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A 30-year-old female asked:

How can i reduce my stress level? it's beginning to affect my health.

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Many things: I don't know what particular things are stressing you, or how this stress is affecting your health. You may need help assessing and dealing with these things -- and working with a therapist can provide this. On your own you can pay special attention to your diet, exercise, and consistent rest. You can avoid alcohol & other substances. Breathing exercises, meditation, and yoga may all help.
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Learn to relax: Learn some relaxation techniques when u are feeling less anxious and use them when the anxiety increases. Remind yourself that the anxiety will subside. Take a class in stress management, learn hypnosis or take yoga. Use it when the need arises. Consider seeing a therapist to help you learn relaxation techniques and other ways 2 reduce anxiety.
Dr. Asha Kamnani
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Consider meditation. It will help you relax whenever and wherever you wish.
Jul 19, 2014

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