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What is the best way to calm down? I am suffering from major stress and want to find a healthier way to manage it. What is the best way to calm down? I am suffering from major stress and want to find a healthier way to manage it. Should i look at medicati

Management : Management of stress can be very challenging. Oftentimes it resolves with addressing the particular stressors if this is feasible. Otherwise, i would recommend a multidisciplinary approach starting with behavioral specialists such as psychologists and therapist then moving on to medications if necessary. ...Read more

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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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Is it possible to die from stress?

Is it possible to die from stress?

Recent research: Indicates that stress may be bad for you only if you believe it's bad for you. Your attitude and response to it are important. See the full information at http://www.Ted.Com/talks/kelly_mcgonigal_how_to_make_stress_your_friend.Html. ...Read more

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I'm 27 I think I might be really stressed can u die from being stressed?

I'm 27 I think I might be really stressed can u die from being stressed?

Stress is not : likely to be a cause of death in a 27 years old. See you have chest pain listed- do you have panic attacks? A panic attack isn't fatal. Looks like you have been worked up with an EKG and X-rays. Have you considered seeing a counselor / psychologist / psychiatrist to help you through this? ...Read more

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Why do I always feel like i'm going to die..I can't handle it anymore. My chest physically hurts. Don't know if it's the stress of worrying about it?

Why do I always feel like i'm going to die..I can't handle it anymore. My chest physically hurts. Don't know if it's the stress of worrying about it?

Chest pain: First get a cardiology evaluation with ekg, and any other suggested tests. If negative, it could be costochondritis , inflamation of ribs joining the breastbone. Psychiatrically, panic disorder, and other anxiety disorders can manifest this way , in a vicious cycle of fear and chest pains. If smoking , quit, if using caffeine or stimulants, same. ...Read more

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Can a stress test done improperly cause a cranial hemorage, causing person to die in 4 days?

Can a stress test done improperly cause a cranial hemorage, causing person to die in 4 days?

Could: A stress test done properly or otherwise is not associated with intracranial hemorrhage. The largest risk factor for ICH is high blood pressure. Many people with ICH die within the first few days. ...Read more

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So i had stress test done it ame back ok but they said i had reversible ischemia what's that mean am i gonna die? And had 10% positives in the test

So i had stress test done it ame back ok but they said i had reversible ischemia what's that mean am i gonna die? And had 10% positives in the test

Coronary angiogram: Reversible ischemia means that when you exercise part of heart muscle is deprived of blood supply. You are not going to die, but should consult with a cardiologist to see if you need coronary angiogram. Your heart should be at resting stage. Avoid any exercise until you have the work up done. Stress test can be sometime wrong. At age 31 i dont expect you to have coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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Healthy ways of getting calcium? I'm not your average 18 y/o I have no friends, constantly stressed and depressed, medical problems. I'm gonna die an

Healthy ways of getting calcium? I'm not your average 18 y/o I have no friends, constantly stressed and depressed, medical problems. I'm gonna die an

Calcium & depression: First, get help for depression from your doctor! you don't need to feel so badly. If suicidal call 911. Calcium comes through food sources: dairy products like milk, yogurt, cheese; leafy greens (spinach, collard greens, kale, etc); fish & seafood; beans like black-eyed peas, white & navy beans; sesame seeds. Also you can supplement with calcium, vit d, etc. ...Read more

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34 M with no fam his and perfect echo stress a year ago Scared to travel thinking I will die of a heart attack there and not see my family. Help!!

34 M with no fam his and perfect echo stress a year ago Scared to travel  thinking I will die of a heart attack there and not see my family. Help!!

Anxiety states: You most likely are suffering from an anxiety state, which has fixated on the status of your heart. I would strongly urge you to talk this over with your Internist, and ask for a referral to a Psychiatrist to better sort out the etiologies of your somatic based anxiety disorder. ...Read more