Are Stress, Worry, and Anxiety
Signs of Adrenal Imbalance?
Across the country women are suffering from stress, anxiety and worry. Could they be signs of Adrenal Imbalance?
Everyone occasionally worries and some people even lose sleep worrying about their health or their loved ones. We have all been affected by news we have seen on the news.
It is acceptable to worry occasionally, this keeps us attentive and alert and ready to fight life’s little surprises. When women worry compulsively and have fears and anxious feelings, their life may suffer. This can also affect their physical health.
Some research reflects that some people may be “wired to worry” from a young age, with a tendency towards anxiety. Some women have overcome this tendency and altered their ability to worry into an asset.
All deep emotions can be hard for women to control sometimes. Evidence is shown how emotions have physiochemical manifestations in our body. Fear and anxiety is related to the stress response. It starts simple; your brain tells your body to respond to a threat to your survival. That tells your adrenal glands to release stress hormones.
This is a natural response, as long as whatever stimulated us is resolved peacefully. When a woman’s stress response is alerted for long periods of time; her body pumps out cortisol until it turns into adrenal imbalance. The effects of high cortisol release are seen in additional symptoms and related adrenal health concerns. Dr. Angie does know how to help restore a healthy adrenal function, which will help relieve symptoms, and your body will return to its natural state of balance.
Anxiety manifests itself in the body in many ways. Over 40 million Americans have some type of anxiety disorder. That number does not include the large group of “worriers.” Even though the “worriers” do not have an anxiety diagnosis, they still suffer from fears that affect their ability to lead a happy, healthy, fulfilling life.
Does fear cause our anxiety?
That is a hard question, because for some women this is a never ending cycle. We do know that fear and anxiety are associated with the unknown or unfamiliar. A change that creates stress for me may not bother someone else. The stress response is normal and changes according to the seriousness of the threat.
We all know what it feels like to be scared to death, and are relieved to experience the relief we feel when the experience of danger passes. For a person that is a chronic worrier, the feelings never go away. The adrenals are constantly triggered to release the stress hormones, and the mind keeps the body braced for the worst-no matter the level of danger.
Some women can release their fears, even though they may still feel nervous and unsettled. Other women can barely function and are paralyzed by their anxious thought patterns. When their fear is constant, the stress response is on indefinitely.
Research has shown that when a pregnant woman is stressed, chemicals enter the uterine fluids and influence fetal development. This means that when a mother worries during her pregnancy, a baby may also be a worrier. This can be an important fact to remember when the child grows up and wants to know why they have an anxious mind.
Friends and family may tell the worrier to “calm down” or “just get over it.” Studies show that people have brains that are wired to worry from birth. They experience life with their minds pushing out thought to the body to respond with the physical expressions of fear.
When a woman does notice anxiety symptoms in herself or someone else, it is always a good idea to look at her adrenal function. Adrenal imbalance can be treated with a good diet, meditation, emotional support and supplements to help restore her adrenal balance. When a woman understands that her adrenals may be causing her anxiety, she can then let go of guilt she may be feeling. Then she can shift her focus on feeling better and getting back into the swing of life.