Stress is the body’s reaction to extraordinary situations that may cause change, threat, or fear. Stress results in both physical and mental symptoms. If the symptoms of stress start to affect daily life, it is recommended to consult a psychiatrist or a psychologist.
Stress can be any condition that makes people feel tense, angry, nervous, anxious or insecure. It is a physiological reaction of the human body when facing certain changes, threats and fears. A stress reaction is supposed to enable a person to manage extraordinary situations. But chronic stress may result in either physical or mental symptoms that could seriously affect daily living.
Stress is a common condition that most people experience at some point in their lives. But there are two types of stress with different meanings: 1) Eustress describes the positive stress, which encourages people to achieve more than usual. It may lead to a feeling of satisfaction. 2) Distress describes the negative stress that is felt to be threatening or overstraining. This sort of stress can be produced by seriously dangerous situations like an accident, war or a natural disaster. But also less disastrous situations, like problems in the job or family, can lead to distress, when there is no compensation for stress or when a person feels helpless and does not know a way to handle with it. When a stress response is triggered, a series of changes will occur within the human body. For example: 1) a rise in pulse rate, 2) redirection of blood away from the extremities and to the major organs, and 3) release of cortisone, adrenalin and noradrenalin, which may cause physical and mental short and long term changes. However, the symptoms caused by stress will differ from person to person. Some people will feel physical symptoms such as headache, pain, diarrhea, constipation, nausea or dizziness. And some may have mental symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and loss of sexual drive. Chronic distress may lead to a so called burnout-syndrome.
Strategies for stress relief (coping) will differ from person to person, but making certain lifestyle changes will be a good start. Here are some suggestions: 1) have a well-balanced, healthy diet, 2) enough sleep and exercise, 3) limit caffeine and alcohol intake, 4) avoid drug abuse, 5) find a way to relax, 6) regular rest time and 7) spend time with family and friends. If the symptoms do not improve, it is highly recommended to consult a psychiatrist or a psychologist.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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