Keystone Physical Medicine wants you to know the negative effects of stress and how chiropractic care can help. Everybody has experienced emotional stress at one point or another, but do you really understand the toll that it takes on your health? When you are in a prolonged state of stress, your body undergoes many drastic changes. Stress not only affects your thoughts, feelings, and behavior, it is responsible for many internal complications as well.
Some of these include increased storage of body fat, decreased immune system function, slowing of the digestive system, and an overall decrease in your body’s ability to adapt to illness.
Most people know that cortisol is known as the “stress hormone”, it is released by the adrenal glands in our brain in response to fear or stress and stimulates our flight-or- fight mechanism. What’s important to note is that there are different types of stress; eustress (good stress) and distress (bad stress). Both forms of stress release cortisol, preparing your body for action, or the fight-or- flight response. However, there needs to be a physical release of fight or flight or cortisone levels build up in the blood. Chronic stress and high levels of cortisol in the blood can wreak havoc on the body and the mind. It is responsible for low immune system function, high blood pressure, interferes with learning and memory, headaches, chest pain, cholesterol, heart disease, trouble sleeping, diabetes, the list goes on and on.
Luckily, at KPM, we understand all of this and can help you avoid these unwanted health issues through natural chiropractic care. Most people don’t realize that their stress response is coordinated by their nervous system, which is exactly what the doctors at Keystone Physical Medicine in Boise are dedicated to caring for. Many patients under chiropractic care not only say they feel less stressed emotionally, but they also get sick less often, have improved digestion, and experience increased energy.
If you feel like the stresses in your life have been dragging you down emotionally as well as causing your health to suffer, then give us a call and see how your life can be improved through natural chiropractic care.