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Can stress cause many symptoms?

Can stress cause many symptoms?

Yes: Stress can cause many physical symptoms: headaches, stomach aches, back aches, skin rashes, itching, upset stomach, tight throat, muscle tension, jaw clenching, etc etc. Chronic stress over many years can lead to life-threatening medical disease. ...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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Can High Stress and Anxsity cause symptoms that aren't really there?

Can High Stress and Anxsity cause symptoms that aren't really there?

Most certainly: Anxiety and "stress" commonly manifests as physical symptoms. Common complaints related to anxiety are nausea, palpitations, abdominal pain, sweating, shortness of breath and a host of others. Your mind is exceedingly powerful! ...Read more

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I think my physical symptoms are caused my stress and anxiety. Is this possible?

I think my physical symptoms are caused my  stress and anxiety. Is this possible?

Yes: It would help to understand what you symptoms are. However, it is true that your brain is intimately connected to your body and they do effect one another. ...Read more

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Could stress be the cause of reflux, even when factors like posture or foods make the symptoms appear or worsen?

Could stress be the cause of reflux, even when factors like posture or foods make the symptoms appear or worsen?

Multifactorial: Acid reflux disease is often multifactorial, and stress is certainly a factor involved in the process. Diet and the avoidance of trigger foods is paramount as well as trying to decrease stress. There are many over the counter acid reflux medications you can try as well, but as stated the diet and stress reduction is the key. If severe or worsens, see a GI dr. For eval. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can stress cause my pancreatic suymptoms?

Can stress cause my pancreatic suymptoms?

Yes it can: Stress can make any existing physical illness worse. Also, if the stress makes you drink a lot of alcohol, pancreatitis will flare up for sure. ...Read more

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Can stress cause lupus symptoms?

Can stress cause lupus symptoms?

Indirectly: Stress can cause lupus to flare or lupus symptoms to worsen. However, stress by itself cannot cause to lupus to develop. ...Read more

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Can stress cause you to get cold symptoms?

Can stress cause you to get cold symptoms?

More vulnerable: High stress can impair your immune system, leaving you more vulnerable to viral illness (colds, coughs, flu, etc). For instance, some research showed that students' immunity went down every year under the simple stress of a three-day exam period. Test takers had fewer natural killer cells, which fight tumors and viral infections. They produced much less immunity-boosting gamma interferon too. ...Read more

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Can anxiety or chronic stress cause gastritis? What are the symptoms of gastritis?

Can anxiety or chronic stress cause gastritis? What are the symptoms of gastritis?

Yes: Gastritis can be caused by stress/ anxiety. You can have pain, bloating, nausea, cramping to name a few. Talk to your doctor for different treatment options ...Read more

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Can the symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder show years after the event that caused them?

Symptoms of PTSD can: Symptoms of ptsd can manifest immediately after a traumatic or series of traumatic experiences or can occur months or in some cases years later. It is essential to be evaluated by licensed mental health practitioner to determine the exact diagnosis. If the diagnosis of ptsd is confirmed, there are a variety of good treatments. It is important to work with someone who has experience treating ptsd. ...Read more

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