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I'm a single female (22 and senior in college), never has sex but lately i've been craving it a lot lately. What should I do? Is it a sign of stress?

I'm a  single female (22 and senior in college), never has sex but lately i've been craving it a lot lately. What should I do? Is it a sign of stress?

Stop craving: Wanting to have sex is not a sign of stress for a 22-year-old who never had sex. Cravings can cause acting out behavior which is not in your best interest. It's better to control cravings with diversions or substitute behavior. ...Read more

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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What are the signs of stress?

What are the signs of stress?

Stress: Stress symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders & back), poor quality or minimal sleep, lack of concentration & easy fatiguability. Lump in throat or butterfly in stomach sensation can occur. ...Read more

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Do women react to stress differently?

Do women react to stress differently?

Absolutely: Women tend to be more emotionally "open" about stress and their stress feeing tends to diminish with "talking" about it with a trusted friend. Men, on the other hand, tend to feel better about the stress when they seek solitude and dismiss themselves from the situation.This can sometimes cause a misunderstanding between men and women, as the woman could feel "abandoned" and a .Man feel "nagged". ...Read more

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What are some physical signs of stress?

What are some physical signs of stress?

'fight or flight': Stress causes increased activity in the sympathetic nervous system and the release of stress hormones. As a result: heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing rate increases; there is increased sweating; skin temperature decreases as blood shifts to the vital organs; there can be muscle tension or tremors; GI disturbance such as nausea, stomach ache, or diarrhea; pacing, hand-wringing, etc. ...Read more

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Does stress cause women to gain weight?

Does stress cause women to gain weight?

No: Stress eating, yes. Increased caloric intake over caloric expenditure causes weight gain. ...Read more

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What are signs of stress or something else ?

What are signs of stress or something else ?

Stress: Stress symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders ; back), poor quality or minimal sleep, lack of concentration ; easy fatiguability. Lump in throat or butterfly in stomach sensation can occur. ...Read more

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What are the signs that im under too much stress?

What are the signs that im under too much stress?

Stress Signs: Signs of too much Stress: • Being overwhelmed • Being confused • Being Helpless • Feeling intense frustration • Feeling very depressed • Feeling hopeless • Feeling worthless • Feeling Nothing works • Feeling that no one cares ...Read more

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What are physical signs of stress that i might see?

What are physical signs of stress that i might see?

Stress & the body: It prepares for action by activating the autonomic nervous system & numerous hormones. Stress can cause muscle tension, cold hands & feet, increased heart rate, rapid and shallow breathing, stomach upset, headaches, dry mouth, increased sweating, mind racing, & insomnia. Chronic stress decreases immune functions and contributes to numerous illnesses. ...Read more

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Help! could stress cause a woman's cycle to occur twice in a month?

Help! could stress cause a woman's cycle to occur twice in a month?

I think it would be: More likely that there is an imbalance of estrogen and Progesterone causing break through bleeding. ...Read more

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23 year old female and I feel like I forget a lot even if it's something 5 minutes ago. Is this a problem or stress related ?

23 year old female and I feel like I forget a lot even if it's something 5 minutes ago. Is this a problem or stress related ?

Memory problems: It could just be stress related or due to fatigue. However, there are also rarer possibilities such as thyroid disease, Rheumatologic diseases, or neurological diseases that can cause your symptoms. If it persists, see a healthcare provider for further testing. ...Read more

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Is there any data that proofs that the anti müllerian Hormon fluctuates (especially when the woman is young, 26y) For example when extremely stressed?

Is there any data that proofs that the anti müllerian Hormon fluctuates (especially when the woman is young, 26y) For example when extremely stressed?

Some flux : aMH may fluctuate some but is generally thiought to be a more reliable indicator of ovarian reserve as compared to tonFSH levels. See a reproductive endocrinologist for further information. ...Read more

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What can I do to help a colleague, who I am not close to, to help her deal with stress? Because of my history I recognise enough signs to be concerned

Offer to share w/her: your experience. If she says yes tell her what you have been through and what you did to help. Stressed persons may not like to admit that they need help so proceed gently. Perhaps a book has helped you. You can mention that also. Thanks for caring. It's risky but good. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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As a woman in my 30s, how can I avoid stress?

As a woman in my 30s, how can I avoid stress?

Manage it: Everyone has to deal with stressful situations. But it's not only the stress that makes us feel achy, tense, and irritable. It's also how we react to the stress. It's possible to retrain your brain to respond to stress so it doesn't cause you distress -- at least some of the time. The american psychological association pages on stress are a good place to start: www.Apa.Org/helpcenter/stress.Aspx. ...Read more

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What are the physical signs of stress and ways to prevent?

Get support: Stress can show up as headaches or stomach aches, sometimes even joint aching. If you grind your teeth, your teeth might hurt. You might have trouble eating or sleeping. To prevent it, get plenty of rest and exercise. Let others give you support and help you problem solve. Read self-help materials. Relax every day. If that does not help, see an md, psychiatrist, or psychologist. ...Read more

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What are signs that caregiving is causing me to much stress?

What are signs that caregiving is causing me to much stress?

Stress: Ask those close to you if they notice a difference in your personality. Often care givers do not realize how difficult and taxing on your psyche caregiving can be. Take the anxiety questionnaire on the soundmindz.Org website for a guide as to your level of stress and anxiety. Best. ...Read more

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Help please! is getting tired easily a sign of age or stress etc?

Can be stress: At age 45, i would not expect age to cause you fatigue or getting tired easily. I would recommend a physical exam from a primary care doc to rule out any medical problems causing you fatigue. Fatigue can also be a symptom of depression. A psychologist or psychiatrist can help figure out how to help your stress and easily getting tired. Be well, . ...Read more

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Does stress cause nk cells to become high and aggressive in women?

Does stress cause nk cells to become high and aggressive in women?

Natural killer cells: Natural killer cells, a cytotoxic lymphocyte, are critical to the innate immune system. . Nk cells provide rapid responses to virally infected cells and respond to tumor formation, acting at around 3 days after infection. It is doubtful that emotional stress will increase levels of nk cells, or that the response in women is different than in men. ...Read more

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How can sandwich generation caregiving add stress to middle aged women?

Life with DAD: Same old problem of the middle manager...Being the answer person from both ends of the family spectrum requires tact and generosity in both directions. ...Read more

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Do I have signs of diabetes, is it just a phase of life, or could it just be stress?

Do I have signs of diabetes, is it just a phase of life, or could it just be stress?

Stress?: Your question requires a doctor to see you in person. Clarify your problems, do some tests and gp from there. ...Read more

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How accurate are cardiolite stress tests for a 29 yr old female? Had one done 3 weeks ago that came back normal but still experiencing symptoms

How accurate are cardiolite stress tests for a 29 yr old female? Had one done 3 weeks ago that came back normal but still experiencing symptoms

80%: If you don't have diabetes and you don't smoke, your pretest probability of significant CAD is very low (<20%) and with a normal test, this drops to <5%. If you exercised well on the treadmill (>10 minutes), your risk is <1%. Look for a different cause of your symptoms. ...Read more