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#2. Stress and what it brings to you

Updated: Mar 1, 2023

Hello. How are you?

I'm very much focusing on the "Stress" and what the stress causing to our body in my practice.

Because I find many of us having a lot of issues (physically & mentally) that create "STRESSFUL situation"

But often you put them aside, try not seen and ignore how you feel and do/care other people's issue to solve or just deal with it and not taken care of it.

You know what, a little bit of stress is actually a not bad... as it gives you a motivation and willingness (e.g. to try)!

However, if the stressful period is prolonged... What happen to our bodies? What they do to us.

Let's have a look today.

Stress can affect both the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.

The sympathetic nervous system is responsible for the body's "fight or flight" response, which is activated in response to stress. This response triggers the release of stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol, which increase heart rate, blood pressure, and respiration. This helps prepare the body to respond to the stressful situation.

On the other hand, the parasympathetic nervous system is responsible for the body's "rest and digest" response. It helps the body return to a state of calm, after a stressful event by slowing down heart rate, breathing, and other bodily functions. This helps the body conserve energy and recover from the effects of stress.

When stress persists over time, the sympathetic nervous system can become overactive, leading to chronic stress and its associated health problems. This can also disrupt the balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, leading to imbalances and further health issues.

Overall, stress can have significant impacts on the nervous system and the body as a whole, underscoring the importance of managing stress effectively for optimal health and well-being.

Stress can manifest itself in a variety of physical and psychological symptoms. Some common symptoms related to stress are:

Physical symptoms:

  • Headaches

  • Muscle tension or pain

  • Chest pain

  • Fatigue

  • Stomach upset, including diarrhea, constipation, and nausea

  • Insomnia or sleeping difficulties

  • Increased sweating

  • Rapid heart rate or palpitations

  • Shortness of breath

  • Changes in appetite

  • Reduced libido

Psychological symptoms:

  • Anxiety or nervousness

  • Irritability or anger

  • Restlessness

  • Difficulty concentrating or making decisions

  • Feeling overwhelmed or out of control

  • Mood swings

  • Depression or sadness

  • Social withdrawal

  • Decreased self-esteem

  • Substance abuse or addictive behaviors

OMG... Scary things is those are not all of the symptoms that stress can induce..

All our bodies are connected and makes a harmony!

If stress disrupts the nervous system imbalances... Also, gastrointestinal system will disrupt, then immune system also disrupt... and keep going throughout the body. Its's a big deal.

Also, It's important to note that stress affects people differently, and individuals may experience different combinations of symptoms. Additionally, some of these symptoms can also be indicative of other health conditions, so it's important to talk to a healthcare professional if you are experiencing persistent or severe symptoms.

I will talk about some Naturopathic treatment options next time.

Please feel free to contact me for any questions or make your appointment to see me :)

Look forward to seeing you (Online or in-person at the clinic)!

Have a great day


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