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Can physical and emotional stress accelerate the progression of arthritis?

Can physical and emotional stress accelerate the progression of arthritis?

Yes: Physical stress on the joints can cause progression of the arthritis. Emotional stress tends to increase the symptoms of arthritis. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

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


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Can Fosamax (alendronate) cause stress fractures?

Can Fosamax (alendronate) cause stress fractures?

Yes: Low-energy femoral shaft and subtrochanteric fractures have been reported in postmarketing experience. ...Read more

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Chest pain is due mostly to RA or stress and anger?

Chest pain is due mostly to RA or stress and anger?

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

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Can all osteoporosis medications build bone?

Can all osteoporosis medications build bone?

No: Not all osteoporosis drugs "build bone." some medications will slow down the breakdown of bone while others will actually build bone. Talk to your doctor about which one is appropriate for you. ...Read more

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How are stress and trauma related to depression?

How are stress and trauma related to depression?

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 more

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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.

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 more

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How does psychological stress effect oxidative stress in cancer patients?

How does psychological stress effect oxidative stress in cancer patients?

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

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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)?

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 more

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Can seredyn dietary supplement help with Ed related to stress and performance anxiety reasons ?

Can seredyn dietary supplement help with Ed related to stress and performance anxiety reasons ?

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

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Can stress and anxiety stunt your growth as a teenager?

Can stress and anxiety stunt your growth as a teenager?

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

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Can stress and anxiety cause bruising ?

Can stress and anxiety cause bruising ?

I don't think so: stress and anxiety could lead to carelessness and accidents that might lead to bruising, but just anxiety will not lead to bruises. If you are having bruises and don't know why, speak to your physician to uncover the physiological causes. ...Read more

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What are other ways to lower hypertension besides eating and exercising, dieting, and stress management?

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 more

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How do hormones regulate bone remodeling and osteoporosis?

How do hormones regulate bone remodeling and osteoporosis?

Yes hormones work: Female hormones increase bone density, and the maximum increase is between 9 to 15 years of age. Loss of hormones in women and men for any cause produces loss of bone density of 3% per year for the first year or two then 1% per year. ...Read more

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Im bipolar stress alot have anxiety high blood pressure how can i manage stress daily?

Im bipolar stress  alot  have anxiety  high  blood  pressure  how can  i manage  stress daily?

Stay on your meds: See a clinical psychologist and a psychiatrist regularly. Learn self hypnosis or biofeedback to relax, reduce stress, anxiety, and lower blood pressure. ...Read more

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Is stress , anxiety and cortisol destroying my body's ability to handle stress ? can it cause high blood pressure and thyroid issues ?

Is stress , anxiety and cortisol destroying my body's ability to handle stress ? can it cause high blood pressure and thyroid issues ?

Stress: Stress is very important and can make your life miserable. I would have your doctor refer you to a Psychologist. He/she will start helping you and may recommend you see your Endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Are joint pain and stress related?

Are joint pain and stress related?

Yes!: Stress worsens all pain and cause both emotional and physical pain! ...Read more

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Can stress or anxiety lower testosterone in men?

Can stress or anxiety lower testosterone in men?

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 more

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Can lack of sleep cause stress and weight gain?

Can lack of sleep cause stress and weight gain?

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 more

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

A condition in which bones ...Read more