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Which medicine works best for stress related hypertension?

Which medicine works best for stress related hypertension?

Relaxation/weight: Loss and sometimes sodium restriction. After that, whatever antihypertensive medication your doctor thinks is indicated. ...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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Posttraumatic stress disorder due to natural disasters?

Posttraumatic stress disorder due to natural disasters?

Can happen: Ptsd can result from witnessing or being victim of a natural disaster, especially if the emotional trauma is overwhelming and therefore hard to integrate into everyday experience. Ptsd doesn't always happen, though: two people can have the same traumatic experience and only one gets ptsd. The causes of ptsd are not completely understood, & are likely some mixture of genes and experience. ...Read more

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Good homeopathic remedies for nerves from stress?

Good homeopathic remedies for nerves from stress?

MANY: Each person experiences "stress" in a unique way, and there are over 800 homeopathic remedies known to help people with anxiety, stress, etc. To find the remedy best suited to you, consult with an experienced homeopath who can take your case. S/he will work with you in a comprehensive way, and prescribe a remedy based on you as a complete being. http://www.homeopathyusa.org/. ...Read more

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Medicine, traditional chinese medicine, chiropractic manipulation, and energy healing --which is legit?

Medicine, traditional chinese medicine, chiropractic manipulation, and energy healing --which is legit?

All legit at times: Obviously "medicine is "legit" but that does not mean it is the only valid approach & many conditions are not helped much by conventional medicine.There is scientific research confirming that tcm, chir. And energy healing can be beneficial, but it depends on the condition. Like medicine, each of these can each help some conditions more than others & some practitioners are more skilled than others. ...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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Major myofascial pain w/TrP's (have confirmed late Lyme). Nothing releases them or shoulder spasms (phys ther, accup, chiro, massage etc). HELP!

Major myofascial pain w/TrP's (have confirmed late Lyme). Nothing releases them or shoulder spasms (phys ther, accup, chiro, massage etc). HELP!

Fibromyalagia: This is fibromyalgia and not directly related to Lyme. Your physician needs to direct you to a fibromyalgia program which includes: 1. Exercise - the pain is in the muscles 2. Sleep evaluation and treatment 3. Stress evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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Posttraumatic stress disorder and natural disasters, are they related?

Posttraumatic stress disorder and natural disasters, are they related?

Naturaldisaster/PTSD: Natural disasters such as earthquakes, tornados or hurricanes, forest
fires, floods, volcanic eruptions, landslides, or tsunamis can cause Posttraumatic stress disorder.

Traumatic experience can cause:
Shock with disbelief
• Panic, anxiety and depression.
Flashbacks: repeated and vivid memories of the event with rapid heartbeat or sweating.
• Fear that the emotional event will be repeated ...Read more

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Would doing acupuncture cure stress and anxiety symptoms?

Would doing acupuncture cure stress and anxiety symptoms?

"cure"?: Acupuncture is exceptionally helpful for the treatment of anxiety disorders. However, that does not mean that it would necessarily "cure" the condition. ...Read more

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Can self hypnosis help post traumatics stress syndrome ?

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Can self hypnosis help post traumatics stress syndrome ?

Exposure: While medications may help treat symptoms associated with ptsd, exposure and response prevention therapy is likely to have longer lasting and enduring effects. This must be done with a trained professional. I would not recommend self hypnosis to anyone who has not gone through exposure therapy first. Ptsd is very treatable and you may find it very uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Chronic tension makin me feel suicidal! all blood tests normal including magnesium etc. Acupuncture stretching chiropractic massage nothing works ?

Chronic tension makin me feel suicidal! all blood tests normal including magnesium etc. Acupuncture stretching chiropractic massage nothing works ?

Tried therapy?: Chronic tension can be diminished with cognitive therapy techniques. Relaxation exercises that require practicing relaxation in the proper form may help. Have you tried medications? Anti-anxiety medications are helpful in reducing chronic tension. Consulting with a doctor, especially when feeling suicidal is critical. There is help available. ...Read more

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Does blood pressure medicine trigger sciatic attacks?

Does blood pressure medicine trigger sciatic attacks?

Probably not: Not that i know of! however i would be curious to see if any one else in this forum know something about this. ...Read more

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Can ptsd and stress cardiomyopathy (a.K.A broken heart syndrome) be connected in any way?

Can ptsd and stress cardiomyopathy (a.K.A broken heart syndrome) be connected in any way?

Soldier's Heart: Dr banitt already gave a great explanation regarding broken heart syndrome (stress cardiomyopathy). Of interest, during the civil war the term "soldier's heart" was coined. This was the label given to what is now recognized as ptsd. ...Read more

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What is thebest method to balance autonomicnervous system(sympathetic hypertonia due to chronic stress formany years)? Symptoms:anxiety,tachycardia...

Lowdose Beta/Calc bl: Lowdose Beta Block may work. Might start w Metoprolol Succinate (not Tartrate) at 25mgs/d. Physiology: Neg feedback is if U go off equilib U come back. Positive FB is if U go off equil, U go further off. Tachycardia frm Sympath nerves due to anxiety tends to be positive: U feel worse& increa sympa output. With Beta block (CaChan Blk if Beta counterind) can keep sympath system at bay. ...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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Is there any acupuncturists who specialise in depression & anxiety (and are they effective)?

Is there any acupuncturists who specialise in depression & anxiety (and are they effective)?

Yes and yes.: Yes, i now know a number of psychiatrists who are also acupuncturists. I find that i can help my psychiatric patients much more now that I have acupuncture to offer them as well as psychotherapy and medication. Yes - it is quite effective. ...Read more

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Medical opinions: nootropics, tcm, &chiropractors a safe alternative to psych meds for ptsd & mood disorders and pain medicines for chronic pain?

Medical opinions:  nootropics, tcm, &chiropractors a safe alternative to psych meds for ptsd & mood disorders and pain medicines for chronic pain?

Really complicated: So many therapeutic approaches are in your question, it's impossible to answer. Even the "nootropic" part is extremely complicated. These can be food substances like phenethylamine and l-theanine (found in chocolate and green tea) or many other things. Different ones have different characteristics, safety, & effectiveness. An integrative physician could help guide you. www.holisticboard.org. ...Read more

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