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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?

"Too much stress": Some signs could be insomnia; irritability; anger outbursts; physical aches & pains from tension; bowel problems (diarrhea, cramping, etc); fatigue; having a strong "startle" reaction even to noise that isn't very loud; anxiety or panic; poor concentration, etc. Some of these could also relate to more pervasive -- but treatable -- conditions. ...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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