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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 ...Read more
Beginning neuro biofeed back treatment for anxiety, excessive worry & job stress affecting performance. What is success rate for biofeedback?
For stress managemen: t, it should be great if you can finish the course needed to allow your body, breathing to control and lower your stress and anxiety feelings. Don't stop half way. The merits are that you can control your feelings, your thoughts, your breathing & begin to use this to monitor you stress levels before they become overwhelming.Using positive focus, visualization, meditation will also help w/success. ...Read more
Exposure: While medications may help treat symptoms associated with ptsd, exposure and response prevention therapy is likely to have longer lasting and enduring effects. This must be done with a trained professional. I would not recommend self hypnosis to anyone who has not gone through exposure therapy first. Ptsd is very treatable and you may find it very uncomfortable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A lot.: Kids seem to be over "busy" with activities, school work and sports that fill all their days and waking hours. Keep in mind children need time to "unwind" just like adults and that sometimes they need time to do, well nothing or just have unstructured play time. Talk to your child to see what is bothering her. Revisit the activities and see what you need to do to decrease stress and improve school. ...Read more
To address stress:: 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
What are doctor-recommended strategies or activities as a group to manage stress in the workplace?
Agree with Dr. Legha: Talk about feelings & address problems in the workplace - 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There isn't a simple: Answer for your question. If you have significant problems with anxiety and stress it needs to be evaluated. There are a number of conditions that can present with these symptoms. Your diagnosis will help to determine a treatment plan to include whether medications are indicated and if so, which ones. ...Read more
Side stitch: Pain under your diaphram/ribs on the left or right especially during running sports usuallly is caused by a spasm of your diaphragm. Of it is on the left side it may be interpretted as "spleen" pain. True spleen pain during physical activity may be a serious sign of have enlargement or an injury to your spleen. See a doctor for evaluation and possibly an MRI or ct scan. ...Read more
Conservative rx: Spondylolysis break in posterior element,pars, of vertebrae. Bilateral frxs can result in listhesis, of vertebra forward. Gr1&2 slip mild usually do not cause serious symptoms. Idiopathic, traumatic, dysplastic formsFurther degree of slip can cause pain and neurologic sxs from compression on nerves. Conservative therapy for mild forms without surgery usual rx.Rest and strengthening core muscles. ...Read more
Sudafed,or ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate): Can help to tighten bladder neck. Anticholinergics eg oxybutinin er, Detrol or vesicare (solifenacin) relax bladder musculature and may help. U should try kegel exercises 5x/day & squeezing ball between knees. Consider seeing uro-gynecologist or urologist. Urethral slings or bladder neck suspensions are extremely effective surgical procedures. Former is simple op operation with minimal morbidity. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Take control: Working following breast radiation is healthy but how you work may not be. After a diagnosis of breast cancer and subsequent treatment. Your emotions and life style are essential part of a successful recovery. Individual psychotherapy with or without medication is an important way to stay healthy and undo destructive ways of coping. There are professionals who are psycho-oncologists. Consult one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not aware: Not aware of seredyn, but there is some evidence that L-arginine may help with ED. As a young man, ED is most likely not a physical issue, rather a mental one, so anything to relieve your anxiety would help. One sign that your anatomy and physical health is likely OK when it comes to erections is whether you have erections while asleep, as typically your stress level is low while you are asleep. ...Read more
Many ways....: First, you must enjoy your physical activity. It becomes habit forming. Gives yourself pride, better health, and appearance. But the stress relieving issues are often ignored. Exercise done regularly lowers circulating stressor hormones in the body, most specifically catecholamines (adrenalin/noradrenalin), and cortisol. Lowering these levels decreases the feeling of anxiety. You also sleep well. ...Read more
Can avoiding sexual arousal cure or prevent headaches caused by anger, stress or tension?Will mental sexual arousal maintain regular migrain
No but it might: Keep you distracted from the anger, stress, and tension. I'd advice that you check out Binaural Brainwaves, a program available at itunes. Also www.dawnbuse.com. She is a well known psychologist that deals with headache patients. She has many FREE resources at her website. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
To address stress:: 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
"Stress Management": "stress" is mental, physical, or emotional tension or strain. For each of us, the experience is a little different -- and the situations that trigger it are individual also. "stress management" is the process of using tools or skills such as guided imagery/visualization, meditation, biofeedback, breathing exercises, yoga, etc to decrease or contain this tension or strain ("stress."). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are some suggesting for deciding which eating, exercise, and stress management options are right for you?
Precious Health: Eating: Balanced Diet with protein, carbohydrates, less Fat, Minerals, Vitamins and Anti-oxidants. Daily Exercise for about 30 minutes: What you like such as walking, hiking, swimming, tennis. Stress management: •Focus on “Breath Is Life” •Let Stress thoughts will pass away like clouds on mountain. •Therapy for stresses of life •Visual Imagery •Medication •Music Relaxation •Yoga •Meditation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Deep breathing; tension-relaxation (e.g. Clenching fists tightly, holding it (count to 3 or 5) and then release it; closing your eyes tightly, holding it (count to 3 or 5) and release. Some guided imagery, but briefly. You can google for instructions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: It depends on the organization and your fit with what they do. You can try networking with employees there, and learn something about their channels and system. You can prepare videos of your presentations, and gain testimonials about your work. You can place these on a web site which also has an informative electronic newsletter. Gradually organizations will be finding you. ...Read more
Relaxationfor Stress: Relaxation / Stress Management: Put your hands on both sides of the ches,t Feel Blessings of 3 Million Air Sacs in your lungs due to which you have Breath of Life every 4 seconds for38 years. • Focus on “Breath Is Life” • Keep saying until you run out of breath. • Take another deep breath and repeat the same. • Do it with 10 Breaths • Other thoughts will pass away like clouds on the mountain ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stress management: Are you wanting to provide organizations with your own trainings in relaxation & stress management? Probably the best way to do that is to network with people within the organization, who then give your name to those in leadership of the group. If you're new in this work, you might offer a pro bono presentation so they can meet you. If there's an eap on-site this may be an entry point also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the health and wellness benefits of yoga/pilates and their contribution to stress management?
I'm in high school and i was wondering what are a few stress management tips/techniques i can use to relieve academic stress?
Academic Stress: Stress management in High School: • Breathe in Feeling of Satisfaction of your Academic Achievements- one at a time. • Respect yourself for your Knowledge and Skills • Enjoy the subjects which you like • Get help or tutoring for subjects which you do not like • Make time for your hobbies-Music, Sports • Take Breaks, smile, laugh • Have pleasant Attitude ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are other ways to lower hypertension besides eating and exercising, dieting, and stress management?
Lowering BP diet: All of those plus reducing sodium intake: people are told to decrease sugar intake because it leads to obesity and diabetes; salt (sodium) intake leads to htn/atherosclerosis/mi/stoke (cva)/urinary calcium loss ("stone formation")/osteoporosis/and edema. If there is anything that we can do to lower blood pressure, it would be to eliminate all additional salt (sodium) from our diets. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've just discovered that I have white hairs, and i think i need some help in stress management. Who do I talk to about this?
White Hair Anxiety: Let the Wise Person in you reflect: Your symptoms due to stress o: •White hairs •Physical symptoms •Worry •Fear •Restlessness •“On the Edge”, short fuse •Irritability •Mind racing •Difficulty to concentrate •Brooding •Difficulty to fall asleep •Tiredness •Stresses Please make a list of these and Discuss with a Psychiatrist: •Therapy •Use of Ativan or Xanax for Anxiety •Relaxation ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing headache (occurred: 1 to 3 hrs) (better by: rest, stress management) (side: all sides) (quality: dull or aching sensation) (time...
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I am 18 pretty sure my chest pain/ occasional jaw pain is anxiety. If pain/squeezing goes aft stress management is it still important to get seen to?
I am experiencing emotional problems, memory problems (quality: difficulty remember distant past events, difficulty remembering recent events) , headache (occurred: 1 - 3 hours) (side: back, front, right) (better by: rest, stress management) (quality: st
See below: The memory impairment could be due to anxiety or depression. You may be experiencing tension headaches caused by stress. Headaches can also be worsened by lack of sleep, caffeine withdrawal or side effects of other meds. It would be good to avoid alcohol or other illicit drug use. Stay well-hydrated, and see your primary care provider for an eval. Practice ongoing stress mgmt, relaxation exercises ...Read more
I have anxiety and OCD with heart health. I am always checking my pulse and BP. I tend to have BP 100/60 or lower. Is this good stress management?
OCD Interventions: I commend you for your insight to your “anxiety and OCD with heart health” Let Wise Person in you guide you: • To go to Zion National park in your State and Feel the Wonder of Creation, •Be Inspired by Strength of those Mountains. •Reflect on Energy and Time spent on “always checking my pulse and BP” •Believe that This Is Stress Management •See a Psychiatrist for Intensive Therapy and medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"stress" is mental, physical, or emotional tension or strain. For each of us, the experience is a little different -- and the situations that trigger it are individual also. "stress management" is the process of using tools or skills such as guided imagery/visualization, meditation, biofeedback, breathing exercises, yoga, etc to decrease or contain this ...Read more
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