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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

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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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Why can't i just accept the fact that I am a healthy teenager and stop stressing myself out?

Why can't i just accept the fact that I am a healthy teenager and stop stressing myself out?

Teen: Accepting yourself for what u r , & seeking social support from family & close friends, while building on strengths & talents, would boost your confidence & esteem. ...Read more

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Im a teenager who keeps waking up at night. It started suddenly and it has been three weeks. I was stressed but not anymore, what could be wrong?

Im a teenager who keeps waking up at night. It started suddenly and it has been three weeks. I was stressed but not anymore, what could be wrong?

Insomnia: I am so sorry to hear about your sleep problems, I know how frustrating that can be. Things to do to try and get back on a normal sleep pattern; No caffeine after 2 pm. Develop and maintain consistent patterns - go to bed at the same time each night. Don't do anything else in your bed besides sleep (no TV, Texting..etc). Try some relaxation techniques.If you continue to struggle, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Need some tips on preventing mpb/stress hairloss in a teenager?

Need some tips on preventing mpb/stress hairloss in a teenager?

Stress Less: These recommendations are for stress in general ; not specifically for hair loss. Ways 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. ...Read more

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Can stress and anxiety stunt your growth as a teenager?

Can stress and anxiety stunt your growth as a teenager?

Growth: Possibly but not likely. Your pediatrician should have "growth curves" for you, and you and your family should get them and see how your growth rate is going. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 15 year old teenager to have stress and anxiety?

Unusual if not: The 15 yr old has issues most adult can not even begin to understand.Their brain a has newly acquired intensity of feelings and the life long consequences of decisions. They are conscious of self, others, school work, fitting in, etc.I find most will have stress and anxiety and a percentage will need a third party counselor to help them through it. ...Read more

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How many infections does a teenager with stress get on average a year ?. Is 6 colds a year concerning ?

How many infections does a teenager with stress get on average a year ?. Is 6 colds a year concerning ?

Probably OK: The average person gets some sort of upper respiratory infection every 6 to 8 weeks depending on exposure. Sounds pretty normal. If they are more complicated than just colds, your physician can advise you better. ...Read more

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Im a 46 year old athletic woman and I've always battled constipation but lately it is worse.. Im under a lot of stress w/ a teenager. Any suggestions?

Im a 46 year old athletic woman and I've always battled constipation but lately it is worse.. Im under a lot of stress w/ a teenager.  Any suggestions?

Plumbing helper: Eat whole grains, lots of fruit&veggies, oatmeal, psyllium, ground flaxseed, metamucil. Drink 8-10 glasses of fluid a day. Take over the counter docusate, bisacodyl, or MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (take more MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) when you're really plugged up, less when you're loose-y goose-y). ::high five on the exercise:: often the hardest part to do. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can stress cause a heart attack in a teenager?

Can stress cause a heart attack in a teenager?

Squeeze don't pull: This is of course a matter of degree. How much are you squeezing? Normal sexually intermittent squeezing is unlikely to produce any long term effects. However 24x7 pulling and squeezing will likely cause enough tissue expansion to cause long term ptosis. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Ziegler
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