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What Are Some Natural Ways To Cure Emotional Stress Involved With A Disability
Change the view: A close friend of mine recently lost his 38 y/o wife. In asking how he was coping, he explained to me how he has "changed his view" of things and looks at his loss as an "opportunity." his tragic loss is now an opportunity; and opportunity to be closer to his kids, an opportunity to be a better father, even an opportunity to redecorate his house. Change how we look at things, make opportunities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
It is possible: While emotional stress and depression in particular can lead to weight loss it is important to check also whether something is going on physiologically/medically. It's probably a good idea to meet with your physician first to rule out medical causes. If you are going through some emotional stress meeting with a mental health professional to learn how you can cope with your stress will be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Anxiety / Stress symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders & back), poor quality or minimal sleep, lack of concentration & easy fatiguability. Lump in throat or butterfly in stomach sensation can occur. Headaches, exacerbation of asthma and GI upset can occur too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Frequently , in our culture, boys are taught to handle their feelings differently- keep them to themselves or let them out in aggressive exercise. Teaching boys to talk about their feelings can take time, but, like anyone, they can learn that it is safe to share their feelings with someone else. Be a good role model and show that it's okay to express feelings. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Agree w Dr. Stewart: Stress symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders & back), poor quality or minimal sleep, lack of concentration & easy fatiguability. Lump in throat or butterfly in stomach sensation can occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stress & illness: Definitely. Emotional stress produces hundreds of changes in your body. If stress occurs too often or stays too long, those changes can push body systems beyond normal range and cause dysfunction. Chronic stress exhausts the body and decreases immune functions making you more vulnerable to many illnesses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exam or colonoscopy: Many people present with "piles" and this can actually be the issue or one of many other problems that your doctor can help there are dietary, behavioral, hygiene modifications as well as procedures that can help with these common problems. Both constipation and diarrhea can lead to this condition as well it is best if you consult with a general or colorectal surgeon to help with this matter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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