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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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Does adrenal stress reduce the conversion of t4 to t3 (liothyronine)?

Does adrenal stress reduce the conversion of t4 to t3 (liothyronine)?

Adrenal stress: There is no conversion of T4 to T3 (liothyronine) to the best of my knowledge.
Please explain where "adrenal stress" comes into this! ...Read more

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Does fluoxetine and psychological stress reduce sperm concentration in semen by a lot?

Does fluoxetine and psychological stress reduce sperm concentration in semen by a lot?

Good question!: Many studies of antidepressants and pregnancy in women but very few about effect on men, sperm count, fertility, etc. Animal studies do show some decrease in sperm count and motility. Evidence thus far is not sufficient to avoid treatment of depression It is always best to strive to learn what the least amount is necassary to maintain antidepressant effect. ...Read more

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What is the best way to avoid stress or reduce it?

What is the best way to avoid stress or reduce it?

That depends!: It is important to think carefully about or speak to a counselor about what is causing your stress. Changing things in your daily life, at work or at home, may help. Many people can reduce stress by starting a regular exercise program or finding time every day to do something relaxing (like listening to music, playing with your dog, doing yoga or meditation, etc). ...Read more

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I am wondering what herbs can I use to relieve stress and reduce anger?

I am wondering what herbs can I use to relieve stress and reduce anger?

Addressing symptoms.: Atlhough I believe in the use of herbs for many conditions, this is not an issue for herbs. If you are stressed & angry recommend dealing w it directly. One simple tip- count to ten before acting on the urge to impulsively harm someone physically or emotionally. Reduce anger by deep breathing. Breath in deeply & slowly through the nostrils. Hold air in lungs for a 5 count before slowly exhaling >>. ...Read more

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How can I reduce stress?

How can I reduce stress?

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 reduce stress.

How can I reduce stress.

Manage stress with: E-a-s-e. 1)eliminate the stressor from your life (be assertive; delegate; take breaks & vacations) 2)alter the impact of the stressor (problem solving; time management; social/group action); 3)shift your outlook (reduce unrealistic expectations, irrational beliefs & negative self-talk); & 4) ease your response (relaxation, exercise & good nutrition). Counseling can help. ...Read more

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How can we reduce stress?

How can we reduce stress?

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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Can singing reduce stress?

Can singing reduce stress?

Absolutely: Any sort of self-expression that you enjoy can reduce stress and increase your sense of well being. If you enjoy singing, it is a great idea. ...Read more

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Does ltheanine reduce stress?

Does ltheanine reduce stress?

No: Theanine can relax you when stressed, but it does not reduce the stress itself. What you perceive as "stress" is unique to each person, and a more lasting solution is to work with a therapist about it. Then you can understand more about your makeup, and learn to handle what comes with more balance. Seeing things as threatening is stressful for most of us -- but therapy can improve resilience. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce stress?

Job selection is key: Find something you like doing, something that makes you want to go to work every morning (yet leave at night :0). And make sure you have support of your family. Then plunge into your work, but do take breaks to stretch, walk around outside, eat, laugh. And then go home and turn off all of your devices, unless you are 'on call' that night. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce stress?

Go for a: Walk, a swim, a bike ride. Yoga, tai chi, meditate. Soak in a hot tub, aroma therapy. Do something different, something fun. Laugh! Better yet, make these things a part of your daily life. Live, laugh, love. ...Read more

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Why does exercise reduce stress?

Why does exercise reduce stress?

Discharge: "stress" can bring about feelings of tension, frustration, irritation, and anger. All these responses can be hard to contain, and the more you try to contain them, the more they press for release. Exercise provides a safe and healthy avenue to release aggression, tension, etc through movement -- sometimes even competition in a game can be a good discharge. This release can lead to some relief. ...Read more

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Good day, how do I reduce stress?

Good day, how do I reduce stress?

Many approaches: Avoid stressful situations if possible, meditate, exercise, eat well, get enough sleep, take time out for pleasure, seek support/counsel from friends, family & professionals. Try to live in the present moment. Herbs like Ashwagandha & Holy Basil & supps. Like magnesium taurate or glycinate, L-theanine & B complex with the L-5MTHF form of folate often help. Read books like Full Catastrophe Living. ...Read more

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Simple q: how can I reduce stress?

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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Is there any drug to reduce stress?

Is there any drug to reduce stress?

Yes: There are a number of drugs that are helpful in reducing stress. But which drug depends on the nature of the stress. And there are many non-drug approaches to be considered, as well -- also depending on the nature of the stress. ...Read more

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What is the best way to reduce stress?

What is the best way to reduce stress?

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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Are natural herbs ways to reduce stress?

Are natural herbs ways to reduce stress?

Yes: Some botanicals, like valerian root, can be quite effective reducing anxiety. Other supplements used for anxiety include melatonin and chamomile. But natural does not necessarily = safe, so be cautious and consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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How can you reduce stress in your life?

Simplify: Stress is inevitable in life as life is full of changes and unpredictability. It is how you respond to that stress that is important. Are you flexible and able to go with the flow? Or will you break rather than bend? Often our stresses are due to our own unreasonable expectations, fast-paced lifestyles, and attachment to ego. What can you release that non longer serves you? Seek joy and love. ...Read more

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How can a 54 year old male reduce stress?

How can a 54 year old male reduce stress?

I'm 52, a doctor,: And the only thing that works for me is the constant reminder than in life, if we spend 100% of our efforts and energy in things we can't do a thing about, we are going to miss making a difference and enjoying what its truly enjoyable and important in life. In other words, the" crap" doesn't hit the fan unless you threw it yourself or allowed it to happen... ...Read more

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What're good ways to reduce stress and tension?

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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How can you reduce stress if you can't exercise?

Stress busting: While I was in medical school I started transcendental meditation to lower my stress. It took 20 minutes a day and made me feel re-energized afterwards. I took a course, but you could go online and get some guidellines to help. ...Read more

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What can I do to humor myself and reduce stress?

Meditation: I recommend meditation to all my patients as the single, most important, practice one can do to minimize stress. Both personally and professionally, I am most familiar with tm (transcendental meditation), a technique that's been validated over several decades of controlled research. A sense of humor will naturally follow! ...Read more

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Total loser at love. What can I do to reduce stress?

Meditate: One method dr. Oz even recently supports and deepak chopra, md has been an advocate of is meditation and breathing exercises. When you feel stressed, try closing your eyes to meditate for 20 minutes. In addition, simply take 10 deep breaths. It'll instantly provide a calming effect. ...Read more

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Does anyone know what foods might help reduce stress?

Does anyone know what foods might help reduce stress?

Can be many.: There are many possible foods, especially herbs and spices, that can help. Ginger, for example, might be very helpful in relief of stress, like digestive stress. Garlic is also very helpful as it might kill many organisms that can cause sickness, another kind of stress. Water, fruits, and vegetables are very important in diet and well being. In fact, a balanced diet is likely best for this. ...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's the most beneficial thing you do to reduce stress?

What's the most beneficial thing you do to reduce stress?

Stress: Exercise, yoga or meditation are a good start. Avoid the stress cause if possible. ...Read more

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Nervous. What are some tips to reduce stress and tenseness?

Counseling, group Rx: Doctors, like psychiatrists, can provide counseling on issues like this. They might also help with medication to ease the physical pain. Self-help groups, and supervised group therapy might also help. ...Read more

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