Stress and Chronic Fatigue
Stress is a heightened response to routine and out of the ordinary conditions and events.
This heightened response unfortunately results in the secretion of hormones which, over time, can lead to numerous health problems.
70 to 80 percent of all visits to the doctor are for stress-related illness.
People who experience heightened levels of anxiety are 4 to 5 times more likely to have a fatal heart attack or stroke.
50 percent of all illnesses are caused by stress.
This heightened neurological response causes up to 50 hormones, manufactured by the adrenal glands, to be released.
These adrenal hormones, continuously released over time, can destroy your health
One adrenal hormone, adrenalin, gives you a boost of energy and it causes the heart to beat harder in order to increase circulation.
Over time this can cause heart disease and/or high blood pressure.
Your body secretes another hormone called noradrenalin, which stops digestion by moving the blood from the abdomen to the arms and legs.
Over time, this can cause many types of digestive troubles
These glands also release cortisol down under stress. Cortisol slows down your immune system allowing your body to concentrate on fighting or running away from the source of stress. This lowers your resistance to disease. This hormone can also cause fatigue, weight gain, problems with sleep and a reduce immune system.
Cortisol (because it breaks down fat into sugar) gives you energy all day long. When this hormone is out of balance, you become not only fatigued, but you can begin to have problems with your weight.
The final hormone released by the adrenal glands is DHEA. This hormone controls the estrogen reserves of the body, as well as the balance of progesterone and testosterone. This hormone imbalance can cause both physical and emotional problems.
One way for the doctor to test for weak or exhausted adrenal glands is by taking your blood pressure first lying down and then again standing
Your blood pressure should rise 10 points or more. If it rises less than 10 points or drops below the original blood pressure amount, it is indicative of an adrenal gland problem.
The primary symptoms of stress are:
- Pain and tension in the neck, shoulders or low back
- Sleep problems
- Allergies and sinus problems
- Digestive trouble
We will help you put together a program to deal with stress and eliminate the symptoms caused by stress.
First, you can prevent your adrenal glands from becoming exhausted by removing from your diet those items that stimulate these glands.
The Second method to reduce the negative effects of stress is by taking supportive vitamins. The adrenal glands are specifically helped by Vitamin B complex and Vitamin C. There is also a specific substance call pregnenolone that we recommend as part of a program to restore normal adrenal gland function.
The Third solution to reduce stress is exercise!
Fourth studies show that laughing more helps reduce effects of stress, so we share jokes regularly.
Since stress causes a heightened response by the nervous system, you can reduce the harmful effects of stress by taking steps to reduce tension and pressure on your nerves.
To reduce the harmful effects of stress, you should eat a healthy diet and take the correct supplements, exercise regularly, laugh more and make sure your spine and nervous system are free from misalignments.
Call today (651) 778-0080 for a free consultation to help reduce damaging affects of stress and fatigue.