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    Stress

    How stress can harm you

    Anything that poses a challenge or a threat to our well-being is a stress. Stress becomes dangerous when it interferes with your ability to live a normal life over an extended period. You may feel tired, unable to concentrate or irritable. Many different things cause

    stress for many people.

    The symptoms of psychological stress

    • Lack of judgment
    • Problems with memory
    • Worrying all of the time
    • Inability to concentrate
    • Negative thinking
    • Trouble thinking clearly

    Psychological stress also has a physical impact on your body. Headaches are common for people under a lot of stress. People often feel muscle tension and stiffness, nausea, insomnia, chest pain and rapid heartbeats, hives, loss of sex drive, and frequent colds.

    Stress can be reduced and even eliminated before it becomes a chronic problem. There are many things you can do for natural stress relief. The two primary ways to relieve your stress include:

    • Exercise – Exercise is known to make anyone feel better after they have a good workout.
    • Eat healthy – It is important to eat healthy and get all of the supplements your body needs in order to have proper stress relief.

    Psychological stress may also have evolved from a real event that caused an emotional disturbance in the past. Counseling and psychotherapy can help people to accept the initial stressful event and rationalize the subsequent stress inducing thoughts. 

    Stress can harm in a big way, it can cause

    • Anxiety and depression
    • Poor memory, concentration and judgment
    • Lack of motivation and procrastination
    • Anger and violence
    • Isolation and problem in relationships
    • Negative thoughts and mood swings
    • Poor performance in studies and work
    • Disturbed or lack of sleep
    • Lack of energy and life drive
    • Aches and pains
    • Back pain, migraine etc
    • Diarrhea or constipation
    • Nausea and dizziness
    • Lack of libido and poor sexual activity
    • Erectile dysfunction
    • Frequent sickness like cold
    • Eating disorder
    • Loss or gain of weight
    • Falling to substance abuse, smoking, alcohol
    • Nervous restlessness or nail biting
    • High blood pressure and heart attack
    • Gastric Ulcer and acidity
    • Irritable Bowel Disease
    • Infertility
    • Asthma
    • Diabetes
    • Poor immunity
    • Early ageing
    • Premature death 

    What is Stress 

    Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of demand. Stress affects your body as much as food and exercise. Stress is related to both external and internal factors. 

    Symptoms of Stress 

    • Sweating and tingling
    • Rapid or shallow breathing
    • Racing pulse
    • Tension
    • General anxiety
    • Physical illness or pain 

    Causes of Stress 

    • Increase of responsibilities
    • Major life changes
    • Work
    • Relationship difficulties
    • Family problems
    • Sexual problems
    • Financial problems
    • Being too busy
    • Injury and illness
    • Consumption of alcohol or drugs
    • lack of sleep
    • Lack of money 

    Risk factors of Stress 

    • Genetic factors
    • Older adults
    • Immune regulated diseases
    • Stressful events
    • The lack of network of family and friends

    Complications of Stress 

    • Heart disease
    • Eating disorders
    • Sleep disorders
    • Problem in Sexual performance
    • Headaches jaw clenching

    Diagnosis of Stress 

    Doctor will usually be able to diagnose stress based on your symptoms alone. He may also ask about your family history and your personal life. He may ask some tests such as a blood or urine, or a health assessment. 

    Precautions & Prevention of Stress 

    • Try deep breathing exercises
    • Do not skip meals
    • Avoid unhealthy food
    • Adequate sleep
    • Avoid smoking

    Treatment of Stress 

    Homeopathic Treatment of Stress

    Homeopathy is popular worldwide as safe natural and effective treatment of physical diseases, psychological disorders and psychosomatic complaints. It treats and cures stress caused by various reasons. And it relieves both mental and physical complaints of stress like irritability, emotional pain, lack of happiness, nervousness, fatigue, sleeplessness, body aches, frequent sickness or any other complaint. Homeopathic remedies supply the stimulation naturally and without any bad side effects. It helps in reducing the symptoms of stress. Some of the homeopathic remedies for stress are:

    • Gelsemium
    • Belladona
    • Chamomilla
    • Nux V
    • Nit ac
    • Ignatia
    • Lycopodium
    • Silicea 

    Acupuncture and Acupressure Treatment of Stress 

    Acupuncture treatment is very relaxing. Acupuncture helps to address the origin of the problem, while at the same time reducing the painful symptoms that are affecting your health and well-being. It gives immediate improvement in muscle tension and your overall energy level. In acupuncture therapist will first diagnose the case on the basis of energy system or chi blockage as well as on the basis of status of five elements. On this basis certain disease specific acupoints are selected and stimulated.  

    Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Stress

    Stress elimination psychotherapy and hypnotherapy is highly effective. It enables a person to tolerate stress more readily. It helps in decreasing the effects of stress and increases your capacity and tolerance. Psychological techniques that can actually help to reduce complaints of stress are Individual and group counseling, Biofeedback, Relaxation techniques, Self-hypnosis, Visual imaging and Learning or conditioning techniques. Hypnotherapy is safe and quick treatment of deep seated psychological issues and barriers.

    Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Stress

    Allopathic treatment includes drugs to control blood pressure or other physical symptoms of stress. It includes drugs such as tranquilizers or antidepressants that affect the patient’s mood. 

    Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Stress

    • Avoid Caffeine and alcohol
    • Avoid foods rich in saturated fats
    • Eat Whole grains
    • Eat Food High In Fiber

    Other Treatment of Stress

    Yoga gives psychological benefits such as stress reduction and a sense of well-being.