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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?

Stress & anxiety: Symptoms of stress & anxiety include feelings of body tension; headache; jitteriness; irritability; sleep disturbance (especially difficulty getting to sleep which can progress); anxiety; worry; dread of situations that exacerbate stress -- work may be a frequent scenario; isolating one's self; difficulty concentrating, etc. Please see your doctor about your own situation -- help is possible. ...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?

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

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


Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more