How Stress Affects Your Body

Overview

Our central nervous system (CNS) is a fascinating entity that allows us to unveil the marvelous phenomena of this universe.

We simply cannot cover every function that the brain ensures!

However, the CNS still has limitations that may lead to dire consequences in some cases. A classic example would be the brain’s inability to differentiate psychological from organic stress.

Generally speaking, stress is an important stimulus that keeps people going in their everyday life. However, if it becomes chronic, the body reacts as if you’re running for your life in the jungle.

The first thing that gets activated is the sympathetic nervous system, which is often referred to as the “fight or flight” system.

As a result, stress hormones’ (e.g., epinephrine, norepinephrine, cortisol) serum levels skyrocket, which is normal and favorable at the acute phase, but pathological and destructive in the long run.

In this article, we will answer the important question about when is stress a good thing and when it’s bad.

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Top 10 Ways to Take Care of your Mental Health

Overview

The prevalence of mental health issues is constantly on the rise, which has pushed healthcare officials to consider this phenomenon a serious public health problem.

In this article, we will discuss 10 methods to help you improve your mental health

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Natural Ways to Reduce Anxiety

Overview

Generalized anxiety disorder, or GAD, is a common mental disorder that presents with a constant and irrational fear of unknown origin.

Patients with GAD express constant worry about every aspect of their lives, including money, health, family, and work. The worst part about GAD is anticipating fear all the time, which constantly puts patients on their toes.

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Staying sane in an insane world

Life is stressful, we all know that. But sometimes it feels like the whole world turned upside down overnight and we may feel as if we are spinning wildly out of control. Its hard to imagine we would wake up one day with a worldwide PANDEMIC.

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Should I be worried about this?

The difference between feeling stress and having clinical anxiety can be a tricky one to identify. One of the most common questions people ask in our clinic is “how do I know when I need help?”. The answer is, “when you think you need help”.

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