Put simply, stress is when you feel that you are under too much pressure.
Symptoms of stress
A moderate degree of pressure can be positive, but too much pressure, or pressure that’s too long-lasting, can lead to stress, causing a whole host of symptoms, including:
constipation, diarrhoea or other stomach and digestive problems
food cravings or loss of appetite
nail biting or skin picking
dizziness or fainting
muscle cramps or spasms
pins and needles
feeling so unwell that you start to worry that you have a serious illness like cancer
Risks of stress
Longterm stress is implicated in high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes and impotence, so UK National Stress Awareness Day on Wednesday 7 November is a timely reminder to do what you can to reduce your stress-related health risks.
Around 12 million people in the UK visit their GP (doctor) each year in relation to stress-related problems like anxiety and depression, but with such a variety of symptoms that can be down to stress, once diagnosed, orthodox medicine sometimes struggles to fix the problem.
Take action on stress, now!
In-depth consultations at Phoenix Homeopathy, by phone, Skype webcam or email, can provide the time and space needed to understand the deeper, root causes of stress, and can be a valuable way of taking time out from a busy schedule. You might be surprised to know that quite a few healthcare professionals have chosen Phoenix Homeopathy for their own healthcare, because they understand that giving themselves a little me-time (and a carefully chosen homeopathic remedy or two) helps them to relax, recharge and revive. Homeopathy can even help patients to work out how to change behaviours (like having trouble saying ‘no’, procrastinating or taking too much on) that can lead to stress.