Health is not just the absence of disease. It is the balance of mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. All too often this balance is disrupted and can result in stress, anxiety and or depressive moods.
Prolonged stress affects our moods and attitudes, depletes essential nutrients and therefore affects the way our bodies function.
Naturopath Victoria West says that often people under stress present with fatigue. “People have become so used to stress that sometimes it is not immediately obvious that people are having a stress issues” Victoria says. “Often they will present with symptoms such poor sleep, hormone imbalance, difficult bowel patterns, skin conditions and low mood, to name a few”.
There are many reasons for poor health Victoria says and often there is a complex interplay of stress, nutritional deficiency and hormone imbalance.
Victoria explains that part of the stress response requires adequate nervous system hormones to balance the fight or flight response. If nervous system hormones are depleted through prolonged stress, then anxiety attacks can develop. Victoria says herbal medicines and lifestyle choices can help improve stress response and moods, even if people have panic attacks.
Adrenal fatigue is a Naturopathic term where people experience extreme fatigue and often painful muscles. This condition indicates the body’s reduced coping ability and is known as the Exhaustion phase of the stress response.
For help phone Victoria now on 9792 4248