There is no clear definition of stress . However, everyone knows when they are feeling stressed. What you may not know is the havoc stress may be causing your entire body. Stress can cause a multitude of symptoms and diseases that, at first glance, aren’t always linked to stress. Some of these conditions include: headaches, feelings of despair, nervousness, anxiety, increased and decreased eating, memory problems, trouble sleeping, acne, muscle aches, tension, reduced bone density, increased heart rate, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart attack, nausea, stomach pain, weight gain, diabetes, diarrhea, constipation, painful periods, reduced sexual desire, impotence, and decreased ability to fight infections.
There are three major types of stress. They are emotional, chemical, and physical. When you mention stress, most people assume it is emotional stress, while chemical stress and physical stress are often overlooked. However, all three types of stress affect the body in similar ways and all have the same outcome. They all cause the body to function improperly. Another factor that must be taken into consideration is that the 3 types of stress feed off of each other and reinforce each other. For example, if you are suffering from back or neck pain (a physical stress), that suffering can add to your worries, which in turn causes more despair (emotional stress).
At Health Path we understand that stress comes at you in three forms. Therefore our treatments focus on addressing all three forms. This multi-dimensional approach leads to faster and longer lasting results for you, the patient.
The most important thing to remember is that stress does not have to be a normal part of life. As discussed, stress can have devastating effects on your body. You only get one body so take care of it! If you don’t know where to start, let us help. You can start by calling and scheduling your first appointment.