Migraine symptoms? Origin and treatment

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Migraine is a type of headache which generally occurs on one side of the head. It is an illness of the brain, which occurs more often in women than in men. During an attack you can experience different symptoms. These migraine symptoms can also differ from person to person. Extreme headache Fatigue One-sided physical paralysis Nausea Aching muscles Affected basic functions such as attention Oversensitivity for stimuli Critics are not yet entirely certain what exactly causes... Lees verder...

Stress? How does stress influence your life?

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Stress can affect your life severely and in many different ways. For example, stress can affect your physical and psychological health, which means that these can deteriorate quickly. Furthermore, stress can lead to more severe problems such as depression and burnout. Stress: the influence on your body? While you would think that stress is something psychological, it can most definitely have a large influence on your body. First of all, stress frequently leads to muscle tension. This muscle tension... Lees verder...

Sleeping during summer? Tips against sleep trouble during heat!

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Recently, our country was hit by a heatwave. Some people find this easier to cope with than others. However, what we do notice is that mainly inhabitants of the northern countries find it difficult to deal with heatwaves or to perform on the same level during heat. Except for performance, sleep is another facet which is often influenced by heat. You can namely suffer from sleeping trouble during these warmer months. This has to do with several factors. First of all, it is light for longer, meaning... Lees verder...

Online stress test? Test your stress online!

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Thanks to the internet, a lot of information can be found in easy ways. Thanks to this revolution, many people have already found answers to questions regarding mental issues such as stress. However, we should note that not all information which is found in the internet is actually true. For example, there are different sites which let you take an online stress test, without offering any scientific basis for this online stress test. Online stress test: how do you find correct information? Despite... Lees verder...

Free stress test? Test your stress here!

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Stress seems to be getting a bigger and bigger influence on our daily life. For example, there are more and more illnesses known which can be caused by stress. Burnout is an example of such a mental illness which can be caused by stress. Furthermore, stress can also influence physical illnesses, such as migraine. Stress is known as a risk factor of migraine. A free stress test can thus help you to discover to what extent stress influences your life. From the previous paragraph it namely becomes... Lees verder...

Holmes and Rahe stress scale?

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Would you like to measure stress? There are different stress tests, which can tell you more about your stress levels. For example, the Holmes and Rahe stress scale was developed. This test considers the idea that important life happenings go together with stress. The Holmes and Rahe stress scale: what is it? The Holmes and Rahe stress scale is well-known in English-speaking countries. It is often used and you can also find it online. This Holmes and Rahe stress scale also contains a new perspective... Lees verder...

Work stress increases by 40% during economic recession

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Work stress increases by 40%, Irish study shows Work stress increases by 40% in times of economic recession, so a study by the university of Nottingham concludes. This study regarding work stress was published in the scientific magazine 'Occupational Medicine'. This study was done on ten thousand social workers in Ireland. Stress, anxiety, and depression increase Work stress increases absence from work or absenteeism by 25% Work stress during economic recession has the consequence that 25% more... Lees verder...

Stress through caffeine: one of every five Belgians drinks too much coffee

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Caffeine causes stress Caffeine causes stress and other health issues. The health council states that one in every 5 Belgians takes in too much caffeine in a day. Sources of caffeine are coffee, as well as chocolate, cola, and other caffeine-containing drinks. That is why the health council wants producers to reduce the amount of caffeine in their products. Caffeine stimulates adrenaline system Caffeine causes stress because this substance stimulates the adrenaline system in our body. Because... Lees verder...

Christmas stress or New Year’s stress: alone because I am supposed to be happy now!

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The time is coming where I tell those patients who return only in January: "Merry Christmas and a happy new year!". And in nine out of ten cases, they reply with something along the lines of I do not like this time of year. Everyone is supposed to be happy, or to have a happy relationship. But I feel alone, sad, and empty during this time of year. Christmas stress: treating loneliness online? In this specific period of time, the feeling of loneliness becomes much stronger in many people. This... Lees verder...

Solving stress in 15 minutes

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Yesterday evening, I provided training in stress management for the Jonge Kamer in Deinze, more commonly known as JCI Deinze, witht he title: Solving stress in 15 minutes per day. The questions which the group had considered both dealing with work pressure and work stress as well as how to deal with your children being loud and demanding attention after a long day of work, before you have had the chance to relax. How to get rid of stress when my children are being noisy? What stood out in the story... Lees verder...