There are different types of stress, external stress, from work, family and life experiences. Then there is the stress that is internal. Our organs are what suffer
- Thyroid and adrenal glands, when stress they release cortisol. High levels of cortisol can cause symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, weightgain, constipation, bloating, diarrhea, increased blood pressure, irritability and poor libido.
- Liver, which is the bodies filter, under stress, can become sluggish and can find it difficult to remove toxins. signs of when the liver is stressed include, dark urine, swelling in the legs and ankles, pale stool, chronic fatigue, nausea or vomiting and itchy skin.
- Gut, although it is not an organ but known as our second brain is filled with micro-organisims that when in balance are very happy and work amazingly and keeping stress at bay. when the floria to this inviroment is out of whack, it feels stress and can make our lives unbearable. Gut issues are so varied that each person has to be aware of their own symptoms and consult a practitoner. Only then can you find the problem as it could be an intolerance to a food group or an issue with the gut lining.
We all suffer stress at some point in our lives, its part of life. There are many ways to deal with stress, and you need to find your platform. Try some breathing exercises, yoga, walking, and some time away from technology.
Give you body a break from fatty food, alcohol, and processed food. Drink plenty of water, eat a mediteranean diet and get out in the sun for a good dose of Vitamin D.