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LOS GATOS, CA |

CAMPBELL, CA |

SAN JOSE, CA


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Is Stress Causing Our Children To Fall Sick?


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What is Stress?

● Stress is a physical response. When we feel stressed, our bodies release a mix of hormones and chemicals like cortisol, adrenaline, and norepinephrine.

● But what happens when our bodies go into a state of anxiety or stress when we don’t need to fight or flee? It’s hard enough for an adult to handle unnecessarily stressful situations.

● Stress happens when we feel overwhelmed. Many children today have schedules that would make a professional athlete dizzy.


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What Are The Signs Of Stress In Children?

● Unusual physical symptoms. If your child is uncharacteristically complaining about things such as tummy aches, headaches it might be a good time to see your primary care physician. ● Under pressure. Parents are advised to listen closely for words such as ‘worried’ or ‘angry’ or other negative sounding words that are new to your child’s vocabulary. ● If your child has no history of bedwetting and they suddenly start, it could be a sign they are experiencing undue stress. ● Aggressive Behavior. Aggressive behavior in a child is never a good sign. ● Interrupted sleep or insomnia and nightmares are a sign that your child is experiencing stress during their waking hours.


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Conclusion

You can talk to your family physician about stress management treatments as there are many things that can cause stress in a child. Manage your own stress and teach your children how to listen to their bodies. Let your children know it’s ok to make mistakes and learn how to ‘let it go and move on’.

“Life is too short to live in a state of constant anxiety”.


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OUR KEY PHILOSOPHY

Take the time to listen.

What I try and do with every patient I see, in the first few minutes, is just let them say what’s on their mind and there’s a lot of study that show we don’t do that enough in medicine. These are small things that you can’t pick up really from just filling out a form. That’s why it’s really important to spend time, talking and listening and building that relationship.

~ Dr. Arun Villivalam, M.D.


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SERVICES WE PROVIDE

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Physicals – All Ages A regular physical provides a record of your overall health and can be a useful tool in identifying any changes in your health.

Lifestyle / Stress Management Learn to manage stress by scheduling a wellness checkup and learn preventive strategies.

Wellness Visits / School Physicals A regular check up provides the opportunity to monitor your child’s growth and development and to safeguard against any potential issues.

Men’s Health Men’s health screenings will catch any conditions in early stages where preventative medicine can be used to treat or manage a condition before it progresses.

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Blood Work

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Chronic Care Management

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Urgent Care & Walk-Ins

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Medicare Annual Wellness Visits

Blood work is an important resource to help determine any conditions that could be causing the symptoms that are bringing a patient to the doctor,

Get medical care for preexisting or long term illnesses, such as asthma, hypertension, depression and cirrhosis.

Urgent Care centers provide services to care for patients who are suffering from an injury or condition that needs to be seen quickly, but is not life threatening.

Medicare encourages its members to review their health annually, and to take care of any potential medical concerns before they develop into something more serious.


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MEET DR. ARUN VILLIVALAM Dr. Arun Villivalam is a concerned and caring family physician and primary care doctor serving the community of Los Gatos, CA. Dr. Villivalam attended Thomas Jefferson University, where he received his medical degree, and completed his residency in family medicine at Cook County Hospital.


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Los Gatos Doc: Arun Villivalam, MD, Los Gatos, CA

Contact Us Phone (appointments): 408-502-6040 | Phone (general inquiries): 408-502-6040 Address: 15195 National Avenue, Suite 205, Los Gatos, CA-95032 https://www.losgatosdoc.com/

Is Stress Causing Our Children To Fall Sick  

You can talk to your family physician about stress management treatments as there are many things that can cause stress in a child. Manage y...

Is Stress Causing Our Children To Fall Sick  

You can talk to your family physician about stress management treatments as there are many things that can cause stress in a child. Manage y...

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