Stress is the body's biological reaction to any unpleasant stimuli. The symptoms of stress are increased heart rate, breathing fast, high blood pressure, insomnia, stomach upset, dry mouth, nervousness, etc. Stress as such is not bad, but prolonged periods of stress might affect your health.

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I cannot study properly as I find it hard to concentrate. What to do if I am stressed?

Query: Hi doctor, My university exams are near, and I cannot study properly as I find it hard to concentrate. I also have a lot of relationship issues going on in my life, and everything is putting me stressed. I want a psychotherapist to help me get over all the stress. If I get my exams cleared, I can de...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your situation. You must concentrate on your future. Move on from your relationship. Give priority to your exam. Do not waste or give time for your relationship matter. You must take the help of your seniors and colleague for exam preparation. Read wit...  Read Full »

I am concerned about my body posture while using the phone and sitting. Can you suggest a better body posture?

Query: Hi doctor, I think about my posture all the time, like my hands properly supporting the position of my legs. I am very much concerned about my posture. I am stressing about my posture. Can you suggest a better posture while using the phone, studying, and sitting? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Your problem is psychological. I suggest you join a gym and start working on muscular tone and strength. By doing this, you not only improve your posture but you keep your stress and worries away. Believe in yourself. ...  Read Full »

I am a 29-year-old male suffering from depression due to work-related stress. How do I overcome it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old and suffering from stress and depression. Whenever there is work pressure, I get depressed and cannot handle my moods. When anyone related to me gets sick I search about the condition on the internet and end up getting depressed, thinking it is cancer or more serious...  Read Full »

Prathi Priya. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Is your job stressful? Please mention the reason for it and what you are undergoing because of your job. I suggest you take a counseling session with a specialist doctor and discuss your problems in detail. Thank you....  Read Full »

My son is facing stress and work pressure. How can I help him?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is saying he has so much work stress and pressure, and because of this, he is not speaking or interacting properly. I would like to know if he is undergoing depression? How does one deal with it? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Aneel Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The information you have provided is concise to conclude the health condition. Can you please tell me more about his condition? 1) How are his sleeping habits and eating habits? 2) Are there any depressive or anxiety symptoms? 3) Any mood changes and their triggers? ...  Read Full »

I have been under a lot of stress, and suffer from anxiety, hair loss, and dark circles. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I work in the IT field. For three years, I have been dealing with a lot of stress. I have started to lose hair, have dark circles under my eyes, started gaining weight, and so on. When I complain about my anxiety, people instantly advise me to try yoga, practice breathing methods and medi...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Nonpharmacological and pharmacological therapy should be used together. If nonpharmacological therapies such as yoga, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques do not help, you may begin using Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI...  Read Full »

I work from home and remain stressed out as I cannot handle my official issues. How should I overcome my stress?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been working from home eight hours daily for three years, so I do not have much human interaction. I do not know if I am stressed out because of my work-from-home routine. I am unable to handle even a small office issue. I lose my temper and mind, but sometimes I behave normally...  Read Full »

Prathi Priya. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It will be better if the day is planned properly and managed according to the schedule. I suggest a counseling session will resolve your problems. The psychologist or the counselor will help you reduce your stress levels. Thank you.  Read Full »

My father's blood pressure is high after COVID despite taking medicines. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, After the COVID-19 pandemic, I find a difference in my father, like he has increased anxiety and stress. His blood pressure is around 160 and never decreases, but he takes his medicine normally. He is 48-years-old. Can you give me the advice to help my father's stress and anxiety? Thank...  Read Full »

Prathi Priya. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. 1) I would like to know how many years he has had the blood pressure, and please mention his medication dosages and names. 2) In recent times, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people of all age groups are suffering from anxiety and stress. ...  Read Full »

How to cope when a sibling is seriously ill?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a brother who is sick since a month. I am feeling very helpless without him and I am deprived of sleep. I keep thinking about him the whole day. How can I overcome this situation?   Read Full »

Arooj Maqsood Ahmed Warraieh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The pain of near ones makes you feel helpless. This weakens your strength somehow. Symptoms like lack of sleep, disturbance, and tension occur when you feel stressed for any reason. But you have to be strong for your brother. If you feel low, he will become worse and ...  Read Full »

I am stressed due to my work pressure. How to overcome it?

Query: Hi doctor,I would like to take leave from work due to stress. I cannot handle being the only one with answering the calls and dealing customers. I am seriously overwhelmed with my job. I have eye twitches and anxiety over this work pressure. Please help me.  Read Full »

Mehwish Mursaleen

Answer: Hi doctor, Welcome to I completely understand that you feel stressed due to workload. As you mentioned that you are experiencing anxiety symptoms, you urgently need to visit a psychologist in order to deal with your stress and anxiety symptoms.  Read Full »

Can stress disturb a person's sleep cycle?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old. I cannot sleep at night. When I sleep, I cannot get up for nine to ten hours. When I cannot sleep, I usually keep using my laptop. I am overweight. I have a weight of 94 kilograms. I do not know the cause. Can I have this issue due to stress?   Read Full »

Arooj Maqsood Ahmed Warraieh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You are facing sleep disturbance due to unavoidable sleep patterns. You have this issue due to changed work schedules. Stress plays a key role. When a thought process is going on, our mind finds it difficult to shut down. Regarding weight, it ...  Read Full »

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