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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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Can acupuncture help relieve stress fractures?

Can acupuncture help relieve stress fractures?

Yes and no. : May help with pain if you. Believe in it But the fracture itself will still take time to heal ...Read more

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Can fishing help relieve stress?

Can fishing help relieve stress?

Of course: Like most activities, it depends how one approaches it. Fishing can be very relaxing —except to the fish! — or it can be a tense and/or frustrating experience. Whatever the activity, gently avoid "shoulds", time pressure, harsh self-judgments, unflattering comparisons with others, etc. Focus on the here-and-now and give yourself time. ...Read more

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How can I relieve stress to help in conceiving?

Yoga: Daily physical activity and yoga are great. Also make sure you have hobbies that help relieve stress. Volunteering, etc also helps relieve stress. ...Read more

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How can you reduce stress and anxiety?

How can you reduce stress and anxiety?

Don't do these: Unhealthy ways to deal with stress: 1) smoking, 2) drinking excessive alcohol; 3) zoning out for hours a day with tv or computer; 4) withdrawing from friends, family and activities; 5) avoiding exercise; 6) sleeping too much; 7) procrastinating; 8) taking out your stress on others (e.g. Lashing out at others verbally or with physical violence); 9) depending on pills to relax. ...Read more

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Does aquarium help relieve stress?

Does aquarium help relieve stress?

Possible: everyone has different ways to relax. Aquariums with fish for some is relaxing. ...Read more

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If masturbate can reduce stress, could it also help in anxiety treatment?

If masturbate can reduce stress, could it also help in anxiety treatment?

Not so much: Masturbation will not produce lasting positive effects on anxiety problems. It's better to address what is sustaining the anxiety problem and to intervene there. Often, anxiety problems persist due to repetitive dysfunctional or unnecessary thoughts. Cogntive-behavioral techniques can be used to revise these thoughts/behaviors to relieve anxiety. ...Read more

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Can stress relief cause periods?

Can stress relief cause periods?

Yes: It may be more clear to say it this way: stress can delay or prevent menses (periods). Relieving stress can reverse this effect and allow a normal menstrual cycle to resume. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve anxiety and stress responses?

What can I do to relieve anxiety and stress responses?

A LOT OF THINGS: There are a lot of options for treating stress and anxiety. First, why? Exercise, yoga, meditation, walking, eating healthy, sleeping better, and talking to someone. If more severe then there are medications. The antidepressant class of medications is often used for anxiety. I believe that benzodiazepines (ie xanax, (alprazolam) valium etc) have a place and can be used very safely if prescribed appropriately. ...Read more

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What are some ways to relieve a stress headaches?

What are some ways to relieve a stress headaches?

Several options: Assuming you cannot avoid the stressful situation, you have a few alternative. Biofeedback training and be very effective. Over-the-counter medication for tension headache maybe helpful as long as they are taken less than three days per week so rebound headache doesn't develop. Some prescription medications may be helpful for chronic tension type headache. ...Read more

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Can nightly walking relieve the stress of caregiving?

Can nightly walking relieve the stress of caregiving?

Yes: Walking as a physical activity is good for you overall and is good to relieve any kind of stress. It will also take you out of the stressful environment, even if not for long. In addition to waking, you can do deep breathing, relaxation and taking small breaks to help take the edge of stress during your caregiving time. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can peppermints be a good stress reliever?

Help plz! Can peppermints be a  good stress reliever?

How about this?: Selye distinguished 'eustress' which motivates us to achieve from 'distress' -- impossibile situations that make us sick. Dealing with the latter involves time management, communication, courage to change situations perhaps by decisive action, letting things / people go, and perhaps in the midst of it find time to eat sensibly and stay physically fit. And enjoy your peppermints if they help. ...Read more

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How can I relieve stress from constant caregiving?

How can I relieve stress from constant caregiving?

Caregiver stress: Is very difficult because it is often chronic, cumulative and unrelenting. Caregivers easily feel trapped by their desire to help someone in great need of constant care. It's extremely important to know it's not selfish to take breaks and to recruit other people or an agency to help. You must care for yourself to care for others. Find a counselor who specializes in stress management. ...Read more

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How can I reduce stress.

How can I reduce stress.

Manage stress with: E-a-s-e. 1)eliminate the stressor from your life (be assertive; delegate; take breaks & vacations) 2)alter the impact of the stressor (problem solving; time management; social/group action); 3)shift your outlook (reduce unrealistic expectations, irrational beliefs & negative self-talk); & 4) ease your response (relaxation, exercise & good nutrition). Counseling can help. ...Read more

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How many acupuncture treatments to relieve stress?

How many acupuncture treatments to relieve stress?

From one to many: The most common response to acupuncture is a very pleasant state of relaxation. It can often relieve stress immediately but you may need a series of treatments over time to help relieve chronic stress if you cannot learn to manage it in other ways as well. ...Read more

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Can Lemon Balm help relieve daily anxiety and nervous nausea?

Can Lemon Balm help relieve daily anxiety and nervous nausea?

Lemon balm uses: Lemon balm is a perennial herb from the mint family. Some research shows that taking Lemon balm product (Cyracos) reduces symptoms of anxiety disorders. Daily anxiety is likely due to stressors in life affecting functioning. Lemon balm cannot relieve severe anxiety. Combination of lemon balm, peppermint leaf, and other herbs is used for nausea. See Psychiatrist for treatment of daily Anxiety. ...Read more

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Can vitamin d help relieve swelling in arthritic hands?

Can vitamin d help relieve swelling in arthritic hands?

While Vitamin D: Is generally good and healthy for almost all people, it is highly unlikely that it will relieve the swelling in your hands. ...Read more

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Can stress cause boil or anxiety?

Can stress cause boil or anxiety?

Yes: Stress leads to anxiety. Get to your doctor and talk about some stress rection techniques. Stress can certainly reduce immune system function which could allow the boil to occur. The boil is probably related to a exposure, though and may need to be lanced. ...Read more

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Can stress cause acne in you?

Can stress cause acne in you?

Can make worse.: Stress does not cause acne, but it can exacerbate the hormonal spikes that do cause acne flares. ...Read more