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Your Fear of Dogs May Also be Known as:
Scared of dogs
Terrified of dogs

Top 5 Fear of Dogs Causes

  1. 1.Atrial Flutter

    Atrial fibrillation or flutter is a common type of abnormal heartbeat. The heart rhythm is fast and irregular in this condition.

    You should visit your primary care physician within the next 24 hours. Your doctor will examine your heartbeat with an ECG (electrocardiogram) to confirm the diagnosis. Prescription medication is available to return the heart rhythm back to normal.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    shortness of breath, racing heart beat, lightheadedness, deep chest pain, behind the breast bone, shortness of breath on exertion
    Urgency:
    In-person visit
  2. 2.Diabetic Hypoglycemia

    Hypoglycemia (severely low blood sugar) can occur in Type 1 (more common) and Type 2 Diabetes. It is usually caused by poorly timed use of blood-sugar-controlling medication.

    Severely low blood sugar is extremely dangerous. You need to go to the ER immediately, where blood tests to assess your blood sugar will be done quickly and stabilized immediately if found to be low.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, irritability, anxiety, racing heart beat, dizziness
    Symptoms that always occur with diabetic hypoglycemia:
    being severely ill
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

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  3. 3.Alzheimer's Disease

    Alzheimer's disease is a progressive neurological disorder that slowly destroys memory and the ability to think clearly. As symptoms worsen, patients are often unable to perform basic tasks.

    You should visit your physician to discuss these symptoms. It is likely tests will be ordered to better diagnose you.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    anxiety, irritability, trouble sleeping, depressed mood, impaired social or occupational functioning
    Symptoms that always occur with alzheimer's disease:
    hidden: alzheimer disease cardinal symptoms
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Wolff - Parkinson - White Syndrome

    Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is a heart condition in which there is an abnormal extra electrical pathway of the heart. The condition can lead to periods of rapid heart rate.

    You should visit your primary care physician soon to confirm the diagnosis and discuss treatment options.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    racing heart beat, shortness of breath, deep chest pain, behind the breast bone, lightheadedness, irregular heart beat
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Acute Stress Disorder

    Acute stress disorder describes changes in one's mood or memory for less than a month following an emotional or traumatic event.

    You should visit your primary care physician, who can do a thorough assessment and refer you to a psychiatrist if necessary. Treatment is mostly through counseling.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    trouble sleeping, irritability, anxiety, depressed mood, difficulty concentrating
    Symptoms that always occur with acute stress disorder:
    impaired social or occupational functioning
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Fear of Dogs

  • Q.Are you sweating more than usual?
  • Q.A panic attack is a sudden surge of intense fear combined with other symptoms that peaks quickly and then is over within minutes. Have you ever experienced a panic attack?
  • Q.Where is your chest pain located?
  • Q.Have you had numbness over your entire body or numerous different body parts?

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Fear of Dogs Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced fear of dogs have also experienced:

    • 50% Dizziness
    • 50% Anxiety Due to Certain Triggers
  • People who have experienced fear of dogs had symptoms persist for:

    • 53% Over a Month
    • 22% Less Than a Day
    • 11% Less Than a Week
  • People who have experienced fear of dogs were most often matched with:

    • 33% Atrial Flutter
    • 33% Diabetic Hypoglycemia
    • 33% Alzheimer's Disease

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