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What is a good way of getting rid of stress and anger, apart from a punching bag, screaming etc?

What is a good way of getting rid of stress and anger, apart from a punching bag, screaming etc?

Talk with someone: I suggest first talking with someone -- possibly a psychologist -- about your stress and anger so you can learn more about why you feel this way. There may be lifestyle changes that could be helpful to you. Make sure you're not using stimulants or intoxicating (disinhibiting) substances which can worsen stress & anger. Regular aerobic exercise can be a helpful stress release valve for many. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Punching bag injury! any advice, what to do?

Punching bag injury! any advice, what to do?

Injury: elevate your hand or wrist, ice it down initially, rest it, use appropriate compression and get seen medically if you have any concerns that you might have a fracture. ...Read more

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Why does only one elbow hurt from punching a punching bag?

Why does only one elbow hurt from punching a punching bag?

Is it the right side: If you are r handed some time you apply more force when punching the bag and absorb more counter force with it. ...Read more

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I was used as a punching bag for 14 years till i walked out I am having problems with my teeth I am so in pain all the time do I need them pulled ?

I was used as a punching bag for 14 years till i walked out I am having problems with my teeth I am so in pain all the time do I need them pulled ?

I am sorry to hear: Of how you were treated. In order to know if your teeth should be pulled you will need a comprehensive dental evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hand tingling and shaking after punching a punching bag?

What to do if I have hand tingling and shaking after punching a punching bag?

Rest: It sounds like you over did things on the punching bag. Hitting a punching bag repeatedly is sets up vibrations within the hand and arm. This can irritate the nerves in the hand and arm and cause some tingling and the sensation that you are still hitting the bag. This should go away within a short period of time after you stop. If symptoms do not resolve check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What if the punching bag in your throat is swollen?

What if the punching bag in your throat is swollen?

Uvulitis: This is either from trauma or infection. It usually occurs in the context of pharyngitis, rarely is it the sole affected region. If it does not pass, as would a typical viral infection, then have it looked at. ...Read more

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When I drink a little too much the next day the little punching bag thing in back of my throat gets heavy and looks like it has liquid, touching tongu?

When I drink a little too much the next day the little punching bag thing in back of my throat gets heavy and looks like it has liquid, touching tongu?

Angioedema: You have irritation and inflammation of the Uvula. We don't know anything about you, not even your age, race, medical history or medications; therefore, no relevant response can be provided. You also don't report any problems related to the swollen uvula. I recommend you refrain from alcohol use/abuse to avoid swelling of oropharyngeal tissue which could lead to airway obstruction. ...Read more