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Is There A Connection Between Stress And Congestion
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
Yes: Emotional stress is a common trigger for non-allergic rhinitis. If this is a short term problem, taking 1 Sudafed should help; but if occurring frequently or if you have recurrent sinus infections, then you need to be evaluated by a physician (usually an Allergist) to discuss options. ...Read more
I have turbinate hypertrophy without allergy I took Otrivin for 2 days only. Will the congestion appear again? Do stress and food allergy cause it?
Turbinates: Enlarged turbinates can occur from a virus, allergies or in some people they can be large without any cause. Treatment has to do with the cause. If its allergic then antihistamines and nasal sprays work: viral then decongestants work (for two to three ays), if large for no reason and you are blocked, then surgery ...Read more
Do consistent nose block means less oxygen in the brain and body? Does stress leads to nose congestion in all people?
Doc said he heard light heart mumer do have flu bad chest congestion no fever he said prob cause im sick had nuclear stress test 6 monthd ago normal?
Benign Murmur: Likely to be a benign murmur... These are murmurs produced by blood flow across the valves when the valves are normal. It can happen during growth (younger days of life - such as teen age years) or pregnancy and other illness (flu, anemia etc.,) have a follow up in a few months to see if the murmur is changing in intensity. ...Read more
Is acupuncture temporary or permanent solution? (for: atopic dermatitis, stress, allergies, nasal congestion)
Acupuncture: Acupuncture is a skill and some acupuncturists are truly better at their trade than others. In good hands, and coupled with chinese herbals, a patient can have really good relief from most any type of condition. The symptoms you describe, however, sound like a combination of food and environmental allergies. You may want to consider eliminating cows milk and wheat from your diet too. ...Read more
Have hep "C" & Cirrosis chronic ystomach aches & esophageal congestion up to throat. Is this due from chronic liver disease or stress?
Stress: Both of these may be playing a role, but the cirrhosis is far more important. Hopefully you are seeing a liver expert and having this dealt with expeditiously. ...Read more
I am experiencing chest congestion, heartburn (worsened by: eating shortly before bed, bending forward, eating certain foods, lying flat), throat tightness (worsened by: eating certain foods, psychological stress), heart palpitations (worsened by: alco
What is question?: You accurately describe the causes of your symptoms of chest congestion and throat tightness. Try to eat at least 3-4 hours before lying down, avoid those foods that trigger symptoms. You may be experiencing anxiety and would benefit from a consult with a psychologist experienced with CBT stress management techniques. Consult with your MD re medications that may help also. Good luck. ...Read more
Have high blood pressure, on amlodipine and levothyroxine. Feeling chest pain/congestion around heart especiallly when stressed. Best way2 calm down?
Blood pressure: Need to be sure your thyroid levels are normal on your lt4. Learning meditation is a good way to calm down. A start is consciously slowing your breathing down and telling yourself slowly to breath in, then out slowly. This is a first step to learning to bring yourself down. ...Read more
I had anterior cervical discectomy psurgery in 2011. I am experiencing very irritating throat congestion. Could there be a connection?
Unlikely if there: Has been no symptoms until recently unless you had instrumentation placed and it has displaced suggesting a non healing of bone or psuedoarthosis. A small percentage of post op patients can experience hoarseness &/or swallowing issues but most are very transient and have a higher risk of occurring with more extensive procedures and ones involving disc levels at c4-5 or higher. See your surgeon. ...Read more
Theoretically if someone had no turbinates, would the remaining mucousmembranes b capable of swelling enuf tocause significant congestion on their own?
Yes: Furthermore, if the turbinates are removed, then ensuing scar tissue could also potentially obstruct sinus openings. ...Read more
I s there any thing like testicular congestion or spermatic cord congestion? I f yes, then what are the reasons, why this happened?
Los hue os: Yes. In old days named " blue balls". In women pelvic congestion. Occurs when much sexual arousal and no action. Masturbation could relieve it- it's simple manual test. In victorian era when sex was frowned on, doctors actually masrurbated women for relief- hopefully in professional manner, (bet insurance doesn't cover it. If history not above consult urologist. ...Read more
Normal: Up to 70% of the population has the nasal cycle which is alternating congestion as a result of changes in blood flow through the nasal tissues. When we lay down there is an increase in nasal blood flow so that there is about a 20% increase in tissue thickness which will narrow the nasal airway. ...Read more
Where the aroma...: People who use the Vicks menthol rub usually put a little where the aroma of menthol can mix with the air breathed in through the nose (which would mean on the upper lip or upper chest), to lessen the sensation of congestion. In recent years, people have moved away from using menthol this way because the ingredients can be irritating or harmful to children. ...Read more
? age?: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants. Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & produces rattling with breathing. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less. ...Read more
Saline spray: Not too many products have been shown to be effective in treating nasal congestion in a 2 year old. Generally, the best strategy is to physically remove the drainage by using a saline nasal spray to either flush the material out or to help loosen it so that the child can sneeze or blow it out. The use of a cool-mist vaporizer can also be helpful at night. ...Read more
Wait: The zinc in coldeze may shorten the duration of a cold by a day or so. Symptomatic treatment will make you feel better. Throat lozenges for sore throat, oral pseudephedrine or topical neosynephrine for nasal congestion, Robitussin-DM for cough and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain and discomfort when needed are what I recommend. There is no medical cure but wait 7 days and it will be gone. ...Read more
Saline: Currently, decongestants and antihistamines are not recommended for the very youngest. Saline spray is a safe treatment. Consider an ENT consult to check for anatomic blockages and allergies. I recently treated a 4 month old with a congenitally blocked nose. ...Read more
Mucinex (guaifenesin) D: For pure congestion, Mucinex (guaifenesin) d. Nasal congestion can be helped with afrin nasal spray (no more than 2 days in a row) and/or nasal saline ad lib. Congestion due to allergies can be helped with Claritin d, Allegra d, or other "-d" combinations, provided you don't have high blood pressure. Further treatment is available at your doctor's office if that fails. ...Read more
Prostate: Congestion of the prostate gland can be caused by excessive sexual activity, too little sexual activity, infection, or excessive ingestion of alcohol. The associated swelling with fluid buildup causes urinary frequency, urgency and may cause ache in the perirectal area. Rectal examination reveals boggy, and occasionally tender prostate gland. A urologist is best qualified to diagnose and treat you ...Read more
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