Do you need help with stress management?
Are you feeling trapped in a permanent state of stress? Modern living and stress seem to go hand in hand. It's relatively easy to deal with short-term mild stress, but serious health problems are possible when stress becomes severe and chronic.
A chronic state of stress can have widespread negative effects on your body. Perhaps you have been experiencing some of the following:
- Unexplained weight gain - when you are constantly in a state of stress, cortisol (your fight or flight hormone) signals the release of sugars into the bloodstream in anticipation that your muscles need fuel. These sugar spikes can lead to weight gain if the sugars are not utilised.
- Hormonal imbalances - when your body switches to making stress hormones in preference to sex and other hormones, adrenal and thyroid problems, menstrual irregularity, lack of libido and fertility issues can all arise.
- Digestive issues - stress can result in reduced stomach acids leading to poor digestion and abdominal pain.
The good news is there are ways to help you feel better. Lifestyle changes, nutrients and herbs can help calm an overactive stress response.
Let's talk about stress.
The stress response
Did you know that there are two different types of stress?
Good stress makes you get out of bed in the morning, stops you from being hit by a moving vehicle and ensures you don’t starve.
Bad stress is when things like work, relationships, mortgages and other demands start to become overwhelming and harmful to your health.
Common health problems associated with chronic stress include:
- Heart problems, including heart attack
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Irritable Bowel
By the time most of my clients come to see me, they’ve reached chronic stress. My aim is to help you identify how stress is affecting your health and what can be done to reduce the harm. Take the first step and book an appointment today.