YOU CAN’T WASH YOUR HAND OF IT
Social distance. Wear masks. Wash hands. Like all the time. Months into the coronavirus pandemic, we get daily doses of drama, isolation, boredom and stress. An ABC News/Washington Post survey found that 70 percent of people were experiencing stress as a result of the new coronavirus outbreak. But before this pandemic, we all have had stress in our daily lives. Work. Relationships. Money. Our general health. The list gets long. Coronavirus just heaps it on.
Generally speaking, stress means pressure or strain. It can be physical (as in having disease), emotional (as in feeling grief), or psychological (as in being afraid). There are two types of stress; short-term and chronic. Short-term stress triggers a cascade of stress hormones that include adrenaline, cortisol and norepinephrine. This powerful combination kicks your nervous system into hyperdrive which is also referred to as the “fight or flight” response. Your heart pounds, your breathing quickens. Muscles tense and beads of sweat appear. This survival mechanism enables you to react quickly to life-threatening (not the Covid-19 kind) situations. After you’ve dealt with the problem, your body returns to normal.
Chronic stress? Well that’s a whole different animal. If you keep facing ongoing challenges, your body is constantly producing higher levels of stress hormones and does not have time to recover. When those hormones don’t get a break, they end up all over the place upsetting the delicate balance they’re supposed to be in. If your hormones were out of balance before, things may be worse now. And that can take a real toll on your body.
UNBALANCED HORMONES CAN MAKE YOU SICK AND TIRED
We’ll just list a few (yes, few) of the tolls unbalanced hormones can take on your body:
- Digestive issues like diarrhea and constipation
- Aches and pains
- Brain Fog
- Anxiety and depression
- Loss of libido
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- A weakened immune system, which is the absolutely worst thing you could ask for now
GET STRESS BEFORE IT GETS YOU
- You could try coping now by taking breaks from bad new coming at you everywhere, including social media. Oh yeah, sure.
- You could try eating especially healthy, well-balanced meals avoiding high fat. Oh yeah, sure.
- You could try avoiding that evening hit of alcohol that you think is easing your brain. Oh, come on….
At Denver Hormone Health, we think it’s time for you to get some really good news. All the highly trained and experienced hormone specialists at Denver Hormone Health get why your stress hormones are getting to you now more than ever. But they know exactly do about it. Once they determine your exact hormone levels, they create an individualized treatment plan to harness those stress hormones and get them back in balance. To get you back to feeling your best. Call Denver Hormone Health now. When you feel better, things always seem better.