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Can Cranberries Help Stress
I have noticed when I am very stressed, cranberry juice seems to calm me down. Is this in my imagination? Or does cranberry juice help w/stress?
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
What is the best way to deal with stress; when the stress comes from having s very i'll child and not knowing the reason he is sick?
Very painful: This is one of the most painful situations a parent can go through. Many deal with this by getting support from their church or spiritual group if they have one -- and also from extended family including friends close enough to feel like family. Prayer helps. Getting consistent rest helps. Giving and receiving affection helps. Educating yourself & talking with the doctors helps too. ...Read more
Is there a way to biologicaly measure stress levels? If so how? Samsung S Health seems to be able to but I dont know how?
There are many: biologic indicators of stress. Some are measurable and/or observable & others aren't. Samsung S Health is a device app that helps u monitor stress & how u cope with it INDIRECTLY by tracking physical activity, calorie intake & some vital signs. If Samsung is marketing this app as a direct, biological measure of stress, they have led you astray. I hope this helps answer your question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had 3 bladder repairs n a band put around uretha n still suffer from stress incontience what other procedure is availble this is s serious prob
Need 2nd opinion: Suggest you see urologist or uro-gynecologist who expertise in pelvis surgery. If all surgery done by gyn dr see a urologist, if by urologist see uro-gyn. Ideally, work-up should include video-urodynamics to arrive at root cause of problem. Surgical opions r sling procedures (minimally invasive) & suspensions (open surgery) or injecting bulking agent around bladder neck. ...Read more
Stress Relief: Try doing activities that will lower your stress levels. Try doing yoga or tai chi or some sort of activity that will keep you relaxed. It may also help to take a mild muscle relaxant to help keep you calm. Always take deep breaths and try not to panic or think to hard about your life. Drink plenty of water. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very subjective: There are many things that can trigger stress in individuals. It is not the incidents that happen, but the personal interpretation of what has happened that causes emotional distress for people. Look at what you are thinking about what happened, to see if you are "awfulizing" the incident, and work wtih a counselor to develop a more rational way of dealing with your normal stresses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stress & the body: It prepares for action by activating the autonomic nervous system & numerous hormones. Stress can cause muscle tension, cold hands & feet, increased heart rate, rapid and shallow breathing, stomach upset, headaches, dry mouth, increased sweating, mind racing, & insomnia. Chronic stress decreases immune functions and contributes to numerous illnesses. ...Read more
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