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What can I take to relax and de-stress?

15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Exercise, meditation

There is no magic pill to de-stress and relax.
The best and healthiest way to lower stress is to get good sleep, daily aerobic exercise, and work some sort of meditation into your schedule.

In brief: Exercise, meditation

There is no magic pill to de-stress and relax.
The best and healthiest way to lower stress is to get good sleep, daily aerobic exercise, and work some sort of meditation into your schedule.
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Suggest de-stress

1) Accept that some days UR the pigeon & some days the statue; 2) Keep UR words soft & sweet just in case U have to eat them; 3) If U lend someone $20 & never see them again, it was probably worth it; 4) When everything's coming UR way U R probably in the wrong lane; 5) Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once; 6) Nobody cares if U can't dance well, just get up & dance! (What's Up Anna'15)

In brief: Suggest de-stress

1) Accept that some days UR the pigeon & some days the statue; 2) Keep UR words soft & sweet just in case U have to eat them; 3) If U lend someone $20 & never see them again, it was probably worth it; 4) When everything's coming UR way U R probably in the wrong lane; 5) Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once; 6) Nobody cares if U can't dance well, just get up & dance! (What's Up Anna'15)
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Krishna Kumar
Slow Down and Smell The Roses!!
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many options.

Passion Flower, Lemon Balm, Humulus lupulus (Hops) Valerian & Chamomile may help.
Although Kava Kava may help it has potential to cause liver damage. Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or Progressive muscle relaxation.

In brief: Many options.

Passion Flower, Lemon Balm, Humulus lupulus (Hops) Valerian & Chamomile may help.
Although Kava Kava may help it has potential to cause liver damage. Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or Progressive muscle relaxation.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care

In brief: Glutamine

There are 2 products i like one is glutamine take atnight 1000 mg the other is noni i like as capsules at night.
Noni makes you feel silly and happy inside.

In brief: Glutamine

There are 2 products i like one is glutamine take atnight 1000 mg the other is noni i like as capsules at night.
Noni makes you feel silly and happy inside.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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