Chronic stress is perhaps the country’s leading underlying cause of degenerative diseases such as hypertension, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and many more. Stress tells the body to “stop doing what you normally do” in case we need to “fight, fly, or freeze.”
Stress was originally designed to get us out of life-threatening situations, but prolonged periods of stress keep the body “not digesting,” “not healing,” “not repairing or rebuilding,” in a pattern that inevitably leads to illness, depression and additional anxiety, in a negative reinforcing spiral.
Springfield Wellness Center can help. Our BR+NAD protocols give the brain the nutrition it needs to break the debilitating stress cycle and return to normal functioning. When the brain is restored, it can resume its job of directing the healing of the body.
What is Stress?
Stress is our body’s response to physical and/or emotional pressure or threats. This reaction often triggers our “fight or flight” response as an influx of adrenaline affects the nervous system. Stress can be a short term response to a specific event, or it can develop into chronic stress when an event is ongoing or has long term effects.
Early pilot data from NAD Research, Inc. reveals significant reduction in bio markers of oxidative stress. Our BR+NAD protocols give the brain the nutrition it needs to break the debilitating stress cycle and return to normal functioning.
What are the Signs/Symptoms of Stress?
There are many different signs and symptoms that occur with stress. Not all people will show the same symptoms, however many people experiencing stress may exhibit some of the following:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Lack of concern of personal appearance
- Muscle tension
- Frequent headaches
- Teeth grinding
- Excessive defensiveness
- Trouble communicating
- Weight loss/gain
- Frequent mood swings
- Decreased sexual desire/performance
Stress can affect someone both physically and emotionally. It affects most all of the main systems in the body. It can affect the:
- Nervous system
- Musculoskeletal system
- Respiratory system
- Cardiovascular system
- Endocrine system
- Gastrointestinal system
- Reproductive system