A 35-year-old female asked:
what to do with stress ?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Stress less: If you can find a quiet place - do so. Breath in slowly & deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. If you haven't been assessed for your panic/ anxiety - that would be prudent. Take care.
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Clinical Psychology 44 years experience
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A 33-year-old member asked:
How to de-stress?
11 doctor answers • 29 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Make a plan!: First figure out what your 3 leading causes of stress are and devise a method to manage each. Yoga, therapy, massage, meditation and quiet time are all things that improve stress management.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Is stress harmful?
7 doctor answers • 23 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 46 years experience
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A 31-year-old member asked:
What is stress response?
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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.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Can stress cause on?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Stress: Stress symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders ; back), poor quality or minimal sleep, lack of concentration ; easy fatiguability. Lump in throat or butterfly in stomach sensation can occur.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Treatment for stress?
5 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Integrative Medicine 40 years experience
It depends: On what is causing your stress. Preventing it or removing it when possible is the best. Many people are helpful by mindfulness training, meditation, guided imagery cds, yoga classes, chi gung, exercise, reading, etc. For long term benefit and better overall mental health, support from a good psychotherapist can be transformational.
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Last updated Sep 17, 2020
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