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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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I feel lonely, stressed, and anxious despite having no stress. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33-year-old female and I have been feeling so overwhelmed lately that I cannot catch my breath and my heart is racing for no reason. I cannot sleep, or concentrate. I feel lonely, stressed, and anxious. But there is no such pressure in my life. Still, I feel anxious about many t...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your problem and situation. You may have an anxiety disorder. If you do not take treatment for anxiety then you will have gastric issues, memory issues, irritability, and restlessness in the short term. But in the long term, You may have hypertension...  Read Full »

I have fasciculations, which are visible, but are not associated with muscle thinning. What could this be?

Query: Hello doctor,I have fasciculations that occur a few times a day which lasts from a few seconds up to a few hours. It stops when I move the muscle. I have no weakness, but recently a neurologist diagnosed me with ulnar mononeuropathy in my elbow. What could this be? Please help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Fasciculations have so many etiologies which include - Any denervation of muscles such as neuropathy, nerve injury, spinal cord injury, or nerve root injury. Anxiety. Motor neuron disease or ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). Extre...  Read Full »

Will excessive masturbation contribute to erectile dysfunction and low sexual desire?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old. I am studying in college. I have a habit of masturbation for about five years. Two months ago I got low sexual desire. After few days I got erection dysfunction. But I am able to achieve erection on rubbing my penis, but it does not stay and it goes away. I do not ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the pictures. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From your account it is clear that you do have an erection, but it last for a shorter duration only. However, a decreased sexual interest and pleasure can be because of multiple reasons, comm...  Read Full »

Why does my heart beat very fast, around 104 to 106 beats per minute?

Query: Hi,My heart beats really fast, and it is around 104 to 106 beats per minute. Also, I feel breathless. I have got my echo and ECG done. The doctor said that it was due to anxiety and nothing else. But, I have read online that if a person has anxiety, these symptoms like breathlessness and fast heart ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sapkal Ganeshrao Patilba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I have gone through the details you provided. Your electrocardiogram (ECG) is fine. Various conditions can cause such symptoms as stress, anxiety, low hemoglobin, thyroid disease, increased weight, etc. As your ECG and echo...  Read Full »

I am suffering from psychological stress. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 30-year-old woman facing challenges with my mental and overall health. The ongoing recession in my company has subjected me to constant psychological stress, witnessing layoffs and daily emotional distress. This stress is impacting my sleep and diet, raising concerns about its effec...  Read Full »

Dr. Vipul Chelabhai Prajapati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I do understand your concern. I empathize with the immense stress you are enduring due to the ongoing recession at your company. Witnessing colleagues lose their jobs and experiencing an overall anxious atmosphere can significantly impact your mental and physical well-...  Read Full »

I have a disturbed sleep and morning drowsiness. Pease help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 56 years old and self-employed. I do not have much work for the last few months as I have reduced my business for a gradual retirement. I go to bed at about 10 PM. I get up once in between for urination. Most of the day, in the last few months, my sleep gets disturbed at about 4 AM a...  Read Full »

Dr. Duraikannan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query. You are suffering from two problems. One is nasal block and the other is sleep disturbance, which may be insomnia. You can stop Xaria plus (combination of Montelukast and Fexofenadine). Instead of that you can take Flutiflo-FT - F...  Read Full »

I am 24 with low blood pressure. Is it due to stress?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old. I have 90 and 60 mm Hg blood pressure. I feel really low and nauseous. I want to know if my blood pressure is something to be worried about. It is frequent. I feel like too much stress causes my BP to go low.  Read Full »

Dr. Varinder Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As such, this blood pressure at your age does not create any problem. But you should better get your CBC (complete blood count) checked as you may be anemic. I have these suggestions for you- You must improve your diet. Do not skip a meal. You must have at least one gl...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from a lack of sexual drive. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27-year-old male. I was treated with Olanzapine 5 mg for OCD like symptoms. After a few months, I got better, and the doctor stopped the medicine. So, I joined a private medical college to start my medical studies. I was chosen as the batch representative. And I did my duties and s...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Excessive salivation can be due to medications. Kindly discuss with your treating psychiatrist regarding adding Trihexyphenidyl to the current regimen for the same. Regarding lack of sexual drive, the following things can help: Discuss w...  Read Full »

I am a 46-year-old male, and have been suffering from stress and anxiety. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 46-year-old male, fit and healthy. I experience issues with stress and anxiety. Do you know which neurotransmitters or receptors are responsible? There is a lot of information on the internet about how alcohol affects sleep, but nothing that goes into this sort of detail. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is affected the most by alcohol. But alcohol affects all other neurotransmitters, which cause depression and anxiety or many other psychiatric illnesses. It would help if you stay away from alcohol at any cost. ...  Read Full »

Is there a chance of getting pregnant by touching the vagina with the penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old. I have not got my periods this month. My last period was on the third of last month. I usually have a cycle of 32 days. Still, I did not get my periods, and I am worried because my boyfriend touched his penis near my vagina. Am I pregnant? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Kyal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Just touching the penis near the vagina is unlikely to result in pregnancy unless there is a discharge that contains sperms. There are many causes of delayed periods apart from pregnancy like stress, anxiety, thyroid dysfunction, increased prolactin level, obesity, c...  Read Full »

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