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Is adrenaline a coctail of hormones, rather than one hormone?

Although it has been called the "Fight or Flight Hormone" adrenaline can be better described as 'Do it NOW!!! hormones." First things first, notice the 's.' Adrenaline isn't just one thing, but a ...
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Which is healthier? Sleeping longer or sacrificing some sleep for breaks while awake? [on hold]

Which is healthier? Sleeping longer or sacrificing some sleep for breaks while awake? On a typical work day, we have 30 to 60 minutes of lunch and often two 15 minute breaks. Some people eat faster ...
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How wrist wearables count breaths?

I am doing a research about wrist wearables in order to understand how they work. They can be used to measure stress levels, just like pupillometry, skin conductance and other related measures can be. ...
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Can getting enough high quality sleep cancel out the harmful effects of overtime work or not getting enough vacation?

Can getting enough high quality sleep cancel out the harmful effects of overtime work or not getting enough vacation? Recently, articles said that taking less than 3 weeks of vacation increases the ...
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Tips for being a happy caregiver(for my mother)

"How do you become a good caregiver for your parent in a sustainable way?" Hi, I'm a 28 year-old married man. A month ago we learned my mother has a stage 4 recurrent rectal cancer in her lungs. She ...
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How can breathing techniques lessen anxiety?

In addition to other treatment options, breathing techniques are commonly recommended for management of anxiety and panic. I am able to find good information on techniques, but I have difficulty ...
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For reducing stress and improving health, is it better to spread out vacation days or take them contiguously? [closed]

Possible examples of using the vacation days include: Spreading them out evenly to make your off days evenly spread out including weekends, statutory holidays, etc. For example, scheduling to take ...
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What Causes Stress Hives

I was looking up the effects of stress on skin on WebMD. It only talked about treatment and gave an very basic overview of one potential explanation, but not for the hives in particular. I just want ...
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Does alcohol have any utility in relaxing muscle tension due to stress? [closed]

I've read that prolonged exposure to psychological stress leads to stress getting accumulated in different areas of the body in terms of muscular tension. It is known that consuming alcohol has a ...
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Why does the temporalis muscle tighten when we are under prolonged stress?

I understood that there are a few muscles in the body that get tensed up when we are under psychological stress. I am curious and confused why would certain muscles tense up. Why does my body react to ...
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Is it possible to reduce stress by directly reducing cholestrol intake?

"Cortisol is a glucocorticoid hormone synthesized from cholesterol by enzymes..." Dartmouth University I also found some sites that mentioned that higher cholestrol resulted from people who were ...
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What is “nervous eczema”?

Is nervous eczema a cause from: stress? Bronchial Asthma: A Genetic, Population and Psychiatric Study - Denis Leigh, Edward Marley - Google Books the nerves? Nervous Eczema Pictures – 64 Photos & ...
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Why is swaddling good for your heath?

There are many, many articles on this, but I was wounding what the facts were on this. There's a lot of talk that it is good for your health, but I have not found any evidence that it actually is. ...
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can smoking ashwagandha have the same benefit as the power/pill form?

I been reading a lot of positive benefits from ashwagandha lately such as Keeping blood sugar balanced Boosting testosterone levels Reducing level of stress and anxiety Boost brain function Having ...
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My grey / white hairs disappeared - in some sense, is aging reversible? [closed]

I accumulated less than a handful of grey / white hairs during some stressful days in graduate school. I looked in the mirror often and couldn't believe that I was "aging". Now, having finished with ...
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Sleep issues when sleeping on back

I've always liked to sleep over my tummy. Now i'm 24 and recently noticed whenever i try to sleep properly on my back at night i feel very stressed the next day, partial sleeps, rolling on bed(even ...
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Blue veins appearing on legs

Lately blue veins started appearing on my girlfriend's legs. She is 21 years old, she works in a flowers factory where she has to stand for around 8 hours on same spot and boxing flowers or whatever. ...
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Normal life with heavy weights?

On an animated TV show (dragon ball Z) characters would have clothes which seamed 3 times their own weight. Gradually building up could one be able to carry evenly across there body 3 times there ...
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Harmful to eat meat from livestock/animals with high levels of cortisol (stress) hormone?

Is it harmful for humans to eat meat from livestock/animals with high levels of stress hormones? Or does it just change the quality and taste of the meat (and not necessarily harmful for human ...
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What is the difference between stress and excitement?

I was wondering if excitement is also bad for your body. I know it uses the same parts of the brain. And when i feel excited I don't want to eat and i get jittery. it is also the same with stress or ...
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Why do I feel small stings all over my body in stress?

I've realized I'm expierencing stress (or rather embarassment) quite differently than I used to. Like a year ago (I was 16) I expierenced stress just as a short warming up of my shoulders. For the ...
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Forgetting things most frequently [closed]

I am a software developer aged 26. I am frequently forgetting almost all the things.. Most of the times, I am studying something. After sometime, I am forgetting it. [However I have seen it, before ...
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Is stress linked to ulcers? What causes ulcers — let alone bleeding ulcers?

People are always telling me to stop stressing so much otherwise I'll develop ulcers, and it seems to me, that for a long time stress was often associated with the development of ulcers. But I believe ...
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Why/how does stress sometimes cause a spike in WBC or even a fever?

I've noticed a direct correlation between a spike in my WBC (when I don't have an detection of a viral or bacterial infection) and sometimes (but pretty rare for me), an elevated body-temperature that ...
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How much reduction of blood flow in the soft tissues can result from stress?

I read on http://www.spine-health.com/glossary/muscle-tension: Stress may change the body's nervous system by constricting blood vessels and reducing blood flow to the soft tissues, including ...
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What is a better treatment combinet with omega 3 , for improoving studying performance and reducing anxiety?

I'm using omega 3 currently and I want to add another supplement. I'm thinking about using another supplement and undecided between Ashwagandha and Rhodiola Rosea . This webpage shows that ...
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Where can one find a reliable information about health effects of sitting with one's back to a door

An opinion exists that sitting with one's back towards the door isn't good for you. I've heard/read that it is connected to our primal need to know what is behind us. The effects can vary, from ...
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Is this description a tension headache?

Could this be describing a "tension headache"? A throbbing, aching pain that starts at the back of the head and finishes just below the shoulder line. I thought tension headaches start and ...
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Will stroking a cat or dog reduce a human's stress levels?

I know that animals are sometimes used to visit people in hospital or care homes for the elderly. There seems to be a real benefit for those people. I've heard it said that stroking a pet can calm ...
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Do computer glasses actually work?

It's very likely that I will be spending most of my life in front of a computer monitor. This is necessary for my profession and the fact that improving technology requires us to look at screens more. ...
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How to cope with the pressure in an exam? [closed]

I am willing to do Research in a particular subject. In order to pursue it I will have to qualify a competitive exam. I have attempted it 2 times but failed. The reason for the failure is not that I ...
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How does stress cause the frequent urge to urinate?

How does stress cause the frequent urge to urinate? Does it involve the kidneys increasing urine production? Is there any potential benefit for the body?
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Does stress cause premature achromotrichia (hair greying)?

I have read contradictory claims on whether stress causes premature achromotrichia. DailyMail (no): There is no evidence to link the onset of greying to stress, diet or lifestyle. Wikipedia (...
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Anxiety and panic attack relieves [closed]

What are the best advices on how to get rid of anxiety and panic attacks? It seems like there are so many advices out there that is hard to know which ones are good and which ones are bad. Any ...
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What are the cures for gray hair?

As we know hair turns gray or white hair due to a lack of pigmentation and melanin. This article and study from 2006 and 2013 suggest that accumulation of H2O2 is due to oxidative stress which can ...
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Is there a proven way to test if I'm susceptible to the placebo effect?

I know there are tests to check if a single drug is useful or useless by arranging groups of people where half receive the actual drug and half receive the placebo, but those are testing the drug, not ...