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Is acrophobia a fear of high ledges?

Is acrophobia a fear of high ledges?

Acrophobia: It is a fear of heights, high ledges would qualify, often caused by an actual experience or a product of anxiety being mis-directed to heights but actually being caused by something else or overall sense of fear in the world. Best. ...Read more

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Fear (Definition)

I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! this is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more


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What to do if I have high anxiety, sleep fears?

What to do if I have high anxiety, sleep fears?

Build a new routine: and stick to it. Don't take naps. Turn off all lights (including LEDs from phone or TV clocks). Use relaxation techniques. Meet with a psychologist who specializes in hypnosis. they can help you overcome your fears. Hope this helps ...Read more

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How safe is high school football? I don't wanna be messed up in the head. I am so terribly worried about it I love football but fear a lot.

It is safer now: coaches are certified, helmet contact is forbidden and concussions are treated very seriously. Coach would tell us he wanted to hear helmets collide from top of stadium and drills banging helmets together, but I as future knew that was dangerous and refused, play safe and smart. ...Read more

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I never have elevated hr during my everyday panic episodes. Intensive fear of death, derealization. Usually lasts few hours. How can it be possible?

I never have elevated hr during my everyday panic episodes. Intensive fear of death, derealization. Usually lasts few hours. How can it be possible?

Panic episodes: Elevated BP can occur with panic attacks, but not necessarily. The odd sensations, derealization, and fear of death are common symptoms. There are techniques and medicine that can help. Consider discussing this with your physician who can make a referral. ...Read more

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I had high lead exposure 3 months ago and fear lead poisoning. Is any damage after 3 months irreparaible?

I had high lead exposure 3 months ago and fear lead poisoning. Is any damage after 3 months irreparaible?

LEAD EXPOSURE....: Make appointment with your doctor. It is easy to diagnose by a simple blood test. If blood level is high, there is treatment called chelation therapy to remove the lead from your system. Also find out the source of exposure, and avoid further exposure. ...Read more

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7 week old daughter and i'm paralyed with fear of sids. She sleeps on her back with nothing in the crib. Is the risk high?

NO: Please continue to put her on her back, as directed by her doctor. Smoking shouldn't be allowed anywhere near her. Wash your hands prior to handling her. Love and enjoy her. (the last few pieces of advice are simply common sense.). ...Read more

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Do we feel fear in high blood pressure or also in anxiety i don't know I have anxiety or high BP i feel uneasy everytime?

Do we feel fear in high blood pressure or also in anxiety
i don't know I have anxiety or high BP i feel uneasy everytime?

Fear: You are describing worry and fear, which are the main features of anxiety disorders. As there are many medical causes for this as well, start with your primary care doc. Then ask for a psychiatrist who can diagnose and treat the problem. ...Read more

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How do I get over a fear of fainting? I worry I'm going to faint often. I have high blood pressure and have never fainted. Should I even worry about

How do I get over a fear of fainting? I worry I'm going to faint often. I have high blood pressure and have never fainted. Should I even worry about

Relaxation: If you have never fainted, having high blood pressure shouldn't make you faint in and of itself but of course it depends how high your pressure is. Make sure you always stay well hydrated and keep a healthy diet and this should prevent you from fainting. ...Read more

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In high young myopes, is there a chance of retinal detachment long after pvd is over?Do we have to live with floaters/flashes with the fear of rd

In high young myopes, is there a chance of retinal detachment long after pvd is over?Do we have to live with floaters/flashes with the fear of rd

Unfortunately yes: If you make it through your PVD without an rd, your risk becomes less. The flashes stop when PVD is completed. You may still have lattice retinal degeneration and corresponding risk of rd. Trauma and other causes initiate rd more often in high myopes. You can have preventative laser done to protect you from an rd stealing your vision. ...Read more

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