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how to lower my stress?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
It depends: It depends on where the stress is coming from and in what situations. You may want to consult a psychologist to discuss the problem.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
It depends: It depends on what is stressing you, what resources for renewal and support you have, and what your personal resilience is. Your note indicates you're in afghanistan, an extremely stressful location for many people right now. You'd need to access existing medical, social, or psychological resources for personal assistance there; hopefully family is together and you & they can help each other.
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 55 years experience
To Lower Stress: Identify stress of spouses, children, family members, work personnel, and finances Feel comfortable about your opinions and feelings. Feel courage to express your feelings. Avoid those people who are negative in your life. Feel Courage to say NO if any encounter will take away your Peace of Mind. Always Feel Blessings of Breath of Life! Practice ' Breath Is Life" with 10 deep breaths twice a day.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Learn and do: You can't eliminate stress while you are alive, and "good stress" drives us to achieve. If you are trapped in an abusive relationship, lack the skills you need to be successful at work and with people, or need to get out of or manage your present situation, get guidance and be ready to work hard. There's a place for in-your-mind exercises but these are secondary to doing life-work. Cheers.
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Test results show that my hormonal levels are all in the lower range due to stress affecting pituitary performance. How can I rebuild them ?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, you have not provided any results. If you do, it may be feasible to provide an opinion. Being in the lower range of normal is still normal.

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