By Kiran Dintyala, Special for USDR
It’s no secret that the majority of people who didn’t vote for Donald Trump are having trouble accepting his administration and moving on. In fact, many Americans are seeking medical help for the anxiety they are experiencing due to the change of occupant at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Palm Springs-based internal medicine physician Kiran Dintyala (a.k.a. Dr. Calm) has already seen patients with Post-Election Stress Disorder, including some with previously well-controlled blood pressure who are coming in with alarmingly high numbers. He’s even given the syndrome a name: “Trumpertension.” He describes Trumpertension as “a substantial increase in blood pressure unrelated to diet, sodium intake or exercise that is solely attributable to worries over what a Trump presidency may mean for your future and America’s.”
Convinced that a growing number of people are facing real physical symptoms from their inability to move on, Dr. Calm has written a short book to help them manage their stress before they develop more serious conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, autoimmune diseases and ruined relationships.
In Seven Keys to Surviving the Trump Presidency: Dr. Calm’s Prescription for Healing Post-Election Stress, he shares tips for staying calm amidst a seemingly endless flow of negative news.
He can talk about:
- Choosing to make your own peace of mind a priority despite the parade of craziness you encounter.
- Emptying your mind of all negative thoughts so you sleep better at night.
- Asking yourself helpful questions when anxiety about the Trump presidency rears its head.
- Remembering that your happiness does not depend on whoever is president; it is entirely in your control.
- Refusing to engage in political arguments with friends, relatives and colleagues.
- Avoiding dwelling on the past. Remember, the past exists only in your mind, so change your focus to living in the present.
- Being mindful that failure is the stepping stone for success. Accept your failures and our nation’s and work toward transforming them.
- Moving on, marching forward and building a bright future.
About Dr. Calm
Kiran Dintyala is a Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician currently practicing at Eisenhower Medical Center in Palm Springs, Calif. He holds a master’s degree in public health. He is the author of Seven Keys to Surviving the Trump Presidency and of the upcoming book, Calm in the Midst of Chaos.
SOURCE Kiran Dintyala