What comes to mind when you think of stress?
If you’re like most people, your mind goes to feelings of overwhelm, frustration, anger, etc.
You wouldn’t be wrong if you attributed those emotions to stress. Those are all major components when it comes to emotional/mental stress. However, there are two other types of stress you might not be thinking about.
The other two stresses are chemical stress, like the food and drink we have, air we breathe, etc. And the final type is called physical stress, or, bad posture, sitting for hours everyday, car accidents, sports, etc.
Stress is cumulative. Meaning, each stressful situation builds on the previous one if nothing is done to alleviate the wind-up.
And that’s exactly what happens to your body when you stress. It begins to get wound-up. Until, finally, it reaches a point called sympathetic dominance.
At this point, there’s very little you can do to stop the pain and suffering being caused by the stress. Many people don’t attribute the symptoms to stress, but that would be a mistake.
Some typical symptoms that people suffer when they’re dealing with sympathetic dominance are: sensitivity to light or sound, headaches, fatigue, irritability, difficulty sleeping, loss of hair, brittle nails, weight gain, painful periods, indigestion, etc.
These symptoms don’t seem to have anything in common at first glance. However, knowing what we know now about the body, there is a perfectly good explanation for why each symptom happens.
This is a topic that demands a lot of attention and more information to really get to the core problem going on. Therefore, we will be continuing this topic on next week’s blog post.
Here’s a little sneak peak…chiropractic is essential to helping your body heal and function better after experiencing sympathetic dominance.
Make sure you tune in next week to catch “Sympathetic Dominance: Part 2.”
Stay healthy friends.