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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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Could stress have my head feeling weird sensations?

Could stress have my head  feeling weird sensations?

Of course!: Stress causes us to feel all sorts of strange things, particularly if there is also anxiety involved in the stress. In general, there is little reason for concern, but i would certainly recommend that you let your family doc know about your symptoms. ...Read more

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Why do I scratch my head when stressed/annoyed/anxious?

Why do I scratch my head when stressed/annoyed/anxious?

Many possibilities: It may be a way you attempt to relieve stress or self soothe. If you are breaking your skin or your losing hair see a physician. If you want to stop, replace this behavior with something else that is more acceptable for you. If that is a challenge to do on your own, a behavioral therapist can help you with that. ...Read more

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What do I do to remove the stress from my head and back?

What do I do to remove the stress from my head and back?

Tension: Try stretching, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing & all time favorites - acupuncture & gua sha (scraping). ...Read more

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My head felt like it "flickered". Can this be due to stress?

My head felt like it "flickered". Can this be due to stress?

Probably: If it's an isolated incident, then it could be due to stress or your previously known anxiety. If it persists or you develop new symptoms, then see your primary care physician. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003205.htm ...Read more

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Why does my bottom left side of my head keep hurting exspesaly when I'm under stress been doing it for at least 4 months now?

Why does my bottom left side of my head keep hurting exspesaly when I'm under stress been doing it for at least 4 months now?

Probably tension!: Complex issues are suggested. See us or your doctor for evaluation. Meanwhile try reducing stimulants such as caffeine. Work or sleep hygiene. Apply intermittent ice packs for 5 minutes. Rub in Aspercreme. Sleep warm! Do stretching before relaxing and during stress. ...Read more

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I am having very quick, sharp pains in the left side of my head. I am under a great deal of stress at the present time. Should i dismiss it?

I am having very quick, sharp pains in the left side of my head.  I am under a great deal of stress at the present time.  Should i dismiss it?

No: You need to see someone who can help diagnose exactly what your problem is. Headache pain could be from many things from something in your head (brain or blood vessel), to clenching your teeth due to stress causing muscle problems, to nerve problems. A proper diagnosis is most important to rule out serious problems, and treat whatever is causing your pain. ...Read more

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What can cause a brief dropping sensation in head as if u sudden dropped in elevator? Lasted only few sec. Very stressed at time with 2 kids and pup

What can cause a brief dropping sensation in head as if u sudden dropped in elevator? Lasted only few sec.  Very stressed at time with 2 kids and pup

Stress can play on U: The dropping sensation u describe sre known to occur w anxiety state or stress. There could also be inner ear problem of virtigo, Labrynthitis or even in some cases TMJ problems ahve been linked with sudden sensation of dropping or falling. If stress relief doesnt resolve the problem, I would recommend an ENT evaluation ...Read more

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Does this make since i wouldn't stress if i didn't get all these ha's & pains n my head i'm falling apart test r normal but i don't feel that way help?

Does this make since i wouldn't stress if i didn't get all these ha's & pains n my head i'm falling apart test r normal but i don't feel that way help?

Migraines?: You could be suffering from migraine headaches and there's not an actual test for this, though the pain is real. Perhaps you need to see a neurologist for evaluation of your headaches. ...Read more

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Partner is STRESSED - tense - helped with massage-him a massage - working out knots - then notice the last two knots r inscalp on the back of the head?

Partner is STRESSED - tense - helped with massage-him a massage - working out knots - then notice the last two knots r inscalp on the back of the head?

Blocked gland: A sebaceous cyst is a collection of oily fluid that occurs when an oil gland is blocked. Some folks are more prone to them than other and they often appear on the neck, shoulders, and back. Avoid skin products that are oily. I would also stay away from transfats and bad oils, which is good for overall health. Saunas and sweating may help although i don't of data. See doc for exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more