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Is adrenaline a coctail of hormones, rather than one hormone?

Adrenaline = epinephrine. Different name, same chemical. "Adrenergic receptors" is perhaps where things get more confusing. That is a family of hormone receptors (α1 α2 β1 β2...) that respond to ...
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Why do I feel small stings all over my body in stress?

Paresthesia Anxiety Symptoms -- seems like the term/condition you are looking for (though I am not a doctor and am not diagnosing you as such -- I'm just trying to inform you of the term you might be ...
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Is there a proven way to test if I'm susceptible to the placebo effect?

No, there isn't, not in any meaningful way. "The placebo effect" is an umbrella term, used primarily in the media/pop science. That isn't to say it isn't real or valid, but it covers outcomes from a ...
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Is this description a tension headache?

Yes, a tension-type headache is more of a pressing, tightening quality, and mild to moderate intensity. There is no throbbing. There is also no nausea. It is usually bilateral, so usually it is on ...
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Is there a proven way to test if I'm susceptible to the placebo effect?

Introduction The placebo effect is a very interesting thing to study. To keep this scientific, though, let's divide your question into three addressable points: Does the placebo effect work? Does the ...
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What Causes Stress Hives

The mechanism of stress hives (urticaria): Stress, for example, emotional stress or insomnia triggers the mast cells in the skin to release histamine. Histamine dilates the small arteries in the skin ...
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Normal life with heavy weights?

If you build this up gradually, then you're more likely to succeed, although it may still be above the limit that your body can tolerate in the long term. In general, exercise stresses the body, but ...
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Do computer glasses actually work?

No one likes CVS, and computer glasses are said to increase contrast and decrease glare to alleviate eye stress. If you are sure you will be using the computer in the future for prolonged periods and ...
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How does stress cause the frequent urge to urinate?

Stress and Urination In some people stress can cause an increase in urination. The form of stress may be physical or emotional. Since the control of aldosterone is partly under the influence of the ...
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Anxiety and panic attack relieves

I have suffered from health anxiety for the last couple of years and let me share some of the things I find helpful. Stay hydrated: Drinking loads of water instantly relieves the tightness in your ...
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Is it possible to meassure anxiety/stress via data collected from smart watches for a whole region?

Tiwari et al, 2019 found poor sensitivity and specificity for detecting stress using multiple features from a fitness watch: sensitivity 0.53, specificity 0.56, and similarly poor for anxiety: ...
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What is the relationship (if any) between poor posture during the day and problems with bruxism and/or TMJ, or is this just idle speculation?

It is a very interesting question! So before everything, it is important to understand what is Temporomandibular joint and its components. The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are the two joints ...
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Any studies on the tradeoff between losing weight and being less stressful?

Can working to lose weight, as opposed to neglecting this, cause considerable stress? Not necessary, according to the following review. Diet-Induced Weight Loss Has No Effect on Psychological Stress ...
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How can breathing techniques lessen anxiety?

Neuroscience is complex; this is a simplification. To summarize: yes, breathing techniques and other meditation and biofeedback methods have been shown to be effective for reducing anxiety and panic, ...
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What are the cures for gray hair?

The study did not investigate the causes of, or possible treatments of, grey hair. However, the research focused on vitiligo, specifically looking at segmental vitiligo (NHS, 2013). The NHS went ...
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Will stroking a cat or dog reduce a human's stress levels?

It has been proposed by way of many studies that pet ownership can cause both short- and long-term stress relief. This study actually found that pet ownership is more effective at managing stress-...
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What is the difference between stress and excitement?

Stress and excitement both activate the sympathetic nervous system, so they can feel very physically similar (high heart rates, etc.) The main difference is in higher-level brain processing, where ...
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Why does the temporalis muscle tighten when we are under prolonged stress?

This is part of the flight or fight response which is largely involuntary. Various muscles contract involuntarily including anal sphincters ( you don't want your bowels opening in a fight or flight ), ...
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Is it possible to reduce stress by directly reducing cholestrol intake?

No. It is not possible "that reducing cholestrol would lead to a direct, causational decrease in cortisol production?" There is a little and a bigger flaw in this thought. Cholesterol is not "bad" ...
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What Causes Stress Hives

I spoke with a doctor the other day and they said that the body releases histamines when under stress. The histamines are there to attack foreign bodies, however there are none from stress. They then "...
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Blue veins appearing on legs

Veins pop out when the muscles are strained. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-do-veins-pop-out-when/ Muscle builders try to get them popping out with constraining the blood flow by ...
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Do computer glasses actually work?

According to eye care providers, computer glasses designed for digital screens which can help alleviate many of the factors which cause eye strain symptoms, although do not completely prevent it. For ...
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