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Posted Apr 29th, 2018 in Naturopathic Medicine, News, Tips


Is there a relationship?

There is a strong relationship between stress, anxiety, and hormone balance in the body. Stress-related hormones are steroids, catecholamines, growth hormones, and prolactin. This is proved in a reputable scientific study published by Ranabir S, and Reetu K in the Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2011  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3079864/ 

So what are the stakes? 

Elevated stress hormones can result in negative health sequelae such as high blood pressure, diabetes, irregular heartbeats, and coronary heart disease, and these diseases can affect the survival of inflicted people and they live shorter than those who don’t have high-stress hormones.

How can we reduce stress in our lives? 

Overcoming stress is an essential step towards healthy living given the fact that stress can be a major factor in stress hormone production, and hence the development of a myriad of chronic diseases. There are many ways we can use to manage stress in our lives such as meditation, deep breathing, prayers, positive look at our lives which means being proud of our achievements and trying to work on our deficiencies without spending all the time criticizing ourselves for being a failure or unable to catch the success or achievements. 

What happens if I cannot manage my stress? 

Ask for help, and don’t let stress negatively affect your mood or thinking. Asking a friend, relative or even a neighbor you trust can be the right step in relieving your stress, even if he/she doesn’t offer professional help, they can help you breathe out your concerns and listen to your complaints. 

Can I seek medical help if I am very stressed? 

Of course, you can. Many times, if you have tried stress reduction techniques mentioned above, talked to a friend or relative, and still have a stressful life, you can always ask for help.

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