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Can long-term extreme stress cause permanent brain damage or intellectual/concentration/memory 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.
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over time, stress damages most cognitive functions.
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iextreme or sustained stress can damage the brain's hippocampus. ...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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I had an old calcanea stress fracture with swelling. Can long-term foot instability, plantar fasciitis, sural neuropathy cause back problems?

I had an old calcanea stress fracture with swelling. Can long-term foot instability, plantar fasciitis, sural neuropathy cause back problems?

Heel fracture: The answer is simply yes. Long term instability, plantar faciitis, and sural neuropathy...All cause pain. And, trying to ambulate through it, will cause you to limp. This limping will effect your back. See a specialist, and get help. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of having stress fractures?

What are the long term effects of having stress fractures?

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

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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?

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

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What are effects on the heart after long term stress?

What are effects on the heart after long term stress?

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

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I stress out a lot when I watch games. Is there a long term effect of watching a lot of sports intensely?

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 more

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Can anxiety or long term stress cause ulcer?

Can anxiety or long term stress cause ulcer?

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 more

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Can emotional stress wreck your body and deplete essential vitiamns such as magnesium etc? How can it affect you long term?

Can emotional stress wreck your body and deplete essential vitiamns such as magnesium etc? How can it affect you long term?

See PCP first.: Emotional stress can affect the whole body's functioning. See your pcp who can eliminate other medical problems or refer you to appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of mbsr programs and meditation on anxiety, stress and depression?

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 more

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Stressed past 9 months. Become very mentally fatigued past 6 months esp in morning. Bloodwork normal. Can stress cause long term fatigue? Ty

Stressed past 9 months. Become very mentally fatigued past 6 months esp in morning. Bloodwork normal. Can stress cause long term fatigue? Ty

Stress: Yes, it absolutely can cause fatigue. You should seek help with this from your physician who can refer you to a good therapist. You need some help learning how to manage your stress. Please seek out this help, you don't have to feel like this any longer. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

Possible but seek MD: Prolonged xerostomia should warrant MD evaluation - many medications such as for allergies, sleep and anxiety can cause this, but other hormonal/metabolic and even autoimmune disorders also can. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Can long term stress and anxiety cause trigeminal neuralgia?

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 more

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Can long term stress and anxiety trigger trigeminal neuralgia?

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

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Full-time nursing student. Left eyelid twitch for 3 weeks straight. Can stress cause twitch for this long; or more likely vision problems b/c lasting?

Full-time nursing student. Left eyelid twitch for 3 weeks straight. Can stress cause twitch for this long; or more likely vision problems b/c lasting?

Benign but annoying: Eyelid fasciculation or twitching is usually from fatigue, stress or even low serum potassium levels. There is no easy answer for stress related side effects except to become mentally disciplined to resist stress. Look at it this way, your body has a barometer or gauge to help warn when to relax. ...Read more

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I suspect I may have a prolapse. I am 45, have had 2 children and my mother and grandmother both had prolapses of the uterus. My symptoms are long term (ie the last year or so) feeling of pressure low down, discomfort and stress incontinence while exer

I suspect I may have a prolapse. I am 45, have had 2 children and my mother and grandmother both had prolapses of the uterus. My symptoms are long term (ie the last year or so) feeling of pressure low down, discomfort and stress incontinence while exer

Sounds like prolapse: Considering your history and the symptoms that you describe you probably do have some type of prolapse. Many women can feel something bulging through the vaginal opening. To check, place fingers at the vaginal opening while seated on a toilet and bear down as if you are trying to have a bowel movement. Your doctor could determine exactly what parts are dropping and discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Can stress add to many health problems?

Gosh, you are only: 17 ; you have a lot of health problems? Yes, stress can exacerbate many health issues. To address stress: talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 8+ hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupressure or meditation. Tell your parents about this. ...Read more

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How long will it take me to recover from chronic stress?

How long will it take me to recover from chronic stress?

Recovering fro stres: It depends on u, type of stress and u support system. ...Read more

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Can heavy, long endured stress cause the body to start shutting down?

Can heavy, long endured stress cause the body to start shutting down?

If shutting down is: Physical functions becoming altered then the answer is yes. Stress can alter function in almost every system in our body over time. Sleep and appetite are major areas, as well as cardiovascular health, muscle strength and stamina and how our endocrine system functions. Our mind can be affected significantly, altering how we learn, work, enjoy things and behave. We become accident prone as well. ...Read more

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Was wondering how much stress can a person to before it start causing health problems?

Stress: It all depends on your personality and your health status. If this question is in your mind, thay means that you consult your doctor before it causes a health problem. ...Read more

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What to do if I have problems with stress and I feel disconnected from my body. What is this?

OBE: This is an out- of- body experience. It goes by the more formal name of depersonalization experience, not necessarily disorder. A reference to this in the journal of nervous and mental diseases back in I believe 1993, noted that this was experienced periodically by 14% of the population in general. See a psychiatrist or therapist if this continues to bother you. ...Read more

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Stress and worries like exams time, or having a problem that threatens you, how do they effect a person?

Stress and worries like exams time, or having a problem that threatens you, how do they effect a person?

Get help: It's normal to feel anxious before exams, but it's not necessarily good for you. Stress hormones are released, which if present over a long time, can make a person more vulnerable to illness. Download a guided imagery/hypnotherapy cd for exams to help relax you. For a problem that threatens you, find someone who can help you feel more protected. ...Read more

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When I try to work, watch news, connect to the real world I feel stressed and anxious. Is this a problem?

When I try to work, watch news, connect to the real world I feel stressed and anxious. Is this a problem?

Anxiety Disorders: Affect about 1 in 5 people (source: National Institute of Mental Health), so you are in good company! There are varying degrees of anxiety, and several treatment options to help you overcome this. I would talk to your Dr about your symptoms and treatment options. Try turning off the news, and try some of these anxiety relieving strategies: https://www. Adaa. Org/tips-manage-anxiety-and-stress ...Read more