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Why do I get pressured lately on having a boyfriend and marriage? knowing that both of my parents are in their 50's and I'm only 21?

Why do I get pressured lately on having a boyfriend and marriage? knowing that both of my parents are in their 50's and I'm only 21?

Parental & Social: pressures are things we all deal with as we develop our own personality and identity. Please consider their input but make your own decisions. Many people are happily married but being happy single is a very good option also. Above all, don't marry out of pressure, but marry out of mutual respect. Your parents care about your future will need to live your own life. Peace and good health. ...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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My parents are causing me stress! what can I do?

My parents are causing me stress! what can I do?

Seek counseling: You & your circumstances determine the answer. A counselor/therapist may help you review & identify causes & possible solutions. Focus on your own part in it & taking charge of that part may help. Communicating with parents about the stress may help. Anxiety & stress reduction workbook (mckay) offers self-help techniques to consider. Embrace the challenge to improve your own heatlh & well-being. ...Read more

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Can high amounts of stress hurt my blood pressure?

Can high amounts of stress hurt my blood pressure?

You bet: Physical problems like heart disease can be caused by chronic stress irritability in close relationships having conflict at work from to much stress getting sleep deprived from stress. ...Read more

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Does blood pressure elevate when you are stressed?

Yes: When under stress your body releases a number of vasoactive substances that can elevated the blood pressure and pulse. ...Read more

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What can be done to reduce the stress of first time parents?

What can be done to reduce the stress of first time parents?

Prep the best u can: Instead of preparing to feel stressed by your new arrival; try to imagine the exciting possibilities of the this "new life" you will prepare to take part in the world. I think "baby days" to be some of the most enjoyable of parenthood. A baby just wants needs to be taken care of--she is not going to ask for money, or the car, or roll her eyes at this point. Love your new baby. Welcome help. Relax. ...Read more

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How do working mothers cope with the stress associated with parental care?

How do working mothers cope with the stress associated with parental care?

Are you caring : For your parents? Between your job, taking care of your parents and your children - it is essential that you somehow find a way to care for yourself. 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 >. ...Read more

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Can stress cause little bit of pressure and tingling sensation in my chest and body?

Can stress cause little bit of pressure and tingling sensation in my chest and body?

Sure: Stress can do lots of things. The range is huge and it hits people in their weaker systems often. It's nice that it's only a little bit - take it as a hint to discover ways to manage it. Counseling, meditation, yoga, exercise, diet and rest ll may help. Catch it early. Best! ...Read more

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Do I need to take blood pressure medications if my blood pressure goes up due to prolong stress?

Do I need to take blood pressure medications if my blood pressure goes up due to prolong stress?

Depends: I generally treat patients with high BP if his or her average pressure is greater than 140/90. If someone is having temporary stress, for example going through a divorce, I rarely treat high BP that develops during that time, but rather wait for the stress to abate. If u have stress all the time, and your AVG BP is >140/90, generally u would be treated, a beta blocker would be a good choice. ...Read more

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Help please? I want to know what are the factors which effect blood pressure except stress factor?

Help please? I want to know what are the factors which effect blood pressure except stress factor?

Many things: Stress, lack of physical exercise (not in shape), salt intake, medications, kidney or renal artery disease, and many other factors can cause high blood pressure. See your doctor to review options to make and treat the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of stress? My family is piling the pressure on me and i can't really afford any more.

How do you get rid of stress? My family is piling the pressure on me and i can't really afford any more.

Good self care for: Starters: aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night ; good nutrition with 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises ; meditation. Don't isolate - spend time with friends and stay active. ...Read more

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What's a common way people go about dealing with large amounts of stress, and the loss of loved ones (parents, siblings etc)?

What's a common way people go about dealing with large amounts of stress, and the loss of loved ones (parents, siblings etc)?

Accepting grief: Grief is a natural reaction to loss and involves various stages: denial, bargaining, anger, depression and finally acceptance. We all go through stress when we experience loss. It all takes time so we need to be patient with ourselves and the process. Accept the pain and hurt. Allow yourself to experience the grief because you need to go through it to get through it. ...Read more

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For a 25 year old female 108lbs with a blood pressure of 130/74 bad? Can stress cause a higher reading or what would cause it?

For a 25 year old female 108lbs with a blood pressure of 130/74 bad? Can stress cause a higher reading or what would cause it?

Blood pressure: Not high, no. If you have a family history of high blood pressure, you will want to keep an eye on your pressure. Also, Stress, Poor sleep, excessive alcohol intake can all increase the blood pressure. ...Read more

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How much can stress raise blood pressure? Even if it's temporary? If you had a perfect 120/80 what could it reach with high stress?

How much can stress raise blood pressure? Even if it's temporary? If you had a perfect 120/80 what could it reach with high stress?

Unpredictable: It generally is unpredictable, I have seen all sorts of rises from a few millimeters to several tens of millimeters, if you have the possibility of it, check it once or twice while under stress; this works differently for different people obviously. ...Read more

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I'm under so much stress and anxiety. Today i had a pressure-like pain on top of my head. It's like squeezing pain.Can that be from stress?

I'm under so much stress and anxiety. Today i had a pressure-like pain on top of my head. It's like squeezing pain.Can that be from stress?

Yes it could be, : However, keep an eye on it, if it persists, you may want to go see your doctor for an evaluation. It will be very helpful to learn some relaxation techniques, and avoid stressful situations. ...Read more

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Recently had stress. At a physical, MD wrote speech is slightly pressured and "near hypomanic" . Are these terms commonly used for stress ?

Recently had stress. At a physical, MD wrote speech is slightly pressured and "near hypomanic" .  Are these terms commonly used for stress ?

Description of terms: A hypomanic episode is a description of an emotional state characterized by a distinct period of persistently elevated, expansive, or irritable mood, lasting throughout at least four days. Pressured speech is speech spoken quickly as if there was urgency but not viewed so by the listener. ...Read more

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I have a stammering problem since childhood, but now it is increased because of stress and mental pressure. Can this be completely eliminated?

Yes, but..: As you have noted, stress can increase symptoms. It takes a good speech therapist and/or a psychologist to work together to teach you how to control your anxiety other than with speech problems. It takes hard work and practice, but absolutely can be conquered. Go into treatment with realistic expectations, though. It is not going to happen after 1 or 2 sessions - it takes time and patience. ...Read more

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My blood pressure has been 135/100-153/103, consistantly for weeks. Is this ok? I have been bottling stress and under manditory struggle it seems

My blood pressure has been 135/100-153/103, consistantly for weeks. Is this ok? I have been bottling stress and under manditory struggle it seems

BP is TOO HIGH: Generally the goal for treated blood pressure (BP) is <140/90 so you are a candidate for medical therapy but can you make any life style changes? It is recommended to excercise 30 min./day, eat a diet low in salt/fat, get plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol. If you snore, sleep apnea may also contribute to high bp. Practice stress reduction with meditation/prayer/etc...Get checked soon. ...Read more

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