A 17-year-old male asked:

For the last few months, i kinda feel like i'm an hypochondriac and it is debilitating. do you have any tips on how i can deal with it? i'm not in the us and i don't have good access to healthcare. looking forward for your kind response, thank you?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 47 years experience
Here are some suggestions to switch your focus and attention. Learn to meditate and do it daily. Get aerobic exercise for 20-30 minutes daily 3-4 times weekly. Learn Tai Chi, or Yoga, and practice one or the other. Get proper sleep, about 8 hrs/ nite, avoid the white foods, such as white rice, potatoes, white bread, sugar. Consume more protein, good fats such as avocados, olive oil.
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