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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

April is Stress Awareness Month

 Professionals in the health care field will come together in the month of April to help bring awareness to a topic that affects all of us, stress. is the result of interactions between environmental factors and life events plus the mental, emotional, and physical burden that they put upon an individual.

Stress awareness and what causes it as well as what help to resolve it are all grand topics. Stress can be brought on by work, family, anxiety, finances or any other matter that may occur in life. However, no matter the stresser that may occur knowing how to deal with it is the tip of the day

Stress affects everyone but also effects everyone differently. Stress can not only affect the mind but an individuals overall health. Chronic stress may lead to heart disease or stroke. For the sake of one's health it makes it worthy to know what triggers our stress and how to take note of it. Many when under stress will notice an increased heart rate, blood pressure and glucose levels.

Other areas that stress affects are:
  • Gastrointestinal disorders (IBS, diarrhea, constipation, ulcerative colitis, etc.)
  • Respiratory disorders (Asthma, have fever or pollen allergies, etc.) 
  • Skin disorders (Eczema, urticaria/hives, psoriasis, etc.) 
  • Mental Health disorders (Depression, anxiety, eating disorders, etc.) 
  • Autoimmune disorders (Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Raynaud’s, etc.) 
  • Migraines, headaches
  • Metabolic disorders (Hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, diabetes, obesity, etc.)
  • Cardiovascular disease (Hypertension, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, etc.)
  • Menstrual irregularities, early puberty 
  • Cancer 
  • Clumsiness and tendency for accidents

 Here are some tips when you are facing stressful time that has no real way out

  • Recognizing when you no longer have control of the situation and ask for help
  • know that when situation can not be changed that there is no need to stress over it
  • When stressed try to refocus on something that makes you feel calm and in control 
  • healthy living and wellness can help when you come against stressful situations

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