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Remedies For Fear Of Losing Control
Lose the control...: Fear of loss of control underlies all phobias, most anxiety or panic attacks, and limits one's potential as an ever-evolving human being. Learn relaxation technique that works for you that blocks the primitive 'flight respon'', then let rational win over irrational. Flying: the pilot will get u there. Bridges: it will hold up your car. Talking in front of audience: picture them naked. Lose & live. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! this is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more
Key ? of the day!: Paradox of the 21st century: exponential unimaginable technological feats, juxtaposed with human behavior and values whose core threads are unravelling. Suggestions: think @ what is most important, what will enhance your life, what changes u must make within yourself (the only thing u can control) to get there, with no $. Relationships, water, a warm bed, a walk, work (any), awe of what we have. ...Read more
What are treatment options for fallen arches for someone with significant weight gain? I'm in the process of losing weight.
Orthotics: You need orthotics, a custom molded arch support which will help your foot function properly in a shoe. Only get this made by a podiatrist who knows the biomechanics of the foot. You need to be evaluated to see if you have torn the tendon that supports the arch. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes. Always will.: The stage you refer to is the final fear: dying. In the past month, I have celebrated the birth and life of two of my pts: elderly italian, proud women with a spark in their eyes. One is 101, the other ten years her senior! one of the giants in geriatric medicine (and colleague at hopkins) described aging as 'homeostenosis': all narrows & stiffens. Letting go is the only way of going on. Relax. ...Read more
Is there a medication or another way for rapid loss of weight for someone over 50 and also for getting rid of belly fat?
Suffered from severe ocd/health anxiety for 18 yrs. Scared of medication but natural remedies, therapy, exercise etc are not working. What to do?
Anxious fear meds: Many people with anxiety and OCD fear medication for no reason. Ativan or Xanax (alprazolam) is the BEST help you can get, and will relax you, not kill you or make you feel weird! Have a friend hold your hand for half an hour after taking your first pill. I promise you will feel much more relaxed! See the book Hope and Help fort Your Nerves by Dr. Claire Weekes, "don't be bluffed by a thought!" she said! ...Read more
Vertigo not a balance problem: Vertigo may cause problems with the balance, but vertigo is not defined as a balance problem. Vertigo is defined as the sensation of motion where there is no motion. If you are having true vertigo then you need to consult with an ear nose and throat doctor for an evaluation and discussion of treatment options. If your problem is just balance then a neurologist may be your best starting point. ...Read more
Manage anxiety: By learning relaxation skills & learning to modify the thoughts, perceptions & beliefs that trigger your anxiety. Learning to calm your body & your mind is the key. You can learn these skills on your own, but having a mental health professional "coach" you is quicker & more effective. Biofeedback helps learn relaxation skills (www.Bcia.Org & www.Aapb.Org). ...Read more
How to control excessive useless thoughts in mind? How to control thought process? Is there any mental exercise ?
Meditation: Meditation is the best mental exercise to control one's thought process. I find it ironic that you in india are asking a doctor in the us this, when the art & science of meditation is so highly developed in india! there are many varieties of meditation. Here are some basic instructions: http://health.Howstuffworks.Com/wellness/stress-management/how-to-get-started-with-meditation.Htm see comment:. ...Read more
Is possible to control pcos(starting stage) simply by weight loss and food habits? Please give me some tips to control pcos without medicines.
Does fat freezing actually help people dealing with obesity lose the unwanted fat? Are there any warnings it side effects? Precautions?
Appears safe: And effective. Here's a review article from National Library of Medicine http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4079633/ Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
No - you have to: Work at it. To lose weight insure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more
Letting go, psychT: Identify situations that are under your control and situations that are not. Work on things you can control and let go of things that cannot be controlled. Listen to your body and pay attention to your thoughts when symptoms exacerbate. Find a counselor to help you navigate through your symptoms and if there's a need consider medication. Live in the present, but not past or future. ...Read more
Do Both: Up to about age two, we have no control of what we do or how we respond. The 'terrible' twos simply defines that us little people start to experience that how we respond can push mom's or dad's buttons--and that's really really cool. All of us are anal, fearful of losing control, it's simply a matter of degree. Far right--super anal, far left--no anal tone. Find the middle ground that's right 4u. ...Read more
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