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How to handle stress and anxiety?

How to handle stress and anxiety?

Anxiety ; Stress: Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be quite effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night ; good nutrition with 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises ; meditation. Don't isolate - spend time with friends and stay active. ...Read more

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 can I treat my stress and anxiety?

Relaxation: Learning to lower stress through relaxation techniques is an easy and side effect way to start to treat your stress and anxiety. Try learning to do meditation and relaxation, and seek the help of a qualified mental health counselor or psychologist to assist you if you prefer. Use experts wisely...They are there to help and make your progress more rapid and efficient. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of stress and anxiety?

What are symptoms of stress and anxiety?

Symptoms of Stress: There can be a plethora of symptoms of anxiety and stress which include, but are not limited to: negative thoughts, racing heart, sweating, chest tightness, worry, difficulty concentrating, difficulty falling asleep, racing thoughts, feeling "keyed up", a sense of doom, tremors, headaches, high blood pressure. ...Read more

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How can I effectivly manage stress and anxiety?

How can I effectivly manage stress and anxiety?

Stress management: Look at the things that you can/cannot control. Relaxation, exercising, sleep hygiene will help with stress reduction. Establishing routine for yourself will help you make environment more predictable and help reduce stress. You can also talk to a psychotherapist to help you guide through the process. ...Read more

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If tou have stress and anxiety, how do you cope?

If tou have stress and anxiety, how do you cope?

Options: Exercise is a great way to help cope with anxiety. Limiting sugar and caffeine intake can also be of benefit. Other options are acupuncture, chamomile tea to help de-stress, journaling may help identify potential triggers of the anxiety and cognitive behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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How to tell if you suffer from stress and anxiety?

How to tell if you suffer from stress and anxiety?

Stress/ anxiety: Anxiety 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. Sometimes the worst thing about anxiety is the just not being able to put your finger on the reason that you feel that way. ...Read more

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What should I do to help relieve stress and anxiety?

Time out for yoursel: No way to get rid of it but taking time for yourself and either meditate, do yoga or do physical exercise might be very helpful. ...Read more

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How to stop blinking so much due to stress and anxiety?

How to stop blinking so much due to stress and anxiety?

See a therapist: If the blinking and anxiety are definitely related to stress then i would seek out a therapist who can help you with some nonpharmacological treatments of anxiety and stress. This is one of the areas where relaxation techniques can be as effective as medication. See a good therapist or psychologist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can relieve my stress and anxiety?

Can you tell me how i can relieve my stress and anxiety?

Stress ; anxiety: First, consider the causes. You could process this with a good friend or mentor, or a professional therapist if need be. Then directly address the causes, with the aim of finding solutions rather than blame. When you see yourself as a victim, stress increases. Get consistent exercise, healthy meals, and sleep. Practice meditation, yoga, tai chi, etc. Avoid alcohol and recreational drugs. Socialize. ...Read more

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Can stress and anxiety be respsonible for physically illness?

Can stress and anxiety be respsonible for physically illness?

Absolutely!: I've provided a visual to help you see just how many ways the major stress hormone can hurt your body. And there are other impacts too! it's one reason why it is so very important to find a way to reduce stress in your life before stress reduces your life. There are many good practices for stress reduction - find one that fits you and make it a center to your daily mental hygiene. (pun intended.). ...Read more

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I would like to know some ways on how to control stress and anxiety.

I would like to know some ways on how to control stress and anxiety.

Controlling Stress: Cognitive behavioral therapy that incorporates mindfulness and relaxation techniques is an effective method for treating stress and anxiety. A great resource for individuals seeking information on stress and anxiety is https://www.anxietybc.com. ...Read more

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I think my physical symptoms are caused my stress and anxiety. Is this possible?

I think my physical symptoms are caused my  stress and anxiety. Is this possible?

Yes: It would help to understand what you symptoms are. However, it is true that your brain is intimately connected to your body and they do effect one another. ...Read more

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Difference between stress and anxiety? How are they treated? How are they diagnosed?

Difference between stress and anxiety? How are they treated?  How are they diagnosed?

May be synonymous: Often people say "i'm stressed, " when they mean "i'm anxious." but, not all stress leads to anxiety. If stress is defined as having a lot on one's plate and striving toward short and long-term goals, this does not necessarily lead to unpleasant anxiety. Perhaps this person is experiencing the flow of being engaged in life's challenges. Our interpretations of our circumstances affect how we feel. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of stress and anxiety. And what are some things to help with it?

Many: Symptoms can be physical: rapid heart beat, sweaty palms, shaky hands or legs, dry mouth and others. Emotional symptoms are racing mind, fearfulness, confusion and others. Prevention involves understanding what anxiety and stress are and changing the way you think about or respond to things. ...Read more

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Is Calming Chronic Stress By Dr,Bell a good natural choice for stress and anxiety? How long should it take to see a difference?

Is Calming Chronic Stress By Dr,Bell a good natural choice for stress and anxiety? How long should it take to see a difference?

Therapy?: Self help books often only go so far. Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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My BP normal under no stress/anxiety but can spike to 180-200/100 when under stress or anxiety then back to normal when relaxed. Is this an issue?

My BP normal under no stress/anxiety but can spike to 180-200/100 when under stress or anxiety then back to normal when relaxed. Is this an issue?

No: Failure of BP to rise with stress is a very serious sign and is indicative of a failing heart. Your response is normal. If your BP rose to 220 or higher, it would suggest that perhaps your BP should be a little better controlled. Normal BP for your age is ...Read more

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I went to Dr and told them my symptoms, they said im suffering with stress and anxiety. But I'm not even stressed about anything I have a easy life???

About anxiety: Anxiety does not always have an obvious cause & does not feel the same to everyone. Some are very aware of anxiety, others have symptoms like migraines, some have a variety of symptoms not consistent w what we know about the way the body works.However, anxiety on top of an illness can alter the symptoms, & some ailments do have complex/unusual symptoms. If in doubt, 2nd opinion = good idea. ...Read more

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Can stress or anxiety make you cough?

Can stress or anxiety make you cough?

Anxiety and cough: Anxiety or stress is a diagnosis than can cause a lot of various symptoms. Cough is a symptom that can occur from a lot of various causes. Cough due to anxiety or stress would be unusual so i recommend you get your cough evaluated by you family physician. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more