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This Stress Is Associated With Long Term Problems
Can long-term extreme stress cause permanent brain damage or intellectual/concentration/memory problems?
Yes: But how is a long story. The first article will be the short version. The second article will be the longer version. I hope you enjoy the reading. It is very enlightening. Best wishes. www.targetwoman.com/articles/stress-and-brain-damage.html over time, stress damages most cognitive functions. www.fi.edu/learn/brain/stress.html iextreme or sustained stress can damage the brain's hippocampus. ...Read more
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
I had an old calcanea stress fracture with swelling. Can long-term foot instability, plantar fasciitis, sural neuropathy cause back problems?
Depends: It depends on the bone and how much weight it has to bear. Those in bone that carry much load may break all the way through and deform, with increased pain, deformity, and other problems. Others may heal with bone or scar and do fairly well. Have an orthopaedist advise you on your particular situation. ...Read more
Is there a clear diference between anxiety and stress? How long would anxiety need to be present to be classed as "long term" or harmful?
Stress causes anx: "stress" is when more is demanded of you than you can comfortably deliver. It stresses the heart to run upstairs; it stresses your mind to deal with loss. "anxiety" is worry or nervousness, often due to mixed or confused feelings. E.G., whether to approach or avoid someone. Anxiety is an inevitable part of life; it's harmful if severe, or gets in your way on a regular basis. ...Read more
Im under an intense amount of stress acute and long term, my carotids feel so enlarged that i feel like im being choked what does this mean?
May benefit: There's good stress and bad stress -- "eustress" makes me work to achieve meaningful goals, while being in an impossible situation or lacking resources / habits to deal with tough situations can cause you to generate stress hormones that may raise blood pressure and damage the vessels (more than the heart itself, long-run). No simple answer, but good luck with whatever situation you've been in. ...Read more
I stress out a lot when I watch games. Is there a long term effect of watching a lot of sports intensely?
Balance it.: When you stressed out- either because of watching games, or any other stress, your body reponses by producing the hormone of stress- cortisol, which if not being "washed out" by regular exercise, may lead to "wear and tear" in multiple organs, including heart, blood vessels, kidneys, etc. Therefore balance out watching games with taking care of stress hormones in your body. Exercise! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes of ulcer: A stomach ulcer is literally a hole in the stomach lining. H.Pylori bacteria & use of nsaid's are independent but common risk factors, as are age, tobacco use, & prior history of ulceration. Admission to the ICU can result in stress-related ulceration within the first few days of hospitalization. Also, significant burns (curling's ulcer), head trauma (cushing's ulcer), sheering forces, cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can emotional stress wreck your body and deplete essential vitiamns such as magnesium etc? How can it affect you long term?
What are the long term effects of mbsr programs and meditation on anxiety, stress and depression?
Very helpful: Mbsr and meditation provide opportunity for us to be aware of inner experience, on purpose, and non-judgmentally. Being disconnected from ourselves can lead to stress, depression, and anxiety. A seminal book on this topic is "full catastrophe living" by jon kabat-zinn phd, who founded mbsr in the us over 30 years ago. Updated 2013 version describes the program ; contains new research! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stressed past 9 months. Become very mentally fatigued past 6 months esp in morning . Bloodwork normal. Can stress cause long term fatigue? Ty
Does gabapentin has lots of side effects?How about if i wish to take it long term for preventing my ongoing extreme stress which effects my capability
Could be : Gabapentin side effects include drowsiness, dizziness, asthenia, weight gain, ankle/foot swelling, and maximal dose is quite low. If it helps your stress, perhaps might be of value, but there are likely far better choices. Find a supportive psychiatrist and design a treatment approach. ...Read more
Is it possible for long-term xerostomia (reduced saliva production for 3 months) to be caused by severe anxiety and stress that started 4 months ago?
Just broke up with my long term girl. I know that women use crying to release the stress and sadness from the body, but what can a guy do?
Crying OK!: Guys cry, too! And if you feel like crying, don't hold back. You can do it in private. Other ways to release pent up emotions are aerobic exercise, weight lifting, playing music, drawing, etc. You can yell at the top of your lungs in your car... Whatever feels good and doesn't hurt you or someone else. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Not likely: The causes of trigeminal neuralgia include some compression of the nerve and some other possible causes. Stress and anxiety may certainly worsen the problem and bring it to attention, but they alone are not likely the underlying cause. We typically perform imaging to look for something that is pressing on the nerve, so to speak. I recommend the American Headache Society website for more into. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yup.: Seems that stress and anxiety are multi-talented evil-doers. They can, indeed, trigger and aggravate trigeminal neuralgia attacks. This is another good reason to do some CBT therapy to learn skills to avoid, reduce and manage stress/anxiety. It is a very worthwhile investment for many aspects of your (hopefully long and good) life. Best wishes! ...Read more
I had a MRI of the brain do to migraines.It showed frontal brain shrinking. I'm 42. Told this could be related to my long term stress levels.Thought?
Sudden (during one night) generalized edema, lasting for 15 years. Very long-lasting stress, digestive problems, constipation, non-stop thirst, dry lips.
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