Your health plays a vital role in your life. A sedentary lifestyle can not only make you feellethargic, but it can also cause a number of health issues. If you’re worried about yourhealth, you might have tried every workout fed on the market. But new ones always appearthat may better suit your needs and abilities. […]
Can both eustress and distress trigger the fight or flight response?
Your body is not able to tell the difference between eustress (good life events) and distress (stress leading to negative outcomes). So both eustress and distress trigger the fight or flight response, and both types of stress are equally taxing on your body. The difference between eustress and distress is a matter of functioning and performance. It […]
Can stress cause itching?
Yes, stress can cause itching. Stress-induced itching is called adrenergic pruritis, a minor variant of adrenergic urticaria, which is stress-induced hives/rash. Stress-induced itching can be reproduced by intradermal injection of adrenaline (epinephrine) or noradrenaline (norepinephrine). Stress-induced itching can be treated with a beta blocker such as propranolol, as it blocks beta-adrenergic receptors, and prevents the binding of […]
9 Best Exercises for Relieving Stress and Anxiety
URL: https://pixabay.com/illustrations/stress-pressure-anxiety-angst-1837384/ There is a thin line between stress and anxiety, but their symptoms are similar. Stress arises from an external trigger which can be short-term, like work frustrations, or long-term, such as a chronic illness. Anxiety is a result of continuing excessive worries that don’t stop even when you’re not stressed. If not well […]
Your Dog is Taking on Your Stress, Research Shows
Researchers recently discovered that human stress transfers to their dogs. This new finding provides more reason than ever to pay attention to both your mental health and that of your furry friend. About the Swedish Study The 2019 study published in Scientific Reports featured 58 people who were owners of dogs, specifically Border Collies and […]
Keeping Anxiety Levels Low When Moving Home
If you thought that moving home was a source of joy for most people, think again. The Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale, an authoritative list of major life stressors that can affect health, lists changing residence, having a major mortgage, and having to face the foreclosure of a mortgage as some of life’s biggest challenges. […]
Six things new moms can do to stay away from stress and other mental issues
Having a baby can fill your life with joy and excitement. Unfortunately, though, it can also turn out to be a scary and an overwhelming period, especially for new moms. As soon the realization of being responsible for a tiny human being, who is entirely dependent on you, hits you, you’re filled with feelings of […]
How To Deal With Anxiety When You Want To Buy or Lease A New Car
I know that many of you feel that buying a new car is a waste of money, but this is primarily how to get a new car. You can also use a lot of the advice I give here to purchase a used car. Not everything is always set in stone. Stress and Anxiety of […]
Giving Way to Anxiety is About Learning to Deal with Uncertainty
When I previously saw patients who suffered from stress and anxiety, many of them had struggles due to worries and uncertainty about the future. No matter how many medications I prescribed for them, no matter how many relaxation techniques I taught them, they still had debilitating anxiety and stress. As a psychiatrist, I also struggled […]
What Are The Negative Effects Of Anxiety On The Body?
Anxiety can wreak havoc on the body. When you have anxiety and stress, it triggers the amygdala, which then triggers the fight or flight response. The fight or flight response is mediated by both the sympathetic nervous system and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA axis). Chronic anxiety and stress leads to long term activation of the […]