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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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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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