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Unraveling the Web: Chronic Stress and Its Devastating Impact on Wellbeing

A large part of my practice is dedicated to supporting nervous system ease, I often encounter individuals grappling with the silent menace of chronic stress. In this blog post, we'll embark on a journey to understand the intricate ways chronic stress permeates our lives, unraveling the web it weaves on our overall wellbeing.

The Silent Epidemic; Chronic Stress:

In our modern lives, chronic stress has become an insidious companion, lurking in the background and subtly affecting various aspects of our health. From the immune system to cardiovascular health, and especially the nervous system, chronic stress acts as a catalyst for a cascade of adverse effects.

Impact on the Nervous System:

Chronic stress places an immense burden on the nervous system, triggering the release of stress hormones such as cortisol. Prolonged exposure to elevated cortisol levels can disrupt the balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, leading to a state of constant alertness and heightened reactivity. As a result, individuals may experience issues ranging from anxiety and sleep disturbances to muscle tension and headaches.

chronic stress and overwhelm impacting the body

The Domino Effect on Overall Wellbeing:

The repercussions of chronic stress extend far beyond the nervous system. It can compromise immune function, increase inflammation, and contribute to the development of various chronic conditions, including cardiovascular diseases and digestive disorders. Mental health is also profoundly affected, with an increased risk of depression and cognitive decline.

In my practice I work to support your nervous system and body to feel less overwhelmed and overworked. We work together to develop strategies to help you manage your day to day stresses better, along with helping your body develop greater nervous system coherence. If you need support, be sure to book your appointment online today!

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