Is hypersensitivity anxiety?

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asked Apr 18 in Other- Health by Jjbe1999 (1,480 points)
Is hypersensitivity anxiety?

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answered Apr 20 by 121inches (5,580 points)
Hypersensitivity is not anxiety itself but it can precede, follow or accompany an episode of anxiety or fear, nervousness and elevated stress.

Hypersensitivity can also occur for no apparent reason and can range in intensity from slight to moderate and severe.

You can stop hypersensitivity by learning to cope with distress, exercising self acceptance, not taking things personally, keeping a journal, exercise mindfulness and learning to control your emotions.

Hypersensitivity has been linked to other disorders which are known to cause the condition, such as autism and sensory integration disorder.

Other conditions which can be present alongside hypersensitivity disorder include Down syndrome, OCD, and ADHD.

Hypersensitivity feels like you are being highly sensitive to physical or emotional stimuli such as sound, touch, smell or sight and you have the tendency to be overwhelmed by too much information.

Highly sensitive people also are much more likely to suffer from allergies, eczema or asthma.

An example of type 5 hypersensitivity is Grave's disease in which antibodies are made against the thyroid stimulating hormone receptors of thyroid cells.

Hypersensitivity reactions are triggered by certain foods such as peanuts, wheat, tree nuts, fish, soy, shellfish, milk and eggs.

Hypersensitivity reactions are also triggered by insect stings such as stings from a bee or wasp, certain medications such as penicillin or penicillin based antibiotics and airborne allergens like animal dander, dust mites, mold and pollen.

The 4 types of hypersensitivity are.

Type 1: Reaction mediated by IgE antibodies.
Type 2: Cytotoxic reaction mediated by IgG or IgM antibodies.
Type 3: Reaction mediated by immune complexes.
Type Delayed reaction mediated by cellular response.

Type IV Hypersensitivity (Delayed-Type Hypersensitivity) Type IV hypersensitivity which is also known as cell-mediated hypersensitivity because it is the result of the interaction of T lymphocytes and the specific antigen to which they have been sensitized.

Type I hypersensitivities include atopic diseases, which are an exaggerated IgE mediated immune responses (i.e., allergic: asthma, rhinitis, conjunctivitis, and dermatitis), and allergic diseases, which are immune responses to foreign allergens (i.e., anaphylaxis, urticaria, angioedema, food, and drug allergies).

Type III hypersensitivity reactions can be associated with medications, autoimmune, or infectious conditions.

Further, it can involve multiple organ systems that may require expertise from various specialties.

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