How do I calm my nerves down?

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How do I calm my nerves down?

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answered Sep 23 by Kgarfield (6,410 points)
Some ways to calm your nerves down are.

Go for a walk.
Sit down and relax and breath in and out slowly.
Do Yoga and meditation.
Exercise and think relaxing and good things.
Avoid stress.
Do breathing exercises.
Get some fresh air.
Take some nerve medication to calm your nerves.
Try doing some relaxing activities.

Anxiety can affect your blood pressure.

When you have anxiety your blood pressure can rise and so you can have high blood pressure when you're suffering from anxiety.

Anxiety can make your heart pound and increase in heart rate and so that can lead to an increase in blood pressure.

Stress does affect your BP or blood pressure.

Being stressed out can raise your blood pressure as your blood vessels get narrower and because your heart rate increases.

Salt does increase blood pressure.

When you consume too much salt it raises your blood pressure and high blood pressure is a major risk factor for stroke and heart disease.

So you should avoid eating too much salt especially if you suffer from high blood pressure.

Stress causes high blood pressure as stress increases your heart rate and narrows your blood vessels which causes an increase in blood pressure.

Not reducing stress or being stressed out too much can lead to heart disease, heart attacks and even strokes.

The signs of excessive stress are Indigestion or heartburn, chest pain and high blood pressure, muscle aches, headaches, fatigue, insomnia and sleep problems, blurred eyesight, sore eyes, difficulty breathing and panic attacks.

The three types of stress when referring to toxic stress are positive, tolerable and toxic.

The toxic stress is the most harmful type of stress response.

Toxic stress results in prolonged activation of the stress response, with a failure of the body to recover fully.

It differs from a normal stress response in that there is a lack of caregiver support, reassurance, or emotional attachments.

The body can recover from chronic stress if you do mindfulness activities like breathing exercises, meditation, reducing your stress levels, relaxing and taking medications.

What stress does to your brain is stress shrinks your brain and although the overall volume of your brain usually remains the same with stress research has shown that chronic stress can cause areas of your brain that are associated with memory, metabolism and emotions can shrink.

The 5 stages of stress are fight or flight, damage control, recovery, adaptation and burnout.

The 5 emotional signs of stress are.

Becoming easily agitated, frustrated, and moody.
Feeling overwhelmed, like you are losing control or need to take control.
Having difficulty relaxing and quieting your mind.
Feeling bad about yourself (low self-esteem), lonely, worthless, and depressed.
Avoiding others.

The 5 warning signs of stress include.

Heaviness in your chest, increased heart rate or chest pain.
Shoulder, neck or back pain; general body aches and pains.
Grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw.
Shortness of breath.

A few other signs of stress include.

Feeling tired, anxious, depressed.

The 4 A's of stress are avoid, alter, accept and adapt.

The best thing for stress is to avoid stress when possible.

Try the 4 A's.

Expand your stress management toolkit by mastering these four strategies for coping with stress: avoid, alter, accept and adapt.

When we feel the effects of stress weighing us down, it's like lugging a backpack that's becoming heavier by the minute.

The most stressful things in life include.

Death of a loved one.
    Major illness or injury.
    Job loss.

Stress is a feeling of emotional or physical tension.

It can come from any event or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or nervous.

Stress is your body's reaction to a challenge or demand. In short bursts, stress can be positive, such as when it helps you avoid danger or meet a deadline.

Being stressed out is not good for you and your heart and health.

Stress can raise your blood pressure and lead to heart disease, heart attacks, strokes and chest pain as well as heart palpitations.

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