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Nervousness: There are common physiological symptoms such as muscle tension, GI complaints, excessive sweating, palpitation and cognitive symptoms such as worries, fears, obsessive thoughts or compulsions. For an overview see: anxiety disorders the basics: http://cpancf.Com/anxietydisordersbasics.Asp. ...Read more
They are different!: Post-polio symptoms emanate from neural changes in the spine, while Dopamine depletion in the substantia nigra is the cause for parkinson's. Stumbling and awkward motion can be common to both, but in the end they are distinctly different. ...Read more
Yes they can: As far as symptoms go, anxiety can be a great masquerader. It can cause all kinds of physical symptoms, including those that could sound or feel neurological: dizziness; numbness & tingling in extremities; feelings of being far away; poor concentration; forgetfulness; tension; headaches, etc. Your doctor will work with you to differentiate causes through good exams & diagnostic tests. Be well. ...Read more
Severe depression: Loss of interest in things you previously enjoyed; sad mood most days; changes in appetite (either less or more); changes in energy (lethargic and flat, or anxious/agitated); changes in sleep (either too much, or disturbed -- especially with early morning awakening). Extremely negative thoughts about self & others; intense guilt; suicidal thoughts, etc. Psychiatrists & psychologists can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Excessive worry: Generalized anxiety disorder refers to a persistent pattern of worrying about a variety of real or imagined possible bad events that can occur to the point that it interferes with day-to-day functioning. It is quite common, often runs in families, and can be surprisingly debilitating. It also it quite responsive to various treatments, both talk therapies and medications. ...Read more
3 Major spheres: The major symptoms of anxiety cluster in 3 areas. Biological symptoms which are felt in your body and can effect many systems. Psychological /cognitive which effect your inner self and thinking and, social/behavioral which effect your outside behaviors and interaction with the environment. ...Read more
Panic: Panic attacks in panic disorder typically begin all of a sudden and out of the blue, symptoms usually peak within 10 minutes. Symptoms may include fear of loss of control /death, rapid heart rate, chest pain, sweating, tremor, shortness of breath, chills/hot flashes. Nausea, headache, faintness, tightness in throat & difficulty swallowing. ...Read more
Bipolar: Not taking meds regularly, drinking, drug abuse, excess caffeine, poor sleep hygiene, poor diet and lack of exercise. Sometimes antidepressant meds make bipolar worse. Usual treatment is with mood stabilizers. Antidepressants may be tried in addition is used sparingly and temporarily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: It depends on the level of the spinal cord injury. If the injury occurs at or above the third cervical level, the person will not have any control over their breathing and will need to be on a respirator. Below c3-4 most can breath on their own but will have very weak coughs and are prone to pneumonia.Pressure sores on th skin due to inability to feel pressure or move, bowel and bladder paralysis. ...Read more
In what ways can anxiety cause gastrointestinal distress? Other physiological symptoms of anxiety?
Anxiety: Anxiety or worry is a psychological & physiological state characterized by somatic, cognitive, emotional & behavioral features. It signifies fear/concern/unpleasant sensations/ dread. It causes restlessness, fatigue, muscle tension & concentration difficulties. It is considered a normal reaction to a stressor, unless it interferes with daily functioning or causes significant distress, as in panic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No - very different: Anxiety includes emotions of dread, apprehension ; worry, and physical symptoms such as pounding heart, sweating, tremors/twitches, nausea, dizziness, shortness of breath, muscle tension, and headaches. Dementia is completely different -- it's a loss of brain function affecting memory, thinking, language, judgment, and behavior. A person with dementia may certainly feel anxious, though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do shrinks always question whether your somatic symptoms are really somatic symptoms? W this logic anything can be "in your head" even when it's not
Sometimes...: Questioning means only that, it does not imply it will always be determined one way or the other. Somebody has to do it (the questioning, consider the possibility..). They do it everyday, they can tell. There is a famous answer of sigmund freud ("the" original shrink for some): "sometimes a cigar, is just a cigar". Likewise, sometimes somatic symptoms, are just somatic symptom. ...Read more
Somatization Disorde: I understand your concern. Somatization Disorder, has at least 4 Pain symptoms, 2 Gastro-intestinal symptoms, 1 sexual symptom and 1 pseudo-neurological symptom. These symptoms can not be explained by general medical condition.. Conversion Disorder has1 or more symptoms affecting voluntary motor or sensory function Symptom is not limited to pain or sexual dysfunction Please see a psychiatrist. ...Read more
Does being healthy mean being symptom-free all the time? What kind of baseline somatic noise is normal for a human being?
We can have no: symptoms at all and there can be something wrong. Symptoms are a message that something needs to be attended to. Have regular check ups and discuss your level of "somatic noise" w/doc. Peace and good health. A natural health provider will help you optimize health rather than treat disease. ...Read more
Determine Gender: Human cells have 46 chromosomes consisting of 22 pairs of autosomes (somatic) and 1 pair of sex chromosomes. Both are composed of dna and carry hereditary traits. However, the sex chromosomes are either xx (female) or xy (male), and determine gender. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: Depends on the affected chromosome. The commonest is down's syndrome where there are three #21 chromosomes in each cell instead of the normal two. There are many different varieties of chromosome defects, each with its particular set of changes in appearance and function. ...Read more
Most cancers: Most cancers arise from somatic cells. The change involves a number of steps, though one of the steps may be an inherited defect/mutation. Cells acquire mutations and the ones providing a survival/growth advantage induce proliferation that leads to more mutations. A fully developed cancer has, on average, about 90 mutations. ...Read more
Osteopathic doc: A Doctor of Osteopathy would be a good physician to find for this type of treatment. In addition to traditional medicine training, they also have an extensive understanding of the musculoskeletal system and how dysfunction in it can affect the whole. Osteopathic manual medicine or manipulation can help. When looking for one, ask if manual medicine is part of his or her practice. ...Read more
Nervous system: somatic nervous system is under your control, example making given him smoking up and down. Autonomic nervous system not to not under voluntary control, example your heart rate and blood pressure are dramatically controlled depending on the needs of the body, your interest and will move by peristalsis, movement of the bowels ...Read more
Can you tell me examples for central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, somatic nervous system?
OK: Central nervous system - brain & spinal cord Peripheral nervous system - all the nerves that come out from the brain and spinal cord. Within the peripheral nervous system you have 'somatic' and 'visceral' nervous systems. Somatic refers to muscle, skeleton, skin. Visceral refers to internal organs. In a nutshell! ...Read more
Had depression for past 8yrs. Bout of systemic corticosteroids recently for somatic reason. Cured my depression. Why?
Steroids & affect: In some cases, being on steroids can evoke a euphoric response. In people with bipolar disorder, they can also induce mania. Such a person wouldn't feel "depressed" at the moment. Other possibilities include feeling better from whatever "somatic" reason you were given the steroids. Emotional and mental responses are deeply interwoven with "somatic" ones -- and this fact deserves respect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chest pain.diagnosed with costrocondritis,not getting better.seen cardiologist and everything was normal.Everything ruled out.somatic chest disorder?
Can lamotragine cause pseudo seizures in a person was that was later found to have systematic somatic disorders or would they be part of the disorder?
Is it common to find absence of breast on the side of congenital somatic hemiatrophy in a female patient?
Breast Absence: Absence of the breast (amastia) is a very rare occurrence, it's most likely associated with a condition called polands syndrome which may have varying degrees of deformity of the pectoralis muscles & ipsilateral upper extremity. Although common sense would say that it's more common in congenital hemiatrophy, i couldnt find specific rates and my guess is that atrophy, not absence, is more likely. ...Read more
I'm very sensitive to heat & vocal noise, no tachycardia &sweating, no other somatic problems as i know.Thanks thanks for your responsibility.
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