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what is stress response?

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Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry 36 years experience
'fight or flight': Stress boosts activity in the sympathetic nervous system & stress hormones are released. Pulse, blood pressure, sweating, & breathing rate go up; skin temp. Decreases as blood shifts to the vital organs; there can be muscle tension or tremors, GI symptoms e.g. Nausea, stomach ache, diarrhea; pacing, hand-wringing, etc. The body is set for survival action, but suffers if this continues too long.
Dr. Kathryn Seifert
Clinical Psychology 26 years experience
Excessive stress over long periods of time can also cause a "freeze" response which is like feeling numb, withdrawn, and unresponsive. When this happens in early childhood, it can negatively affect development.
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What are better options for dealing with my stress?

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Mindfulness: Reading on mindfulness is a very effective way to deal with stress as it will give you tools to deal with the stress without medication.
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Does stress affect ms?

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Yes: Multiple sclerosis can be auto-immune related and in these cases, stress can definitely affect ms.
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Does stress make meniere's symptoms worse?

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It can: I have found stress to influence many medical conditions. See if you can make a stress inventory of everything you can think of (both good and bad) in your life that add stress burden. Give an approximate value for each item. Then try and figure what your stress limit is.If your stress load for the day will reach or exceed that limit, that might be a day when your meniere's is worsened by stress.
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What does robust erythroid response and presence of stress erythropoeisis mean?

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That the: Bone marrow is working over time to make red cells.

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