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Doctor insights on: Psychogenic Shock Causes

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What is psychogenic shock. In detailed please :)?

What is psychogenic shock. In detailed please :)?

Fainting: Psychogenic shock is a physiologic response of the body to a perceived overwhelming emotional stress. The blood vessels dilate, reducing blood flow to the brain. Blood pressure then drops, resulting in dizziness, light headedness, and/or nausea. The skin becomes sweaty, and pulse rate increases. Recovery consists of lying flat or having head slightly lower than rest of the body. Hope this helps.

Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

A condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen and nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more


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What is the primary problem during psychogenic shock?

What is the primary problem during psychogenic shock?

The term: shock, is a precipitous drop in blood pressure; psychogenic shock is brought about by vasodilation and constitutes an emergency, regardless of the reason.

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What causes psychogenic pruritus?

What causes psychogenic pruritus?

Psychogenic itch: Psychogenic itch is a general or localized itch that occurs in the setting of psychiatric illnesses or somatoform disorders. Examples include itch in obsessive compulsive disorders, depression, and delusions of parasitosis. Increased psychological stress may be associated with the development of symptoms.

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Can you please list the common causes of psychogenic dyspnea?

Can you please list the common causes of psychogenic dyspnea?

Hyperventilation: This is not rare! Most people unconsciously discover that slow deep breaths are an excellent relaxation technique. It's quite easy for people under stress to unconscioiusly apply this a bit too liberally until they're hyperventilating with consequent sensation of air hunger, dizziness, and even frankly passing out. It's easily treatable - talk with your doc.

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Can one hyperventilatie all day long for months? I find anxiety hard to believe as the cause of my symptoms. Cannot exert, palps, psychogenic dyspnea

No you can't: Have you had a graduated treadmill exercise test with pulse oximetry to quantitate your breathlessness and palpitations? If your lab can do it, a cardio-metabolic stress test would be even better, measuring your CO2 with exercise. How about: echocardiogram, chest x-ray, CBC, BNP, BMP, ddimer and TSH too?

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Other causes of polydypsia and polyuria than diabetes insipidus and psychogenic?

Other causes of polydypsia and polyuria than diabetes insipidus and psychogenic?

Classic causes: But many patients have taken to consuming large amounts of water due to perception that this is valuable for their health. An internist is ideal to figure this out.

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Unexplained chronic vomiting over one year; no psychogenic cause; mild gastroparesis; removed gallbladder; intermittent pelvic/lower abd. Pain; cause?

Unexplained chronic vomiting over one year; no psychogenic cause; mild gastroparesis; removed gallbladder; intermittent pelvic/lower abd. Pain; cause?

Look for Appendix: There is a sac close to appendix it is called meckel diverticulum. It contains same inner lining as stomach. It is hard to diagnose. Ct scan should be done to see if there is some stool stuck in appendix called fecolith.

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I have globus sensation and wheezing. Pulmonologist said wheezing is psychogenic. ENT said globus psychogenic too. How can anxiety cause a wheeze?

I have globus sensation and wheezing. Pulmonologist said wheezing is psychogenic. ENT said globus psychogenic too. How can anxiety cause a wheeze?

Anxiety is amazing!: Anxiety has been found guilty of nearly every bad thing on the books. It often makes you more sensitive to what you's barely notice or imitates problems or releases chemicals that cause symptoms in many systems w/out the usual disease-type cause. Breathing is very involved in stress, panic, fear so breath oddities make sense. If it is gone totally at times, it's less likely to be disease. Try CBT.

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What is psychogenic etiopathogenesis?

Psychological: It means the syndrome is caused by and evolves through psychological mechanisms.

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What's psychogenic vs neurocardiogenic syncope?

What's psychogenic vs neurocardiogenic syncope?

Syncope: Psychogenic syncope has no underlying cardiac or neurologic casues usually the result of a psychiatric issue. Neurogenic syncope can result from cardiac disease such as an arrythmia or the result of blood pressure instability. Cardiac eval and tilt table testing can often help diagnose the causes.

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What is the difference between psychogenic and psychosomatic?

Psychogenic: Simply refer to a thought or mentally provoked action or reaction. A psychosomatic issue is one in which thoughts actually trigger a true body reaction or physical manifestation.

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Help please? What is psychogenic fever?

Help please? What is psychogenic fever?

Psychogenic Fever: People with psychogenic fever can have chronic or acute body temperature elevation related to dealing with stressors/ feeling stressed.

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Can psychogenic polydipsia happen on and off through your life? Or is it consistent?

Variable: PP is usually a one-time episode. When it recurs, it is an indication that something has not been fully treated.

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Would antidepressants help psychogenic polydipsia?

Would antidepressants help psychogenic polydipsia?

Maybe: But PP is not a classic symptom of depression or anxiety. It is probably a symptom of something that is more complex, and requires a more complete assessment. And, even if prescribed, there is a complex issue of pharmacokinetics in hyponatremia.

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with psychogenic illness?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with psychogenic illness?

Psychogenic Illness: From the standpoint of how many illnesses are entirely caused by psychological issues or factors, you would have to include the 25% of individuals with depression, and all all of the other disease, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, and more. All other disease states, i.e. Ulcers, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and a virtually all others that the human psyche interacts, making them worse -100%.

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Please tell me if there is any way to recover memories from psychogenic amnesia?

Please tell me if there is any way to recover memories from psychogenic amnesia?

Very carefully: First, you want to be certain that you are in fact suffering from psychogenic amnesia. What led you to this conclusion. But assuming this is the case, you would benefit from psychotherapy with someone experienced in treating trauma. Two relatively recent techniques are EFT and EMDR so look into this. Psychotherapy should be slow and steady to avoid re-traumatizing yourself. Get a referral.