Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Acai Berry
For Stress Management
Stress is a term used for the consequence of a person's failure to respond appropriately to emotional or physical threats, be it real or imagined. Once danger is sensed, the body's defenses spring into action in a rapid, automatic process called the "fight-or-flight" reaction, or the stress response.(1)
The stress response is actually the body's way of protecting itself. It triggers the release of neurotransmitters from the adrenal glands, specifically from the medulla. The adrenal medulla produces two neurotransmitters, epinephrine, and norepinephrine in response to stress.(2) These neurotransmitters are responsible for the physiologic effects observed in the fight or flight reaction such as rapid heart rate, increased strength, heightened alertness, etc. The stress response also helps people rise to meet the cares of daily living. However, beyond a certain point, stress can cause significant damage to health, productivity, relationships, and quality of life.(3) Prolonged exposure to stress can lead to serious health problems. Chronic stress can impair almost every organ system in the body. Long-term stress causes effects that impact the brain which can escalate into anxiety and depression.
Excessive stress can present itself in a wide variety of physical, emotional, behavioral and cognitive symptoms. Common physical symptoms often reported include sleep disturbances, muscle tension, frequent colds, headache, diarrhea or constipation, nausea, dizziness, loss of sex drive and fatigue.(4) Emotional and behavioral symptoms that can accompany excessive stress include nervousness, anxiety, changes in eating habits, impaired sleep patterns and lethargy which may lead to the abuse of substances such as alcohol or medications.(5) Cognitive symptoms may include memory problems, poor judgment, inability to concentrate and constant worrying.
It is important to note that the presence of these symptoms does not necessarily mean that there is an elevated stress level because all of the symptoms can be caused by other medical and/or psychological disorders. The symptoms of poorly managed stress will differ for each individual.
A doctor can help determine whether or not the symptoms are stress-related. A stress test may also be performed for a more definitive diagnosis. An example is the Trier Social Stress Test(6) which tries to isolate the effects of personalities on the ability to deal with stress in a laboratory setting. Once it has been ascertained that an individual is indeed suffering from excessive stress, several healthy stress management techniques can be performed. The main goal is to have a well-balanced life, with time for work, relationships, relaxation and fun.
Stress remedies include simple things such as regular exercise, meditation, and relaxation techniques. In some cases, the doctor may prescribe medications such as those used in the treatment of anxiety. However, these medications should only be used cautiously as they may be counterproductive. In cases where stress leads to a full-blown psychiatric disorder such as clinical depression or post-traumatic stress
disorder (PTSD)(7) then psychotropic medications like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) can be used to address the problem.(8) Another option is stress-management counseling which may be in the form of individual or group therapy. These approaches are supervised by mental-health-professionals and they have been proven to reduce symptoms associated with excess stress.
Stress and Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Acai Berry
Stress is simply a fact of life and it is experienced by everyone. It is protective in nature and it only becomes a problem when it goes beyond a certain limit. However, with today's fast-paced lifestyle and social pressures, more and more people appear to be struggling to cope. A host of products claim to provide relief from stress, but the stark reality is that many of these products can pose health risks. Various studies have shown that the Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Acai Berry capsules may be effective in reducing stress without any accompanying side effects. The high content of both vitamins and amino acids within the acai berry helps to assist in the production of the chemical Serotonin. Serotonin allows your brain to feel pleasure and happiness, a healthy level enables peaceful sleep, a feeling of calm and controlled appetite. The high concentration of anthocyanins and polyphenols present in the acai berry have been shown to strengthen the immune system while providing the energy and fortitude needed to go about the rigors of daily life.
Try Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Acai Berry capsules and start feeling better and live healthier.
(1) Psychologist World - Fight or Flight Response
(2) Boundless - Epinephrine & Norepinephrine
(3) WebMD - Impact of Stress on Health
(4) HelpGuide - Stress Symptoms
(5) Drugs - Stress Medications
(6) PubMed - Trier Social Stress Test
(7) MayoClinic - PTSD
(8) Wikipedia - List of Psychotropic Medications
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- "Stress and the brain: from adaptation to disease". Nature Reviews Neuroscience 6 (6).
- Psychological Stress and the Coping Process. New York: McGraw-Hill.
- Stress, Coping, and Development, Second Edition. New York: The Guilford Press. ISBN 1572308400.
- National Institute of Health, Harrison Wein, Ph.D., "Stress and Disease: New Perspectives"
- The American Institute of Stress - http://www.stress.org/topic-definition-stress.htm
- University of Massachusetts Medical School Stress Reduction Program - http://www.umassmed.edu/Content.aspx?id=41254
- "Taming Stress", Scientific American, September 2003 - http://www.sciam.com/
- Self-help guide (NHS Direct) - http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk