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Is Anxiety Life Threatening
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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!
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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