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Student Stress And Parent Pressure
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Help please? I want to know what are the factors which effect blood pressure except stress factor?
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
I feel this pressure in my head when chronically stressed then have a lot added on top of it. Is that stroke warning?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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?
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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