It's safe to say we've all been in a stressful situation before in our life, but what is stress exactly? Let's talk about stress, its forms, and how it plays a role in your hormonal health. Let's go! 💃
What is stress?
First things first, what is stress? Stress is normal. It's a normal reaction to life's everyday demands, but it can become unhealthy when it upsets your day-to-day functioning.
From prepping for a major exam to giving a presentation for your boss, stress comes out in many situations. Things such as work, school, children, losing a job, paying bills, unexpected life changes, relationships, loud noises often play a role in our stress levels.
When your stress hormones are released you might feel your heartbeat stronger while you become hyper-aware of everything around you and feel pumped up. These are some signs that your stress hormones are hard at work and that a surge of hormones like adrenalin and cortisol have been released.
What is chronic stress?
This is where it begins to become unhealthy and affect our well-being. Chronic stress is the result of repeated exposure to situations that lead us to release stress hormones. This is the kind of stress we begin to wear on our body by tightening our muscles, clenching our jaw, and even graying our hair. However, it's not just that. Chronic stress has links to heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type II diabetes, depression, and hormonal imbalances.
What is cortisol?
So, cortisol hormones get released when we experience stress, but what is cortisol and why do we have it?
Cortisol is a steroid hormone that regulates a range of biological processes including metabolism and the immune response. Cortisol is also the primary stress hormone. Excessive stress and cortisol make you feel tired, unmotivated and overwhelmed, and it can also trigger a hormonal imbalance.
This means that managing your cortisol levels can help manage your overall stress and its unkind symptoms.
What are some symptoms of high cortisol and stress?
Loss of libido
High blood pressure
Poor digestive health
How do I know if I'm often stressed out?
If you begin experiencing any number of the above symptoms, it's likely you're often stressed out and suffering from high cortisol levels.
What can I do if I'm dealing with high-stress levels?
If you're feeling stressed out, it might be worth talking to your doctor. However, it's often something you can deal with on your own! Learn the things you should know about getting your cortisol levels back in balance with the 28 Day Rebalance program. This unique program is designed to get your stress levels in check while helping you improve your sleep, decrease anxiety, and increase energy. All in a natural and holistic way!
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