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Handling Stress In The Workplace
Yes but . . .: Education is a key factor in more advanced employment so slow learning can be a problem. Is this person through with schooling? Has this person gotten in trouble due to lack of learning skills. These skills can be improved but sometimes the goals may need adjustment. A vocational counselor should be consulted for the best options. ...Read more
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
Interested in being an urban gardener but wondering about lead levels in the soil and pollutants in the air. Safe?
Ask: Call your local state college or university. They can perform standard tests. ...Read more
Not very likely.: This occupation is not the same as some others and, although it is very labor intensive, it apparently does not work with too many chemicals other than those in cement. Mercury is highly unlikely to be one of these as it is used in chemical reactions for chemically created products. While cement can be called a chemical reaction, it is a building material, and highly unlikely to involve mercury. ...Read more
Possible: It is difficult to link directly as there are so many variables to soft through... Changing population, geographic specifics, different and evolving pollutants, improved screening and thus earlier and increased detection, lead time bias, migratory patterns of people throughout life( may grow up in a different place than where they are diagnosed). The cdc may have more info on this specific topic. ...Read more
What are doctor-recommended strategies or activities as a group to manage stress in the workplace?
Agree with Dr. Legha: Talk about feelings & address problems in the workplace - don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or Progressive muscle relaxation. > ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can't give you a: Definitive response. Don't know that it's been studied. If there is significant dishonesty - have you considered confronting the issue/ person? ...Read more
What is the best way of handling depression and at the same time handling aggravations from being trapped by getting over brain surgery. ?
Can exposure to certain chemicals in the CNS lead to overdrive - being "stuck" in parasympathetic mode?
Yes. : Especially pesticides called organophosphates.Get a more detailed answer ›
How to deal with non traumatic uncontrollable unwanted thoughts from the past in the same environment it took place in relating to OCD?
OCD therapy: There are psychotherapy specialists in OCD management. Find one who will guide you through practice in reducing the power of and tolerating the anxiety that emerges in your trigger situation. It takes effort and time, but getting started is good. Medication may help you through the early challenges so that you can win this struggle. ...Read more
What are the probable homeostatic responses to changes in the environment inside the body brought upon during exercise?
Clarify question and: Your question is so general it is difficult to give a specific answer - exercise = increase adrenaline output (arousal hormone) during and increased serotonin levels (quieting) afterwards; also increased metabolic rate, increased carbohydrate use, increased muscle activity during exercise. ...Read more
Higher: Very high, if you are in la. Parking garages of course also higher. ...Read more
Moldy home: Living in a damp, moldy home can expose the patient to recurrent sinus and/or respiratory issues. Some of the exposed molds can be especially toxic including black mold. It is very important to have professional remediation to clean up and effectively remove all the mold. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: If your loved one has not received proper hygiene care, please contact either unit manager, supervisor of nursing or director of nursing. If not helping, please contact administrator. If you feel that the whole place is not helping for the loved ones, then you have the right to report to the state department of health for possible abuse/neglect. ...Read more
Explore Specifics?: Apart from knowing about anxiety & how it ticks, it can b very helpful 2explore the specifics of ur anxiety w/a skilled mental health clinician - one who has expertise treating persons struggling w/anxiety. Pinpointing the anxiety-producing aspects of this situation, tying them 2prior experiences & coming up w/ theories 2test can all be helpful - esp along w/applying principles 4reducing anxiety! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What's the difference in the aortas compliance to physical stress and psychological stress? Does it narrow or expand in the different situations?
Getting a cold: "colds" are usually caused by viruses, typically spread by inhaling droplets when someone coughs or sneezes, or by touching contaminated surfaces. While you cannot get a cold only by being out in cold or rainy weather, if someone develops hypothermia due to excessive cold exposure with lowering of core temperature, it might affect their immune system making them more susceptible to infections. ...Read more
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