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Is There A Connection Between Stress And Congestion
Yes: Allergies can lead to sinusitis in 2 ways: 1) allergies cause inflammation of the sinus membranes and inflamed membranes are more easily infected than "normal" membranes. 2) allergic inflammation causes swelling of the drainage tubes from the sinuses causing a build-up of pressure, mucus, and bacteria which cannot drain from the sinuses and therefore results in an infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
See below: Belching is the act of expelling air from the stomach through the mouth. It usually occurs when the stomach distends, or expands because of too much swallowed air. Belching releases the air to reduce the distention. You can also have a gas buildup in the stomach from bacteria working on food, which give up for gas. Anxiety can cause just about any physical symptom but it would be uncommon for anxiety to cause excessive belching. If your anxiety includes hyperventilating then that would be a good source of swallowed air, which then could lead to belching. Some things that may help in belching. Tried to be aware of how much air swallowing. Try to chew food completely before swallowing it so that the stomach will have smaller particles for the bacteria to give off gas with. Excessive exercise can also lead to belching. And sometimes relief can be obtained with anti-acids; H2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nose Picking: Research studies indicate that at least 90% of adults do pick their noses, and in most it's "just a habit." there are some, though, in whom the behavior becomes compulsive, extremely time consuming and even physically injurious -- meriting the name "rhinotillexomania." many of the people whose nose-picking becomes physically dangerous (nosebleeds, infections, even self-mutilation) are psychotic. ...Read more
Yes: Heat intolerance (i presume more than usual) relates to abnormal adaptation and isperceived in the lower part of the brain. An unbalanced signal through the autonomic system to the bronchial tubes causes asthma. Both are related to inefficient metabolism in brain. Commest cause is "junk"diet. See my blog "oxygen the spark of life" that you can google. ...Read more
Can be : If the cancer metastasizes to brain, or if infiltrates brain coverings (carcinomatous meningitis), vertigo can be a symptom. But also, cancer medicines have adverse effects, and may provoke dizziness and vertigo. Lastly, there are what we term paraneoplastic syndromes which cause vertigo indirectly via antibodies, such as ovarian or lung cancers. ...Read more
Yes.: Allergies trigger snoring when nasal congestion makes it easier to breathe through the mouth than the nose. Snoring is a result of the tongue partially blocking this mouth-to-lung pathway. In adults upper airway obstruction may be due to allergy, polyps, a cold, or congestion from alcohol. In kids, allergies & enlarged adenoids are the major causes with an occasional foreign body adding interest. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on the pill: There is an association between hormones and pills and it has been seen in studies. If you notice side effects after going on a certain pill then discuss with your physician other options to find one that works best and you are the most comfortable with. Best wishes! ...Read more
Yes: In some women migraines can occur due to hormonal changes. ...Read more
No: They are caused by totally different mechanisms as far as we can understand since the exact mechanism for either condition is not entirely clear even though we have a lot of information on them. ...Read more
Sometimes: It depends. Sometimes with pregnancy, you can have inflammation of the gums, but if you have a toothache, you need to have a dentist check to see why. You might have a deep cavity or even a cavity that has reached the nerve and you may need a root canal. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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