stress

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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 to manage their stress.
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Dr. Maritza Baez answered:

how to de-stress?

Stay active

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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.
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Dr. Martha Stark answered:

Is stress harmful?

Yes and no

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"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!! :)
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Can stress cause on?

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Does stress kill you?

Not immediately

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Stress doesn't usually kill you immediately, but it can lead to medical conditions that shorten your life span: sleep disruption, weight gain, hypertension, heart disease, etc. Also it makes the life you do have, less enjoyable. "Stress" is variable for any of us, and our level of resilience may change over time. Practicing meditation, yoga, expressive arts, & other restorative things may help.
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Dr. Emmett Miller answered:

Can stress cause gas?

Indeed it can

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Stress, the nonspecific set of reactions to what your brain perceives as a threat or a demand, causes alterations in blood flow, directing it away from the digestive organs. This disrupts digestion. In addition, there is often tension and spasmodic contraction of the large bowel, and even some inflammation that can occur. These and other effects can change the bacterial processes and result in gas
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Dr. Abby Caplin answered:

Treatment for stress?

It depends

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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.
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what is a stress echo?

Ultrasound

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This is an ultrasound examination that evaluates heart motion and heart valve motion during rest and exercise. It is one of several ways to evaluate the condition of the heart.
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Does stress affect MS?

Yes

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Multiple sclerosis can be auto-immune related and in these cases, stress can definitely affect MS.
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What is stress eating?

A coping style

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Stress causes a variety of emotions ( anxiety, fear etc,) There are many who react to unpleasant feelings by eating excessively. Some professionals feel it due to a childhood pattern of food rewards to an upset child. It is a problem if the eating leads to excessive weight gain. Then obtain a consultation with therapist where you gain insight and develop healthy ways to cope with your stress
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How to lower my stress?

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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.
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