Stress is the body's biological reaction to any unpleasant stimuli. The symptoms of stress are increased heart rate, breathing fast, high blood pressure, insomnia, stomach upset, dry mouth, nervousness, etc. Stress as such is not bad, but prolonged periods of stress might affect your health.

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Can stress worsen heartburn and stomach ache?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had stomach issues for over 15 years. I have taken some form of Omeprazole (Esomeprazole, Pantropazole, Omeprazole) 5 times a week for all those years. My heartburn and stomach "ache" have gotten much worse recently. I have been going through immense financial stress (primarily, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well I can understand your situation and reason for you being upset. It seems that you have GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). And the first line treatment for GERD is acid suppressant medications, which you are already taking. You can simply increase the dose o...  Read Full »

How will OCP taken before 3 months be responsible for delayed period?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex last March but took emergency contraceptive afterward. Six days after, I had the bleeding associated with the emergency contraceptive. Two weeks after that, in the first week of April, I had my period for six days (my usual period lasts five to seven days). In Ma...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, as you had three episodes of menstrual bleed including the withdrawal bleed post-emergency contraceptive after you had intercourse in March, so it is unlikely that you would be pregnant due to your sexual encounter in March. As you have missed your menses n...  Read Full »

How to deal with my extreme mood swings and stressed feel about my life?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. I am under great stress about many areas of life like family, career, and personal satisfaction. I think I am not worthy enough and I do not like the way I look. I think I am ugly and at times I hate myself for who I am. I feel unworthy and do not deserve for what I...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth Nagda


Answer: Hello, Welcome to What are your symptoms exactly? If they are of depression, then the treatment with an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) is ideally given for six months or so. Basically, if you are depressed, you will feel irritable, low, feel like crying, sad, do not wi...  Read Full »

What are the reasons for missed periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I have missed my periods for 13 days. The 11th day pregnanacy blood test is negative. Am I pregnant?  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I fully understand your problem and will surely help you. Delay in periods can be due to several reasons like hormonal changes, stress, overweight etc. Hormonal changes can be due to body changes or some medicines which are hormone based like birth control pills, medici...  Read Full »

Though my sexual drive has not reduced, my erection is not strong as before. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old male. I weigh about 80 kg with a height of 5'9". I am facing erection issues since last week though there is no change in my sex drive. Also, I feel reduced morning erections too. I feel aroused but the erection does not come as it used to before a week. Healthwise,...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from erectile dysfunction for the last few days. Erectile dysfunction is usually caused by low blood flow to the penis or problems of nerve of penis which control erections. Most common ...  Read Full »

I do not have PCOS. Why have I missed my period?

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently 25 years old and this the first time that my period is late and it has been over 35 days. I am not married, I do not have PCOS. It is just that my period was never late and now I am worried sick. Please I need your advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not worry about the periods, as you are aware that delay in periods can be due to obesity as you had suffered last time, however my compliments to you for reducing 14 kg of weight (attachment removed to protect patient identity), so we can conclude that delay is n...  Read Full »

How to treat vaginal dryness and itchy vagina?

Query: Hi doctor, I have PCOS and suddenly I am having vaginal dryness and a bit of itching especially at night. I have tried all homemade remedies for my periods but I did not get it. What should I do now? And this vaginal dryness is literally making me feel irritated. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all, I like to inform you that PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) could be an underlying cause for vaginal dryness due to hormonal imbalance caused by PCOS itself. Secondly, itching is probably the result of vaginal dryness rather than anything else. In case ...  Read Full »

Please suggest a cream or ointment for dark circles.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old male. I have severe hyperpigmentation around eyes. My eyes always feel tired. Also, I have this white mucus in my eyes daily when I wake up. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shikha

General Practitioner, Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. For extreme hyperpigmentation, I will suggest you take appropriate sleep for 7 to 8 hours. Are you working continuously for long time? You may be having dry eyes. Do warm compresses and use lubricant eye drops three times a day. Revert b...  Read Full »

What is Troxipide used for?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 year old male. I am working as a software professional. I recently had some discomfort with digestion. I had severe bloating, gas formation and a frequent sensation of motions. I went to a gastroenterologist and he made an endoscopy and endoscopic biopsy. The biopsy result is yet...  Read Full »

Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As your doctor said, there is nothing serious. This is a type of gastritis, which has involved almost all areas of the stomach and some part beyond that. Yes, it is due to some bacterial infection, Helicobacter pylori. For this, you need a specific antibiotic for 14 days....  Read Full »

I get disturbed sleep during night and could sleep only in the morning these days. What is the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, It has been a week now and yet I feel like I do not get enough sleep. I would sleep from 1 AM onwards but tend to wake up every hour and my sleep feels like it is not in deep sleep. I could get a deep sleep only aound morning 5-6 AM and woke up at 10-11 AM. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, this pandemic is causing a lot of stress in everybody is mind. We all processing information at the conscious subconscious and unconscious level of our brain. Sometimes that is to this kind of disturbance in biological rhythms. Along with that at times people s...  Read Full »

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