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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
What's the best type of yoga to inhance fertility and to promote conceiving, feeling overwhelmed and stressed.
Yoga: No form of yoga has been shown to consistently improve fertility, so there is no 'best.' that said, if yoga helps with stress reduction it 'may' point you in the right direction. I have personal bias against the 'hot' yoga (bikram) in women trying to conceive, the risks are not insignificant. Best wishes. ...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
Caregiver stress: Is very difficult because it is often chronic, cumulative and unrelenting. Caregivers easily feel trapped by their desire to help someone in great need of constant care. It's extremely important to know it's not selfish to take breaks and to recruit other people or an agency to help. You must care for yourself to care for others. Find a counselor who specializes in stress management. ...Read more
Sometimes - yes.: Hello. I have worked with the military for the last 33 years. Gallows or dark humor often allows people to tolerate the horrors of combat. To those looking in from the outside it may seem inexcusably crude & they may be quick to judge. However, sometimes allows people to survive and keep a bit of their sanity. Sometimes gallows humor is just a learned vulgar behavior. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Of course: Like most activities, it depends how one approaches it. Fishing can be very relaxing —except to the fish! — or it can be a tense and/or frustrating experience. Whatever the activity, gently avoid "shoulds", time pressure, harsh self-judgments, unflattering comparisons with others, etc. Focus on the here-and-now and give yourself time. ...Read more
See psychologist: If you feel you need help to relieve your stress, please consider starting by seeing a psychologist for a good evaluation and treatment recommendations. Many times psychotherapy can be very helpful in not only elucidating why you're so stressed, but also in developing solutions for it. You may also need a good physical with your family physician to make sure your general health is good. Be well. ...Read more
Many ways....: First, you must enjoy your physical activity. It becomes habit forming. Gives yourself pride, better health, and appearance. But the stress relieving issues are often ignored. Exercise done regularly lowers circulating stressor hormones in the body, most specifically catecholamines (adrenalin/noradrenalin), and cortisol. Lowering these levels decreases the feeling of anxiety. You also sleep well. ...Read more
Is there any evidence that playing with or caring for a dog can help relieve general, daily life stress?
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