STRESS & MEDICAL CONDITIONS

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Carbohydrate is an important part of a healthy diet because it serves essentially as a fuel for the body. It can also serve as a good source of essential vitamins and minerals. Common carbohydrate sources include bread, rice, beans, potatoes, yam, garri, corn, etc. There are three varieties of carbohydrates; sugars, fibres and starches. The …

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Resilience refers to our ability to cope with the challenges and stresses of life. Similarly, resilience may also refer to a person’s ability to return to his former situation after having experienced a lengthy period of stress or deprivation. What is it about resilience? Resilience has been called a stress buster of the decade. Stressors …

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Cigarette smoking is a habit that has many people hooked. Some people use cigarette smoking to fight off stress. Unfortunately, this tends to be counter-productive many times. We will be doing a discourse on cigarette smoking and I advise non-smokers to come along with us. The knowledge may not be for you directly, but for …

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a disorder that interferes with the normal functioning of the large intestine. It is characterised by a group of symptoms – bloating, abdominal cramps or pains, constipation and diarrhoea, feelings that you have not completely emptied the bowel, and alternating constipation and diarrhoea. It is a condition that is highly …

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Take away the water, and about 75% of your weight is protein. Surprised? At least 10,000 proteins make you what you are and keep you that way. 20 or so building blocks called amino acids provide the raw materials for all proteins. Because the body does store amino acids, the body continually requires these from …

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Why some people are stressed is mainly because they take on more responsibilities than they can cope with. This could be a character flaw that could lead to breakdowns or even burnouts. Finding things to eliminate from your overtaxed schedule and declining from taking up some more, will provide more time for you and more …

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In my previous article about stress and medical conditions, I stated that stress has been known to have varying effects on medical conditions. Heart Disease Stress risk factors for coronary heart diseases can be divided into three; chronic, episodic and acute. This classification is based on their duration and closeness in time to the coronary …

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Road rage refers to the feelings of extreme anger and hostility expressed while driving, coupled with the desire for retaliation against other drivers. Interestingly, people who control their feelings and emotions the entire day have been found to experience out of control feelings of hostility when offended by a driver on the road. Studies have …

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There is no doubt that everyone that has a highly demanding job will be having some measure of difficulty in achieving a balance between personal life and work. This is, even more, played out in married women who have responsibilities at home which include taking care of the house, husband and kids. This is a …

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A person who lacks self-esteem very easily feels like an imposter, while a person with a high self-esteem talks to himself positively, tells the truth, forgives himself and others. Further questions to determine one’s level of self-esteem are examined. When you are dealing with a problem in your life what do you do? Blame everyone …

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