Stress Management Question & Answer
Stress management refers to lifestyle changes and interventions that calm your nervous system so that it’s not in a constant fight-or-flight mode. The caring team at Trade Winds Family Medicine, will help you address stress-management and will make recommendations for you based on your individual needs, physiology, and lifestyle.
- Depression and anxiety
- Weight gain
- Sexual dysfunction
- Digestive issues
- Hair loss
- Skin conditions
- Menstrual irregularities and infertility
- Musculoskeletal pain
You can adopt simple lifestyle adjustments that help your body relax and cope better with chronic stress. Some do-it-yourself techniques include:
- Deep breathing exercises
- Regular meditation or prayer
- A reliable support network
- Daily exercise
- Eating whole, nutritious foods
- Hot, relaxing baths or saunas
- Planning “me” time
- Socializing with friends
- Meeting with a therapist
If you have trouble changing your habits, our providers can help by designing changes that are gradual and work with your lifestyle.
To add Trade Winds Family Medicine to your stress-management team, call the office at (808) 263-7383.