with chronic stress?

Super glue: The body protects itself by responding to stress. Migraine, asthma, muscle pain, stomach distress, anxiety attacks, dizzy spells all can indicate a stress state. We need to be aware of these signs from our bodies! The body raises a red flag:, "relax and calm or I will make you so sick you will wish you did! ". ...Read more

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Help please? I want to know what are some of the physical effects of chronic stress?

Chronic stress: Stress symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders ; back), poor quality or minimal sleep, lack of concentration ; easy fatiguability. Lump in throat or butterfly in stomach sensation can occur. ...Read more

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How can I know if my level of chronic stress is dangerous or not? There are just minor symptoms.

How can I know if my level of chronic stress is dangerous or not? There are just minor symptoms.

Yes: Ongoing stress affects the immune system, raises cortisol levels, can raise blood pressure, increases incidences of ulcers, reduces well being, and more. Practicing relaxation and meditation can help. With severe stress, psychological treatment is advised. ...Read more

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I've been dealing with major chronic stress since I was 14. Am 18 now. Can this biologically make me 30-40 years old? I feel washed up already.

More than stress: Stress certainly can make you feel tired, especially if you aren't sleeping well. But you may be suffering from other problems, like depression or generalized anxiety, that can make you feel even worse. Getting these under control can help you feel your age again. Your body hasn't gotten old yet. But keep it healthy with good food, exercise, and avoiding street drugs as well. See your md. ...Read more

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How does chronic stress affect your kidney health?

How does chronic stress affect your kidney health?

Stress and kidney DZ: It causes vasoconstriction of the renal circulation and parts of the kidney die. Well demonstrated in mice but not in man. ...Read more

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How does chronic stress affect your gallbladder health?

How does chronic stress affect your gallbladder health?

Probably doesn't: Chronic stress is very common. So is gallbladder disease. But they are not related. ...Read more