The Relation Of Stress To PMS – Can It Make It Worse?

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Can Stress Make PMS Worse? Premenstrual syndrome is a common phenomenon of menstruating women, affecting nearly half of all women. About 3% to 8% of women will develop the most severe form of PMS called premenstrual dysphoric disorder or PMDD. No one knows the exact reason why some women get PMS and others do not, but it is believed to ...

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Dealing With Difficult Emotions Using Mindfulness

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Ways of Dealing With Difficult Emotions Using Mindfulness A good way of coping or dealing with difficult emotions is through the use of mindfulness. Mindfulness is a type of meditation that has been practiced for centuries. It has recently seen a resurgence in popularity owing to cognitive behavioral therapy and modern psychotherapeutic approaches. The basic idea is that you’re using ...

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Stress Inflammation – Manage Your Stress To Avoid Inflammation

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Stress Inflammation – Stress Induced Inflammation It’s often said that stress is the 21st century’s Number One killer. Whether or not you believe that stress is the main culprit, it is certainly a deadly accomplice.  Stress has been identified as one of the most common and powerful triggers of chronic inflammation. People with connective tissue diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, ...

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Stress And Ulcers: What You Can Do

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How Stress And Ulcers Relate It is generally accepted that stress plays a major role in the development of practically all disease, including the problem of peptic ulcer. Stress and ulcers are in a way related. Science shows that stress produces the “fear, flight, or fight” response, which leads to an increased production in adrenaline and cortisol. It is when ...

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Learning To Say No Is Good For You

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Learning To Say No As Part Of Better Self-Care There are too many nice people in the world today…or so it might seem, with the number of “yes” folks you run into on a daily basis. However, what about the lesser heard “evil sibling”, the word NO? Learning to say no can be one of the most difficult tasks you need ...

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5 Tips To Better Handle Holiday Stress

Coping Up With Holiday Stress The holiday season officially starts with Thanksgiving Day, pretty goes on through Christmas and then  New Year’s day. In between Thanksgiving and New Year, a lot of things happen. You have that huge Black Friday sale after Thanksgiving, followed by Cyber Monday. Then you have all those almost daily sale events the retailers do to pull ...

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Stress and Anxiety – What These Do To Your Health

What is stress or anxiety? Stress and anxiety are two conditions that are not entirely different from each other. Anxiety is often a product of long term exposure to stress while stress is one of the major components of an anxiety disorder. There are many ways in which anxiety and stress seem to contribute to each other. Our instinctive reactions, ...

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Why Stress is Truly Bad for You

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Stress is really bad for you You’ve likely been told before that stress is really bad for you. It’s something that is constantly forced down our throats and we’re incessantly being reminded how stress can cause heart difficulties. Stress and weight gain sometimes go hand in hand, and generally brings about a lot of difficulties. This is not news then. But what we ...

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