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Hormones And Costochondritis
If the hormones like prolactin, tsh, estrogen, progesterone etc are high is the body taking stress and anxiety?
A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more
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Can troponin levels elevate due to stress, anxiety and such and cause chest pain but will not cause a heart attack?
No: Stress and anxiety do not typically raise troponin levels. Medical conditions such as severe high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, renal failure are associated with elevated levels of troponin. Elevated troponin is not the cause of heart attack, but can result from one. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Both possible causes: Chest pain can be due to numerous causes. Yes, RA can rarely causes chest pain because of involvement of the heart. This type of involvement includes inflammation of the heart muscle, the membrane covering the heart or the walls of the coronary arteries. It is also cause it because certain joints in the chest wall are inflamed. Of course, stress is also a possible cause. Have the pain evaluated. ...Read more
Lots of stress and anxiety, missed period, abdominal cramping and gas. Is this all anxiety and stress related?
Who knows?: You know if you had unprotected sex. If so - pregnancy is a good alternative suspect. Cramps and gas can be from diet choices too. Consider a pregnancy test. Consider your eating habits. If you want a cleraer answer - see a doctor for an exam and tests as needed. Best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can constant fluctuation in female hormones cause constant anxiety attacks, loss of appetite, nausea, and depression as well as heart palps.
Yes: It is important to understand your symptoms and their cause to find a solution or solutions and not cases more harm. ...Read more
Can stress/anxiety cause heart attack-like symptoms? Good EKG, heart enzymes, and chest x-Ray. 21, active. Having chest cramping/aching and arm pain.
Can fibroids and/or endometriosis cause hormone fluctuations? Breast pain and swelling, abdominal pain and swelling, not pregnant.
Hormones screwed up: The out of balance hormones cause the other problems and are first . The underlying problem may be toxins the are causing the entire set of problems. ...Read more
Sensation in left side of chest. Happens during both activity and rest. Not constant. EKG, stress test, enzymes, and xray all good. Heart issue?
Can inflammation in the body/around the heart cause palpitations? Can hypothyroidism? Fibromyalgia? Stress? EKG/cholesterol normal. Any other advice?
Palpitations: All of the things you mention can be associated with palpitations. Discuss with your Doctor for suggestions pertinent to you. ...Read more
I am experiencing very rapid heart rate (160) due to emotional stress and climbing stairs. My ecg is ok as well as thyroid hormones and blood tests.
Can stress change the way you breathe? I have chronic stress and anxiety and it was caused my stomach, rib cage, intercoastals, and chest to tighten.
Which helps a pounding heart in the early mornings if hormones are low? Estrogen or progesterone ?
I don't know: That any of your hormones are low. How do you know that? Estrogen a/or Progesterone are very unlikely as potential causes for your symptoms. Is your thyroid level normal? What else is going on in your mental and physical life? Check w/your doctor for other potential and more likely causes. ...Read more
Can stress and depression cause physical symptoms like upper back pain and shortness or breath, even at rest? 39y female.
See your doctor : It is possible to experience pain symptoms secondary to stress and depression. See your doctor for a physical exam to rule out other medical causes of your symptoms. Once other causes are ruled out, your doctor may suggest antidepressant medication to try to help reduce your symptoms. Depression and pain often coexist. It is important to treat both simultaneously. ...Read more
Is it possible to have weekly 'surges' of hormones form low cortisol from over-medicated testosterone and other chemical imbalances, with bad anxiety?
No, not really: Testosterone and cortisol are inversely related. Age, anxiety ; depression can cause cortisol levels to go up. Higher levels are not necessarily due to excess testosterone treatments. Testosterone is an anabolic steroid and causes the buildup of lean muscle mass and strength and cortisol is a catabolic steroid. It does the opposite and is linked to ischemic heart disease due to Insulin resistance. ...Read more
8 months of chest discomfort, dizziness and dull pain between shoulder blades. Ecg stress test and echo normal. Can this be stress more than physical?
Need a chest X ray: The chest pain should be evaluated with a minimum of a chest x ray. There are many causes, ranging from simple muscle strain and referred neck pain, to lung and esophageal tumors. You are urged to have a physical exam and a chest x ray, with the possibility of needing further studies, . ...Read more
Defitely yes: Testosterone levels can decrease with acute or chronic stress or anxiety. Theory is that the stress or "flight and fright" hormoes, epinephrine, nor-epinephrine and cortisol. This lowers the anabolic (tissue build up) process and inhibits testosterone production. This is reversed after stress and anxiety are relieved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
23 female non alcoholic and non smoker. Diagnosed with stress and acid reflux. Would like to know if linked with heart. Chest pain, fatigue and pains.
Maybe: It would not take very long to understand if they are all related. An evaluation by your primary care doctor will help shed some light. He will speak to you, examine you, and likely order a couple of tests, but you will have your answer. Good luck. ...Read more
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