If you live with high levels of stress, you’ll likely experience negative effects to your health and wellness. At Premier Neurology Group in Beverly Hills, California, Dr. Ravinder Singh recognizes the importance of stress management, and how paying close attention to stress levels and taking steps to reduce stress can improve a multitude of medical complaints. To learn more about how stress management can improve your quality of life, schedule an appointment online or call the office to check availability.
What is stress and why does it occur?
Stress is your body’s natural response to perceived physical or mental danger. It serves an important evolutionary role in the human “fight or flight” response. In many short-term settings, stress is helpful because it prompts action. Over the long term, however, stress can cause numerous medical problems.
Stress triggers your body to produce more adrenaline, cortisol, and noradrenaline. That prepares you to react to the source of the stress. If you have chronic stress, elevated levels of those hormones can cause serious damage over time.
What are the dangers of chronic stress?
Numerous studies show that ongoing stress causes or worsens medical issues. Stress can cause many different changes in your body, including an experience of:
- Sore, tense muscles
- Unexplained aches and pains
- Depression or anxiety
- Digestive problems
- Heart disease
- Weight gain
Taking active steps to manage your stress levels can lead to noticeable improvements in many areas of your life.
What is stress management?
Stress management is a process designed to help you deal with stress and learn to manage it more effectively on a day-to-day basis. Stress management may include:
- Massage therapy to loosen stiff muscles and help you feel calmer
- Hydrotherapy for relaxation and to restore a sense of balance and calm
- Halotherapy to relieve stress-related ailments as well as anxiety or depression
- Homeopathic medicine to help relieve stress in general
- Counseling and biofeedback to reduce stress and manage it more effectively
Just as no two people share the exact same experience of stress, no two stress management plans will be exactly alike.
How can I manage my stress?
Your stress management path will be unique and is focused on addressing your specific medical and emotional needs. A combination of therapies may yield the best possible results, and your treatments might shift as your stress levels decline.
Dr. Singh takes a holistic approach to stress management. He recognizes that everyone experiences stress from different sources and reacts in their own unique way. Before developing a stress management program, Dr. Singh gets to know you in order to understand how your stress is affecting you as an individual.
After learning about your life, medical history, and treatment goals, he will create a customized stress-management plan. If you’re ready to take a proactive approach to managing stress, schedule an appointment today.