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A 28-year-old male asked:

How to prevent nervousness, as i always faced increased heartbeats, sweaty armpits and faintness. please help doctor.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Help: Are you nervous about particular things? Cognitive behavioral therapy may be helpful. Nervous about speaking. Try honing skills with toast master's international. Nervous about performance ? Always prepare well. Or, are you just always nervous? If so, please see your family physician for a medical eval to rule out organic causes. He or she may refer to a psychologist or psychiatrist. Take care.
Dr. Travis Fultz
20 years experience
Breathing: You may want to try diaphragmatic breathing or belly breathing. If you add mindfulness techniques to the breathing techniques you may be amazed with the results.

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