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How to cure stess related headaches and indigestion in teenagers?

How to cure stess related headaches and indigestion in teenagers?

Need for release: Stress can indeed wreak havoc on the body, so i would encourage the teen to share what's on her mind, what most matters to her, and what's most upsetting for her. I would also be interested in understanding a little more about what she herself thinks might be going on inside of her. I would also want to remember that sometimes "somatizing" can be an effort to get attention. So give it freely! ...Read more

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What can cause increase in minor throbbing headaches in 38yo male besides cancer? Usually I don't get headaches often.

What can cause increase in minor throbbing headaches in 38yo male besides cancer? Usually I don't get headaches often.

Usually not tumor: See whether it might be worth treating these as if they were migraine. Brain tumor headaches tend to be quite disturbing and are not like those you may have had in the past. ...Read more

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Can anxiety symptoms and emotional stress cause severe pain everywhere in my body?

Can anxiety symptoms and emotional stress cause severe pain everywhere in my body?

Yes, but...: You need to get a physical check up. If it is something physical you need to address and treat it. If it is anxiety you need to address and treat it too. Good luck. It's never good to be in severe pain. ...Read more

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Can anxiety over time lead to chronic headaches and not feeling like eating?

Can anxiety over time lead to chronic headaches and not feeling like eating?

Yes.: Anxiety that causes persistent distress, worry & interferes with daily life is a serious medical condition affecting 40 million adults in the US (CDC estimate) and many more worldwide. It may lead to other significant illnesses: depression, headache, GI disorders, insomnia & substance abuse. Anxiety is very treatable with medication &/or psychotherapy. Consult your doctor about this! ...Read more

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Can asthma cause tension headache, anxiety and panic attacks at the same time? And what is the connection to food allergy? "chocolate cause headache"

Can asthma cause tension headache, anxiety and panic attacks at the same time? And what is the connection to food allergy? "chocolate cause headache"

Asthma symptoms: If asthma is not controlled and you continue to have difficulty breathing, it is a yes. Not able to breath well can cause anxiety, heart race or panic attack, and headache. Most of the time asthma is related to environmental allergies in the us. Having one allergic disease give to a risk of getting another one including food allergy. Chocolate, tea, coffee contain caffeine ; can cause headache. ...Read more

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I get frequent headaches triggered by stress. Are there any supplements that i can take to reduce the severity and frequency?

I get frequent headaches triggered by stress. Are there any supplements that i can take to reduce the severity and frequency?

See below: Certain natural substances might be of help after you address your stress level coq10 magnesium melatonin riboflavin butterburr herb consult your physician if you will decide to use it. ...Read more

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Can my anxiety and depression problems cause me to have exercise intolerance? How?

Can my anxiety and depression problems cause me to have exercise intolerance? How?

Depression can: Drain your energy and lead to lack of motivation. Anxiety can exert energy - eventually leaving you exhausted. However, - stay physically active because exercise is a great antidote to both anxiety ; depression. Take care. ...Read more

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I have tension in neck and shoulders that causes headache, balance issues and difficulty concentrating. How can I cure this? Preferably without meds

I have tension in neck and shoulders that causes headache, balance issues and difficulty concentrating.  How can  I cure this? Preferably without meds

Get a good diagnosis: If you are having balance trouble associated with headaches, you need to be evaluated for the cause before considering cures. ...Read more

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What are common causes of cervicogenic headaches? Can bad posture or wrong mattress play a role in these headaches? Best ways to treat them?

What are common causes of cervicogenic headaches? Can bad posture or wrong mattress play a role in these headaches?  Best ways to treat them?

Warm compresses: Pain in the back of the neck/head as well as forehead can be due to muscle pain; which can be due to posture as well as strain due to over activity. You could try applying warm or cold compresses on the back of the head and see if that helps. Also, try tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil if you are not allergic and can take them safely. ...Read more

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To what degree can gastrointestinal issues affect one's mood? Can it cause a severe depression, derealization, anxiety and such? And how likely is it?

To what degree can gastrointestinal issues affect one's mood? Can it cause a severe depression, derealization, anxiety and such? And how likely is it?

GI issues and mood: GI issue can definitely affect mood. Depending on state of intestinal health, serious mood disturbances can develop. Allergies, leaky gut, IBS, chronic constipation, can all affect mental health. Also much research is being done on the microbiome health of the gut. Too much antibiotic use has destroyed a large part of our gut health, leading to chronic health and mental health issues. ...Read more

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Can overdoing exercise and to a too high intensity cause heart problems in teenagers and young people? Does it cause problems overtime?

Can overdoing exercise and to a too high intensity cause heart problems in  teenagers and young people? Does it cause problems overtime?

It is possible: Max heart rate (in normal sinus rhythm) for person is 220 - age. If you are 30yo, your max. HR is assumed (not real science) 190bpm. Never recommended to exceed max rate for signif time. Intense exercise will release leg muscle enzymes into the blood stream(CPK, etc). These substances kidney toxic. Heart Musc not strengthened by exercise, poss will become more efficient, but too much can hurt ...Read more

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Can really high levels of stress delay period and cause symptoms like exhaustion,increased temperature,swelling,sensitive breast &inability to sleep?

Can really high levels of stress delay period and cause symptoms like exhaustion,increased temperature,swelling,sensitive breast &inability to sleep?

Yes and no: In order of your questioning... Yes Yes No no no and yes. Reading between the lines here, delayed period definitely needs HPT. Is pregnancy what you are most worried about? ...Read more

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Can inability of focusing and symptoms of ADHD be related to headaches that I have daily ?

Can inability of focusing and symptoms of ADHD be related to headaches that I have daily ?

Yes!: In a recent study examining the association between adhd and migraines (psychiatry ; clinical neuroscience, 2011) migraine was significantly higher in the patient group compared to the controls. Research also suggests that the prevelance is more higher in women than in men. ...Read more

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Myoclonus worsening and spread from just le to anywhere on body, and occur any time. Cause for progression? Have chronic severe migraines also. Worry?

Myoclonus worsening and spread from just le to anywhere on body, and occur any time. Cause for progression? Have chronic severe migraines also. Worry?

Get diagnosis: Myoclonus is not caused by migraines, and may represent brain or spinal cord problem, and needs to be assessed and treated. Your asthma medicines could cause tremors, but unlikely to promote myoclonus. Of interest, the drug Depakote might help prevent migraines and control the myoclonus. However, rather key that your doctor uncovers causation asap. ...Read more

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What can you do about severe migraines and chronic tension type headaches, brought on by death of my mother?

What can you do about severe migraines and chronic tension type headaches, brought on by death of my mother?

Migraine treatment: Once a diagnosis of migraine or TTH has been made, effective management involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

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What is thebest antidepressant to deal with mental tension from constant bullying? It lead to extreme muscle tension. Can I combine it with ability?

What is thebest antidepressant to deal with mental tension from constant bullying? It lead to extreme muscle tension. Can I combine it with ability?

Antidepressants: The best prescription is to eliminate the bully from the situation. The best medication to augment the current medication regimen is best determined by your prescribing physician. Counseling may also be a more effective option than medication in the long term. ...Read more

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Under alot of stress and anxiety all the time. .Experiencing more reflux and now nausea. Can stress and anxiety cause this to happen?

Under alot of stress and anxiety all the time. .Experiencing more reflux and now nausea. Can stress and anxiety cause this to happen?

Anxiety and Reflux: Yes, anxiety can easily cause reflux and nausea. The anxiety can affect the muscles in your GI tract to become spastic and it can also increase acid production. Try not to get even more anxious about the digestive issues- it makes it worse. See an MD about the proper use of meds. ...Read more

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What would cause general feelings of unwellness, aching joints, occasional headaches, etc.. I have anxiety and depression...Could this be the cause?

What would cause general feelings of unwellness, aching joints, occasional headaches, etc.. I have anxiety and depression...Could this be the cause?

Yes: Yes depression and stress can cause all of kinds of things. General feelings of unwellness can be linked to depression and stress. See a professional who can help you in treating and addressing your anxiety and depression.A god starting point is your family physician otherwise a psychiatrist would be best. ...Read more

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