Stress Specialist

Primary Medicine of Sherman

Primary Care Physician & Addiction Medicine located in Sherman, TX & Plano, TX

Everyone gets stressed sometimes. Whether you have an important project looming at work or a family member is sick, stress often kicks in. However, if you constantly feel stressed and it impacts your health and quality of life, it’s time to contact Robert Hernandez, MD, at Primary Medicine of Sherman in Sherman and Plano, Texas. Dr. Hernandez screens for other conditions that could exacerbate your stress and helps you learn to cope with your thoughts and feelings. Call or make an appointment online today.

Stress Q & A

What is stress?

Stress is the way you respond to change, danger, or the unknown. It’s a healthy emotional and physical response to many situations you encounter during your life.

In many cases, stress has a positive effect, giving you motivation and helping you avoid danger. However, as modern lives become busier and your responsibilities seem neverending, when left untreated, stress causes some harmful symptoms that have a lasting effect on your health and wellness.

What are the signs of stress?

Stress causes a variety of cognitive, emotional, and physiological symptoms. Unmanaged stress can lead to:

  • Irritability and mood swings
  • Short temper
  • Crying
  • Headaches
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Sweating
  • Trembling
  • Teeth grinding
  • Muscle tension
  • Insomnia
  • Unintended changes in weight
  • Gastrointestinal problems like diarrhea and nausea

Everyone experiences stress differently. If you have symptoms that interfere with your wellness, contact the team at Primary Medicine of Sherman, including Dr. Hernandez and expert nurse practitioners Julie Thomison, NP, and Brittany Brown, NP, for customized support.

When should I talk to a doctor about stress?

If you’ve noticed that stress interferes with your life or that you’re showing signs of physical health problems linked to stress, you should make an appointment to talk to one of the mental health experts at Primary Medicine of Sherman. For example, if your weight has changed rapidly or if you have frequent insomnia, talking to a mental health provider can help you identify the root causes of your symptoms and provide the expert help and support you need to manage your health.

How can a doctor help me manage stress?

The team at Primary Medicine of Sherman begins with a comprehensive exam and assessment. Your provider screens for a variety of physical ailments, as well as mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression, that could contribute to your symptoms. When they understand your needs, your provider creates a customized treatment plan to help you feel better.

Your treatment plan may include medication if you have another condition that contributes to your stress. You may also benefit from therapy to explore the underlying conditions that exacerbate your stress. Your provider may also recommend adjusting your diet or adding stress-relieving activities to your schedule, such as exercise, yoga, and meditation.

If stress interferes with your life, call Primary Medicine of Sherman or schedule a consultation online today for compassionate, customized care.