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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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What can I do if my family cause stress and depression to my life all the time? My parents don't spend time with me and i always feel so alone.

What can I do if my family cause stress and depression to my life all the time? My parents don't spend time with me and i always feel so alone.

Meet others: Try talking to them about this. If it doesn't help, consider finding emotional support outside your family. Do you have friends? Classmates? Co-workers? As you enter your 20s you become an adult and need to develop your own social life. Parents should be supportive (& it hurts when they're not), but there's a whole world of others out there too. Also consider therapy for depression/stress. ...Read more

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Hi dr I have been very angry all my life and I don't know why I can be sitting down and be fine then get really angry and can't control it. ?

Hi dr I have been very angry all my life and I don't know why I can be sitting down and be fine then get really angry and can't control it. ?

Anger Management: is a relatively new area of psychology (perhaps promoted due to increasing anger issues in our society and increasing VIOLENCE as well. Ask your PCP for a referral...(Or your local Health Department, Mental Health Center etc!) DO THIS ASAP ....anger is a VERY UNHEALTHY feeling both for you and those you interact with) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I'm about to be 8wks pregnant. I'm a stay at home wife and barely do anything all day. Why am I always TIRED and nauseous ? How can I cope with it?

I'm about to be 8wks pregnant. I'm a stay at home wife and barely do anything all day. Why am I always TIRED and nauseous ? How can I cope with it?

Nausea: It is the pregnancy hormones in early pregnancy. They are starting to peek and reach their peak at approximately 10 to 11 weeks. This is a normal occurrence and your physicians should sup ply you with medication to help with the nausea if need be. ...Read more

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Obsessed with my breathing need to take deep breaths all day all months i go too the hospital they never find me nothing.... And hyperventilate?

Obsessed with my breathing need to take deep breaths all day all months i go too the hospital they never find me nothing.... And hyperventilate?

See a lung doctor: Lots of different syndromes can cause that sensation - asthma, reflux disease, heart issues, obesity, and anxiety a lung doctor can do some pulmonary function testing that may absolution help you decipher what is going on. ...Read more

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Having violent shakes at night time. I don't know or feel them only my husband and kids see them. They wake me up and I don't know anything happened ?

Having violent shakes at night time. I don't know or feel them only my husband and kids see them. They wake me up and I don't know anything happened ?

Best to: get yourself examined by your pcp. May need referral to a specialist depending on his findings . In the meantime , have your kids / husband video tape the events. Take care! ...Read more

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My dad suddenly woke up today with edema all over his body starting from his eyes, hands and legs.Also having some itching around his body.Please can you let me know what can we do and if dangerous?

My dad suddenly woke up today with edema all over his body starting from his eyes, hands and legs.Also having some itching around his body.Please can you let me know what can we do and if dangerous?

See Doctor ASAP: Swelling in the face, hands, and legs with itching could be a severe allergic reaction to food or medication, and this should be evaluated immediately. Edema could also be fluid retention from a condition such as congestive heart failure, but this should be evaluated immediately as well. ...Read more

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I need help. Im getting angry and disrespecting people and then i don't remember it or don't realise I do it and that isnt like me at all. Please help.

I need help. Im getting angry and disrespecting people and then i don't remember it or don't realise I do it and that isnt like me at all. Please help.

Irritability : Many people that suffer depression may have irritability and act in ways that they feel they cannot have control over. However, if you feel you are having significant anger issues, extreme behavior fluctuations( swings), or can't recall things you have done my advise is to get a psychologist consult so you get a formal evaluation. It will be very helpful so you understand it in more depth. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and I live with my mom who smokes and refuses too go outside too smoke I have nowhere else too go around it all day very scared?

I'm pregnant and I live with my mom who smokes and refuses too go outside too smoke I have nowhere else too go around it all day very scared?

Smoke inside/Outside: Yes, you do have to respect your mother's home as that is your present residence. As you know even 2nd hand smoke environments can be like smoking as well. Appeal to your Mom's desire to have a healthy Grandchild to enjoy by not smoking in the home. If that fails, open a window if possible in a isolated room, or better yet, you get outside and sit or take a walk for exercise. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do I stop my parent with alzheimer's from driving? My mom has alzheimer's and is pretty forgetful. I've noticed her driving seems to be a lot worse and sometimes she gets lost. I really don't think she should be on the road, so how do I get her to vol

How do I stop my parent with alzheimer's from driving? My mom has alzheimer's and is pretty forgetful. I've noticed her driving seems to be a lot worse and sometimes she gets lost. I really don't think she should be on the road, so how do I get her to vol

This : This is going to be a tough struggle. If she already has alzheimer's, and you have noticed problems, it is probably time to take the car away. She will not like this decision, as it is one of her last vestiges of independence. But the decision needs to be made before she gets in an accident (many times it takes a broken fender or mailbox to convince somebody). I would suggest you advise her doctor of the problem privately, then have an "intervention" at an office visit. That way the doctor can be the bad guy, and you will agree. Some states have driver's training tests (occupational therapists sometimes do this) that might prove to her that she is impaired. But usually the doctor visit is enough. ...Read more

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What to do if i keep getting flashbacks about my least favorite times of my life. And then i start crying. How do I prevent all that?

What to do if i keep getting flashbacks about my least favorite times of my life. And then i start crying. How do I prevent all that?

By getting treatment: What you're describing sounds like you may be dealing with ptsd, and are having unpleasant flashbacks with that. There are effective talk therapies for such conditions, and sometimes medications can help also. Get a thorough evaluation with a psychologist or psychiatrist, and consider carefully the suggestions they make about helping you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I suffer anxiety and when my son goes off to school or something I think things like what if he was kidnapped and worry and get upset how do I stop?

I suffer anxiety and when my son goes off to school or something I think things like what if he was kidnapped and worry and get upset how do I stop?

Seek counseling: Please see a psychiatrist/clinical psychologist, phobias and anxiety disorders can be managed with professional help, wish yourself and you family wellness ...Read more

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My teacher has really bad breath, and it makes me feel sick and I have to work with her all the time. What should I do?

My teacher has really bad breath, and it makes me feel sick and I have to work with her all the time. What should I do?

Not much.: Your grade is important. Proceed with caution. Maybe offer her a stick of sugar-free gum or a mint. She may get the hint. Give subtle hints and maybe suggest you saw your dentist to treat a foul odor and you're very happy you did. ...Read more

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I am fed up with my life.. I feel nervous all time.. Sometimes i planned to do suicides also.. My married life and career and all nothing is going gud?

I am fed up with my life.. I feel nervous all time.. Sometimes i planned to do suicides also.. My married life and career and all nothing is going gud?

Suicide hot-line!: You are one of the best examples of why people who care and know how to help run hot lines. Their services are confidential and have saved many lives. Often, they can also guide people into more satisfying and healthy paths through referrals and other resource information. Here's a few in your state: http://www.Suicide.Org/hotlines/massachusetts-suicide-hotlines.Html give yourself a chance, call! ...Read more

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I am so stressed out I have 3kids and they don't do a thing they r told im constantly shoutin and stressed and hardly get any sleep. Wat do I do?

I am so stressed out I have 3kids and they don't do a thing they r told im constantly shoutin and stressed and hardly get any sleep. Wat do I do?

Support: You need support from friends, family, health professional. Look for parenting tips-something is not working so you need to do something different. I recommend "raising happiness" "self-nurture"and "living nonviolent communication" books. Get physical activity daily -run with your kids or chase them. Meditate or try yoga. Change starts with you. Breathe deeply and count to 10. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm sixteen and I have had sex with a twenty three year old man more than once could I be pregnant and my parents know this guy really well and I don't want my parents to find out what we did how can I tell them and keep him out of jail,at the same time?

I'm sixteen and I have had sex with a twenty three year old man more than once could I be pregnant and my parents know this guy really well and I don't want my parents to find out what we did how can I tell them and keep him out of jail,at the same time?

Need info: You need information that we cannot provide. A urine pregnancy test can be found in many dollar stores and begins to show positive by the time you miss a period (although it may be falsely negative early in pregnancy).You need to find the "age of consent" which is a legal term.In some states it is 16 and the guy would not be in legal trouble. If pg, you won't be able to hide it long. ...Read more

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