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My creatinine levels are high. The dr. Says my kidneys are stressed. What can I do to help my kidneys?

My creatinine levels are high. The dr. Says my kidneys are stressed. What can I do to help my kidneys?

Drink lots of water: In meantime, stop taking otc pain medications like Ibuprofen & naproxen. Also review your medications w/your doctor & pharmacist looking for kidney irritants. Then go see your doctor again for repeat testing. If creatinine level remains high (chronic kidney disease), it's time for a more thorough investigation including ultrasound of kidneys looking for stones & damage. ...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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How does high levels of stress and anxiety impact on my cardiovascular system?

How does high levels of stress and anxiety impact on my cardiovascular system?

Stress: High levels of stress and anxiety can increase your heart rate and blood pressure. Over time this can accelerate atherosclerosis and other processes. Some people react worse to stress than others. The combination of stress and anxiety is probably additive. Finding ways to minimize both can make life both more enjoyable and perhaps less likely negatively effect your health. ...Read more

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If cortisol levels are too high due to anxiety and stress. What measures can be taken from a pharmaceutical sense?

If cortisol levels are too high due to anxiety and stress. What measures can be taken from a pharmaceutical sense?

Stress and cortisol: The disorder where serum cortisol is elevated is called Cushing's Syndrome and can be due to pituitary tumors, adrenal tumors, using oral steroids (eg. prednisone). Generally we treat the underlying causes of Cushing's syndrome.

Have you actually had your cortisol level tested, or are speculating because you're stressed/anxious? If so, there are no specific meds except to treat your anxiety. ...Read more

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Can it be possible that a persons stress and anxiety levels be so high that it can have an adverse effect on the cremaster muscle?

Can it be possible that a persons stress and anxiety levels be so high that it can have an adverse effect on the cremaster muscle?

What is your issue?: Yes, high levels of stress and anxiety can cause muscle tension, spasms, and twitches. It can also inhibit normal sexual arousal and function. Not sure of your issue with cremaster muscle. Have you lost cremaster reflex? Have you experienced impaired ejaculation or sexual arousal? Are you working in very cold environments? Ask your doctor your specific question, or post more details here. ...Read more

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I am going through a tuff phase and experience high level of stress anxiety and heart palpitations. Situation getting worse what to do.

I am going through a tuff phase and experience high level of stress anxiety and heart palpitations. Situation getting worse what to do.

Need a physician: Stress and anxiety can cause many physiologic changes in the body and can result in panic attacks which are uncomfortable and concerning. You need to see a physician or specialist to determine the cause of your anxiety/stress and to determine if you require medication to control these stressful episodes. They will not resolve on their own, so please seek medical help. ...Read more

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Can stress/high cortisol levels be linked with extreme chronic bloating and gas? I have been suffering from anxiety all my life.

Can stress/high cortisol levels be linked with extreme chronic bloating and gas? I have been suffering from anxiety all my life.

Absolutely, but...: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more

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Is mbsr training recommended for patients suffering clinical depression, mild chronic depression, or high levels of stress and anxiety?

Is mbsr training recommended for patients suffering clinical depression, mild chronic depression, or high levels of stress and anxiety?

Not everyone: I recommend mbsr training to many of my patients. Recommendations are very individual, since severely depressed people may not be able to attend well to the process, or silent meditation may result in losing one's self in self-deprecating/negative thinking. Moderate depression is quite different though -- there is even mindfulness-based cbt for depression. Mbsr can be very helpful in anxiety! ...Read more

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Is it possible that high stress levels and anxiety for a long period of time can be the cause of my Meralgia Paraesthetica? Cant find another cause

Is it possible that high stress levels and anxiety for a long period of time can be the cause of my Meralgia Paraesthetica? Cant find another cause

Not directly: Habits to deal with stress such as high impact exercise or types of clothing can cause it. If your PCP is unfamiliar may want to see a neurologist who may be able to ask some additional questions. ...Read more

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I have General Anxiety Disorder uf my stress level has been high recently could this cause heavy sweating from palms and feet even when not anxious?

I have General Anxiety Disorder uf my stress level has been high recently could this cause heavy sweating from palms and feet even when not anxious?

Yes, p Yes, it can: You may have hyperhydrosis, chacterized by excessive sweating of the hands and/or feet. This is a common condition and is increased by stress. It can be embarrassing and can interfere with work or school. I have treated cases where the patient could not write a check or take notes at school because their hands soaked the paper in seconds. Try an antiperspirant 2x/day on hands/feet. Write back if ...Read more

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Back of legs have dulll aching and weak feeling/fatigue. Have a desk job, not overweight but lack of excersice. High stress level and anxiety lately.

Back of legs have dulll aching and weak feeling/fatigue. Have a desk job, not overweight but lack of excersice. High stress level and anxiety lately.

Anxiety: I think you should first see a Psychologist to help you with stress and anxiety. I am confident the Psychologist will really help you.
That said, she/he may strongly recommend your Primary doctor as soon a possible.

Things should go OK when working with the Psychologist and Primary doctor.
Please keep me informed! ...Read more

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Med student, feeling anxious, when studying I feel not connected to material, stress level high, how do I stay healthy and involved?

Med student, feeling anxious, when studying I feel not connected to material, stress level high, how do I stay healthy and involved?

Establish routine: In addition to the previous recommendation ensure good sleep and overall good nutrition and self care. Also recommend a establishing a routine for studying that employs good study habits. Predictable patterns often help make stressful events less so. ...Read more

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I'm seeing faces and mild hallucinations every where. Worse when I worry more about it. Under high stress and anxiety. Can stress cause this?

More than stress?: True visual hallucinations usually comes about when there is more than just stress or anxiety. It more often comes about when the brain is impacted by something such as drugs, alcohol and some times by severe depression. Sometimes during high anxiety the mind may play some tricks and distort some reality.
In any case you should speak with a doctor if you are having any type of halluciination ...Read more

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Does is right that stress can cause gbm brain tumor im in high stress and anxiety from 3 years constant now I have symptoms im worry?

Does is right that stress can cause gbm brain tumor im in high stress and anxiety from 3 years constant now I have symptoms im worry?

Not related: Gbm is not caused by stress. If it were, gbm would be a lot more common than it is. Chronic stress, or reactions to it, can cause or be associated with a bunch of other health issues. Learn to destress, preferably without meds, or drugs like alcohol, pot, etc. ...Read more

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Body and skin sore to touch/achy after a month of high stress and anxiety. Can a relief of anxiety cause body tenderness?

Body and skin sore to touch/achy after a month of high stress and anxiety. Can a relief of anxiety cause body tenderness?

The opposite is true: If I'm understanding your question correctly you want to know if RELIEF from anxiety can result in body soreness/tenderness. Actually, it would be more likely to be the opposite. Anxiety of a constant or prolonged nature heightens sensitivity of the NOCICEPTIVE receptors in the skin and muscles (pain receptors) and tend to increase painful sensations. Relaxation should reduce pain sensitivity. ...Read more

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What effects of very high stress and anxiety along w/ panic attacks that make your nose bleed have on the body and mind.

Many: High stress & anxiety can cause muscle tension, rapid heart rate, dizziness, shortness of breath, palpitations, nausea, diarrhea -- symptoms all over the body not to mention the scary emotions of fear and dread. It can result in sleep disturbance, which worsens the whole thing. Nosebleeds can happen from causes like dry air, picking, and inhaled drugs like Cocaine -- not usually stress alone. ...Read more

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I've suffered with high stress and anxiety for a year. In the morning I experience warm rashes on my abdomen, constant rib pain with fast heart rate.

I've suffered with high stress and anxiety for a year. In the morning I experience warm rashes on my abdomen, constant rib pain with fast heart rate.

Anxiety disorders: Are very treatable by a mental health professional. Please do what your doctor says and take any medicine he/she provides but do not limit your help to that. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are there any natural ways to calm high anxiety and stress? Vitamins etc?

Yes...: The most effective ways to calm high anxiety and stress ARE natural... Creating daily healthy habits of meditation (guided meditations are available as you learn the practice if it is hard to calm your mind), exercise, journaling, and learning to breathe when you start to feel anxious. Anxiety happens when we start worrying about what MIGHT happen instead of remaining present with what is... ...Read more

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Can you get a fever from high amount of stress and anxiety?

Can you get a fever from high amount of stress and anxiety?

Unlikely: Depression & chronic stress can lower resistance to infection but fever isn't a symptom of stress. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

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


Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Creatinine (Definition)

Creatinine is a byproduct of creatine phosphate, which is present in muscles. Creatinine levels increase if the ...Read more