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Stress Management

Scottsdale Private Physicians, LLC

Family Practice & Internal Medicine Physicians located in Scottsdale, AZ

Ongoing stress is a leading chronic disease risk factor, which means it’s dangerous when left untreated. At Scottsdale Private Physicians, LLC, in Scottsdale, Arizona, your personal physicians, Helene Wechsler, MD, and Scott L. Bernstein, MD, offer stress management solutions to ease anxiety and give you a better quality of life. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Stress Management Q & A

What is stress management?

Stress management at Scottsdale Private Physicians, LLC, includes solutions that help you feel less stressed, anxious, or depressed. It improves the way you feel overall and greatly reduces your risk of developing diseases like heart problems, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

What are the risk factors for stress?

Feeling stressed happens to nearly everyone from time to time, but chronic (ongoing) stress risk factors include:

  • A high-stress job
  • An overly busy schedule
  • Chronic diseases
  • Terminal illnesses
  • Financial uncertainty
  • Relationship problems
  • Job loss 
  • Death in the family

 

If your stress is severe or doesn’t go away on its own over time, see the Scottsdale Private Physicians, LLC, team for an evaluation. 

What are the common effects of stress?

The effects of stress might be subtle, making them difficult to notice. However, stress can cause the following:

  • Unplanned weight gain
  • Sleeping problems
  • Physical aches and pains
  • Headaches
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Angry outbursts
  • Social withdrawal
  • Lack of motivation
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Substance abuse

 

Recognizing these effects is the first step in getting treated for ongoing stress.

What happens during my appointment?

When you arrive at Scottsdale Private Physicians, LLC, your provider reviews your symptoms and asks questions about your lifestyle. They check your weight, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs, and complete a physical examination.

Your doctor may recommend you undergo blood tests, urine tests, heart function tests, or other diagnostic procedures to detect or rule out stress-related medical problems.

What are my stress management options?

Common stress management solutions your Scottsdale Private Physicians, LLC, specialist may recommend you try include:

Counseling

Behavioral change therapy and other types of counseling can teach you ways to better manage stress and control mental health disorders linked with stress.

Medications

Taking medications can help you feel less depressed or anxious in response to stressful life events.

Addiction management

If you have an addiction to alcohol, nicotine, or other substances in response to chronic stress, your provider can refer you to specialists for support.

Medical weight loss

If you’ve gained weight as a result of ongoing stress, the Scottsdale Private Physicians, LLC, team offers medical weight loss programs to help you reach your goal weight, feel better, and reduce your risk of chronic diseases.

Alternative medicine

Examples of alternative medicine stress-management solutions include yoga, tai chi, meditation, massage, and acupuncture.

Lifestyle changes

Making simple lifestyle changes can help you properly manage stress. Exercise regularly, eat healthy foods, spend time outdoors, take a vacation, get plenty of sleep, and lighten up a busy schedule.

Don’t live with ongoing stress that negatively affects your health and wellness when stress management solutions are within reach. Call the Scottsdale Private Physicians, LLC, office nearest you to schedule an appointment or book one online today.