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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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Why can family caregiving cause stress in older children?

Why can family caregiving cause stress in older children?

Attention: I understand your question to be caring for a parent with your own children at home. It seems that children may feel ignored at times. ...Read more

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Do extreme mental stress in teenage for several years may affect future body height?

Do extreme mental stress in teenage for several years may affect future body height?

Stress: does not directly impact body height but it can produce lack of appetite or digestive disorders. Overall health can deteriorate that way. Focus on living in the present moment, not back then when you were more stressed. See your doctor to make sure all is well medically and then see a mental health professional or prudent spiritual leader if you continue to be concerned. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What causes teenage eating disorder in girls?

What causes teenage eating disorder in girls?

Family disease: Adolescents model their behavior, either in identification or rebellion against their families. Disordered eating may occur in families with eating disorders or other addictions. ...Read more

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Most people reach max height in late teens w/o nutritional problems and chronic childhood illness height based mainly on genes..Wat do yu mean by that?

Most people reach max height in late teens w/o nutritional problems and chronic childhood illness height based mainly on genes..Wat do yu mean by that?

It means: that your height is genetically determined and you will reach your genetically determined height if you are well nourished, have no chronic illness that can interfere with nutrition or energy metabolism, and are not under unusual physical or emotional stress. ...Read more

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Can hormones affect teenage boys excema to flare up?

Can hormones affect teenage boys excema to flare up?

It can: It usually is from emotional stress or changes in weather but eczema will flare after insect bites. It is a disorder where your body over responds to the environment. There are lots of triggers. ...Read more

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What causes over abuse from your childhood?

What causes over abuse from your childhood?

With a professional: Discussing your options through private therapy is the best proven method. Discuss with your doctor in finding a good therapist. ...Read more

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If a child experiences severe stress and depression growing up, will this affect his i.Q.?

If a child experiences severe stress and depression growing up, will this affect his i.Q.?

No: Iq is a measure of inherent potential that is genetically and ohysical health determined.Stress and depression may affect performance, but not iq. ...Read more

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Can marital strife between parents cause cronic back pain in adolesent children>?

Can marital strife between parents cause cronic back pain in adolesent children>?

Stress related issue: Stress such as marital issues in parents can manifest itself as physical ailment in children involved. You should look closely for signs of physical or emotional abuse in children exposed to this hostile environment. ...Read more

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How often is teenage depression related to genetic factors?

How often is teenage depression related to genetic factors?

Sometimes: Real depression have a genetic component. However, teenagers are at a critical time in brain development where they are more susceptible to feeling all emotions more intensely and less likely to have the area of the brain developed that is responsible for planning and thinking things through. This is why 25% of teenagers experience "storm and strife" which is different than depression. ...Read more

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What are the consequences (emotions, relationship, etc.) on an adult person of emotionally distant parents during childhood?

What are the consequences (emotions, relationship, etc.) on an adult person of emotionally distant parents during childhood?

Distant parents: This is difficult in 400 words. Your first learning was from your parents. You pattern you life on your past learning. You are an adult now and the consequences are choices. You can chose your behaviors and those choices will determine your feelings and how you treat others and feel about it. That determines how you feel about your self and your parents. You do have control. ...Read more

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Could caffeine use exacerbate osgood schlatter's in teenage boy/and or poor diet?

Could caffeine use exacerbate osgood schlatter's in teenage boy/and or poor diet?

Unlikely: Osgood schlatters is a problem related to the growth plate at the top of the tibia and usually becomes problematic during periods of rapid growth as the bone growth outpaces the ability of the muscles to grow and stretch. While inactivity and obesity can make it worse, i don't think caffeine would affect it. Generally speaking, though, caffeine intake should be limited in growing children. ...Read more

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What causes OCD in teens?

What causes OCD in teens?

OCD cause: Speculation is that it is a combination of genetic vulnerability and interaction with environment. In young people strep infections might lead to OCD symptoms, but antibiotic treatment has not been effective. ...Read more

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What factors contributes to an onset of menstruation in young girls?

What factors contributes to an onset of menstruation in young girls?

Genetics and weight: Most girls have their first period at a age similar the their mothers. Overweight females tend to have an earlier onset of puberty. In most girls having precocious puberty, no cause is identified, but evaluation by a pediatric endocrinologist is needed. The genes and receptors controlling the onset of puberty are being studied. We don't have a final answer yet. ...Read more

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My mother age iz 50 yr of depression patient and excessive urination mostly 15 times a day .what are the causes..?

My mother age iz 50 yr  of depression patient and excessive urination mostly 15 times a day .what are the causes..?

Screen for diabetes: Hi. Your mom should be screened for diabetes. Have her talk to her doc about the urination and whether she also has excessive thirst, fatigue, blurred vision, altered nerve function in the feet, etc. Testing for diabetes is easy, and if she has it, not treating it puts her at high risk. Regardless, she should eat healthily and exercise regularly. Good luck to her! ...Read more

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What factors affect a child's self-esteem?

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What factors affect a child's self-esteem?

Self-esteem: Several, such as achievement, insecurity, mood, motivation, confidence, self-image, communication, parenting, illness, support system, etc. ...Read more

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What effect does childhood obesity have on his adult life?

What effect does childhood obesity have on his adult life?

Can be many: There are not only physical effects, but also emotional effects on children with obesity. Some of the long-term health complications include diabetes, high cholesterol, sleep problems, and high blood pressure. In some cases asthma may be worsened by obesity.The emotional effects of childhood obesity should not be overlooked. These concerns include depression, bullying and poor self image. ...Read more

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