Stress Health (cont.)

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Medical Treatment

  • The treatment of your stress will vary greatly depending on the types of symptoms you are experiencing and how severe they are.
  • Treatment can range from simple reassurance to inpatient care and evaluation in a hospital setting.
  • Once a careful workup and evaluation by a doctor to rule out medical causes of your symptoms and to assist in identifying stress-related or emotional conditions has occurred, there are several ways to relieve stress. Depending on your personality and lifestyle, one or more of these modalities may be right for you:
    • Regular exercise program
    • Healthy diet and nutrition habits
    • Reassurance
    • Biofeedback as indicated
    • Yoga or related exercise
    • Meditation
    • Acupuncture
    • Counseling by qualified mental health professionals, as needed
    • Medical intervention for any physical problems discovered

Follow-up

Follow-up visits will be arranged by your primary care physician or other counselors as indicated.

Stress Prevention

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You can take steps to prevent stress in your life.

  • Set realistic goals and limits for yourself.
  • Put things into perspective and try not to get upset about insignificant or relatively unimportant matters.
  • Take stress-management, time-management, or anger-management classes.
  • Find activities that you enjoy and set aside time to participate in them on a regular basis.
  • Participate in regular physical exercise.
  • Consume a healthy diet.
  • Maintain a positive outlook.
  • Set goals and break them into easily achievable tasks.
  • Reward yourself for the good things that you do each day.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/5/2012

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