Stress is at the Top of Your Christmas List
Santa’s coming, and it makes you want to run. (Hold the guilt, just for a minute). Yes, it’s a wonderful time of the year. But it’s also a time when you’re plagued by the ghosts of Christmases past. A time when you end up tangled in tinsel and lights. A time of what to give whom. A time of relatives coming out of the woodwork and coming for what they have come to expect is a spectacular meal. Made entirely by you, of course. Hmmm…if you remember right, it seems everything was done entirely by you. The cards, the gifts, the wrapping, the planning…The one thing you didn’t plan on was the toll chronic stress can take on your body. You can probably blame it all on unbalanced hormones. The link between stress and hormones is well documented. Unless you do something to correct a hormone imbalance, it can do you in.
Christmas stress is definitely naughty, never nice. Every day borders on “Bah Humbug”. Your inner Scrooge is screaming to get out. You want to dump baking cookies for Santa, thinking he’s fat enough as is. Labors of love can seem just like labor. You feel like “bad mom”, “bad friend”, “bad, well…just bad. Endless hours of online shopping can weigh you down with endless strain. Amazon Prime isn’t the kind of help you really need. When you end up doing everything yourself, your batteries can start to lose their juice. Your Christmas high can turn into a body crash. Unrelenting stress, can topple your tree. Why? Good chance it’s hormones. Because unrelenting stress can cause your adrenal glands to go into overdrive, causing your hormones to get overworked and out of balance.
Who Put Your Head in a Nutcracker?
Peace might be on earth, but it’s not in your house. It gets to a point where all you want for Christmas is Tylenol, Advil or Prilosec. Your head throbs. You feel aches and pains all over. You have trouble sleeping. (Forget sex.) Your heart races. Your gut is getting to you. You can’t fake how rotten you feel. (Aren’t you supposed to be feeling happiness and joy?) What’s really happened is that hormones caused by stress take hostage of your body. Excess stress can have both physical and mental effects. (if you’re like 7 out of 10 people, you have both.) The longer the stress lasts, the longer the list of health issues, and the longer those health issues can linger. Christmas can sometimes feel like a headache, but how you feel isn’t all in your head.
Find Some Real Holiday Cheer
The most dangerous thing about stress, is how easily it can creep up on you. And how hard it can hit you. But there is a gift you can give yourself. Put a visit to Denver Hormone Health at the very, very top of your list. Forget about sitting on Santa’s lap, and take a seat with one of the experienced and skilled doctors at Denver Hormone Health who are specialized in everything that has to do with hormones and how to get them back in balance. With simple tests they can tell which hormones are having a holiday heyday with your body and then develop a unique treatment plan you can plan on getting you back to feeling the Christmas spirit, and feeling your best. So before you string another strand of popcorn, make an appointment at Denver Hormone Health now.
Nothing will get you caroling quicker.