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Can eating disorders develop frm stress?whnvr I exp stress I lose my appetite & WT. I become obsessed w/WT, wnt WT decrease. These behaviors reoccur

Can eating disorders develop frm stress?whnvr I exp stress I lose my appetite & WT. I become obsessed w/WT,  wnt WT decrease. These behaviors reoccur

Cause of stress?: Many disorders can be of psychogenic and stress related etiology. For examlple, non-epileptic seizures. Understanding the cause of your stress and eliminating, or controlling it should impact your eating habits. Please consult a trained counselor to better understand where your stress is coming from. ...Read more

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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Hi, I'm feeling very stressed and anxious and would like medical support to get eating disorder behavior under control. ?

Hi, I'm feeling very stressed and anxious and would like medical support to get eating disorder behavior under control. ?

Eating disorder: Eating disorder usually is associated with anxiety/depressive disorders. You probably need to work with your primary care and psychiatrist closely to get these problem under control ...Read more

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Baby's 4 months old, still having bouts of ppd. Can not stop stress eating, stressing, obsessing. How do I stop this self destructive behavior?

Baby's 4 months old, still having bouts of ppd. Can not stop stress eating, stressing, obsessing. How do I stop this self destructive behavior?

PPD help: PPD can last for some time. It's better to get help now so you can learn coping skills to get you through. You can contact postpartum international to find providers in your area. ...Read more

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Is ptsd (post traumatic stress disorder) a type of behavioral disorder or anxiety disorder?

Is ptsd (post traumatic stress disorder) a type of behavioral disorder or anxiety disorder?

Great Question: Ptsd falls under the class of anxiety disorders. It is interesting that you asked if it is a behavioral disorder. I treat primarily complex ptsd. My combat ptsd patients have hyper-responsive fight or flight reactions. Irritability, high levels of anger & aggression can be very problematic. Ptsd is a destroyer of marriages & families. Road rage & violence when dissociated are major issues. ...Read more

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Dr. I feel very nerves & stressed my vitamin B12 report show -156 observed value & 25dh vitamin -d3 shows -17.44 is this a reason of my behavior .

Dr. I feel very nerves & stressed my vitamin B12 report show -156 observed value & 25dh vitamin -d3 shows -17.44 is this a reason of my  behavior .

May be factors...: Lots of causes for stress and nervousness, including poor nutrition due to diet, disease, etc. Usually not the root cause, but certainly doesn't help the situation. Vitamin d deficiency not likely to be directly related to complaints noted. B12 deficiency can cause neutopsychiatric symptoms, not usually the ones you mention. Look for other factors as well. ...Read more

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Can stress lead to poor growth in height?

Can stress lead to poor growth in height?

Stress and growth: Growth hormone is responsible for growth and repair. The hormones produced by stress are catabolic. So the first builds you up and the other breaks you down. During stressful periods, the sleep cycles are also interrupted and unfortunately growth hormone is mainly produced in stage 4 sleep, thus compounding the problem. So stress does effect growth and repair of the body. ...Read more

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Can you advise for results on stress test?

Can you advise for results on stress test?

Question is too: vague. It is always best to be informed of results by the doctor who ordered the test. ...Read more

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Can visual disturbances be a result of stress?

Can visual disturbances be a result of stress?

It depends: On what the problem is and your lifestyle. For any visual disturbance, though, you need to first have an ophthalmologist evaluate you. ...Read more

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What does equivocal stress test mean in the results?

What does equivocal stress test mean in the results?

Equivocal stress tes: It is inconclusive stress test. Neither positive nor negative. Hence you need to undergo either cardiac cta (non invasive test) or catheterization (invasive test) to define coronary anatomy to rule out blocks in heart heart arteries. ...Read more