Stress is a perception of lack of peace in the body. Sometimes it causes muscular tension, recurrent thoughts, poor sleep, high blood sugar, irritability and more. Anxiety is often a part of stress that can cause your heart or thoughts to race, giving you a feeling of doom or depression and often GI nervousness or dysfunction. The adrenal gland described above balances the body’s hormones to deal with stress, however it is often overwhelmed and needs support. There are eight levels of adrenal dysfunction before it ‘fails’ leaving a person exhausted and wiped out.
Fortunately, there are several natural approaches to deal with stress and anxiety with quick results. Sometimes lifestyle and dietary changes are required to properly heal. Occasionally, hormonal and inflammatory labs are required to identify the physiologic contributions to stress.