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How can I deal with stress in a healthy manner?

How can I deal with stress in a healthy manner?

Exercise etc: There are a lot of ways we can try to deal with our stress, but regular exercise seems one the best ways to go....A couple of other options : find a hobby, support a successful sports team, attend social functions (church, etc) set aside quality time with family and/or loved ones.... ...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 eliminate stress in a healthy manner?

How can I eliminate stress in a healthy manner?

Stay active: 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. ...Read more

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How can I deal with my stress in a healthy manner to avoid clinical depression?

How can I deal with my stress in a healthy manner to avoid clinical depression?

Stay active: 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. ...Read more

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Does stress affect your health?

Does stress affect your health?

Yes, of course: Stress can lead to poor sleep, weight gain, irritability, tension, anxiety, and depression. It can increase risk of stroke & heart attack. In certain brain regions, it can shrink gray matter tied to emotion and physiological functions. Being bullied as kids can lead to shorter telomeres -- signs of premature aging. There's also a connection between anxiety about life stresses and chronic illness. ...Read more

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Can stress affect my health much?

Can stress affect my health much?

Yes: The effect of stress on a person's health is depends on the stress (severity, length, intensity and how you cope with the stress). Physical problems as acne, dermatitis, irritable bowel disorders, psoriasis become active in distressed patients. If you worried that stress is damaging your health, see your doctor, explain your concerns. Md can refer you qualified therapist to treat your stress. ...Read more

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Is a certain amount of stress healthy?

Is a certain amount of stress healthy?

Likely yes, but some: Some stress is necessary to stimulate a person to perform. This can occur in exercise, and hectic situations. In fact, many medical tests, like glucose challenge, and Dexamethasone suppression test for cushing's are stress tests of a sort. They are designed to see if the body has a healthy response. But too much stress os any kind can cause more harm than good so do things in moderation. ...Read more

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Can stress add to many health problems?

Gosh, you are only: 17 ; you have a lot of health problems? Yes, stress can exacerbate many health issues. To address stress: talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 8+ hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupressure or meditation. Tell your parents about this. ...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 should I do, to keep healthy, and stress free?

Stress: Exercise daily for 40 to 50 minutes, eat a plant based diet, sleep 7 to 8 hours a night, maintain positive relationships and you will be more resilient in the face of stress. Best. ...Read more

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How can managing stress keep you physically healthy?

How can managing stress keep you physically healthy?

Positive outlook.: Managing stress and keeping a positive outlook on life can motivate you to pay attention to health maintenance. And maintaining your health, through exercise especially, can then help you manage stress. ...Read more

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As stress free for months did it help make you feel healthier?

As stress free for months did it help make you feel healthier?

No such thing: There is no such thing as being "stress free, " for any of us -- that is, until we are dead! Seriously, we are always responding to change, and this "stresses" us. Things that strengthen us, like physical exercise, learning a new language, or interviewing for a desired job are also "stresses". The trick is in learning to modulate stress so that it focuses us, but we're not completely overwhelmed. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the health consequences of being stressed?

Can you please describe the health consequences of being stressed?

Stress: Poor sleep, poor eating habits, lack of motivation, energy depletion and temperament changes that influence relationships. Try using the free anti anxiety app featured on the soundmindz. Org website, full or articles, video's and stories of people who have learned how to deal with stress effectively. Best. ...Read more

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What can you do when you're so stressed that it's affecting your health?

What can you do when you're so stressed that it's affecting your health?

Meditation: A few things that may help:
1. Set aside some time for regular exercise.
2. Meditate. Daily.
3. Make sure you spend quality time with the people you care about the most---family, friends.
4. Focus on all of the things you have to be thankful for. ...Read more

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Do health consequences result from extreme/too much stress? If so, what are they?

Do health consequences result from extreme/too much stress? If so, what are they?

Multiple: Extreme stress can result in many symptoms, such as disturbed sleep; feelings of anxiety; frequent worrying; muscle tension and pain; irritability & anger; wanting to withdraw socially; GI issues like nausea and diarrhea; rapid heart rate; high blood pressure; shallow, rapid breathing; gradually more depression; poor concentration, difficulty making decisions, etc. Http://tinyurl. Com/24lpoc. ...Read more

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If you are mentally healthy, can you more easily respond to unexpected stressors?

If you are mentally healthy, can you more easily respond to unexpected stressors?

Unexpected stressors: You're brain is constantly adapting to stimuli; creating new memories and working for your best interest. Stress is a normal part of life, in fact stressful events create an anti-stress hormonal response which changes how all in your body works including your brain.
Sleep is your friend in that. People that don't sleep, don't have healthy minds, and can't cope with stress, little or unexpected. ...Read more

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Was wondering how much stress can a person to before it start causing health problems?

Stress: It all depends on your personality and your health status. If this question is in your mind, thay means that you consult your doctor before it causes a health problem. ...Read more

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If "no pain = no gain" how do I know when it's healthy stress, and when I am making bad decisions?

If "no pain = no gain" how do I know when it's healthy stress, and when I am making bad decisions?

See details: If you have pain while performing the exercise, stop. The no pain, no gain applies to post exercise soreness not pain during the exercise. ...Read more

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How to manage stress? What kind to changes I should make in my daily day to day activities to have a healthier life?

How to manage stress? What kind to changes I should make in my daily day to day activities to have a healthier life?

Depends...: Personal/ work/ environmental (family, inner circle)stress has to be addressed separately. Try to resolve issues which you can. Regular exercise, Yoga, relaxation will help. Spirituality....keeps you within the defined norms. ...Read more

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Is there a way to biologicaly measure stress levels? If so how? Samsung S Health seems to be able to but I don't know how?

Unfortunately not: No lab or vital sign measurement (Samsung just measures your heart rate) can diagnose or measure psychological stress by itself. Heart rate varies quite a lot between individuals and within an individual during different activities, with temperature, with hydration...
Best way to diagnose stress is to discuss with a councilor or a physician. ...Read more

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How to stay mental health healthy with everyday task. Also If you are someone who gets stressed easily, how would you cope with that?

Coping with Stress: I commend you for your desire to stay mentally healthy.
At age17, pressure from parents, stressors of relationships, separation, breaking up of relationships, school, peer pressure, and finding your identity can make you stressed easily.
Believe in yourself
Develop good Self-esteem
Do what you love
Feel the blessings and wonders of your body and mind for 17 years
See a Therapist for coping skills ...Read more

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Stress from work is really taking its toll on my health. Will a dr. Give me 1-2 months off work if I'm honest? I don't want to fake a breakdown

Stress from work is really taking its toll on my health. Will a dr. Give me 1-2 months off work if I'm honest? I don't want to fake a breakdown

Good luck: That will likely cause more stress when your employer sacks you as cannot leave your spot empty for months w/o rationale. Medication and therapy help manage stress. Can get limited periods of time off reasonably to help get grounded and let meds start working, but most providers won't run that long, even if have a breakdown unless in psych hospital. ...Read more

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I am beyond stressed and its to the point where im physically sick and in pain I have a lotnof health issues caused/worsened by stress. What do I do?

Consider working wi: A counselor. Talk about feelings & address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or Progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more

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Why's it fell like my body's not able to handle and manage stress like it used to? I'm only 25yrs old and have major health issues that are abnormal!

I hope this helps!: At 25 you are using AMBIEN and XANAX (alprazolam) and it appears that the only "major health issue" you have is high blood pressure!!!! (which in fact may be related to your anxiety as well!) YOU NEED TO CONSLT A MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL to help you deal with your anxiety in a POSITIVE way! Please accept this suggestion and BE WELL
Dr Z ...Read more

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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

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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How can I take the stress out of healthy cooking?

How can I take the stress out of healthy cooking?

Start simple: Many people become stressed by thinking that they have to make an all-at-once, drastic change in their diet. Try changing one meal at a time, I recommend starting with breakfast. There are lots of easy options like fruit, yogurt, whole-grain toast, to start your day. Also, don't try to plan the whole week at once, just start with a few meals and get good habits built. ...Read more

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How does chronic stress affect your kidney health?

How does chronic stress affect your kidney health?

Stress and kidney DZ: It causes vasoconstriction of the renal circulation and parts of the kidney die. Well demonstrated in mice but not in man. ...Read more

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How does chronic stress affect your gallbladder health?

How does chronic stress affect your gallbladder health?

Probably doesn't: Chronic stress is very common. So is gallbladder disease. But they are not related. ...Read more

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What are some military stressors that impact spiritual health?

Combat: Stands out as taking a life or supporting a system which may be involved in taking human lives can be very challenging to one's beliefs. Putting mission before family can also cause one to question their values. ...Read more

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