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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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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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What are the bad effects of stress on body?

What are the bad effects of stress on body?

Stress: Stress symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders & back), poor quality or minimal sleep, lack of concentration & easy fatigability. Lump in throat or butterfly in stomach sensation can occur. ...Read more

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What are the effects of stress on my health?

What are the effects of stress on my health?

Stress & Distress: Some stress might be good for keeping us alert, and our bodies are generally good at dealing with acute stress. But too much for too long, can turn into "distress" -- and the situations that stress us are individually variable. Stress can relate to many problems such as headaches, high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, skin conditions, asthma, arthritis, depression, & anxiety. ...Read more

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What are the physical effects of chronic stress?

What are the physical effects of chronic stress?

Chronic Stress: Chronic stress can lead to a depressed immune system, increased belly fat, increased blood sugar, hair loss, and memory loss to name a few. ...Read more

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What effects can to much worrying & stress cause?

What effects can to much worrying & stress cause?

Anything!: Anything at all - every person is different. Stomach pain, weight loss, weight gain, headache, back pain, insomnia, excessive sleep, fatigue, anxiety.....Cancer, gall bladder disease, reflux, . The list goes on and on.
Please try to address the stressors under your control, develop positive coping mechanisms (yoga, exercise, meditation, therapy or whatever!) and address your symptoms with your md. ...Read more

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What is medical definition of stress and the effects on the body?

What is medical definition of stress and the effects on the body?

'fight or flight': Stress causes increased activity in the sympathetic nervous system and the release of stress hormones. As a result: heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing rate increases; there is increased sweating; skin temperature decreases as blood shifts to the vital organs; there can be muscle tension or tremors; GI disturbance such as nausea, stomach ache, or diarrhea; pacing, hand-wringing, etc. ...Read more

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Help please? I want to know what are some of the physical effects of chronic stress?

Chronic stress: Stress symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders ; back), poor quality or minimal sleep, lack of concentration ; easy fatiguability. Lump in throat or butterfly in stomach sensation can occur. ...Read more

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What physical effects of anxiety and stress are there?

What physical effects of anxiety and stress are there?

Effects: Short term physical effects of anxiety can be insomnia, change in appetite, fatigue, diarrhea, sweating, muscle tension, headaches, shortness of breath and heart palpitations. High stress and anxiety over the long term can put one at a higher risk for medical illnesses such as heart disease. ...Read more

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Are there effects of stress on the nervous system? What are they?

Stress & the body: Stress prepares for action by activating the autonomic nervous system & numerous hormones. Stress can cause muscle tension, cold hands & feet, increased heart rate, rapid & shallow breathing, stomach upset, headaches, dry mouth, increased sweating, mind racing, & insomnia. Chronic stress decreases immune functions & contributes to numerous illnesses. ...Read more

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Can being happy instead of sad relieve the bad effects of stress?

Can being happy instead of sad relieve the bad effects of stress?

Stress is ubiquitous: Stress is part of everyone's life. There are ways of better coping with stress that can be learned. Meditation, finding a balance between work and leisure, regular exercise, laughter, company of good friends and a supportive family all help relieve stress. The biggest question is "what makes you happy? ". ...Read more

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The stress & effects seem inevitable. What are some physical/mental effects of stress?

There are quite a fe: Chronic stress is bad for human body. It is implicated in many diseases like heart disease and mental ailments like depression. Find ways to diminish or avoid it if you can, remove the precipitating cause, often at job or in relatiionships. Suggestions to minimize its bad effects are: exercise (walking) regualrly even if you do for 10 minute periods x2-3/day. Yoga, meditation, deep breathing can help. ...Read more

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What are the effects of psychological stress on health?

What are the effects of psychological stress on health?

Stress & the body: Stress prepares for action by activating the autonomic nervous system & numerous hormones. Stress can cause muscle tension, cold hands & feet, increased heart rate, rapid & shallow breathing, stomach upset, headaches, dry mouth, increased sweating, mind racing, & insomnia. Chronic stress decreases immune functions & contributes to numerous illnesses. ...Read more

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Could you tell me ways to get rid of stress and its effects?

Could you tell me ways to get rid of stress and its effects?

Some options: There a # of ways to address stress. Talk about your feelings & address problems rather than avoiding them. Aim to get 7.5 to 8 hours of quality sleep per night. Daily physical activity is optimal, especially in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol or at least keep use moderate. Qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise >. ...Read more

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What are potential adverse health effects of occupational stress?

What are potential adverse health effects of occupational stress?

Stress link: Stress is linked to many diseases including cardiovascular problems, high blood pressure. Mindfulness which there are many books is an effective way to deal with stress without medication. ...Read more

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When u say stress is bad is it just psychological stress or also physical stress? Is it any difference in health effects of the different states?

When u say stress is bad is it just psychological stress or also physical stress? Is it any difference in health effects of the different states?

All stress harmful: The effects of stress on your health are similar whether the stress is physical or purely psychological. While not all stress can be eliminated, much of the causes can be changed and so can your response to stress. We are only touching the surface of the multigenerational effects of stress and the protective benefits of stress reduction techniques. There is a lot to learn but for now proven protection can be enhanced with a healthy diet, adequate sleep, exercise and therapy as well as mindfulness, meditation and yoga. http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-living/stress-management/in-depth/stress/art-20046037 If you would like to discuss this in more detail feel free to contact me though Concierge at www. Healthtap. Com/freisleben
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I've read exercise helps anxiety & burns up excess stress chemicals. At what duration/intensity do you need to exercise to get the feel-good effects?

I've read exercise helps anxiety & burns up excess stress chemicals. At what duration/intensity do you need to exercise to get the feel-good effects?

Depends: Exercise is a great to feed your body and mind with happy thoughts (more like no thought cuz you are focused on the exercise at hand) and will definitely help with anxiety and stress. Now the duration/intensity will vary from person to person and please seek advise with your local MD before starting any exercise schedule.

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Could you tell me if stress effects your periods could that keep you from having a babies?

Could you tell me if stress effects your periods could that keep you from having a babies?

Yes: Stress can dysregulate your menstrual cycle, making longer or shorter than usual. Then it can be hard to know when your fertile times are. Nonetheless, women can become pregnant in wartime also, so stress does not make pregnancy completely impossible. ...Read more

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What are the effects of stress? Weight loss?

Stress: Please watch: http://www. Ted. Com/talks/kelly_mcgonigal_how_to_make_stress_your_friend. Html.

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What are effects on the heart after long term stress?

What are effects on the heart after long term stress?

May benefit: There's good stress and bad stress -- "eustress" makes me work to achieve meaningful goals, while being in an impossible situation or lacking resources / habits to deal with tough situations can cause you to generate stress hormones that may raise blood pressure and damage the vessels (more than the heart itself, long-run). No simple answer, but good luck with whatever situation you've been in. ...Read more

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Are there any meds besides ssri's that help with stress and the least amount of side effects and no withdrawal connected to them?

Are there any meds besides ssri's that help with stress and the least amount of side effects and no withdrawal connected to them?

See your doctor: For a formal diagnosis and treatment. There are nsri's, mood stabilizers and Buspar (buspirone) which are not addictive. If you are on a high dose of any of these meds you may need to decrease the dosage and then stop them. ...Read more

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What would be the effects of taking 2 mgs of lorazapam 1st dose for stress and no sleep some signs of anxiety, was given this dose by mistake.

What would be the effects of taking 2 mgs of lorazapam 1st dose for stress and no sleep some signs of anxiety, was given this dose by mistake.

Lorazepam: Effects of 2 mg Lorazepam depend on the person receiving it -- how anxious he is, how accustomed he is to this dose, other medications he's on, whether he's also drinking alcohol or using other drugs, whether he has chronic mental health problems, etc. If you're habituated to lorazepam, 2 mg will not phase you. It new to it, it could induce relaxation and drowsiness. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have major cardiac side effects after a chemical stress test?

Is it possible to have major cardiac side effects after a chemical stress test?

Yes: Can precipitate an ischemic event, if

stress relates in decreased coronary

flow during maximum stress. ...Read more

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What are the effects of dopamine on cortisol and other stress hormones? Where is dopamine released from/created at?

What are the effects of dopamine on cortisol and other stress hormones? Where is dopamine released from/created at?

Dopamine cortisol: D will increase cortisol when given IV. I would do a Wikipedia search for more details. Not enough room here and they have good pictures as well. ...Read more

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Am medical student anxiety and stress always was there in public and while studying or in exams what is best treatment with least side effects?

Am medical student anxiety and stress always was there in public and while studying or in exams what is best treatment with least side effects?

Mind Body medicine: Such as clinical hypnosis and self hypnosis training is safe and effective. I've used it many times for folks such as yourself. Mindfulness meditation (see jon kabat-zinn, etc.) is also very useful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hello I want a medicine for the nervous and for the stress also for the thinking to much but I want a herbal medicine Has no side effects?

Hello I want a medicine for the nervous and for the stress also for the thinking to much but I want a herbal medicine Has no side effects?

Source not symptoms: Needs to discuss your issues with someone who is not biased or will judge you. I would not mess with any particular meds or supplements, without having an appointment with a psychologist or Dr. ...Read more

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I sometimes have taken lorazepam 0.5 break it in half. I have been under stress for years. I am concerned about long trm effects; i.e. heart or other?

I sometimes have taken lorazepam 0.5 break it in half. I have been under stress for years. I am concerned about long trm effects; i.e. heart or other?

Probably none.: If your use is as low as you describe, you should have no physical effect. However, it would be advisable for you to deal with the stress. See a mental health professional. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of having stress fractures?

What are the long term effects of having stress fractures?

Depends: It depends on the bone and how much weight it has to bear. Those in bone that carry much load may break all the way through and deform, with increased pain, deformity, and other problems. Others may heal with bone or scar and do fairly well. Have an orthopaedist advise you on your particular situation. ...Read more