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Severe Stress Symptoms In Women
How accurate are cardiolite stress tests for a 29 yr old female? Had one done 3 weeks ago that came back normal but still experiencing symptoms
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
If I got an inflamed aorta would it be severe symptoms and if you are always stressed what's the chances it would happen, would it go back to normal?
FTM- as soon as I had my son I've had every symptom of severe stress/anxiety disorder. It's taking over myself completely and effecting life. Help! ?
Yes: Ulcers in the twenties are common. It could be an infection, stress, genetic vulnerability, food, other illness, and so on. Go to your family physician and get a basic, thorough evaluation. If no other serious condition is found, a trial of antacids may very well clear this up. Some ulcers are bacterial in origin, and a regimen of antibiotics for a few weeks may clear that up. ...Read more
38 yr old female, recently my hair which has always been strong & healthy is now dry, brittle & is falling out. Not stressed. No meds. Severe dandruf?
Nutrition or thyroid: This could be related to a nutritional deficiency, a thyroid disorder or some other type of systemic medical problem. I would also consider how you are taking care of your hair - is it over treated, over-dried, permed, etc? ...Read more
41 yr old female, had an EKG and cardiac bw done 2 weeks ago, both normal. Still have same symptoms should I except that it is stress this soon after?
No: You should seek an alternative explanation for your symptoms. The universe of pathology is not just limited to heart disease and stress. If you're not feeling well, you should seek further attention from your personal physician. He/she may be under the incorrect impression that you're "all better." ...Read more
I am having severe panic attacks and new physical stress symptoms. In therapy. Which meds will drs be comfortable prescribing? I just want it to stop
Meds, Behavioral mod: Progressive panic attacks are an increasing problem for a large segment of patients. Thus, you are not alone. Your therapist, if they're not licensed to prescribe should have an existing relationship with a physician; however, a consultant will be comfortable prescribing: sleep aids, conservative muscle relaxants, anxiolytics, etc. Long-term habituation is an issue requiring constant monitoring ...Read more
20 yr old female. Occasional red jelly like bits in stool. No other symptoms. Can stress cause this?
See doctor: Have a visit with the doctor and get this checked out. You may need stool studies and other things done. ...Read more
25 female. 1 week late for period. Tested negative. Had PMS symptoms only after late period. Wasn't stressed or changed anything. Something wrong?
Evaluation: More than likely you are going through normal cycles for your body. If you feel this is not normal for you and your body and if you are normally like "clockwork", then you may need to get evaluated. ...Read more
Throbbing headaches sides of head not severe but constant, started 2 wks ago, no history. Vry stressed &loss of sleep 6+mnths. No other symptoms.
I'm a 44 yr old retired combat veteran, who is retired. After a 20 year carrer, I'm suffering severe symptoms of ptsd, and severe stress. The local va?
Application: Our promise to our veterans is that we will be there to help if you put youself in harm's way. I thank you for your service to our country please do get in contact with the va in your area. You will need to file an application. Don't do the application without help. Seek out the free assistance of a service officer from the va, dav, amvets, order of the purple heart etc. They are used to >>>. ...Read more
Can stress and depression cause physical symptoms like upper back pain and shortness or breath, even at rest? 39y female.
See your doctor: It is possible to experience pain symptoms secondary to stress and depression. See your doctor for a physical exam to rule out other medical causes of your symptoms. Once other causes are ruled out, your doctor may suggest antidepressant medication to try to help reduce your symptoms. Depression and pain often coexist. It is important to treat both simultaneously. ...Read more
Can female patter baldness be caused by low iron/anemia and severe stress? Or is it only genetics
Stree/illness: And genetics can all play a role. ...Read more
Can severe stress mimic symptoms of a heart attack? I have had two bouts lasting 5 minutes of chest pain radiating to upper right jaw.
I think I may have severe depression as I am missing things at work. Can clinical depression manifest symptoms of heart attack or symptoms of stress?
Stress & depression: Can increase chances of adverse cardiovascular events...What symptoms are you having? ...Read more
Hii, gender- female, age- 19 years, I have been experiencing severe hair loss, for more than a month. My family doctor said it was due to stress and prescribed certain vitamin supplements, however it has not helped me. Could you please tell me what is the a
Read up: Please read up on "telogen effluvium", a frustrating but usually self-limiting condition. See if this matches your symptoms. ...Read more
Lots...: Stress can manifest in many ways--emotional lability, lack of energy or drive, decreased libido/performance, hives & other skin manifestations, chest pain, air hunger, perioral numbess/tingling, tingling in fingers/toes, overindulgence in food & substances, GI spasms with resulting diarrhea/constipation/nausea & abdominal discomfort, headaches & more significant neurologic problems, etc. Get help! ...Read more
Absolutely: Women tend to be more emotionally "open" about stress and their stress feeing tends to diminish with "talking" about it with a trusted friend. Men, on the other hand, tend to feel better about the stress when they seek solitude and dismiss themselves from the situation. This can sometimes cause a misunderstanding between men and women, as the woman could feel "abandoned" and a. Man feel "nagged". ...Read more
Many: Some of the physical symptoms of stress include: low energy; headaches; muscle tension; upset stomach with nausea, diarrhea, and/or constipation; sweating; rapid heart rate; chest pain; frequent colds; nervousness & shaking; loss of sexual desire; dry mouth; difficulty swallowing; clenched jaw and grinding teeth. ...Read more
Fatigue headache: Depending on the individual, stress can bring about many symptoms, called "somatoform" because they are physical symptoms directly related to the stress. Chest pain, headache, stomachache, diarrhea, frequent urination, shoulder pain, back pain, neck pain, numbness, rapid heart rate, indigestion, even dizziness and fainting. The body uses somatoform to protect itself from perceived stress. ...Read more
Acute Stress D/O: Acute stress d/o is an anxiety disorder occurring within 4 weeks of event (s) involving threatened death/serious injury or self or others, and response of fear, helplessness, or horror. Lasts at least 2 days and no longer than 4 weeks after the event. Symptoms may include a subjective sense of numbing, detachment, & amnesia; also recurrent images, thoughts, dreams; increased arousal; avoidance. ...Read more