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Stress

My knee-jerk response to that question is “yes.”  I am not aware of any medical condition or organ system in the body that stress cannot antagonize.  Stress can trigger headaches, tics, seizures, hives, dry mouth, trouble swallowing, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, incontinence, panic attacks, and...

In today’s world, it’s easy to get stressed out. As of 2015, the American adult’s average stress levels were a 5.1 on a 10-point scale (and over the last several years, that rating has only increased). It’s easy to understand why it happens—increasingly busy schedules,...

The holiday season is almost here and while many people get caught up in all of the travel, hosting and events associated with this time of year—most people can sum up the holidays with one word: stress. No matter how prepared we feel for the holidays or how hard...

So many of us today deal with serious cases of anxiety. Whether we feel anxious over societal pressure, social situations or responsibilities at work, when anxiety hits, it can be very difficult to overcome. However, many people don't realize that their anxiety can have a...

Fatigue is a frequent complaint.  When does it represent a potentially serious underlying condition?  As with any vague complaint, it often helps to categorize various types to assist in sorting out the underlying cause.  The first category is “physiologic fatigue.”  It is the most common...

For many people dealing with serious chronic diseases such as hypertension, type II diabetes and coronary artery disease, may just seem like a way of life. While these diseases are serious, life-changing and often difficult to manage, there are actually ways to help ward off...

So many people today assume that stress is simply part of life—a side effect of raising kids, juggling personal lives and maintaining a job. However, stress and anxiety have become a major issue for many people today. It impacts the way that many people are...