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Signs Of Stress Overload
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
PTSD: Ptsd can develop after you've seen or experienced a traumatic event that involved the threat of injury or death. Symtpoms include reliving the event through flashbacks, repeated nightmares & memories of event, etc; avoidance or emotional numbing, feeling detached, having no interest in usual activities; and arousal -- difficulty concentrating, falling/staying asleep, startling, & hypervigilance. ...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
Dehydration + symptoms from inadequate fluid intake. Level of intake that resolves symptoms causes excessive urination, leading to dehydration. Ideas?
No such thing: Immune deficiency does not have physical symptoms until late in the illness. I see that Hypochondria is a condition you have. What specifically are you experiencing that makes you think you have an immune deficiency. In medicine it is always best to describe symptoms rather than pre-judge a diagnosis. 90% of the time you will be wrong if you diagnose yourself. ...Read more
Stress: I would say different stressors are experienced by different people; there is no one single answer to this. I would say find a reputable psychotherapist to consult with about what bothers you. There is no shame in doing this, and seeking therapy does not mean you're "crazy" or any other such judgmental, pejorative term. ...Read more
Typically not: Rhabdomyolyisis is caused by muscle damage, not lack of use. Lack of use will result in muscle atrophy, but not in the dangers of muscle breakdown.Risk factors include the following: alcoholism, physical injuries, drugs, especially cocaine, amphetamines, statins, heroin, or pcp, heatstroke, low phosphate, severe exertion, etc. ...Read more
What are the signs and symptoms of left sided heart failure due associated with decreased cardiac output?
Congestion: Breathlessness, especially with exertion. Easy fatigability. Impaired exercise capacity. These are early signs. Without treatment, one becomes short of breath resting, especially when lying down (orthopnea) and at night (paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea). Eventually the right heart also fails leading to swelling (edema), abdominal fluid (ascites and effusions), and cachexia (wasting). ...Read more
Flashbacks or relivi: Flashbacks or reliving the traumatic experience are common symtoms, anxiety, anger outbursts, sleeplessness often occurs as well. It is important to be evaluated by a mental health professional to do a proper evaluation and confirm or rule out this diagnosis. . In addition, children often manifest the symptoms of ptsd differently than adults. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unable to function: Stressful situation in which some one become unable to fumction. ...Read more
Do the adrenal glands of people with anorexia nervosa or other stress related disorders hypertrophy?
Normal stress echo with no evidence of stress induced myocardial ischemia but abnormal exercise stress at 9.1 mets? Reached 94% of hr.
Ur initial ST: Is more likely false positive.With ur young age and i presume with no risk factors like hypertension , diabetes, high lipids ; strong family history of heart disease, i won't worry about it. Follow up with ur pcp or cardiologist. Take care and mabuhay! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/heart-disease/guide/stress-test--(dupe). Tp://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/gettinghealthy/gettinghealthy_ucm_001078_subhomepage.Js. ...Read more