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Stress And Osteoporosis
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
Both possible causes: Chest pain can be due to numerous causes. Yes, RA can rarely causes chest pain because of involvement of the heart. This type of involvement includes inflammation of the heart muscle, the membrane covering the heart or the walls of the coronary arteries. It is also cause it because certain joints in the chest wall are inflamed. Of course, stress is also a possible cause. Have the pain evaluated. ...Read more
Physical, Emotional: Severe traumatic events are known to cause a variety of chemcial changes in the brain that can be linked to emotional problems such as depression. In addition, and probably connected to the chemical changes, it is well known that trauma can negatively affect a person's outlook concerning the world and his/her future. This can also lead to depressive symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can stress fractures have an underlaying issue if not from lack of nutrients or overuse?37yo female multiple tibial stress fractures over 2 yr period.
Evaluation...: There are, indeed, quite a few predisposing factors to consider with stress fractures. Although nutritional and overuse factors are high on the list, other considerations include a patients increased height and associated weight increase. Poor biomechanics will affect how the muscles will absorb shock as well as both muscular weakness and fatigue. Medications and disease can also weaken the bones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Awesome question!: Recent study supports the emerging model that chronic stress exposure promotes oxidative damage through frequent and sustained activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. It also supports the less studied model of 'eustress' - that manageable levels of life stress may enhance psychobiological resilience to oxidative damage. Best regards. ...Read more
Diagnosed w/osteoporosis and spinal fractures high risk for more fractures is there anything i can do to gain bone mass w/out scary meds like fosamax (alendronate)?
Yes.: First of all you need a medical evaluation including blood tests to find out why you have osteoporosis. You may have abnormal hormone levels, severely lacking vitamin D, or other problem which can be corrected. Medication named Forteo is the only medication currently available which builds new bone, improves bone quality, and helps with bone healing after a fracture. Fosamax does not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not aware: Not aware of seredyn, but there is some evidence that L-arginine may help with ED. As a young man, ED is most likely not a physical issue, rather a mental one, so anything to relieve your anxiety would help. One sign that your anatomy and physical health is likely OK when it comes to erections is whether you have erections while asleep, as typically your stress level is low while you are asleep. ...Read more
Growth: Possibly but not likely. Your pediatrician should have "growth curves" for you, and you and your family should get them and see how your growth rate is going. ...Read more
What are other ways to lower hypertension besides eating and exercising, dieting, and stress management?
Lowering BP diet: All of those plus reducing sodium intake: people are told to decrease sugar intake because it leads to obesity and diabetes; salt (sodium) intake leads to htn/atherosclerosis/mi/stoke (cva)/urinary calcium loss ("stone formation")/osteoporosis/and edema. If there is anything that we can do to lower blood pressure, it would be to eliminate all additional salt (sodium) from our diets. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is stress , anxiety and cortisol destroying my body's ability to handle stress ? can it cause high blood pressure and thyroid issues ?
Defitely yes: Testosterone levels can decrease with acute or chronic stress or anxiety. Theory is that the stress or "flight and fright" hormoes, epinephrine, nor-epinephrine and cortisol. This lowers the anabolic (tissue build up) process and inhibits testosterone production. This is reversed after stress and anxiety are relieved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They are all related: Sleep deprivation can increase stress and production of stress hormones like Cortisol. There are links to insomnia and stress, direct correlations. Increased stress can increase food cravings. Establish a consistent sleep routine. Incorporate exercise 4-5 x/wk Routine exercise promotes deeper sleep. Cardio and resistance. Limit carbs, healthy proteins, veggies, whl grains ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers