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How Can I Relieve Stress To Help In Conceiving
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
Stress ; anxiety: First, consider the causes. You could process this with a good friend or mentor, or a professional therapist if need be. Then directly address the causes, with the aim of finding solutions rather than blame. When you see yourself as a victim, stress increases. Get consistent exercise, healthy meals, and sleep. Practice meditation, yoga, tai chi, etc. Avoid alcohol and recreational drugs. Socialize. ...Read more
Stress: Exercise, listen to music, take a class at the gym for something you've never done before, go to a yoga class, learn to meditate, have candles burning with scents that you like. Think of your senses of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch and try to do something to enhance those senses. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Paranoia?: Paranoia is not part of asperger's, but there can be some social stresses. People with asperger's have a hard time picking up on others' emotional states or social cues, so many interactions can be confusing to them. Paranoia generally means a person feels others are against him in some way, and it is not a usual part of asperger's. Please see a psychiatrist for evaluation of your concerns. ...Read more
Addressing symptoms.: Atlhough i believe in the use of herbs for many conditions, this is not an issue for herbs. If you are stressed & angry recommend dealing w it directly. One simple tip- count to ten before acting on the urge to impulsively harm someone physically or emotionally. Reduce anger by deep breathing. Breath in deeply & slowly through the nostrils. Hold air in lungs for a 5 count before slowly exhaling >>. ...Read more
It depends: On what is causing your stress. Preventing it or removing it when possible is the best. Many people are helpful by mindfulness training, meditation, guided imagery cds, yoga classes, chi gung, exercise, reading, etc. For long term benefit and better overall mental health, support from a good psychotherapist can be transformational. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In addition to excercise, what can I do to relieve and control anxiety and stress levels? How do I know if my anxiety is bad enough to see an expert?
Anxiety, Stress: Relaxation exercises, yoga, meditation, and change of environment can help with anxiety. When symptoms are intense, overwhelming and affect your sleep, appetite, concentration, relationships, and work, ;and you have racing thoughts and physical symptoms, please see a therapist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Job selection is key: Find something you like doing, something that makes you want to go to work every morning (yet leave at night :0). And make sure you have support of your family. Then plunge into your work, but do take breaks to stretch, walk around outside, eat, laugh. And then go home and turn off all of your devices, unless you are 'on call' that night. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
Make a list, check it twice, prioritize: We all could use tips the holidays loom. First, remember that a holiday is just that, a holy day or, for many, a vacation. It need not be a marathon spending spree. People like gifts, but your feeling the need to find the best gift, now at the best price, is not making you healthy or happy, is it? Likewise the pressure to create the best meal, atmosphere etc is often too much. Relax and decide what is most important. Then do that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Make sure your: doc is ok w/this, but you can consult w/a Chinese medicine doctor or other naturally-oriented practitioner. They especially value breathing exercises but you need to know which ones are best for you. You also need to avoid any exercise that might trigger breathing difficulties. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Plz help (disabled with arthritis)? What can I do to alleviate the pain and do my daily activities?
Controlling RA: Do you have RA? Work with your physician. The current paradigm is treating to target, that is, we can achieve remission of joint inflammation and limit damage and at the same time keeping the patient active and well. Explore the many disease modifying options with your rheumatologist. I also encourage patients to explore dietary changes and include omega-3 fish oils. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can anxiety and stress cause daily migranes? If soo how can I treat it or help it improve? Thank you
Yes: Yes, but so can many other stimuli. Migraines are thought to be due to altered blood flow in the brain. Exactly what triggers the altered flow and what symptoms arise because of it are often unique to an individual. If your triggers are stress/anxiety, get those treated. See your doctor and discuss possible treatments; maybe see a psychologist. Make changes in your lifestyle to reduce stress. ...Read more
Tiger Mom??: I assume you have a type a, goal driven, perfectionistic, controlling mom.Please try to talk to her about how you feel. That may not work.Next, try to explain your stress to your father if that does not help.A school counselor or school nurse could help a psychologist or a family doctor could try to intervene. A trusted adult could possibly discuss the situation. If you are an adult try a timeout. ...Read more
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