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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

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

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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Are there stress management techniques?

Are there stress management techniques?

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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What are some effective stress management techniques?

What are some effective stress management techniques?

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

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What is the definition or description of: stress management?

What is the definition or description of: stress management?

"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 more

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What are some suggestions for a good book on stress management?

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Stress Management: Principles & practice of stress management by p. Lehrer & r. Barlow is good reference. ...Read more

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What are some suggesting for deciding which eating, exercise, and stress management options are right for you?

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 more

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What is stress-management so important in preventing illness?

What is stress-management so important in preventing illness?

More details: I agree with and like dr. Greer's answer. If you want more details about the physiology of stress (and relaxation!) see www. Worrysolution. Com. ...Read more

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What are some stress management exercises that can be done in the office?

What are some stress management exercises that can be done in the office?

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 more

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What is the best approaches that offer relaxation & stress management training?

What is the best approaches that offer relaxation & stress management training?

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

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Can you please recommend some effective relaxation / stress management techniques?

Can you please recommend some effective relaxation / stress management techniques?

Relaxationfor Stress: Relaxation / Stress Management:
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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 more

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What's the best way to approach organizations to offer relaxation & stress management training?

What's the best way to approach organizations to offer relaxation & stress management training?

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 more

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Any tips for psychological stress management?

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Any tips for psychological stress management?

Stress Management: Healthy lifestyle changes, eliminate alcohol or smoking, healthy diet, seek support, relaxation thru meditation/yoga, and stay active. ...Read more

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What are the health and wellness benefits of yoga/pilates and their contribution to stress management?

What are the health and wellness benefits of yoga/pilates and their contribution to stress management?

Many: It will help with your stress, blood pressure, posture, flexibility and many many other benefits. Check this article about the benefits of yoga: http://otwithmd. Com/7-yoga-benefits/. ...Read more

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I'm in high school and I was wondering what are a few stress management tips/techniques I can use to relieve academic stress?

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 more

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What are other ways to lower hypertension besides eating and exercising, dieting, and stress management?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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 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?

Yes, please see doc: To rule out medical conditions and then your mind will be free to respond more fully to stress management training. See www. Relaxationresponse. Org Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What are signs of adult a.D.D.? And also ptsd? I was sexually abused as a child. Have issues with memory, easily distracted, depression, stress management/anxiety

You may have both: The sx of adhd and ptsd may overlap. Especially in the details of easy distractabilty and poor memory. You should see a counselor for your ptsd symptoms but you should get some comprehensive psychological testing to determine if you have both or the one diagnosis ater this you may or may not want to add medication to the counseling. ...Read more

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Daily physical activity will help your body deal with stress? How so?

Daily physical activity will help your body deal with stress? How so?

Great mental release: In addition, it helps to reduce the body's stress hormone, cortisol and also increases the body's "feel good" neurotransmitters, such as serotonin. ...Read more

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I am not interested in any activities of life, I am always lost in my past, any feel unhappy, am always stressed, this is affecting my family life?

I am not interested in any activities of life, I am always lost in my past, any feel unhappy, am always stressed, this is affecting my family life?

Depression: You have classic symptoms of depression. This is not your fault and you can't get over it by yourself otherwise it would already be gone because it feels awful. So here is what I want you to do. First thing is to go see your doctor. Tell them what is going on and how your feel, let it all out. They should give you some medicine to help and maybe also send you to a therapist. It will all help ...Read more

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How can an adult with sensory processing disorder stay calm, relaxed and stress free when going out in public places with a lot of noise and activity?

How can an adult with sensory processing disorder stay calm, relaxed and stress free when going out in public places with a lot of noise and activity?

Check anxietybc. Org: One way 2 train your brain 2 become less reactive involves (a) examining your fears about bad things that might happen - what u actually tell yourself; (b) coming up w/ a different story 2 tell yourself - one that helps accept that you'll feel uncomfortable but that's ok; ; (c) gradually spending longer periods time in public places while staying long enough for your level of distress to subside. ...Read more

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How does increasing activities help relieve stress?

How does increasing activities help relieve stress?

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

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Could you tell me what are a couple of activities that you take on that assist you in managing your stress?

Could you tell me what are a couple of activities that you take on that assist you in managing your stress?

Several: Personally, I enjoy meditation and yoga; also gardening, dancing, or listening to/playing music. Hiking in nature is another way. Some people like to relax in stillness; others like to move. I like a blend of ways, and you might too! ...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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What are some activities I can do to help reduce stress?

What are some activities I can do to help reduce stress?

Make a list, check it twice, prioritize: We all could use tips the holidays loom. First, remember that a holiday is just that, a holy day or, for many, a vacation. It need not be a marathon spending spree. People like gifts, but your feeling the need to find the best gift, now at the best price, is not making you healthy or happy, is it? Likewise the pressure to create the best meal, atmosphere etc is often too much. Relax and decide what is most important. Then do that. ...Read more

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What are the day to day to activities I can involve in routine to reduce stress?

What are the day to day to activities I can involve in routine to reduce stress?

Many possible: One of the best options is mindfulness meditation, because it trains you to be present rather than lost in past and future. Also it trains you to respond thoughtfully to situations, rather than react in your habitual knee-jerk patterns (which we all have, not just you!). Additional practices like yoga & tai chi help also. Being in nature can reduce stress also. ...Read more

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What are the activities that can cause oxidative stress? (please cite as many as you can, thank you)

What are the activities that can cause oxidative stress? (please cite as many as you can, thank you)

Oxidative stress: Search internet. For instance, check out http://www. Drweil. Com/drw/u/qaa400537/stumped-by-oxidative-stress. Html. ...Read more

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I keep gaining weight. I haven't been eating more than usual and haven't had any changes in activity. I am very stressed bc of college exams. Help?

I keep gaining weight. I haven't been eating more than usual and haven't had any changes in activity. I am very stressed bc of college exams. Help?

Common problem: Not unusual with people who are stressed and are sedentary. Keeping weight under control is a combination of proper diet and exercise. Even walking 30-60 minutes daily is a good form of exercise. Watch the unconscious snacking i.e. Chips etc. Talk to your counselor at school who I'm sure sees many students with same problem and can help. ...Read more

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Feeling disturbed, stressed, down, difficulty breathing. Don't have any stress as such just basic daily activity stress. All my blood tats are normal?

Feeling disturbed, stressed, down, difficulty breathing. Don't have any stress as such just basic daily activity stress. All my blood tats are normal?

Psychological: Symptoms often have psychological causes. There could be thyroid problem, infection, drug effects. Andd there could also be anxiety/depression treatable with SSRI's. generally. ...Read more

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What are doctor-recommended strategies or activities as a group to manage stress in the workplace?

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 more

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I have been feeling ill for the past week after sexual activity but I'm under a lot of stress too which one is making me feel ill?

I have been feeling ill for the past week after sexual activity but I'm under a lot of stress too which one is making me feel ill?

Unfortunately, we: Can't even begin to tell you without an in-person interview & physical exam, plus any relevant testing. ...Read more

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What can be done for stress incontinence in older women? Is tx indicated if only vigorous activity results in leaks and not everyday activity?

What can be done for stress incontinence in older women? Is tx indicated if only vigorous activity results in leaks and not everyday activity?

Many choices: Kegels (best is course of pelvic floor physical therapy), vaginal pessary (placed by gyne or urogyn), periurethral injection (office procedure for severe form of stress incontinence), or surgery. Minimally invasive sling, under local anesth, can be performed on women of all ages w/low risk. Incontinence does not need to be severe to deserve treatment. ...Read more

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Can a Nuclear stress test miss something, for someone who is symptomatic at high level of activity, and have about 40% LAD (previous cath)? is this Test perfect? Thanks Drs.

Stress test: The nuclear test is better than a tradiitonal exercise stress test but not perfect. Catheterization is the best test to assess the coronary arteries. Hope that helps. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress Management (Definition)

"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