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Anger management, physical activity - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hI
User :   Hi
User :   How are you?
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   I need help with anger management
Doctor :   I am good thank you
User :   get angry on very small things
Doctor :   sure I will guide you
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i would want to ask a few questions
User :   and then start feeling like it's out of control .
User :   please
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender ?
User :   33, male
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know if your married?
User :   yeah
Doctor :   do you have children
User :   yeah
User :   2.5 years old daughter
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when are you facing this problem ?
User :   last one year, it has become mor frequent
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are you fine with your married life?any issues like sexual incompatibility , arguments etc?
User :   arguments ..yes
Doctor :   ok
User :   arguments ..all the time
Doctor :   have you changed job recently or any changes in work place which is bothering you
User :   no
User :   Job is okay ..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any other family related issues?
User :   i can't say very good ...but just okay
Doctor :   ok
User :   argument with wife
User :   nothing more
Doctor :   any new stress in your life ?
Doctor :   is anything bothering you specifically ?
User :   arguments with wife ..nothing more
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know if you smoke or consume alcohol?
User :   no smoke
User :   alchohol ..occasionaly
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you have more amounts of coffee, tea and aerated drinks ?
User :   not really
Doctor :   how is your personality overall, are you generally irritable, short tempered from before ? or is anger a problem only fron recently ?
User :   not really ..used to be pleasent
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   thanks for answering my questions so patiently
Doctor :   let me give you my suggestions on this
User :   okay
Doctor :   since you say you have been a pleasant person
User :   okay
Doctor :   and the anger is something happening shortly
User :   yeah
Doctor :   I advice you first find out the reason for this
User :   they are all very silly
Doctor :   i feel its the arguments with your wife which is though not significant right now , may increase over the time
Doctor :   try to solve them as much as possible initial stage itself
User :   how ?
Doctor :   you could try deep breathing exercises
User :   more I try ..worse it become
Doctor :   when ever you feel angry control your mind , take deep breaths, do this for 5 mins and you will feel much better
Doctor :   concentrate on controlling the min
User :   okay
Doctor :   mind
Doctor :   do not involve in unwanted arguments with anyone
User :   okay
Doctor :   always prefer to sort things out at night when you find time
User :   It just happens
Doctor :   do not argue in the mornings or when you are leaving to work
User :   okay
Doctor :   as the mind would already be pre occupied with things and if an argument happens you will not find any solution
User :   most of the problem happens while srting out
Doctor :   you must make way for daily physical activity
Doctor :   join a gym , yoga or meditations classes
Doctor :   they help a lot in anger management
User :   okay
Doctor :   even a daily jog for 30 mins would refresh you
User :   okay
Doctor :   whenever you feel your losing temper, start counting from 20 to o
Doctor :   20 to 0
Doctor :   and you can surely calm down
User :   okay
Doctor :   if the opposite person triggers a fight or an argument , do not entertain , divert the topic politely
Doctor :   most of the times, all these sily issues will get resolved
Doctor :   tell your wife that you will settle things out after work at bed time
User :   I always try for it ..but most of the time it doesn't go
Doctor :   you can talk at leisure and that is when you can comfort your partner and yourself
Doctor :   you must also have a good diet
User :   okay
Doctor :   have coffee, tea in moderation
User :   I do
Doctor :   these have caffeine and toxins, which may cause anger
Doctor :   relaxation methods are plenty
Doctor :   if at all you feel something irritates you, immediately move away from the place ot divert your mind into something which you like
Doctor :   i would also suggest music therpay
User :   like?
Doctor :   music calms the mind and refreshes your soul
Doctor :   therapy
Doctor :   listen to some good classical music
Doctor :   instrumental music also is good
User :   okay
Doctor :   you can find special audio dvd's on this
Doctor :   meant for a calm mind
Doctor :   this would really help
Doctor :   Also check your blood pressure and blood sugars
User :   why to check that ?
Doctor :   people who get angry soon , may be associated with developing high blood pressure too
Doctor :   as you are 31 years as a routine i would recommend it to all
User :   really ?
Doctor :   high blood pressure is relatively common in people with type A personality
User :   What is type A personality?
Doctor :   they include people who are under stress, get angry often and also bit anxious
Doctor :   hence we always ask people not to get stresses
Doctor :   this would avoid chances of getting high blood pressure in the future
Doctor :   do not worry about this
Doctor :   it was just to keep you informed
User :   Is there anything else I can do to make it better
Doctor :   Lifestyle modifications which i just mentioned would be sufficient
Doctor :   regular exercise is very helpful
Doctor :   make sure you eat food on time
Doctor :   staying hungry for long could cause irritability
Doctor :   never skip your break fast
User :   okay sir
Doctor :   have lots of green leafy vegetables, fruits and drink lots of water
Doctor :   did you follow my suggestions ?
User :   how leafy veg will help ?
Doctor :   they contain vitamins and antioxidants
Doctor :   they will keep you healthy
Doctor :   and fight infections and any illness of the mind and the body as well
Doctor :   a healthy body would eman a healthy mind too
Doctor :   mean *
User :   okay sir
User :   Thank you
User :   I will try
Doctor :   did i answer all your questions ?
User :   I think so
Doctor :   are there any more questions for me to help you with ?
User :   Will get in touch in case of more questions later
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   hope you implement it from today itself
User :   Thank you Doctor
User :   I will try
Doctor :   wish you a good health
User :   Tanks
Doctor :   pleasure here
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   good day
User :   Thanks!
User :   Bye
Doctor :   bye for now
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