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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 endogenous hormones including epinephrine and norepinephrine, and medications that are adrenergic agonists. Colloquially, people might say "adrenaline" to ...


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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 looking for). In this Wikipedia entry on Paresthesia, it describes the sensation as such: Paresthesia is an abnormal sensation such as tingling, tickling, ...


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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 great many different studies. In drug trials, the effects of a drug are often compared to a placebo - a sugar pill/saline injection - even placebo surgery. ...


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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 both sides of the head. The forehead is possible...but not the only option. In contrast, a migraine is more of a throbbing kind of headache, and begins or stays ...


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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 placebo effect work on you? Can the placebo effect be scientifically tested? If each of these points can be resolved as true, then it would be fair to call ...


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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 and makes them "porous," which allows some fluid from the blood to escape into the space between the cells.


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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 the body then responds to that by making itself stronger not just to meet the extra demand but to actually exceed this (provided the exercise routine isn't too ...


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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 have considerable discomfort, it will be worth the investment for eye strain relief and ultimately less magnification.


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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 brain, any type of nervous stimulus or mental stress can affect its secretion. When an individual has physical stress, there is increased release of the stress ...


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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 throat and definitely helps alleviate anxiety. If you think you're about to have a panic attack start drinking till your stomach is full and think about the ...


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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 connecting the jawbone to the skull. It is a bilateral synovial articulation between the temporal bone of the skull above and the mandible below; it is from these ...


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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 in Overweight and Obese Adults: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials (Nutrients, 2018) This systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized ...


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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, as has been cognitive behavioral therapy. Psychotherapy is a critical part of treatment of anxiety disorders. Some people benefit from medications like SSRIs ...


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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 further by saying that: Though the blame for the poor reporting of the study can be put at the door of the press office of the FASEB, which issued a press ...


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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-related high blood pressure than ACE inhibitors (a blood pressure medication). Another study found that pet owners have significantly lower heart rates and blood ...


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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 stress is subjectively perceived as negative and excitement as positive. Interestingly, there is a study that proposes "anxiety reappraisal" in which you tell ...


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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 ), and the muscles around your eyes and neck activate within a couple of seconds. Can you change an involuntary response? With difficulty, and a lot of training. ...


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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" and it is not an essential nutrient. That means, reduced intake of this substance results usually just in increased synthesis of that substance. Cholesterol (...


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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 "attack" the skin and cause it to become inflamed and produce hives.


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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 tying something to their arms. The compression socks and pantyhose may work in a similar way. http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Veins-to-Pop-Out


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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 example they may help the eye to adjust to intermediate-distance objects such as computer screens. There are some with an antireflective coating which may help ...


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