Definition Yawning involves opening the mouth involuntarily while taking a long, deep breath of air. This is usually done as a result of drowsiness or weariness . Excessive yawning is yawning that happens more often than would be expected, even if drowsiness or weariness is present. Alternative Names Excessive yawning Considerations Yawning is a normal response to fatigue and drowsiness, but excessive yawning can be caused by a vasovagal reaction. This reaction is caused by the action of a nerve, called the vagus nerve, on the blood vessels. It may indicate a heart problem. Normal yawning may happen when someone else yawns. Common Causes Drowsiness or weariness
Disorders associated with excessive daytime sleepiness
Heart attack Aortic dissection
If you're like many of us, you might look over today's dismal economic horizon and often feel as if there's no end in sight. Whether you're watching your retirement savings shrink, fretting about how to pay for college, or worrying about a possible layoff-or even if you're happily employed but nervously following the news, you know we live in anxiety-provoking times.
I'm often asked about the apparent rise of generalized anxiety disorder due to the economy. The good news? There is no rise. The bad news? Normal anxiety is on the rise. So, what's the difference between generalized anxiety disorder and normal anxiety? Read on.
Anxiety is a normal reaction to stressful situations, such as global economic uncertainty. It's your body telling you to stay alert and protect yourself, these days to watch your spending, try to save for an emergency, work to keep your job, or consult a trusted financial expert.
Worries about finances have long been a leading cause of anxie...
The normal amount of body hair varies widely among women. Usually, a woman will only grow fine hair (peach fuzz) on her lips, chin, chest, abdomen, or back. When women grow coarse, dark hairs in these areas, the condition is called hirsutism. This pattern of hair growth is more typical of men.
Hypertrichosis; Hirsutism; Hair - excessive (women); Excessive hair in women; Hair - women - excessive or unwanted
All women normally produce low levels of male hormones (androgens). Unwanted hair growth (hirsutism) in women may occur when the body makes too much male hormone.
In most cases, the exact cause is never identified. It tends to run in families. In general, hirsutism is a harmless condition. But many women find it bothersome, or even embarrassing.
A common cause is polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Women with PCOS and other hormone conditions that cause unwanted hair growth m...
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