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Please suggest tips on how to deal with stress!?

Please suggest tips on how to deal with stress!?

De-stressing Tips.: 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

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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Tips on how to deal with stress related joint pains?

Tips on how to deal with stress related joint pains?

Decrease stress: That was easy! but its easier said than done. Anxiety or stress causes many systems in body to malfunction one of them is muscles and joints. Light regular exercise will help to reduce stress related hormones in your body and spend all the energy generated by those hormones. Try it, might help. ...Read more

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Advice on how to deal with anxiety help?

Advice on how to deal with anxiety help?

Read all about it...: My patients like the book "when panic attacks" by david burns md. I find when one has a better understanding of where anxiety comes from, one is better able to manage it. You should be able to get it at your local library or find it on line. (i have no monetary interest in dr. Burns' books.) good cognitive-behavioral therapists can also guide you through this problem in a relatively short time. ...Read more

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Tips on how to deal with dental pain?

Tips on how to deal with dental pain?

A Dental Appointment: Obviously if you are in pain, it will be high on your priority list to get it gone and move on. One of the wisest decisions you can make (if you haven't already), is to regularly visit your provider to prevent surprises like you are currently experiencing. There is really no good time for an emergency, and the majority of them are avoidable :-). ...Read more

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Any tips on how to manage depression in a relationship?

Any tips on how to manage depression in a relationship?

See below: Learn to recognize symptoms to build up awareness about depression; create a "crisis card" where the names of providers, crisis lines, medication, dosages, etc. Can be listed. If you're a caregiver, try to take care of your own needs to avoid feeling overwhelmed. Couples counseling and/or couples sessions are also an option and will help with the relationships. Good luck! ...Read more

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Please give advice on how to deal with stress at work?

Please give advice on how to deal with stress at work?

Work Stress: Try using the free anti anxiety app featured on the soundmindz.Org website and consider reading my workbook, "managing the stress of success" featured on the same web site. Best. ...Read more

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How can you deal with stress?

How can you deal with stress?

Stress: It is important to understand what characteristically causes your stress and knowing how to cope more effectively is key to leading a balanced life. Try using the free anti anxiety app featured on the soundminz.Org web site, full of articles, video's and stories of people who have lessened their stress considerably. Best. ...Read more

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How to deal with anxiety and stress?

How to deal with anxiety and stress?

Take steps: See your therapist, engage family to help understand what you are going through and how to be supportive, learn relaxation techniques, take your medications as prescribed, talk with your doctor about dietary factors that may contribute, exercise regularly and smile (at least once every 4 hours while awake and twice while sleeping :} ) !! ...Read more

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How can I best deal with stress and depression?

How can I best deal with stress and depression?

Stress ; depression: With this combination, it's best to get a professional evaluation from a psychiatrist or a psychologist first. Explore the expressions and causes of your stresses. Search for understanding your triggers, and seek solutions. Psychotherapy can be very helpful for both stress and depression -- and sometimes medications are also needed. Get plenty of sleep, exercise, and healthy meals. Avoid alcohol. ...Read more

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How can you deal with stress regarding work?

How can you deal with stress regarding work?

Stress at Work: 5 great ways to destress at work: 1. Lunch meditations - can find them on youtube, or podcasts 2. Mid day humor - office joke of the day 3. Lunch date - have a date with your significant other or a good friend. Enjoy a good meal & maybe even dessert 4. Take a walk - go outside (weather permitting) & take a short walk during your break. 5. Take 5 - just take 5 minutes in a quiet place and breathe. ...Read more

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Can you give me some tips on how to deal with panic attacks?

Can you give me some tips on how to deal with panic attacks?

Panic attacks or D/O: Panic attacks happen within the context of all anxiety disorders including panic d/o, generalized anxiety d/o, ptsd, social anxiety disorder...Etc. So depending on the underlying cause , treatment is slightly different. So getting an evaluation by a specialist in anxiety helps, the ccbt iis very helpful in teaching you coping after helping u understanding some of the underlying trigger thoughts. ...Read more

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How to deal with my depression?

How to deal with my depression?

You can: start w a medical eval. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy can help. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hours of sleep/night & eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Try acupuncture, tai chi, qi gong, yoga or meditation. Recommend the “Feeling Good Book' by Dr. David Burns. ...Read more

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Any tips on how to cope with reynauds disease?

Any tips on how to cope with reynauds disease?

Treatment: In addition to those preventative ideas, there are medications that have been shown to reduce the vascular spasm. Options include Pletal (cilostazol) and calcium channel blockers. I would see vascular medicine specialist to be sure the diagnosis is correct as not every thing that makes your fingers turn blue and feel cold is raynaud's. ...Read more

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How can you deal with stress and depression?

How can you deal with stress and depression?

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. Counseling ; cognitive. ...Read more

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How to deal with my sleep?

How to deal with my sleep?

I am sorry but there: Isn't enough to determine what your problem with sleep is. I will provide information on sleep hygiene basics. If you need more specific info then please clarify and re-ask. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep. ...Read more

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Advice on ways to help deal with anxiety?

Advice on ways to help deal with anxiety?

Anxiety: Talking therapy ranks high. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. 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 w friends ; stay active. Consider psychiatric eval if these are enough. ...Read more

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Can you give me tips on dealing with stress?

Can you give me tips on dealing with stress?

Breath it away.: I agree w dr. Pappas. She really covered the issue overall. I will provider one technique for deep breathing. Inhale slowly through your nose. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a five count. Exhale slowly through an open mouth. Repeat x at least 12. Focus on breathing - not on problems or symptoms. ...Read more

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How to deal with my headaches?

How to deal with my headaches?

See a neurologist: Without the help of a physician experienced in headaches it will be difficult. You can try exedrin migraine or aleve (naproxen) or motrin. ...Read more

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Please advise me on how to deal with stress?

Please advise me on how to deal with 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 to deal with exhaustion?

How to deal with exhaustion?

Rest is good: Adequate sleep, avoidance of stimulants, and alcohol, proper nutirition, hydration, exercise... And of course adequate sleep. Naps of less than 1/2 hour probably wont help - uninterupted sleep for at least 6-7 preferrably 8 hours a night helps. If one has lost a lot of sleep it can take a week or so to get back to normal. ...Read more