Heart Risk factors

Stress –Symptoms, Reactions and Homeopathy:

 When we become stressed our body will communicate with us with symptoms. These symptoms can be emotional, physical or both. Examples of emotional stress include depression, anxiety, grief, forgetfulness, irritability. confusion, comfort eating, drinking excess alcohol, taking drugs and panic attacks.

Physical symptoms include headaches, stomach problems, tension throughout the body, sleep issues, hormonal imbalances, heart and circulatory problems, lack of libido and other sexual issues, weakened immune system, high blood pressure, and blood sugar issues to name a few

Stress invariably exacerbates any symptom we experience so hay fever becomes allergic rhinitis or a sweet tooth becomes an addiction to sugary foods. As our immune system is weakened by or stress, we become more sensitive to anything in our environment. This is why allergies can get so much worse without apparent explanation.

Stress – Symptoms, Reactions

 When our body senses danger, our hypothalamus stimulates the adrenal gland and cortisol secretion. If all goes to plan and the danger passes then additional adrenaline and cortisol production will stop. This is the caveman running away from the lion scenario.

However, in these busy crazy times this does not always happen; although we are not running away from lions now, we lead such busy lives that we don’t switch off. This in turn leaves us in constant overdrive, meaning that our endocrine system. This means we risk symptoms like adrenal fatigue. Other endocrine glands try and balance things out but if the stress is sustained there is the possibility of thyroid problems, unstable insulin levels and other important responses like our histamine levels may be disturbed too

At times of ongoing stress, we may succumb to overeating sugary and processed foods – this in turn can lead to obesity, diabetes, stomach and heart problems. Ultimately, our digestive system gets disrupted leading to ibs, food intolerances or allergies, indigestion and so on. Stress can put our hearts under strain and we risk heart attacks, angina, strokes and blood pressure issues. With the skin being the largest organ of the body, it will throw out symptoms like eczema, psoriasis or allergic responses

Stress -Symptoms and How Homeopathy Helps

 So, you have heard your body… what to do now? Listen and get help…

As a Homeopath, I work with you to identify the areas in your life that could be causing your stress. Recognising the source of the stress is key and then working to change your response is the vital next stage. Like the stress itself, the solutions can be so different for each person because the causes are so different for each person.

 To give you examples of what we may discuss it could be lifestyle changes, considering different work options, getting a better understanding of your relationship dynamic and how that is affecting you, or it could be diet which is a common area that needs attention but often simple changes can make an enormous difference.

 Alongside establishing the causes of the stress in your life; Homeopathic remedies play a major part in stress relief; they support you through physical and mental/emotional changes whilst helping the body return to that healthy homeostatic balance.