Stress is a normal physiological reaction to challenges in life. When our brain perceives a threat, it signals our body to release a burst of hormones to enable a capacity for response. This is called the "fight-or-flight" response.
Once the threat or danger is gone, our body should return to a normal relaxed state. Unfortunately, the nonstop stress of modern life means that this alarm system is constantly stimulated and rarely slows down or stops.
Excessive exposure to stress (or chronic stress) disrupts our body’s natural mechanisms and can lead to negative outcomes on our health and wellbeing including adrenal fatigue, digestive problems, and mental health conditions.
Life Healthcare Group provides various stress management therapies in order to identify and effectively treat your source of stress and its effects on the body. Our stress management treatments include:
- Consultations with our physician, psychologist, or counsellor
- Blood and stool tests – measures inflammation, hormones, digestion and absorption and overall function of the intestines
- Nutritional supplementation
- Lifestyle and wellness management – Learn skills to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviours such as diet planning and an optimal exercise regime