Stress Symptoms & Your Body


Are you feeling stress symptoms such as fatigue, being overwhelmed, yet so wired you can’t sleep or sleep for hours but still feel exhausted? Are you gaining weight around the midsection, noticing changes in your digestive system or getting frequent colds and flus?

Stress symptoms

When the human body is under stress the adrenal glands produce more cortisol to provide energy to cope with those stresses. When blood cortisol levels are high, the stomach and small intestine slow down or cease function causing poor digestion and malnutrition. This cortisol mechanism keeps us alive in times of stress, famine, illness or serious injury, however when exposed to ongoing daily or acute stress the adrenal glands can become fatigued. The body can not produce high levels of cortisol forever, and eventually as cortisol reduces, daily stresses start to feel overwhelming. You now don’t have enough cortisol to produce the energy you need to cope with those stresses, even every-day tasks that you used to find simple.

With the reduction in digestion, neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine often reduce, causing a range of other stress symptoms such as depression, anxiety, fatigue, digestive complaints, insomnia, addictive tendencies, low libido, increased pain sensation, poor memory, brain fog and low self-esteem. These symptoms further add to the stress you feel and further reduce digestion. The cycle continues….

Stress affects the health of 72% of the Australian population- it’s an epidemic

Are you stuck in a situation you can’t change but need some relief from the physical and emotional toll of stress? Don’t let stress control your life. By treating the digestive system, supporting the adrenal glands and providing your body with the right nutrients to make healthy neurotransmitters you can stop the stress spiral in its tracks.

Call the Health Recovery Centre on 07 5309 6701.

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