Chronic stress is our body’s response to prolonged exposure to emotional pressure. While stress may be a good thing in the case of short-term stressful situations as it allows us to make decisions during “fight or flight” situations, chronic stress can seriously affect your physical and mental health. In addition, chronic stress also depletes our body of the essential neurotransmitters and chemicals which are necessary for the optimal functioning of our nervous system and health. At Springfield Wellness Center, we use a proprietary BR+NAD™ protocol which replenishes the nutrients and essential chemicals to your brain and helps you enjoy life to the fullest.
What are the Symptoms of Chronic Stress?
Chronic stress can elicit a variety of symptoms. However, it is not necessary that these symptoms may be present in all patients. Some of the commonly observed symptoms of chronic stress include:
Insomnia refers to a state of sleeplessness. This occurs due to the activated state of the body. According to the APA’s Stress in America, about 40% of adult Americans remain awake at night due to stress-induced sleeplessness.
When the body remains continuously in an activated state, it becomes really difficult to focus and concentrate on a specific task.
This occurs because the muscles of the body remain tensed for prolonged duration due to stress.
This is basically the body’s physical response to prolonged stressful situations. This habit results in an accelerated erosion of the teeth but also puts a lot of stress on the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) which can cause headaches and facial muscle spasm.
Depending on how your body responds to chronic stressful situations, you may see an increase or decrease in your weight.
People who are chronically stressed often try to avoid social encounters as they do not feel comfortable interacting with people.
Other symptoms related to stress include desired sexual appetite, frequent mood swings, defensiveness, and irritability.
Understanding Chronic Stress
When the body perceives a threat, a tiny part in the base of the brain, known as the hypothalamus, is triggered and activates the adrenal glands lying on top of the kidneys. The Adrenal gland releases two hormones – adrenaline and cortisol.
- Cortisol – this is the primary stress hormone of the body. It not only increases the blood levels of glucose but also enhances the capacity of the brain to uptake sugar which helps in decision making and repair.
- Adrenaline – adrenaline is responsible for increasing heart rate, blood pressure and boosts energy utilization, which in turn activates the fight or flight system in the body.
Both these hormones, in combination with the nervous system, stop all the unnecessary systems of the body which leads to decreased salivary flow, reduced blood flow to the digestive system. Instead, the blood flows to the limbs, brain, eyes and the heart. Now imagine what will happen to the body if the adrenal system of the body remains continuously activated due to non-stop supply of adrenaline and cortisol.
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What Chronic Stress Does to Your Body
Stress produces both physical and psychological effects. Once a “fight or flight” situation has passed, the levels of activating hormones swings back to normal. However, in the case of chronic stress, the body continuously remains in an activated situation due to the non-stop release of hormones. This is because most of the normal systems of the body are performed only when the body is in a relaxed and calm state.
Chronic stress puts your body in danger of the following problems:
- Anxiety and depression
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Sudden weight loss/gain
How Can We Help You?
Chronic stress management requires medical and psychiatric intervention, coupled with lifestyle changes. However, the APA’s Stress in America says that about 33% of patients never have a discussion with their healthcare provider regarding the management of stress. Therefore, seeking expert help is the first step in saying goodbye to stress.
At Springfield Wellness Center, we have designed a unique and proprietary protocol for the treatment of chronic stress. Here’s how we help our patients get rid of stress:
During your first visit, our medical professionals will assess your physical and mental health status. We will also inquire about any previous medication you might have undergone for stress previously. We will then prepare an in-depth, fully customized treatment plan which will be aimed at completely treating your stress in a short duration.
At Springfield Wellness Center, our proprietary BR+NAD™ protocol has proven to be very effective in the treatment of several types of problems, including long term stress.
Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD+) is a coenzyme in the brain which has a vital role in optimal functioning of the nervous system. When the body remains in a constant state of stress for a long period, the essential neurotransmitters in the brain get depleted, which directly affects the efficiency of and functioning of the brain.
We will prepare an IV infusion which will be customized according to your needs. The BR+NAD™ is a nutritional IV infusion which restores the optimal levels of neurotransmitters, relieving your stress and making you feel better.
Chronic stress seriously affects your health and quality of life. However, this debilitating problem can be easily avoided, and the first step is to seek help. You should never feel shy about asking your doctor or psychiatrist regarding mental health issues. At Springfield Medical center, our trained and qualified staff will help you get rid of your chronic stress problems. However, it must be noted that medical intervention alone will not be enough. You should also adopt a healthy lifestyle which includes daily exercise, eating a healthy diet and most importantly, enjoying life. We wish you a happy and successful life ahead.
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