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What is the effect of stress on digestion?

What is the effect of stress on digestion?

Stress can....: ... Increase stomach acid, leading to heartburn (gastric reflux); cause nausea or vomiting if severe; cause diarrhea or constipation, or both. Stress increases the "fight or flight" sympathetic nervous system and suppresses the parasympathetic system. Digestion requires the opposite for best functioning. ...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 effects of lack of exercise on the circulatory system?

What are the effects of lack of exercise on the circulatory system?

Get Up and Go: Effective exercising will increase the blood flow to every cell in the body. This is the way of effectively providing nutrients to grow, maintain and repair or various tissues. By limiting or reducing the exercise, the bodies tissues will be hard pressed to maintain, let alone grow and develop to the degree necessary to survive in a healthy state. ...Read more

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Does the removal of thyroid nodes effects on the function of the brain?

Does the removal of thyroid nodes effects on the function of the brain?

Please define: Hi. There are thyroid nodules and lymph nodes, but not "thyroid nodes". However, removal of neither thyroid nodules nor lymph nodes will affect the function of the brain. Frankly that's kind of an off the wall question. Is there something particular you're thinking of? Good luck! ...Read more

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What's the effect of the sympathetic stimulation on the cardiac function?

What's the effect of the sympathetic stimulation on the cardiac function?

Adrenalin: Sympathetic stimulation causes the heart to beat faster and harder. BP rises as total vascular resistance increases. Cardiac output increases as heart rate and stroke volume increase. Myocardial oxygen consumption increases. ...Read more

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What might be the effects of ageing on the digestive system?

What might be the effects of ageing on the digestive system?

Slows down: In the course of aging the process of moving food/stool through the intestine, particularly the colon, tends to slow down. This increases the problems of constipation so many older patients need to takes more active steps to avoid constipation. Stomach acid production can also reduce, making digestion a little less efficient. ...Read more

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What is effect of stress on your sleep?

What is effect of stress on your sleep?

Lots: It is a common cause of inability to fall asleep and frequentiddle of the night awakenings and not going through all stages of sleep. ...Read more

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What are the effects of psychological stress on health?

What are the effects of psychological stress on health?

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

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What effect of hormones on muscles?

What effect of hormones on muscles?

Depends: This really depends upon which hormone you are interested in learning. Testosterone affects muscle mass, for instance. Reference which hormone for a more detailed answer. ...Read more

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Doctors! what adverse effects does hyperthyroidism have on the rest of the vital organs?

Doctors! what adverse effects does hyperthyroidism have on the rest of the vital organs?

Hyperthyroidism: Makes everything in your body work faster and harder. Therefore, it affects every chemical process, every organ, every function in your body. It needs to be treated properly to avoid any long term damage. ...Read more

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What area of the brain has the greatest effect on visceral functions (e.g. heart rate and hormone production)?

What area of the brain has the greatest effect on visceral functions (e.g. heart rate and hormone production)?

Hormones: Please go online to Yahoo Images or something similar and look for images of the Pituitary Gland. There is usually a small comment with the images. Fell free to contact me again if there are things on the web you don't fully understand. You can of course also discuss these items with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the bad effects of stress on body?

What are the bad effects of stress on body?

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 fatigability. Lump in throat or butterfly in stomach sensation can occur. ...Read more

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What’s the effect of rheumatoid arthritis on the heart and vessels?

What’s the effect of rheumatoid arthritis on the heart and vessels?

Bad: Ra is an inflammotry disorder, characterized by high levels of CRP in the body. CRP does not cause the damge, but is the best surrogate marker for inflammation in the body, particularly the blood stream. Inflammation hurts the ling of blood vessels and increases the tendency to deposit cholesterol plaques. It raises clotting factors, such as fibrinogen which makes the blood more liely to clot! ...Read more

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What is the effect of ecitalopram on cognitive functions ?

What is the effect of ecitalopram on cognitive functions ?

May help: Especially if you are suffering from depressive disorder or anxiety. But if not, it is hard to say. In any case, unless you are suffering from recent impairment of cognition due to depression or anxiety, degree of improvement will not be dramatic. For people who are not suffering from mental illness, i don't think any antidepressant will help. ...Read more

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What is the effect of alcohol on the brain & a turmor?

What is the effect of alcohol on the brain & a turmor?

Depends: Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant. Its effects should be separate from that of a tumor. However as the effects of alcohol wear off you may be more prone to seizure. ...Read more

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What is medical definition of stress and the effects on the body?

What is medical definition of stress and the effects on the body?

'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

Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more


Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more