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I have been having excessive blinking could this be caused by a nervous tic tiredness anxiety or something life threatening I am 16?

I have been having excessive blinking could this be caused by a nervous tic tiredness anxiety or something life threatening I am 16?

Excessive blinking: Can be Fromm anxiety or fatigue as you mention. It MAY also be from a condition that causes the eyelids to spasms which can be diagnosed and treated by your doc. Please see him/her. It is unlikely to be anything life threatening. If anxiety, a mental health professional can teach you some stress management. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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


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Could anxiety/panic/stress really induce symptoms that feel severe and life-threatening?

Could anxiety/panic/stress really induce symptoms that feel severe and life-threatening?

It could feel that: Way if you are having a panic attack. However, panic attacks are not life threatening. Take care. ...Read more

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I feel like when i recover from anxiety and depression that i will later on develop an life threatening disease and die young please i'm only 17!

I feel like when i recover from anxiety and depression that i will later on develop an life threatening disease and die young please i'm only 17!

Hard to predict: But if your fear is severe, then you should tell your doctor. When your depression is better, your fear may also get better. I hope you are getting treatment for your anxiety and depression. ...Read more

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Can variocecele be life threatening?

Can variocecele be life threatening?

NO: it is not life threatening , some times may be responsible for low sperm count . ...Read more

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Please please help! could be life threatening! BP 210/180?

Please please help! could be life threatening! BP 210/180?

Hypertensive crisis: If your blood pressure is that high, you are officially in hypertensive crisis and risk the possibility of having a stroke. You should go the emergency room now! ...Read more

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Is pleurisy life-threatening?

Is pleurisy life-threatening?

Depends on cause: Depending on the underlying cause of pleurisy, it is usually treatable and not always life threatening. ...Read more

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Is pancreatitis life threatening?

Is pancreatitis life threatening?

It Can Be: 90% of the time, pancreatitis is mild and self-limiting. If severe, people are at-risk at 3 different times: early on, factors are released into the body that can depress many organs' function--if chronically ill, this can be dangerous; middle phase problems arise from pancreatic necrosis, sometimes requiring surgery; late phase problems tend to be infectious in origin, often following surgery. ...Read more

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Is hypoglycemia life-threatening?

Is hypoglycemia life-threatening?

Most of the time no: Hypoglycemia is just the blood sugar dropping down below normal limits. Most of the time this causes symptoms and can be taken care of rapidly. There may be a rare instance in which the blood sugar becomes very low and the person is unaware for many reasons, mainly due to being very ill, etc. Under these rare circunstances it may be life-threatening. ...Read more

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How life threatening is having a pfo?

How life threatening is having a pfo?

Zero to bad!: 25% of us have a pfo and obviously most of us do fine. However i operated on a young lady yesterday (for a related condition) who was in severe congestive heart failure, mostly resolved by closing her pfo. Closure (if deemed necessary by a cardiologist) can often be achieved with catheter-based technology (amplatzer plug) rather than open-heart surgery. ...Read more

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Is severe osteoporosis life threatening?

Is severe osteoporosis life threatening?

Yes: Osteoporosis put you at risk for hip and spine fractures which can be debilitating and possibly life threatening. Fortunately we have many medications that can successfully treat this. Make sure your house is well lit, minimize loose rugs or clutters to decrease chance of falling. Healthy diet, weight bearing exercises, take the med. ...Read more

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I eat paper. How life threatening is this?

I eat paper. How life threatening is this?

Not life threatening: BUT a lot of chemicals in most paper that should not be ingested regularly or in large quantities. Bleaching agents, sizing agents, chalk, and finishing agents, to name a few. Specialty papers ( toilet or facial tissue included) can contain perfumes, softening agents, dyes and other pigments. While there is some caloric value to cellulose, it is best to stick with food. ...Read more

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Can food intolerances be life threatening?

Can food intolerances be life threatening?

Not unless severe: And no access to other foods for an extended period of time. Food allergies; however, can be deadly fast, as my own family got to deal with on christmas eve with a peanut allergy. :p nuts, seafood, latex, and hymenoptera stings are some of the most deadly allergies that require an Epipen (epinephrine) close by at all times. Immunocap blood testing can help identify foods (or other antigens) to avoid. ...Read more

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What is bulemia? And is it life threatening

What is bulemia? And is it life threatening

Please seek care.: Bulimia is a type of eating disorder whereby people will eat and then take measures to purge what they've eaten by either vomiting or taking laxatives. Eating disorders tend to be associated with body dysmorphia (concerns about body image) and can be very unhealthy. Your body chemistry can be altered and that can even affect your heart! ...Read more

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Is myocarditis a life threatening condition?

Is myocarditis a life threatening condition?

Yes: But this depends on the cause, the severity and the rapidity with which one seeks medical assistance. ...Read more

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Would you have obvious symptoms if u had life threatening myocarditis?

Could have: You can anything from fatigue to outright heart failure and arrhythmias. Shortness of breath, dizziness, chest pain swelling can be signs. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the life threatening problems of alcohol?

Need expert help here. What are the life threatening problems of alcohol?

Who needs an expert?: You don't need a doctoral-level expert to list murder (a factor in the majority), suicide (a factor in maybe half), liver failure (a really nasty way to go), auto wrecks, household accidents, Wernicke-Korsakoff (imagine not being able to move your eyes ever again), pancreatitis (survivors get severe pain for decades), child abuse, ruptured esophagus from the heaves ... More. Don't abuse it. ...Read more

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Is abpa life threatening? How long does a person live if he has abpa disease?

Is abpa life threatening? How long does a person live if he has abpa disease?

ABPA: Would follow up with a pulmonary specialist at a university hospital that has experience with the disease and treatment as treatment is available . The underlying condition whether asthma or cystic fibrosis would have a role in prognosis as well. ...Read more

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Help i'm worried. I took a dump at 10pm which made me feel fainty. Is it life threatening?

Help i'm worried. I took a dump at 10pm which made me feel fainty. Is it life threatening?

No: This is common for many, if not most, folks from time to time. Depending on all the variables of how your body's working, straining at stool can push the blood out of your chest, diminishing return to the heart. The brief increase in blood pressure may also stretch the carotid sinus and slow your heart a bit. Your system will survive far greater stresses. ...Read more