Stress

Most of us live stressful or dramatic lives whether it be home life, job or our health. Many of us when we were younger took on the challenge of stress and used it as a performance booster, working long hours, playing lots of sport, partying hard and all that. However, prolonged stress can have a negative effect on all of us and at some point, we burn out and hit the wall. Talking to many sufferers most previously had active lives and find it difficult to accept their limitations and try to fight them. The negative effects of stress can bring on pain and symptoms and with our thresholds to stress now very low, it doesn’t take a large amount to start a flare.

Back in the day of the cave man, there were not many things to think about apart from existing, catching food and avoiding being hunted. Man has a fight or flight receptor that kicks in the adrenalin to prepare to fight or run. So, man would make his choice and the energy source of the adrenalin would burn out. In today’s world prolonged stress and chronic pain is causing the flight or fight receptor to function 24/7 and not being able to do much in the way of burning off the adrenalin we end up in a vicious circle of pain – fatigue – weight gain.

Most of us live stressful or dramatic lives whether it be home life, job or our health. Many of us when we were younger took on the challenge of stress and used it as a performance booster, working long hours, playing lots of sport, partying hard and all that. However, prolonged stress can have a negative effect on all of us and at some point, we burn out and hit the wall. Talking to many sufferers most previously had active lives and find it difficult to accept their limitations and try to fight them. The negative effects of stress can bring on pain and symptoms and with our thresholds to stress now very low, it doesn’t take a large amount to start a flare.

Back in the day of the cave man, there were not many things to think about apart from existing, catching food and avoiding being hunted. Man has a fight or flight receptor that kicks in the adrenalin to prepare to fight or run. So, man would make his choice and the energy source of the adrenalin would burn out. In today’s world prolonged stress and chronic pain is causing the flight or fight receptor to function 24/7 and not being able to do much in the way of burning off the adrenalin we end up in a vicious circle of pain – fatigue – weight gain.

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