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What is the best way to calm down? I am suffering from major stress and want to find a healthier way to manage it. What is the best way to calm down? I am suffering from major stress and want to find a healthier way to manage it. Should i look at medicati

What is the best way to calm down? I am suffering from major stress and want to find a healthier way to manage it. What is the best way to calm down? I am suffering from major stress and want to find a healthier way to manage it. Should i look at medicati

Management : Management of stress can be very challenging. Oftentimes it resolves with addressing the particular stressors if this is feasible. Otherwise, i would recommend a multidisciplinary approach starting with behavioral specialists such as psychologists and therapist then moving on to medications if necessary. ...Read more

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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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How do I manage the stress of being disabled?

Stress: Joining a support group with other people with your same disability can be very helpful as well as individual psychotherapy. Best. ...Read more

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How can I get my husband to care more for my disabled child when he is stressed about the situation?

How can I get my husband to care more for my disabled child when he is stressed about the situation?

Counseling: I recommend you and your husband enter couples counseling to address your concerns and better understand your husband's feelings. ...Read more

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I have a physically disabled son/angry abusive husband.Lot's of stress.Had surgery on unruptured brain aneurysm 3 months.Will this affect my coils?

I  have a  physically disabled son/angry abusive husband.Lot's of stress.Had surgery on unruptured brain aneurysm 3 months.Will this affect my coils?

Abusive husband: Living with an abusive, angry husband is not safe even without a brain aneurysm or surgically placed coils. There is help for you in counseling/psychotherapy -- to help deal with your stress and explore your options. There's also direct support for those in your situation plus shelters that you could go (along with your son) to if this is what you decide to do. http://tinyurl.com/nz2ad. ...Read more

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Is there a way to biologicaly measure stress levels? If so how? Samsung S Health seems to be able to but I dont know how?

Is there a way to biologicaly measure stress levels? If so how? Samsung S Health seems to be able to but I dont know how?

There are many: biologic indicators of stress. Some are measurable and/or observable & others aren't. Samsung S Health is a device app that helps u monitor stress & how u cope with it INDIRECTLY by tracking physical activity, calorie intake & some vital signs. If Samsung is marketing this app as a direct, biological measure of stress, they have led you astray. I hope this helps answer your question. ...Read more

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What is the best way to deal with stress; when the stress comes from having s very i'll child and not knowing the reason he is sick?

What is the best way to deal with stress; when the stress comes from having s very i'll child and not knowing the reason he is sick?

Very painful: This is one of the most painful situations a parent can go through. Many deal with this by getting support from their church or spiritual group if they have one -- and also from extended family including friends close enough to feel like family. Prayer helps. Getting consistent rest helps. Giving and receiving affection helps. Educating yourself & talking with the doctors helps too. ...Read more

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How to de-stress?

How to de-stress?

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 more

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Is stress harmful?

Is stress harmful?

Yes and no: "too much" stress can be too much for the body to process, integrate, and adapt to -- in which case it can wreak havoc on the body. But stress that "challenges without overwhelming" can ultimately result in a strengthening of the body by "provoking" its innate capacity to self-heal. For example, "too much" exercise is bad; but "just the right amount" of exercise is good! :). ...Read more

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Can stress cause on?

Can stress cause on?

Incomplete question: Can stress cause what? Please resubmit your question with specifics. Then we can better provide an answer. ...Read more

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How to lower my stress?

How to lower my stress?

It depends: It depends on what is stressing you, what resources for renewal and support you have, and what your personal resilience is. Your note indicates you're in afghanistan, an extremely stressful location for many people right now. You'd need to access existing medical, social, or psychological resources for personal assistance there; hopefully family is together and you & they can help each other. ...Read more

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