Though you may not realize it, stress symptoms are probably affecting your health. You might think illness is to blame for that irritating headache, your frequent insomnia, or your decreased productivity at work.
Approximately 13.7 million working days are lost each year in the UK as a result of work-related illness at a cost of £28.3 billion per year – National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.
But stress is more likely to be the cause than you would imagine.
75% of adults reported experiencing moderate to high levels of stress in the past month and nearly half reported that their stress has increased in the past year – American Psychological Association.
According to Esther Sternberg, MD, a leading researcher into stress and the chief of neuroendocrine immunology and behavior at the National Institute of Mental Health, stress, like most things in life can be good in small doses but too much is definitely detrimental to your health and may lead to depression is untreated.
Depression is among the leading causes of disability worldwide – World Health Organization
In particular, sustained or chronic stress, leads to elevated hormones such as cortisol, the "stress hormone," and a reduction of serotonin, dopamine, and other neurotransmitters in the brain, which has been linked to depression. Regulating biological processes like sleep, appetite, energy, emotions,
and sex drive are the normal functions of these chemicals.
Fewer than 25% of those with depression world-wide have access to effective treatments – World Health Organization.
Common effects of stress
Muscle tension or pain
Change in sex drive
If you suffer from the symptoms of stress, taking steps to manage it can have many health benefits.
Here are some stress management strategies that may help.
Getting regular exercise
Ensuring you have a healthy diet with plenty of essential vitamins and minerals
Practicing relaxation techniques, e.g., deep breathing, meditation, yoga, etc.
Smile! (a sense of humor always helps)
Spending time with friends and family
Take up a hobby, like reading a book, listening to music, or martial arts
Relax anti-stress drip
A healthy diet is important for combating stress as our bodies need the vitamins and minerals to combat the effects. But this maybe hampered the digestion problems caused by stress. An IV infusion is the perfect answer to this dilemma!
Our Relax Drip Contains:
Vitamin B12: A vitamin associated with boosting energy levels, preventing memory loss, and improving concentration.
B-Complex Vitamins: 8 different vitamins that perform a range of vital functions, including cardiovascular support, helping your body convert food into energy, immune function, and more.
Magnesium: a mineral involved in over 300 biochemical reactions throughout your body and plays a significant role in maintaining the health of nerve and muscle tissue, the immune system, the cardiovascular system, the production of proteins, and more.
IV Fluids: the sterile saline solution that delivers nutrients directly into your bloodstream while re-hydrating your body and ensuring total absorption.
Vitamin C: plays many essential roles throughout your body by helping to maintain your muscles, bones, immune support, and your circulatory system.
by Dr. Chontirot Srikasedsarakul
Dr. Chontirot Srikasedsarakul is a specialist in Genomics, Dermatology and Aesthetics. She has received qualifications from numerous educational institutions like Stanford University, U.S.A.; the University of Queensland, Australia; Chulalongkorn University, Thailand and the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine.