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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

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


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Body aches and pains and joint pain. Depression. Is this stress or something else?

Body aches and pains and joint pain. Depression. Is this stress or something else?

Unclear: The symptoms could be due to multiple conditions. Meet with your primary care physician to check for medical issues (lyme disease, arthritis, lupus to name a few that come to mind). Rule things out and consider psychotherapy if medical conditions are not the issue. ...Read more

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Are joint pain and stress related?

Are joint pain and stress related?

Yes!: Stress worsens all pain and cause both emotional and physical pain! ...Read more

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Why do I have joint pain and headache, is it because of dehydration and stress?

Partially Sometimes: Headache is usually caused by a shortage of blood flowing through the blood vessels in the brain and the brain is being starved for nutrician thereby the brain is telling you by pain that it needs more blood flow. Need consultation to determine why this is happening to you. ...Read more

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Drs r blaming my chronic joint pain, neuropathy and myclonic jerks on stress. My only stress is no dx! How likely is that?

Neuropathy: Stress is not a cause of neuropathy.
Emg testing and neurologic testing will help give a diagnosis of the sorce of neuropathy.
Xrays will help determine if the joint pain is due to arthritis or inflammaton -
the myoclonic jerking should be evaluated by EMG and neurologic testing. ...Read more

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Can stress increase lupus/sjogrens symptoms like fatigue and joint pain?

Can stress increase lupus/sjogrens symptoms like fatigue and joint pain?

Yes: Stress causes the body to release cortisone compounds and adrenaline compounds. When the stress stops your body feels a drop in these like steroid withdrawal, thus the increase in symptoms. There are other hormonal mechanisms in place as well. ...Read more

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Will going to the gym help relieve joint pain in hypermobility syndrome or will it stress the muscles more?

Will going to the gym help relieve joint pain in hypermobility syndrome or will it stress the muscles more?

Strengthening: Exercising the muscles surrounding a hypermobile joints will help with dynamic stabilization and become less prone to injury. ...Read more

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Is it possible for drinking tea, pepsi, sprite and coke a lot when under stress cause joint pain and headaches?

Is it possible for drinking tea, pepsi, sprite and coke a lot when under stress cause joint pain and headaches?

Corn Sugar Pain: Soft drinks (not tea) is comprised of corn surgar (the replaced the natural surgar many years ago). The body does not digest this corn sugar and it can cause a multiple of bodily dysfunctions. I know of a friend that was told he had 3 months to live due to his medical problems. He totally got off of soft drinks and his body regained normal health over months. That was 7 years ago and he lives. ...Read more

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Is low right hand joint pain symptom of stress?

Is low right hand joint pain symptom of stress?

Low right hand joint: Pain? Not sure what is meant. Hand joint pain commonly is a symptom of arthritis, trauma, inflammation and infection. Arthritis whether it be osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis or gouty or pseudo gout in nature typically has pain swelling tightness as a common symptom. ...Read more

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I have been having severe headaches, joint pain and frequent bowel movements (all daily), but I am told it is stress. What else could it be?

I have been having severe headaches, joint pain and frequent bowel movements (all daily), but I am told it is stress. What else could it be?

Nondiagnostic: These symptoms may very well be related to stress and anxiety, but an examination by your physician would be helpful, and if felt necessary, a referral for stress management therapy as well as a gastroenterology consultation can be made for help with tension headaches and irritable bowel syndrome. ...Read more

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Can you please discuss the problems or reactions to a chemical stress test?

Can you please discuss the problems or reactions to a chemical stress test?

Low blood pressure: Drugs such as Adenosine are used for chemical stress test and can cause hypotension, and worsen breathing in patients with COPD or asthma. ...Read more

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Thallium dipyridamole stress test with the radioactive chemical given is it true that it is dangerous to be near babies and children after procedure?

Thallium dipyridamole stress test with the radioactive chemical given is it true that it is dangerous to be near babies and children after procedure?

No: The amount of thallium given during a stress test is between 20 and 30 times less than the level where you are releasing enough radiation to be of concern. The half life of thallium is short. To be extra careful I wouldn't be worried after 24 hrs at most. ...Read more

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Could a 91 year old women have a chemical stress test?

Depends: Depends on what the co morbidities of the patient are and if she has a complicated cardiac history. She can have chemical stress test if she has positive risk factors and signs for cardiac disease. ...Read more

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I had a chemical stress test this afternoon. My heart is racing still and I am very flushed. Is that normal?

I had a chemical stress test this afternoon. My heart is racing still and I am very flushed. Is that normal?

Not usually: Chemical stress tests w Dobutamine can cause heart racing but the Dobutamine typically wears off quickly. Lexiscan or Adenosine usually slow the heart rate. Let your doctor know. Rarely an arrhythmia like atrial fibrillation can occur w a chemical stress test and persist after, w fast heart rate (irregular) and possibly flushing. ...Read more

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Caffeine ok while having a chemical cardiac stress test using dipyridamole, persantine?

Caffeine ok while having a chemical cardiac stress test using dipyridamole, persantine?

NO!!!!: Caffeine should not be ingested prior to pharmacologic cardiac stress since it can interfere with the results. Stopping caffeine ingestion for at least 24 hours prior to pharmacologic stress should be sufficient. If caffeine is ingested and pharmacologic stress is performed, this can cause false negative results. If you have taken caffeine, stress may be rescheduled or switched to dobutamine. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have major cardiac side effects after a chemical stress test?

Is it possible to have major cardiac side effects after a chemical stress test?

Yes: Can precipitate an ischemic event, if

stress relates in decreased coronary

flow during maximum stress. ...Read more

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I had a two day chemical stress test for my heart. Today I have a generalized soreness around my heart. My vital signs are good. Is this normal?

I had a two day chemical stress test for my heart. Today I have a generalized soreness around my heart. My vital signs are good. Is this normal?

It's normal: To be "concentrating" on your heart more after such testing!! The test itself did not hurt you since you were monitored before during and after the actual testing!

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I am unable to take a stress test while on the treadmill since I have lung and asthma problems. What reactions should I expect from the chemical stress tests?

I am unable to take a stress test while on the treadmill since I have lung and asthma problems. What reactions should I expect from the chemical stress tests?

Depends on lung issu: There are two main types of chemical stress tests: Adenosine and persantine. Adenosine can/and does induce asthma attacks in many asthmatics so make sure the cardiologist knows about your asthma. It can be reversed but they don't like affecting the lungs when posible. Generally what they do is make your heart beat faster and pump harder. So you feel a little jumpy but rarely and specific pain. ...Read more

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Tips on how to deal with stress related joint pains?

Decrease stress: That was easy! But its easier said than done. Anxiety or stress causes many systems in body to malfunction one of them is muscles and joints. Light regular exercise will help to reduce stress related hormones in your body and spend all the energy generated by those hormones. Try it, might help. ...Read more

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I had an echo and Stress test was normal echo showed mild mitral and triscupid regurgitation, normal LV size and R/S occasional PAC's. Is this normal?

Question? Consult!: These little boxes are not good for answering specific patient case problems. Consider a cardiology consultation here on HealthTap. The kind of consult where you ask for help within the next 24 hours works particularly well for a complex case because it enables emailing back and forth with the details. ...Read more

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How does stress test check or measure oxygenation?

How does stress test check or measure oxygenation?

CPET: Cardiopulmonary exercise testing measures oxygen consumption at rest and during maximum exercise, usually on a stationary bicycyle or sometimes on a treadmill. .. ...Read more

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Can I get to keep my shirt on during a stress test?

EKG leads: You will need to allow the technicians to apply ekg leads to your chest for the stress test. You might be able to wear a shirt or robe if the garment will button over these leads. Ask your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Can you explain what happens during a bike stress test?

Can you explain what happens during a bike stress test?

Measure ECG and O2: Usually during a bike stress test, the doctors see if there are changes in your ECG (or ekg) or your echocardiogram as you exercise on a stationary bicycle. Sometimes, they can also measure how much oxygen your body is able to take in and provide to your body at rest and during maximum exercise (max o2 consumption). ...Read more

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Is a stress test on trendmill the same as a bike stress test?

Yes: The important elements are the heart monitor and raising your heart rate. How you get there is no important. ...Read more

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On a stress test the double product achieved was 28, 512. Is this cause for concern?

On a stress test the double product achieved was 28, 512. Is this cause for concern?

Several issues here:: Double product=highest systolic pressure times max heart rate, e.g 169 mmHg x 169 BPM = 28561. 170 BPM=not very high for age; predicted max near 190. Stress tests=crucially dependent on achieving max predicted rate; else sensitivity markedly ↓ed for detecting >75% narrowing of major heart arteries. Yet all stress tests miss most (nearly all) disease. Thus would not rely; use better strategies. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Stress Test (Definition)

A stress test is a cardiac test which can include walking on a treadmill and monitoring your heart while you are walking. They can also inject you with a nuclear material and do a more comprehensive scan on your heart to check for blockage. They can also do a chemical stress test which omits the need to ...Read more


Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more