A 30-year-old member asked:
what are some ways to relieve a stress headaches?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Sleep Medicine 21 years experience
Several options: Assuming you cannot avoid the stressful situation, you have a few alternative. Biofeedback training and be very effective. Over-the-counter medication for tension headache maybe helpful as long as they are taken less than three days per week so rebound headache doesn't develop. Some prescription medications may be helpful for chronic tension type headache.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
How can I cope with the stress of being a new parent?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
What can I do to relieve my baby's croup-related discomfort?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Cool mist: The best thing for a child suffered from a croupy cough is to calm him down, and place him in front of cool mist. Croup is caused by a virus the induces inflammation and swelling of the upper airway. Cool mist calms the cough. Believe it or not, taking your child out into the cool night air and sitting quietly will often relieve the discomfort.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
As a woman in my 30s, how can I avoid stress?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Manage it: Everyone has to deal with stressful situations. But it's not only the stress that makes us feel achy, tense, and irritable. It's also how we react to the stress. It's possible to retrain your brain to respond to stress so it doesn't cause you distress -- at least some of the time. The american psychological association pages on stress are a good place to start: www.Apa.Org/helpcenter/stress.Aspx.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
How can I keep from stressing about my unborn baby's being normal and myhealth?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Prenatal stress: You should talk to ur OB & if he/she tells you everything is okay you should not stress yourself. The baby feels your stress as well so it would be better to let your doctor worry &stress for your & your baby's health if needed. You should enjoy your pregnancy&be happy. If your doctor told you some thing is wrong, there may be other things you could do besides stressing. Use ur energy positively.
5.6k viewsReviewed Sep 06, 2019
A 33-year-old female asked:
Im a very stressed out person, n need to know how to cope with it? I get physically ill when its high.
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Therapy and medicati: You have several options. Cognitive therapy from a good therapist can be very effective in helping with stress and anxiety. There are also very good medications that can give you help. Many times we use a combination of these two therapies. See your doctor and get a recommendation on a good cognitive therapist. Check with your doctor about using some medication that may be helpful.
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Last updated Dec 3, 2013
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