Stress refers to anything that causes any type of imbalance to your health whether it is on the physical, mental, emotional or psychological level. Unfortunately, it is something that we cannot escape from, as stress is an inevitable part of life. The only thing we need to do is to learn how to deal with it as there is a link that connects stress and your health.

Generally, a person responds to any stressful situation in different ways. For some people who may be unable to deal with stress, they resort to neglecting their health by eating foods that are not beneficial to their health. They may also lose sleep from overthinking and worrying about their problems. Others also consider drinking or smoking as a way to help them forget about the things that cause them stress.

However, these poor choices in one’s lifestyle only lead to further problems. Instead of overcoming stress, more issues result from these unhealthy habits. These can lead to ailments that may become chronic and more serious as the habit continues.

In addition, stress may also lead to various physical symptoms. For people who feel extremely terrified about something, their pulse rate and high blood pressure may increase. Those who are nervous about an upcoming speech or presentation they need to deliver in front of a crowd may experience headaches or diarrhea. Others may even suffer from chest pains, hyperventilation, and all sorts of discomfort that they blame on being exposed to stressful situations.

So, to avoid these health concerns, it is best to learn how to deal with stress in a wholesome and effective way. You may find time to meditate, take a deep breath, get a massage, or simply relax at the comfort of your own home. Following the right diet can also help you fight stress, so you can be more in control of your life.

Dr. Katie Mercer

Dr. Katie Mercer

Naturopathic Doctor

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