Stress can be hard to deal with on your own. It's okay
to seek help if you need it. Talk with your doctor about the stress you're
feeling and how it affects you. A licensed counselor or other health
professional can help you find ways to reduce stress symptoms. He or she can
also help you think about ways to reduce stress in your life.
By Naomi Barr
The human body is well adapted to deal with short-term stress, but if it
remains on orange alert for an extended period of time, you can grow vulnerable
to some serious health problems. Here's how major systems respond to your
Biofeedback. This technique teaches you how to use
your mind to control skin temperature, muscle tension, heart rate, or blood
pressure. All of these things can be affected by stress. Learning biofeedback
requires training in a special lab.
hypnosis, you take suggestions that may help you change the way you act. It's
important to find a health professional with a lot of training and experience.
Some psychologists, counselors, doctors, and dentists know how to use
Treatment for other health problems
You may need
treatment for other emotional problems related to stress, such as
insomnia. Treatment may include medicines or
professional counseling. For more information about these topics, see the
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
April 20, 2011
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