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physiological reason for anxiety

I'm trying to find a physiological reason for my anxiety.  I read mitral valve prolapse can cause anxiety symptoms.  I have a dilatation of the aortic root.  Is that anything like mitral valve prolapse and can it also cause anxiety symptoms.  I've also read that increased cortisol can cause anxiety.  What can you do to decrease your cortisol?   Lastly, I've read that thyroid problems can cause anxiety.  My routine thyroid tests always come back fine, but I do have symptoms of thyroid issues - sleep apnea w/o being overweight, bradycardia w/o being an athelete, constant fatigue and, of course, the anxiety.

Thank you for your help.
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Sleep apnea by definition can cause anxiety but heightening your nervous system. Proper treatment of sleep apnea can definitely lower your cortisol levels.
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